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This is from ‘Langley’s New County Atlas of England and Wales’. One of the most attractive English county atlases of the early nineteenth century with each map adorned by a vignette view and all in early wash colour. Edward Langley (fl.1802-1835) was an established publisher and bookseller. He was also a printer and engraver who joined forces with William Belch (1773-1843) in 1805 until 1819. The maps in this atlas are variously dated between 1817 and 1818 although that of Surrey was not. They were first available separately with a slipcase. The inset vignette adorning the map in this case is a fine ‘View of Epsom Races’. ‘Langley’s New County Atlas of England and Wales’ was published late in 1818. The atlas is rare today and was clearly not that successful as in October 1819 Langley and Belch went into bankruptcy (‘London Gazette’). Chubb (1927) 359; Quixley (2018) no. 70; Smith (1982); Tooley’s Dictionary (1999-2004); Worms & Baynton-Williams (2011).

Langley's New Map of Surrey

London, 1817-[18]
200 x 265 mm., in lovely early wash colour, on Whatman paper dated 1817, in good condition.
Stock number: 10368


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