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John Stockdale (1750-1814) was a successful bookseller, publisher and auctioneer. He was born in Cumberland and is believed to have been a blacksmith before becoming a valet to John Astley. In about 1773 he married Mary Ridgeway, the sister of James Ridgeway, a London publisher. After working as a bookseller he set up in business himself in 1781 acquiring the ‘London Courant’ in the same year. He was the subject of a number of libel cases and caricatures by James Gillray and Thomas Rowlandson.

In 1789 he published Arthur Phillip’s ‘Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay’. He published the ‘New British Atlas’ including maps by John Cary in 1805. The following year a second edition of William Camden’s ‘Britannia’ with the same Cary maps. In 1806 he published a large-scale map of Scotland in 12 sheets. It was engraved by Samuel John Neele (1758-1824). Encouraged, he went on to issue this 20 sheet map of England and Wales similarly engraved by Neele. Both were on the scale of three and a half miles to an inch. Stockdale died in 1814 virtually bankrupt. Provenance: Bloomsbury Auctions 13 February 2014 lot 116. Chubb (1927) p. 454; ODNB; Worms & Baynton-Williams (2011).

Map of England & Wales, from the latest Surveys

John Stockdale, Piccadilly, London, 14 June 1809
Large folio (630 x 425 mm.), recent quarter calf, marbled paper boards, spine with raised bands decorated in gilt, blind pattern to compartments, red calf gilt title label. With 20 double page folio sheets, each approximately 605 x 675 mm., overall size if joined, 3020 x 1925 mm., trimmed close at lower margin preserving imprint, with some loss to lower image of the first sheet, one margin repair, light staining to some lower margins, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 9917


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