The ‘Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure’ was issued from 1747 to 1799. The founder John Hinton was a bookseller with a number of cartographic interests including the ‘Large English Atlas’. Publication of the ‘Universal Magazine’ began in July 1747 and from the start included maps. There were many magazines issued during the eighteenth century, a lot included maps but only three contained a series of county maps; the ‘London Magazine’ between 1747-60, the ‘Political Magazine’ 1782-90, and this one. All are rare. Three different engravers were employed by Hinton, Thomas Kitchin provided the first four maps until being poached by the rival ‘London Magazine’, his father-in-law Emanuel Bowen from then until that of Suffolk issued in 1759, then finally R. W. Seale. This map of Surrey was issued in August 1759 and is engraved by Seale. Hodson 253.