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Author: Kitchin, Thomas
Publisher: Alexander Hogg / Walpole's New and Complete British Traveller
Date published: 1786
Copper engraving with later hand colouring. Overall sheet size : 22.4cms x 36.4cms. Engraved size : 160mm x 204mm. Key to the Great or Direct Post roads and towns bottom left. Decorative cartouche bottom left with figures of scholars, horse and rider Very good condition (whole sheet of paper tinged blue as is usual with this edition). 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 I8th.Century.