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New and Accurate Maps, of the Counties of England and Wales

J. Newbery at the Bible and Sun in St. Pauls Church Yard, London, [1759]
Duodecimo (135 x 90 mm.), full contemporary calf, gilt ruled, rebacked with ribbed spine, two red calf gilt title labels. With engraved title and 53 maps, all in EARLY OUTLINE COLOUR. That of Merionith with small area of right margin missing, otherwise in good condition.
The FIRST EDITION of Gibson’s highly desirable little atlas in EARLY OUTLINE COLOUR. John Gibson (fl.1750-1787) was an engraver who worked for several of the cartographers of the day. Published and advertised extensively in May of 1759 by John Newbery (1713-67) the ‘New and Accurate Maps …’ was most probably intended for children. Newbery was the first to provide educational books for children. His name is honoured in America with the annual award of a medal since 1922 for the most distinguished contribution to children’s literature by an American resident. There were two editions of this pretty county atlas, both of which are very rare and are more usually uncoloured. This example is in attractive early outline colour. On Newbery’s death, the business was taken over by his son, Francis Newbery, and his stepson, Thomas Carnan. Provenance: private English collection. Chubb (1927) no. 213; Hodson (1984-97) no. 219; Shirley (2004) T.Gib 2a.
Stock number: 8668


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