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Author: Thomas Kitchin
Date published: 1770 circa
Copper engraving with later hand colouring. Overall size in conservation mount and backing : 29.1cms x 35.8cms. Engraved size : 158mm x 217mm. Decorative cartouche bottom left (pair of mortarboarded figures, cornucopia surmounding the title scroll), scale of miles bottom right. Key to the Great or Direct Post mid left blank. Very good condition. 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.