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The Mapping of North America

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A very attractive early wash coloured map of the British Isles engraved by Richard William Seale (fl.1732-75) for the ‘Universal Magazine’ in 1761. Launched in 1747 by John Hinton (1716-81), the Preface to the magazine stated that the work would contain ‘a compleat set of maps of the several counties of England, from the latest surveys, and a description of the same.’ The very first issue contained a map of Berkshire engraved by Thomas Kitchin. The issue for August 1761 contained this general map of the British Isles and a note stating that it is ‘to illustrate and render more complete the British Atlas we have hitherto been giving to the Public’. An announcement in June 1764 stated the series was finished. Most maps issued were in black and white, but a handful including this one, were issued in very attractive wash colour. With a very ornate title cartouche and extensive rhumb lines. Provenance: Doreen Green 2002; private English collection. Chubb (1927) 188; Hodson (1984-97) 253; Jolly (1990) Maps in British Periodicals I UNIV 102; Worms & Baynton-Williams (2011).

An accurate Map of England, Scotland, and Ireland, with all the adjacent Islands

London, 1761
355 x 265 mm., full early wash colour, in good condition.
Stock number: 10584
£ 195
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