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The Mapping of North America

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Thomas Dugdale was an antiquarian who was responsible for the ‘Curiosities of Great Britain’. The work was issued with two distinct sets of maps. The first utilised those maps from the George Cole and John Roper ‘British Atlas’ of 1810. This second series used a new series of maps engraved by Joshua Archer (1792-1863) which were derived from those of Cole and Roper. The publishers J. & F. Tallis had acquired the Cole and Roper plates and the Dugdale text by c.1835. They continued to issue the text with the maps and then offered this new series of plates concurrently. The work was completed by 1841, page 1580 refers to an event in February 1841. Examples are found bound in anything up to eleven volumes. The fact that the pagination is contiguous though the work enables such variation. All examples lack a date of publication and must be dated from internal evidence on the plates. This one is dated to c.1846 and is an early issue. Most appear to be second state with the removal of the imprint of Dugdale below each map. Provenance: bookplate of James Younger, Mount Melville pasted inside each volume; Clive A Burden Ltd.; bookplate of D M Green inside first volume. Beresiner (1983) pp. 46-7; Carroll (1996) 112; Worms & Baynton-Williams (2011).

Curiosities of Great Britain England and Wales Delineated

J. & F. Tallis, London, c.1846
Quarto (220 x 140 mm.), eight volumes, contemporary cloth boards, blind panelled with ornate blind frame and central gilt feature to boards, decorative gilt spines with titles. With ornate ruled spine, four panels containing ornate floral designs, two further contain the title and volume number. With 58 steel engraved maps consisting of 2 general, 43 English county maps (Yorkshire divided into 4), Isle of Wight and 12 Welsh counties all in early outline colour and c.200 steel engraved plates. In good condition.
Stock number: 9252


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