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A very attractive map of the western Mediterranean Sea extending from Sicily and Malta in the east to the Straits of Gibraltar in the west. Despite being entitled a map of the sea it is a topographical map showing great detail. The map is complete as is but there was issued a further map of the eastern Mediterranean which matches. A large decorative cartouche lower left contains female figures representing the regions and a recumbent lion next to a native African figure. William Faden (1749-1836) joined the firm of Thomas Jefferys two years after Jefferys’ death in 1771. By 1783 he was in control of the firm. He is particularly noted for undertaking new surveys and for publishing foreign works in England. Shirley (BL Atlases) T.FAD-4a, nos. 20.
FADEN, William

A Map of the Mediterranean Sea with the Adjacent Region and Seas in Europe, Asia and Africa. London: Printed for W. Faden

London, March 1st 1785
600 x 860 mm., early wash colour, printed on two sheets joined, two tears just in to the lower part of the border repaired, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 4973


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