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The ‘British Atlas’ was first published jointly with Longman, Rees & Co. on 1 March 1837 and dedicated to their Royal Highnesses the Duchess of Kent and Princess Victoria who later that year ascended to the throne. It proved to be a popular atlas with a number of editions up to 1880. Originally the atlas was issued with 47 maps; those of Scotland and Ireland present here were added in 1845. The contents list on the titlepage however, does not reflect their addition. In 1850 lithographic transfers were made in partnership with William Hobson to create ‘Hobson’s Fox Hunting Atlas’, another atlas which was successful. A later use still was by Lett’s, Son and Co. in 1884. John and Charles Walker were well known engravers and publishers of the nineteenth century. They also produced engraved maps for other works including ‘Ellis’s English Atlas’, Greenwood’s large folio county atlas, and ‘Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary of England’. Provenance: pencil inscription of Henry? Ward; Donald Hodson collection acquired 1967, (1933-2016), carto-bibliographer. Not in Chubb; Beresiner (1983) pp. 232-3; Worms & Baynton-Williams (2011).
WALKER, John & Charles

British Atlas, Comprising separate Maps of every County in England

Longman, Rees & Co. Paternoster Row, and J. & C. Walker, 9, Castle Street, Holborn, London, 1864
Folio (365 x 250 mm.), black contemporary half calf, cloth boards, blind ruled, spine with gilt ruled raised bands, gilt title, marbled endpapers. With engraved title page, 5 double page statistical tables for the counties, and 49 high quality steel engraved maps, all in fine early wash colour, in good condition.
Stock number: 9561

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