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The Mapping of North America

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Paterson's British Itinerary being A new and accurate Delineation and Description of the Direct and Principal Cross Roads …

London, 1785
Two quarto volumes (190 x 120 mm.), full original tree calf, gilt panel, gilt bands on spine, gilt label and volume number, lightly worn and bumped, otherwise good. With engraved general map of England and Wales in early outline colour, engraved title page, dedication, General Contents, preface 8 pp. and Index to the Direct Roads 28 pp. Volume 1 contains: 186 strip road maps (2 to a page) and then 39 pp. of distance tables. Volume 2: Engraved title page 141 strip road maps (2 to a page) 24 pp. of distance tables a further 30 strip road maps of the Cross Roads and then 90 pp. of distance tables.
FIRST EDITION. Daniel Paterson (1738-1825) was commissioned in the army in 1765 and served in the Quartermaster General’s department until 1812. He made Assistant Quartermaster General for the last eight years before his retirement. He then became Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec. ‘Paterson’s Roads’ was first published in 1771 and it proved to be a popular work being published into the nineteenth century. It only contained one general map. In 1785 this rarer work was published by Carington Bowles running to only five editions. It is notable for including some of the first road maps of many parts of Scotland. Provenance: private English collection. Carroll Appendix 15; DNB; Fordham ‘Paterson’s Roads’ pp. 344-55; Fordham ‘Road Books’ p. 36; Shirley BL T.Pat 1a.
Stock number: 1800

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