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The Mapping of North America

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A very rare early wash coloured atlas of Scotland. Thomas Robert Brown (1764-1820) was the presumed son of James Brown who started as a bookseller in Parliament Close, Edinburgh, sometime before 1773. In 1786 the shop changed names to T. Brown and at first Thomas is described as an engraver. In 1789 he moved to 1 North Bridge where it remained until his death. This atlas is undated and has been given the date [1800] by Chubb however the RSGS book on ‘Early Maps of Scotland’ records that work began on publication in 1802 and the last of the maps was issued in 1807. It records just two examples at the National Library of Scotland and Cambridge University Library. To this can be added this example and one other we have owned along with one now recorded at Glasgow University. Chubb 22 giving the date of 1800; RSGS vol. 1 pp. 126-7 & 137, vol.2 p. 153; Shirley ‘Atlases in the British Library’ T.Bro 1a; Worms & Baynton-Williams (2011).
BROWN, Thomas

Atlas of Scotland, Being a New Set of County Maps from Actual Surveys

Edinburgh, [1807]
Large quarto (395 x 320 mm.), later half calf with contemporary boards, rubbed, with oval gilt library stamp to upper cover, later endpapers with library label. With engraved title and 27 engraved maps in full early wash colour, with some browning, otherwise a good example.
Stock number: 7474


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