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The Mapping of North America

Mr. Philip D. Burden‚Äč
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A VERY RARE separately published plan of the town of Ipswich surveyed by a Joseph Pennington (1750-1833) who is identified in the title as a land surveyor. At one point in his career he acted as agent for land purchases for the Earl of Ashburnham. Copac records only two examples in institutions in the British Isles; the Ipswich Record Office (MC4/210a) and the British Library. The latter example forms part of King George III’s Topographical Collection. The Common Key is shown in great detail and is now famously redeveloped. The names of owners of property are recorded and much of the town still resides within the present day ring road. Ornate title upper right and a Scale of Yards lower centre which shows the map was produced on the large scale of 60 yards to the inch. It is not known where it was published, a map of this size might be expected to have been printed in London which is not that far away. A rare survivor. Eden (1975).

A Map of the Town of Ipswich In which the Streets, Buildings, Yards & c. Are drawn from an Actual Survey finished 1778

London, c.1778
660 x 820 mm., with some margin repairs all professionally done, one tear in the right margin just into the image, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 7207


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