Clive A. Burden LTD. Rare Maps, Antique Atlases, Books and Decorative Prints

The Mapping of North America

Mr. Philip D. Burden​
P.O. Box 863,
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In the 1670s John Seller had the grand idea of publishing an ‘Atlas Anglicanus’ in collaboration with the surveyor John Oliver and the engraver Richard Palmer. That of Hertfordshire appeared as early as 1676. A total of five single sheet folio maps appeared but at the same time three were published on a larger scale in two sheets each, quite why is not clear. Those were of Middlesex, Oxford, and Kent offered here. No example of the first state survives; indeed all states are extremely rare. The differing issues reflect changes in ownership and publication and here we offer the fifth state of six reflecting the addition of John King to the imprint. Burgess (2009) no. 24 v; Rodger (1972) no. 216; Skelton (1970) pp. 186-187.

Kent Actually Surveyed

Herman Moll, Philip Overton and John King, London, 1681-[c.1715]
590 x 905 mm., in SUPERB EARLY WASH COLOUR, with signs of old folds from original binding, small mark lower left near the title, manuscript pagination to the verso of ‘13.14’, otherwise an excellent example.
Stock number: 5648


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