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The Mapping of North America

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THE ONLY KNOWN EXAMPLE. Thomas Millward and Bispham Dickinson were publishers and booksellers active in London c.1710-40. Shirley cited only one known example of the first state recorded on a microfilm at the British Library and found in an example of a Saxton-Willdey atlas. The map is diagrammatic, displaying the roads emanating from London. The distances between towns are noted and each county is highlighted in early colour. This school of mapping concentrates on recording the roads in bold format. The main title is displayed in an ornate cartouche upper right, a further title appears across the top. A description of some of the roads is found below. There are very few ever published of England and Wales, the majority were separately published and are extremely rare. Provenance: Duke of Northumberland; Sotheby’s London 8 May 1986 lot 224; Burgess & Browning; private English collection. Shirley Millward & Dickinson 1 state 1.

The Traveller's Guide or Pocket Companion: Containing a Map of all the Direct and Principal Cross Roads of England and Wales

T. Millward and B. Dickinson at Inigo Iones's head next the Globe Tavern in Fleet street, London, 1737
375 x 280 mm., early outline colour, in two halves, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 7457


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