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BEDFORDSHIRE, Thomas Kitchin Pocket Atlas, Original Antique Map 1769

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BEDFORDSHIRE

by Thomas Kitchin

Published London 1769 by T. Kitchin and J.Capper in

"Kitchin's Pocket Atlas of England and Wales, Drawn to One Scale."

An original 18th century copper engraved antique map of Bedfordshire, England.

A detailed map enhanced with later hand colouring.

Kitchin's Pocket Atlas of 1769 took the unprecedented approach of representing all the counties on the same scale.

Smaller counties were printed two to a page, larger ones occupied a page alone or were folded into the atlas.

Kitchin even changed the shape of some counties to fit the concept and the titles were printed separately across the top of the page.

Very few were published and the maps today are quite rare.

Also features a scale of miles, explanation of symbols and compass rose.

An early hand written annotation in the lower margin is continued verso with a list of places of interest in the county.

Fine condition, free of repairs or restoration, fold line as issued through left hand border as seen.

Approx. 6" x 4.5" (155mm x 115mm) map area only, with margins beyond.

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Thomas Kitchin (1718- 1784) was a prolific engraver and map publisher in 18th century London.

His maps were used extensively to illustrate travel books and periodicals such as the London Magazine.

Strip road maps were another speciality and he collaborated with Emanuel and Thomas Bowen to produce some fine atlases.

His own General Atlas was published in 1773.

A GENUINE ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAP GUARANTEED OVER 250 YEARS OLD FROM LINDISFARNE PRINTS

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