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The Mapping of North America

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Only ONE RECORDED EXAMPLE of this large two sheet map in remarkable detail by Dickinson survives. John Dickinson (1699-1778) was a member of a prominent eighteenth century family of surveyors from Yorkshire. The majority of his surviving work covers the north of England. The area covered extends from Sheffield in the south to Wakefield and Pontefract in the north. It is engraved by Richard Parr (fl.1723-51). The left side is dominated by a large table listing all the towns, villages and Gentleman’s Seats in alphabetical order. Each bears a number to the left which helps to locate them on the map, the left side being numbered. All Seats in the table bear the owners name next to them. An Explanation appears in an ornate cartouche upper right with a further table below listing notable places on the map. The map was supported by the Charles Watson-Wentworth the second Marquis of Rockingham (1730-82) who is buried in the choir of York Minster. Only one surviving example could be traced that being in the British Library. Eden “Dictionary of Land Surveyors” p. 84; Rodger (1972) no. 509; Tooley Dictionary of Mapmakers.

A New and Correct Map of the South Part of the County of York by Actual Survey Shewing the true Situation of the Several Towns, Moblemens, and Gentlemens Seats; The Courses of Rivers and Rivulets, present Roads, Roman Ways, Castles, Ancient Abbeys & Priorys, Parks, Woods, Hills Lakes, Collieries, and other Minerals. Taken at the Cost of the most Honble. Thomas Marquess of Rockingham by J. Dickinson Anno 1750

London?, 1750
830 x 1220 mm., on two very large sheets of paper. Two long tears in the right hand sheet and one in the left one. With some expected nicks, all professionally repaired. No loss of engraved surface. A good impression.
Stock number: 4588


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