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The Mapping of North America

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Henry Teesdale (fl.1828-45) a successful publisher in London is best known for two English County atlases. In 1829 he acquired the county plates to Robert Rowe’s exceedingly rare ‘English Atlas’ and after revision published them as the ‘New British Atlas’. Encouraged by its undoubted success he embarked on a reduced sized county atlas which he published the following year entitled ‘A New Travelling Atlas’. In this work the roads are made the principal feature.

The maps bear a distinct piano keyboard design. For some reason it was not a great success, at least judging from the fact that only two examples survive: Cambridge University Library and a private English collection. For the second edition in 1843, plate numbers were added, as were the new railways. It appears that he took in a partner D. W. Martin which might explain the possible delay in publication. Only A HANDFUL OF EXAMPLES survive. Carroll (1996) no. 92.2; refer Chubb (1927) no. 418; Worms & Baynton-Williams (2011).


London, 1830-[43]
150 x 190 mm., in early full wash colour, light stain in lower margin, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 9329


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