Kitchin’s Map of England & Wales

£600.00

An Accurate Map of England and Wales, drawn from all the particular surveys hitherto published, illustrated with many additional improvements, and regulated by numerous astronomical observations made by members of the Royal Society, the places being marked where observations are made…

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This map of England and Wales was probably published in an edition of Bowen and Kitchin’s ‘Large English Atlas’. The cartouche features Neptune and Britannia, set among symbols of agricultural prosperity, science and commerce.

Condition & Materials

Copper engraving, two map sheets which have been joined, 118 x 101 cm, bright original hand colour, small inset map of the Scilly Isles and table of explanation, large uncoloured allegorical cartouche engraved by Anthony Walker, old folds, of which two are strengthened on the verso, which is blank.

Title

Kitchin’s Map of England & Wales

Mapmaker(s)

KITCHIN, Thomas

Engraver(s)

WALKER, Anthony

Publisher

BOWLE, Carington, BOWLES, John

Place of publication

London

Date of publication

c.1760

Colour

original

Printed Area Measurements

118 x 101 cm