Margins: - Centerfold re-enforced on verso Plate area: - Creasing along centerfold Verso: - Centerfold re-enforced on verso. Background: Millar, George Henry Was responsible for the publication of The new and universal system of geography : being a complete history and description of the whole world, containing a particular, full, accurate, circumstantial and entertaining account, including the antient and present state of all the various countries of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, as divided into empires, kingdoms, states, republics, and colonies.. This comprehensive world geography and history was liberally illustrated with decorative plates and maps covering Europe, Asia, Africa, and America with information about the history, geography, climate, people, flora and fauna etc.
It also includes important eighteenth century voyages and discoveries including Captain Cook\\\\\\\'s second voyage. Other illustrations include city views from around the world, native costumes and occupations, and indigenous flora and fauna. The foldout maps were engraved by Kitchin, Bowen, Conder and Lodge with plates by several renowned English engravers. There is a fine map of the American colonies and city plans for the harbors of New York, Charleston, Havana, and Boston.
Complete with upwards of 120 capital engravings with 25 maps. Published by Alexander Hogg, London. Kitchin, Thomas 1718-84 Kitchin was a London based engraver, cartographer, and publisher. He was born in London to a hat-dyer of the same name. At 14, Kitchin apprenticed under Emanuel Bowen, under whom he mastered the art of engraving.
He married Bowen daughter, Sarah Bowen, and later inherited much of his preceptor\\\\\\\'s prosperous business. Their son, Thomas Bowen Kitchin, also an engraver joined the family business, which thereafter published in Thomas Kitchin and Son. From 1858 or so Kitchin was the engraver to the Duke of York, and from about 1773 acquired the title, \\\\\\\'Royal Hydrographer to King George III. \\\\\\\' He is responsible for numerous maps published in the The Star, Gentleman\\\\\\\'s Magazine, and London Magazine, as well as partnering with, at various times, with Thomas Jefferys, Emmanuel Bowen, Thomas Hinton, Issac Tayor, Andrew Dury, John Rocque, Louis de la Rochette, and Alexander Hogg, among others. Kitchin passed his business on to his son, Thomas Bowen Kitchin, who continued to republish many of his maps well after his death.
Kitchin\\\\\\\'s apprentices included George Rollos, Bryant Lodge, Thomas Bowen Kitchin, Samuel Turner Sparrow, John Page, and Francis Vivares. Atlases by Thomas Kitchin include: Maps for the London Magazine 1747- 60. Small English Atlas (Jefferys) 1749 -1787.A General Atlas (Sayer and Bennett, Laurie and Whittle) 1768 - 1810. Kitchin\\\\\\\'s Pocket Atlas 1769. Kitchin\\\\\\\'s English Atlas 1770. Antiquities of England and Wales (Henry Boswell) 1786. A New Universal Atlas (Laurie and Whittle) 1789 - 1799.
What is an Antique Map. The word Antique in the traditional sense refers to an item that is more than a hundred years old. The majority of antique maps for sale today come from books or atlases and have survived due to the protection offered by the hardback covers. The first thing to determine when staring a collection or purchasing an item, is what is important to you. Most collectors prefer to build their collections around a theme.You may decide to collect maps from one region or country, charting its development through time. Similarly you could collect maps of one particular period in time, by type i. Sea or celestial charts or by cartographer. The collector might also want to consider the theme of cartographical misconceptions such as California as an island or Australia as Terra Australis or the Great Southern Land. The subject is so wide that any would-be-collector has almost endless possibilities to find his own little niche within the field, and thereby build a rewarding collection. Starting a collection & pricing. Pricing is based on a number of different factors, the most important of which is regional. In any series of maps the most valuable are usually the World Map and the America/North America. The World because it is usually the most decorative and America because it has the strongest regional market.
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