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PIGOT, James

(British Atlas)

London, c.1832
Quarto (405 x 295 mm.), modern half calf marbled boards, gilt. No title page as issued. With 42 steel engraved maps in early outline colour, folding maps of England & Wales dated 1830, Wales alone backed on linen, Yorkshire folding. Leicestershire & Rutland is duplicated, one each at its alphabetical position. Bound in the back are two extra maps, a ‘Map of the West Riding and Ainsty of the County of York’ and one of the ‘East & North Ridings’ backed on linen that are from the Directory of Edward Baines published in Leeds, 1822.
James Pigot (d.1843) began as an engraver and printer in Manchester before moving to London. In 1811 he began his own business and concentrated from 1822 on publishing directories of the whole country. In 1826-27 he published one of the Home Counties which was according to the title ’embellished with a new series of Elegant Maps …’ An advert in 1829 indicated that the full series of maps were available bound up separately in an atlas. An analysis of some of the individual counties would indicate a year of issue around 1835. Some of the maps bear the Polling Stations relating to the Reform Act of 1832. The maps were based on those of John Cary published in 1809. They are believed to be the first engraved on steel and each contains attractive vignette scenes of the county. Here we find Pigot’s folding map of Wales which is not found in all examples. Provenance: private English Collection; Clive A Burden Ltd. 2012; from a private English Collection. Beresiner pp. 177-80; Carroll 88; refer Chubb 425.
Stock number: 9127

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