Faulkner (1777-1855) was a bookseller and topographical author. His bookshop was in Chelsea, and he wrote histories of some of the towns and villages which – in his lifetime – were in the process of being absorbed into west London, including Chelsea, Kensington and Hammersmith. The map is the earliest separately printed map of Fulham.
Condition & Materials
4to. pp. x (including list of subscribers), [i-iv] (contents and list of plates), 478 + 9 plates engraved by S Lynn, H Summons and S Watts (including dedication to the Bishop of London) + an engraved folding map of Fulham with one or two marginal nicks and tears, a folding pedigree of 17th century royalist John, 1st Viscount Mordaunt and a number of woodcut vignettes in the text by C. Nesbitt. Offsetting from plates affecting facing pages of text; some waterstaining, mostly light but more visible towards the end of the volume; later half calf, rebacked.
Hyde, London Parish Maps No 198.