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This is the first dated edition of Whittaker’s ‘Travellers Pocket Atlas’ but it is believed that the undated issue is earlier, perhaps as early as 1820. The maps were also issued in ‘Pinnock’s County Histories’, similarly, published by Whittaker. A fine example of a lovely little English County atlas engraved by Samuel John Neele (1758-1824). Although advanced in age at this time, he was engraving to the year of his death. He became a schoolmaster before becoming a bookseller. Whereas Pinnock’s work ran to 6 volumes, the Whittaker’s clearly saw the opportunity to issue these small maps in atlas form. In this edition, most of the maps are dated 1821 and bear the publisher’s imprint. The map of Hampshire is deliberately bound under ‘s’ for Southampton, a clear intention as it is listed so in the initial index. Provenance: with bookseller’s label pasted inside upper board of Winter & Son, Taunton; private English collection. Carroll (1996) no. 77; Chubb (1927) no. 390; Worms & Baynton-Williams (2011).
WHITTAKER, George & W. B.

The Travellers Pocket Atlas Consisting of A Complete Set of County Maps, for England & Wales, On an Original & Improved Plan

G & W. B. Whittaker, London, 1823
Duodecimo (150 x 100 mm.), contemporary half green morocco, marbled paper boards, blind ruled, spine with ornate gilt decoration and central bordered title, marbled endpapers. With engraved title page, pp. 22, (2) with List of towns and an advertisement, with 44 engraved maps including folding maps of the Environs of London and Yorkshire, all in fine early wash colour, in good condition.
Stock number: 10262


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