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LEWIS, Samuel

Lewis's Atlas comprising the Counties of Ireland and a general Map of the Kingdom

S. Lewis & Co., 87, Aldersgate Street, London, 1837
Quarto (315 x 250 mm.), full contemporary cloth binding, gilt title to the spine. With engraved title page, engraved Contents and Explanation, with folding general map of Ireland and 32 maps of the counties, bound out of sequence and some upside down, some water staining to the title and folding map, otherwise in good condition.
FIRST EDITION. Samuel Lewis (1782-1865) was the successful publisher of the ‘Topographical Dictionary of England’ first published in 1831. Lewis would publish similar works on Wales in 1833, Ireland in 1837 and Scotland in 1846. This is an example of the first edition of the Irish work. The maps were supplied by the draughtsman Robert Creighton and John Crane Dower (1791?-1847) was the engraver. The title is decorated with a scene illustrating the produce of the island. This atlas was issued to accompany the two volumes of Lewis’ ‘Topographical Dictionary of Ireland’. Further editions appeared in 1839, 1840, 1846, 1849, 1850 and 1851. Bonar-Law (1997) A17; Chubb (1927) 15; Worms & Baynton-Williams (2011).
Stock number: 9823

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