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

The Mapping of North America

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

EXCEEDINGLY RARE FIRST STATE. Following the success of the earlier published ‘Large English Atlas’, Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Kitchin undertook a ‘smaller’ folio version entitled the ‘Royal English Atlas’. It was not a commercial success and as such is much rarer than its predecessor. Indeed, the first edition is only known in 6 examples. The imprint below the map indicates that this example is in the first state as only issued in the first edition. The imprint bears a wonderful collection of the cartographers of the day ‘Printed for T[homas]. Bowles in St. Pauls Church Yard, J[ohn] Bowles & Son. and Mess. [Elizabeth] Bakewell & [Henry] Parker in Cornhill, H[enry] Overton without Newgate, T[homas] Kitchin on Holborn Hill, R[obert] Sayer & J[ohn] Ryall & in Fleet Street. A good example of an extremely rare map KNOWN IN ONLY 6 EXAMPLES. Hodson 233 p. 25 state 1; Shirley BL T.Bow-4a; Worms & Baynton-Williams (2011).
BOWEN, Emanuel

An Accurate Map of the County of Surrey

Printed for T. Bowles in St. Pauls Church Yard, J. Bowles & Son. and Mess. Bakewell & Parker in Cornhill, H. Overton without Newgate, T. Kitchin on Holborn Hill, R. Sayer & J. Ryall & in Fleet Street., London, c.1764
EXCEEDINGLY RARE FIRST STATE. 420 x 500 mm., in early outline colour, with small wormhole at the edge of the lower margin, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 10364
£ 750
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