Octavo (205 x 130 mm.), full contemporary cloth, with ornate blind embossed boards, the upper board with title in gilt. With a typographic title page, Index of maps, with 32 maps including 1 general map of England and Wales, North and South Wales. In good condition.
FIRST EDITION. The ‘Reynolds’ Travelling Atlas of England’ was first published in 1848 by James Reynolds (fl. 1848-60). Reynolds was elected to the Royal Geographical Society in 1874. The maps were all engraved by John Emslie (1813-75). Born in Surrey he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 1863. From 1860 Reynolds used these maps for a ‘Geological Atlas of Great Britain’ in lithography adding to each county coloured geological delineation’s. The atlas was also expanded with a geological map of Scotland. Provenance: manuscript inscription on title of ‘Henry Scott, Oulston 1857’. Beresiner (1983) pp. 183-6; Chubb (1927) 526; Worms & Baynton-Williams (2011).