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The Mapping of North America

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A VERY RARE WORK. The maps were originally published as a set of exceedingly rare card maps of the counties by Thomas Crabb. Their first atlas publication was in this ‘New Miniature Atlas’ of 1820 by Robert Miller (fl.1810-21), a publisher and bookseller. This is his one cartographic production. Miller was apprenticed to the Stationers Company in 1801 and made free in 1809. Eugene Burden reported that Miller was at the Fish Street address from 1817 to 1822. All the map imprints now reflect Miller’s address and each is now numbered. The maps are bound in a curious order. Beginning with Middlesex it extends through Hertfordshire to the north, then starts again with Surrey before extending through the west ending with those of Wales.

The plates were then acquired by the great publishing house of William Darton [1755-1819], by now in the hands of his son, also William [1781-1854]. These plates were famously issued even later in the much better known atlas by Reuben Ramble (1810-75), whose name is a pseudonym for the Reverend Samuel Clark. Provenance: bookplate of Roy H. Johnstone; Sotheby’s 20 September 2001 lot 35; private English collection. Beresiner (1983) p. 154; Carroll (1996) 74; Chubb (1927) 340; Tooley (1999-2004); Worms & Baynton-Williams (2011).
MILLER, Robert

Miller's new Miniature Atlas, containing a Complete Set of County Maps ...

London, [1820]
Duodecimo (145 x 95 mm.), modern half calf, marbled paper boards, blind ruled, gilt title to spine. With engraved title, Index and 56 copper plate maps, all in full early wash colour, engraved throughout, lacking the 11 page Catalogue, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 9795


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