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George Philip (1800-82) was born in Aberdeenshire and left in 1819 for Liverpool. He joined his brother who was a minister in the city. He began working with a bookseller before opening his own shop in 1834. His son George joined him in 1848. This particular series of county maps were first issued separately in the early 1860s. They were collected together for ‘Philips’ Atlas of the Counties of England’ published in 1865. The plates for these maps were never printed in intaglio form and were used only to produce lithographic transfers. The maps themselves are derived from the one inch Ordnance Survey. Lancashire is made up of two-sheets and Yorkshire is in four.

This ‘New and Revised Edition’ illustrates the new Parliamentary Divisions according to the Redistribution Bill of 1885. This Act redistributed the seats with the idea of equating population in each constituency. Each map had continuously been updated over time, particularly with regard to the expanding railway network. Following the maps is a 106 page index to places. Provenance: private English collection acquired 2010. Burden (1994) 119I; Carroll (1996) 123; Smith (1985) pp. 147-9.
PHILIP, George & Son

Philips' Atlas of the Counties of England, Including Maps of North & South Wales, The Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. Reduced from the Ordnance Survey, and coloured to shew the new Parliamentary divisions, according to the Redistribution Bill, 1885

George Philip and Son, 32 Fleet Street. Liverpool: 45 to 51 South Castle Street, London & Liverpool, c.1889
Folio (370 x 270 mm.), contemporary half calf, gilt ruled boards with ornate gilt embossed title to upper board, spine with raised bands, compartments with blind and gilt ruling, gilt titles, marbled endpapers with booksellers label of Edward Stanford inside front cover. With titlepage, Contents leaf, pp. (4), (106) and 49 wash coloured lithographic maps consisting of one general and 48 numbered counties etc., in good condition.
Stock number: 9811


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