Badeslade & Toms’ Chorographia Britanniae

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First edition of Badeslade & Toms’ pocket county atlas

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Title

Badeslade & Toms’ Chorographia Britanniae

Author(s)

BADESLADE, Thomas, TOMS, William Henry

Place of publication

London

Date of publication

1742

Edition

first edition

Binding

contemporary calf

Full Description

Thomas Badeslade & William Henry Toms: Chorographia Britanniae, or a Set of Maps of all the Counties in England and Wales. London, 1742.

8vo (16.5 x 10 cms), engraved double-page title, dedication, 4 general maps, 42 county maps and 5 engraved tables; a couple of trivial red marks but generally crisp and clean; contemporary gilt-ruled speckled calf, upper joint cracked but firm. Illegible pencilled ownership inscription (Brighton, c. 1900) and bookseller’s ink stamp on pastedown. A attractive pocket atlas – which according to Badeslade himself was originally compiled for the use of George I – containing a wealth of local detail (MPs, market days etc). The work was reprinted twice in 1742, but this appears to be the first edition with the early imprint on the general maps.