A New Map of Northamptonshire
Author: Kitchin, Thomas
Publisher: Kitchin's English Atlas
Date published: 1765Copper engraving, later hand colouring. Overall size in sand mount : 32cms.x 38.3cms. Image size : 190mm.x 252mm. Centre fold as issued. Show-through of hand-written text on reverse (contemporary hand) in top left blank area, not offensive however, otherwise vg. condition. The text on the reverse provides a brief description of the county. Thomas Kitchin, 1718-84. Kitchin worked as a publisher and engraver from premises at The Star in Holborn, London. He was an engraver of the highest ability and produced a broad range of books on a variety of subjects including topographical works. By himself Kitchen produced a large number of maps of every kind for periodicals such as the London Magazine and for books on history and antiquities. He is probably best known though, for his parnership with Emanuel Bowen with whom he published, in 1755, The Large English Atlas, which contained the finest county maps of the !8th.Century.