SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER

Sign up to receive regular updates, curated lists, catalogues, and information about fairs and events.

BOWEN, Emanuel.

An improved map of the County of Stafford divided into its hundreds.

Stock Code
86792
London, John Hinton, 1749
£300

'The Large English Atlas...' (so-called from the large paper format employed) was the most successful and important English county atlas of the eighteenth century. Existing county atlases in circulation in the 1740s ultimately owed their origins, or their geography, to Christopher Saxton's atlas of England and Wales published in 1579. John Hinton commissioned a new series of county maps from two leading English mapmakers, Emanuel Bowen and his son-in-law Thomas Kitchin sr. The first maps for the atlas started to appear in 1749, although the atlas was not actually completed until 1760. The delays reflect the difficulties of financing the cost of draughting and engraving the maps. John Hinton was forced to retire from the project overwhelmed by the costs, and was replaced by John Tinney who was, in turn, forced to take in partners in order to complete the atlas. As part of Hinton's attempts to finance the scheme,

Read more.
ASK A QUESTION

Description

Copper engraving, 695 x 514 mm. hand-coloured in outline.

Bibliography

Hodson, County Atlases, II, p.135: Staffordshire, state 1.

Stock ID:86792

Buy another copy / Sell your copy

If you have a specific question about this book, please complete the form below.
For general enquires contact us
SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION

Contact us for more information

+44 (0)20 7493 0876