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T. Laurie Murray was a surveyor, publisher and founder member of the Royal Geographical Society. His major cartographic work was this English county atlas entitled ‘An Atlas of the English Counties’ first published in 1830. It contained forty-four maps engraved by Hoare and Reeves and identifying Murray as publisher. A second edition the following year involved the imprint dates being altered to each plate. This third edition appeared in 1832 in which the county map imprints alone were updated to 1832. The further history of the plates is murky, particularly after they left Murray’s possession. They appear in the hands of William Robson and were separately published although a couple of examples are known bound together without title. Provenance: acquired 1977 for the Donald Hodson collection (1933-2016), carto-bibliographer. Beresiner (1983) pp. 164-5; Carroll (1996) 89; not in Chubb (1927) 419; Smith (1982) pp. 178-9; Tooley’s Dictionary (1999-2004); Worms & Baynton-Williams (2011).
MURRAY, T. Laurie

An Atlas of the English Counties

London, [1832]
Folio (475 x 370 mm.), contemporary half calf, marbled paper boards, spine with red calf gilt title label, a little worn, marbled endpapers. With ornate engraved title page, Dedication, and 44 engraved maps including 1 large folding map of England with small tear at double fold repaired, double-page maps of Ireland, Scotland and Wales and 40 maps of the counties (Yorkshire in 2 sheets), all in fine early outline colour, in very good condition.
Stock number: 9551


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