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Kitchin, Thomas 1788 © Cartography Associates

A compleat map of the British Isles by Thomas Kitchin (London: Robert Sayer, 1788)

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Short Title: A compleat map of the British Isles.
Publisher: London: Robert Sayer
Type: Composite Map
Obj Height cm: 61
Obj Width cm: 48
Scale 1:2,200,000
Note: Engraved map with counties in outline color. Relief shown pictorially. (W 12--E 2/N 61--N 49)
Reference: P4300.
Country: England ; Ireland
Full Title: A compleat map of the British Isles, or Great Britain and Ireland with their respective roads and divisions. (By Thomas Kitchin). London: published by Robt. Sayer, no. 53 Fleet Street, as the Act directs, 1st Jany. 1788.
List No: 0411.007
Page No: 5
Series No: 9
Publication Author: Kitchin, Thomas
Pub Date: 1790
Pub Title: A general atlas, describing the whole universe: being a complete collection of the most approved maps extant; corrected with the greatest care, and augmented from the latest discoveries. The whole being an improvement of the maps of D'Anville and Robert. Engraved in the best manner on sixty-two copper-plates, by Thomas Kitchin, Senior, and Others. London: printed For Robert Sayer, no. 53, Fleet-Street, (1790).
Pub Reference: P4300.
Pub Note: Late issue. Many of the maps are double sheet. This atlas was later expanded to become the New Universal Atlas (see David Rumsey Collection copy). Some of these maps also appeared in the American Atlas by Jefferys. There are actually 23 large maps, on 35 connected sheets, produced from 62 copper plates. Maps are hand painted with outline and full color and bound in half leather tan marbled paper covered boards with "General Atlas" stamped in gold on the spine. Inscription inside front cover in pen-and-ink: R. Sayer pub, 53 Fleet ... 8th, 1791 ...
Pub List No: 0411.000
Pub Type: World Atlas
Pub Maps: 35
Pub Height cm: 55
Pub Width cm: 41
Image No: 0411007
Institution: Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement: Copyright 2005

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