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BAUGH, Robert

To the Right Honourable Edward Earl of Powis Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of the Counties of Salop and Montgomery, This Map of Shropshire is humble and respectfully dedicated by His Lordship's obliged and obedient Servant ...

Llanymynech, Shropshire, 1 August 1808
1395 x 1420 mm., early outline colour, cut, dissected and laid on linen, edged with blue silk which has frayed in places, some very light staining, with endpapers, contemporary marbled paper slipcase, with a printed label affixed to the upper cover, lightly worn, otherwise in good condition.
Robert Baugh (1750-1832) was a surveyor and engraver and produced John Evan’s large-scale map of the six counties of North Wales along with its reduction in 1797. This map of Shropshire unusually extends into the neighbouring counties of Warwickshire, Staffordshire, and Montgomery. This also enabled a better illustration of the transport network access provided by the county. The map is dedicated to the Earl of Powis. This example is overlayed with outline colouring highlighting the railways later built. A very fine large inset view of the English Bridge in Shrewsbury completed in 1774. There is only the one edition of the map. Despite Baugh only producing two maps, the quality of his engraving here was rewarded with an award of 15 guineas by the Society of Arts. Kentish (1997) no. 49; Rodgers (1972) 388; Tooley’s Dictionary; Worms & Baynton-Williams (2011).
Stock number: 10156

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