Smith's Map of Central AsiaSKU: 9623
Smith's Map of Central Asia
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This map of Central Asia was published in ‘Smith’s new general atlas’, issued in various editions from 1808 onwards.
The engraver, Benjamin Smith, came to an unfortunate end: in 1817 he and fellow engraver Joseph Bye were convicted and hanged for forging Margate Bank notes.
Charles Smith (c.1768-1854) appears to have been no relation. His business flourished through three generations of the family, until taken over by George Philip in 1916.
Condition & Materials
Copper engraving, 30 x 38 cm, engraved by Benjamin Smith, original hand colour, blank verso.
Worms and Baynton Williams, British Map Engravers