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The Mapping of North America

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This is a scarce single sheet reduction of Thomas Milne’s six-sheet map of Hampshire which was engraved to the scale of one inch to the mile. This reduction by William Faden is still engraved to a respectable half inch to the mile but was not issued to accompany that map which was appeared five years earlier. This stand alone map retains much of the information including denomination of the hundreds with outline colour. All the major roads bear mileage markers for recording distance. Different grades of road are recorded, individual farms, mills etc. The Solent is detailed with numerous soundings and warnings. Similar notes to the larger map are found upper left detailing the canals from Basingstoke to the River Wey and Andover to Redbridge. Further details cover the contents of the Aliceholt, Woolmer and New Forests.

William Faden (1749-1836) was a successor to the business of Thomas Jefferys (1719-71). On the death of Jefferys much of the stock was sold but his son, also Thomas Jefferys (fl.1772-76), continued in partnership with Faden. By 1776 Jefferys appears to have stepped aside leaving Faden in complete control. He went on to produce many fine large maps of all parts of the world. ODNB; Tooley’s Dictionary (1999-2004);Worms & Baynton-Williams (2011).

MILNE, Thomas

Hampshire or the County of Southampton including the Isle of Wight

William Faden Charing Cross, London, 4 June 1796
665 x 580 mm., early outline and wash colour, cut and dissected as issued in 20 sections, linen-backed with original publisher’s label of Faden attached to the verso, folding into the original marbled paper slipcase, worn, with printed label of William Faden dated 1796, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 11003
£ 850
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