'The COUNTY of SUSSEX, South from London' by T. Badeslade & W. H. Toms c.1741 (Large Paper Copy)
An attractive and finely executed 18th century map of Sussex which was drawn by Thomas Badeslade, engraved by William Henry Toms and published in Chorographia Britanniae (London: W. H. Toms, 1741-1749). This particular example if from a rare early atlas where each map was printed on a larger than normal sheet of paper and is without a central fold. The map is also with rare original hand colour.
Originally planned for an intended Royal tour of the country by George I, 'Chorographia Britanniae' was published later in the 1740s where it proved to be one of the most popular atlases of the 18th century. This was due, not least, to the engraver, William Henry Toms, whose work was of the highest standard. The maps were also popular for their inclusion of a panel of text describing the county's towns and cities including the dates of markets and fairs and numbers of M.P.s
- This is an original copperplate engraving with original hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 15.2cms by 14.7cms (including imprint).
- The map is in very good condition with excellent margins. There is some minor age toning. Click on image for a better view.
- The item comes displayed in a ready to frame museum quality mount.
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- Guaranteed to be over 265 years old.