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J. Pigot & Co's British Atlas of the Counties of England

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J. Pigot & Co's British Atlas of the Counties of England : J. Pigot

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J. Pigot & Co's British Atlas of the Counties of England : J. Pigot

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J. Pigot & Co's British Atlas of the Counties of England : J. Pigot

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An attractive and finely presented atlas of the English counties, each map having a well engraved vignette of a major building within the county and a page of descriptive detail. Half calf, covers and corners a little rubbed, with marbled boards. Spine with simple gilded detail and cover with grey printed label. Folio. Tp, ff.[i] Preface and contents, ff[i], routes and distance tables, ff [i] 40 single page and folding county maps, also folding maps of England and Wales and London environs circular map, ff [i]. large folding maps suffering some print off-setting, as often seen. Engraved on steelplates by the Pigot family, engravers and publishers, these are actually significant as the first county maps to be thus produced. "Pigot & Co's British atlas of the counties of England, with a map of England and Wales and a circular one of the country round London ...vignettes of the cathedrals and ...general statisticks (sic) of each county... distance tables ... and mail and coach routes".
mapmaker: J. Pigot  
place and date of publication: London 1829 - 1830
medium and colour: steelplate, coloured
size in mm: 425 by 300mm (16.75 by 11.75 inches).
ref: 42645

Price: £ 1450

 
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