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Date Circa 1760
Full title: An Accurate Map of Brecknockshire. Drawn from an actual Survey, with various Improvements. Illustrated with Historical Extracts relative to its Natural Produce, Air, Soil, Trade, Manufactures, &c.
Copper engraving ; original outline hand colouring .Decorative title cartouche with landscape and animals. Scale of distance at bottom centre. Overall size : 56cms.x 36.8cms. Image size : 526mm.x 347mm. Blank areas filled with information both geographical , historical and political. Includes text on some towns, their manufactures and natural products, Earls of Radnor and Earls of Brecknock. Dedication in decorative cartouche: To Thos. Morgan Esqr. His Majesty's Lieutt. & Custos Rotulorum for the County of Brecon. This plate is dedicated by his most humble servt. Tho. Kitchin. Many farms, houses and the owners thereof shown on the map itself. Remargined at top of map with old paper;else 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 18th.Century.