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The Mapping of North America

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The ‘British Atlas’ was first published jointly with Longman, Rees & Co. on 1 March 1837 and dedicated to their Royal Highnesses the Duchess of Kent and Princess Victoria who later that year ascended to the throne. It proved to be a popular atlas with several editions up to 1880. The atlas was issued with 47 engraved maps. From 1850 lithographic transfers were made in partnership with William Hobson to create ‘Hobson’s Fox Hunting Atlas’, another work which was successful. A later use still was by Lett’s, Son and Co. in 1884.

John and Charles Walker were well known engravers and publishers of the nineteenth century. They also produced engraved maps for other works including ‘Ellis’s English Atlas’, Greenwood’s large county atlas and ‘Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary of England’. Provenance: inscribed ‘Basil L. Gimson April 1946 [rebound Nov. 1947]’. Beresiner (1983) pp. 232-3; Chubb (1927) 481; Worms & Baynton-Williams (2011).
WALKER, John & Charles

This British Atlas, Comprising separate Maps of every County in England, each Riding in Yorkshire and North & South Wales, Showing the Roads, Railways, Canals, Parks, Boundaries of Boroughs &c. Compiled from the Maps of the Board of Ordnance and other Trigonometrical Surveys

Longman, Rees & Co. Paternoster Row, and J. & C. Walker, 9, Castle Street, Holborn, London, 1870
Folio (365 x 245 mm.), contemporary half calf, cloth boards, rebacked with matching calf, blind ruled compartments, with gilt title, marbled endpapers. With engraved title page, 5 double pages of statistics, 47 high quality steel engraved maps as indicated on the title and two further ones of Scotland and Ireland, all in early outline colour, some light offsetting to title, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 9930

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