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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. The second edition offered here, was issued the following year and involved the imprint dates being altered to each plate. The further history of the plates is murky, particularly after they left Murray’s possession. They appear in the hands of William Robson. Beresiner pp. 164-5; Chubb 420; Tooley’s Dictionary (1999-2004).
MURRAY, T. Laurie

An Atlas of the English Counties Divided into Hundreds & c, containing the Rivers, Roads, parks, Parishes, & c in each, Exhibiting the whole of the Inland Navigation, Rail Roads, & c. And accompanied with Maps of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, Projected on the Basis of the Trigonometrical Survey By Order of the Honble, The Board of Ordnance

London, [1831]
Folio (485 x 380 mm.), contemporary half red calf, paper boards, gilt ruled, with ornate gilt red calf Royal Arms label pasted to upper board, spine with gilt ruled compartments, gilt title, complete with contemporary blank endpapers. With engraved title, Dedication and 44 engraved maps including 1 large folding map of England, double-page maps of Ireland, Scotland and Wales and 40 maps of the counties (Yorkshire in 2 sheets), all in fine early outline colour, an excellent example.
Stock number: 9929

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