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Daniel Paterson (1738-1825) was born at Duddingston, Edinburgh in 1738. He 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 until his death in 1825. According to the ODNB it seems unlikely that he ever went there. ‘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 profusely illustrated work was published by Carington Bowles (1724-93) running to only five editions. There are two road strips per page, each individually numbered. It is notable for including some of the first road maps of many parts of Scotland. Paterson made no significant cartographic contribution but did however compile useful works containing much information on the roads.

This second edition of 1796 is by Bowles’ successors, Henry Carington Bowles (his son, 1763-1830) in partnership with Samuel Carver. In this issue there is a change of format, the direct roads are all consecutive in the first volume. The cross roads are in the second volume. All plates and text pages are numbered consecutively throughout the two volumes. The general map has had the engraved dividing line marking the two volumes erased. This example is the publisher Henry Carington Bowles’s own copy, complete with his bookplate. There are several notations by hand within which no doubt are in his own hand. Provenance: Henry Carington Bowles (publisher) with bookplate; Donald Hodson collection. Carroll (1996) Appendix 15; Fordham (1924) p. 37; Fordham (1925b) ‘Paterson’s Roads’ pp. 344-55; ODNB; Shirley BL T.Pat 1c (lacking the second volume).

BOWLES, Henry Carington & CARVER, Samuel

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

No. 69 St. Paul's Church Yard, London, 1796
HENRY CARINGTON BOWLES’S OWN COPY WITH MANUSCRIPT ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS. Small quarto (185 x 110 mm.), two volumes, full early marbled calf, gilt panelled, rebacked spines with ornate gilt and blind ruled bands, ornate central gilt decoration to compartments, calf gilt title and volume numbers affixed. Volume 1 with engraved general double-page map of England and Wales with old tape repair to lower centrefold split, engraved title page, dedication, General Contents, Preface, Index, 340 engraved road strip maps (2 to a page), Direct Roads of a lesser notes paginated 341-403, pp. xxxv, blank. Volume 2: Engraved title page, 46 [cross] road strip maps (2 to a page), pp. 450-634, some strips with early outline colour, manuscript notes throughout, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 9517
£ 750
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