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Smith's World Map on Mercator's Projection

SKU: 9624
£150.00

Title:
Smith's World Map on Mercator's Projection

Date of publication:
c.1820

Place of publication:
London

Colour:
original

Mapmaker(s):

  • Charles Smith
  • Engraver(s):
    Benjamin Smith

    This world map tracks for all three of Cook’s voyages, and was published in ‘Smith’s new general atlas’, which was 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.

    References 

    Worms and Baynton Williams, British Map Engravers