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Copper engraved map with glorious original full wash hand colouring. Overall size hinged into off white fully conservation mount and backing with decorative v groove : 33.8cms x 41.2cms. Image size: 173mm x 240mm (including imprint). The map has a reference to the counties, and an Explanation key listing the symbols for villages, turnpikes, Mail Coach roads Roman stations, etc. Very good condition .
Chubb CCCLIII. The maps are the same as those found in Cole & Roper's British Atlas of 1810 but with distictively vibrant contemporary hand colouring. They keep the original date and imprint but are actually published in 1816.The maps were based on the work of John Cary and Charles Smith and were some of the last maps to be published before the arrival of the railways.