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Author: Walker, J.& C
Publisher: Hobson's Fox-hunting Atlas
Date published: 1850Lithograph with original outline colouring. Engraved by J.&C.Walker. Overall unmounted size : 36cms x 44.2cms ; image size : 318mm x 400mm. Scale of distance; compass rose; polling places and place of election detailed bottom right together with details of the borough and reference key to the nine hundreds. Very good condition apart from one brown mark bottom right margin. John and Charles Walker were engravers and publishers, and were responsible for several atlases, including those published by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. In 1837 they produced the 42 county maps on which this work is based. Hobson used maps printed from the Walkers' lithographic plates, and added features relevant to fox-hunting: the range of each hunt is outlined in watercolour, and the places of the meets are indicated by black spots.