Thomson’s Map of the English ChannelSKU: 9455
Thomson’s Map of the English Channel
Date of publication:
52.5 x 64.5 cm
John Thomson made his fortune through his extremely successful 'New General Atlas', but in the 1820s he bankrupted himself, twice (in the process of creating his large-scale 'Atlas of Scotland') and he disappears from the historical record.
Thomson's maps, like this one of the Channel, are characteristic of the Edinburgh school of cartography. It flourished at the beginning of the nineteenth-century and is noted for its clarity and elegance; other exponents include John Cary and John Pinkerton.
Condition & Materials
Copper engraving, approx 52.5 x 64.5 cm, engraved by John and George Menzies, original hand-colour, light toning, short centrefold split, blank verso.