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This is one of three large scale county surveys published by the partners John Andrews (fl.1766-98) and Andrew Dury (fl.1742-78). The other counties were Hertfordshire published c.1766 and Kent in 1769. This, the last of their counties, was first published in 1773. All three were undertaken at the very large scale of two inches to the mile, only a handful were published with this much detail in the eighteenth century. This is an example of the second edition published by William Faden, it is rarer than the first. Indeed the general index map is known by only the one example in the Royal Geographical Society. Faden improved the map considerably with new information. A further feature is the introduction of a title page and a list of the Principal Seats of the Nobility and Gentry. To finish off he re-engraved the title cartouche and made it larger and more attractive. It was the work of Giovanni Battista Cipriani and engraved by J. Caldwell. Credit is given in another title to the Earl of Radnor and Sir Richard Hoare for supplying much new information. The numeration of the plates was also altered; it now starts in the north west corner of the county. Provenance: Kentish Large Scale County Maps of England and Wales 1705-1832, no. 63; private English collection. Rodger (1972) 495.
ANDREWS, John & DURY, Andrew

A Topographical Map of the County of Wilts. Describing the Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, Turnpike and Cross Roads, Canals, etc.

William Faden, London, 1773-[1 January 1810]
Folio (570 x 435 mm.), modern half calf, marbled boards, with ribbed spine and six compartments, red calf gilt title label. Typographic title page, index table, general index map of the county, and 18 double page sheets each approximately 460 x 630 mm. All in early outline colour.
Stock number: 4142


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