A Modern Map of Rutland-Shire
Author: Ellis, Joseph
Publisher: Ellis's English Atlas or, a Compleat Chorography of England & Wales
Date published: 1766-77Long title:A Modern Map of Rutland- Shire Drawn from the latest Surveys ; Corrected & Improved by the best Authorities.Copper engraving, later hand colouring. Engraved by J.Ellis. Overall size in off white fully conservation grade mount and back with decorative v groove : 35.6ms x 41.6cms. Image size : 190mm x 250mm including imprint. Title in decorative cartouche, scale of distance and key entitled 'remarks' denoting borough and market towns, rectories and vicarages, fairs etc. Dustiness in margin and two brown marks right margin, chip to extreme bottom margin. Small abrasion below imprint bottom margin. Uncommon. Joseph Ellis was a highly skilled engraver and in the 1760s he made a very fine set of county maps which were published as 'Ellis's English Atlas'. These maps were quite plainly copies of the Thomas Kitchin maps from the London Magazine, displaying more or less the same information. The main difference was that instead of Kitchins more usual rococo cartouche, on the Ellis maps the cartouche showed a small scene containing a rock, monument or building on which the title was set.