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REYNOLDS, James

Reynolds's Travelling Atlas of England: With All The Railways and Stations Accurately Laid Down

James Reynolds, 174, Strand, London, [1848]
Octavo (200 x 135 mm.), full contemporary cloth, with ornate blind embossed boards, the upper board with ornate title in gilt repeated blind on the back cover. With a typographic title page, Index of maps and 32 double page maps including 1 general map of England and Wales, North and South Wales, in good condition.
The ‘Reynolds’ Travelling Atlas of England’ was first published in 1848 by James Reynolds (fl. 1848-60). The maps were all engraved by John Emslie (1813-75) whose imprint is found lower left on each. A plate number is found lower right. Below is the imprint of Reynolds. Emslie was born in Surrey he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 1863. From 1860 Reynolds used lithographic offprints of these maps for a ‘Geological Atlas of Great Britain’ adding to each county coloured geological delineation’s. Reynolds himself was elected to the Royal Geographical Society in 1874. Provenance: pencil inscription on first free endpaper ’16 July 1850′. Beresiner (1983) pp. 183-6; Carroll (1996) 114; Chubb (1927) 526; Worms & Baynton-Williams (2011).
Stock number: 9958

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