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The Mapping of North America

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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 series of county maps were according to Chubb first issued as ‘Philip’s Tourist’s Companion’ in 1858. The earliest edition he cites of this title is 1860. However, it appears that this atlas was issued with and without the ‘Tourist’s Companion’. This therefore is the first edition the atlas. There appear to be later editions of 1860, 1870 and 1882. Provenance: with ownership inscription on the title of ‘? Angus’; private English collection acquired 2014. Chubb (1927) p. 398 no. 44; Smith (1985) pp. 147-9.
PHILIP, George & Son

Philips' Atlas of the Counties of Scotland; A Series of Twenty-Seven Maps

George Philip and Son, 32, Fleet Street, and 51, South Castle Street, Liverpool. Edinburgh: W. P. Nimmo. Glasgow: T. Murray & Son, London, 1858
Octavo (160 x 105 mm.), full green cloth binding, blind embossed soft boards, central ornate gilt title, spine with blind ruling, light wear. With titlepage, Contents leaf and 28 lithographic maps consisting of one general and 27 numbered counties, in good condition.
Stock number: 9980

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