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The Mapping of North America

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This small map of Cornwall is from one of the rarest of the English County atlases. John Gibson (fl.1750-1787) was an engraver who worked for several of the cartographers of the day. Published and advertised extensively in May of 1759 by John Newbery (1713-67), the ‘New and Accurate Maps …’ was most probably intended for children. Newbery was the first to provide educational books for children. His name is honoured in America with the annual award of a medal since 1922 for the most distinguished contribution to children’s literature by an American resident. Chubb (1927) no. 213; Hodson 40; Hodson (1984-97) 219-20; Quixley (1966) 36 & (2018) 45; Shirley (2004) T.Gib 2a.
GIBSON, John

Cornwall

London, c.1759
65 x 115 mm., in outline colour and good condition.
Stock number: 9143

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