Chiquet’s Map of the British Isles

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Copper engraving, 17 x 22.5 cm, original hand colour in outline, light stain bottom right, blank verso. This map of the British Isles is flanked by tables listing the monarchs of Scotland and England. Published in Chiquet’s ‘Le nouveau et curieux atlas géographique et historique …’.

Chiquet (1673-1721) was a relatively successful Parisian engraver, print- and map-seller. He published Antoine Menard’s ‘Le nouveau et curieux atlas’ in 1711, and reprinted it with Menard’s name burnished from the plate and replaced with his own and a new date, 1719, as here. Shirley, Printed Maps of the British Isles, Chiquet 1.

Title

Chiquet’s Map of the British Isles

Mapmaker(s)

CHIQUET, Jacques

Place of publication

Paris

Date of publication

1719

Colour

original

Printed Area Measurements

17 x 22.5 cm