rare maps
Clive A. Burden LTD. Rare Maps, Antique Atlases, Books and Decorative Prints
antique maps

The Mapping of North America

Mr. Philip D. Burden‚Äč
P.O. Box 863,
Chalfont St. Giles, Bucks HP6 9HD,
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel: +44 (0) 1494 76 33 13
Email: enquiries@caburden.com

Previous Page Next Page
ROBERTSON, Archibald

A Topographical Survey of the Great Road from London to Bath and Bristol. With historical and descriptive accounts of the country, towns, villages, and gentlemen's seats on and adjacent to it ....

Printed for the Author, Charles-Street, St. James's Square; and William Faden, Charing-Cross, London, 1792
Octavo, two volumes (240 x 145 mm. each), full contemporary tree calf, ornate gilt panelled, spines with ornate gilt bands and compartment decoration, red calf title label, with marbled endpapers, marble edges. With typographic half title, title, Dedication, Introduction, Contents, pp. (4), xvi, 154; viii, 190, (2), with 65 aquatints as listed and 11 maps (10 folding), in good condition.
First edition. Archibald Robertson (1765-1835) was a Scottish painter who opened a school for art in Aberdeen. He would later travel to America where he set up another school for art in New York. This is one of the great British topographical works on one of the most travelled routes in England, that between London and Bristol. The work is beautifully illustrated with 65 fine quality aquatint views of towns, villages and beautiful scenery en-route. The plates are filled with horses, coaches, people and boats going about their daily life. The book is dedicated to the Prince of Wales, the future George IV. Provenance: with bookplate of Westdean Library pasted inside upper board of both volumes; bookplate of Denis Gray on front free endpaper; private English collection. Abbey (1952) 24; ESTC T100355; Upcott (1968) p. xxxvii.
Stock number: 10337
£ 975
Send us your name and email address.
We'll add you to our subscriber list and alert you to new catalogues and similar news