‘PIGOT A CO.s NEW MAP OF THE ENVIRONS of LONDON EXTENDING 14 MILES ROUND St. Pauls IN EVERY Direction’ by J. Pigot c.1830

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A very attractive, detailed and rare 19th century circular map of the Environs of London — with vignette views of St. Paul’s / The Thames and the Customs House — which was published in [James] Pigot & Co.’s British Atlas* (Manchester & London:1830). This particular example is from the first (complete) edition of the atlas, is backed onto linen and comes with its page of descriptive text.

*The (county) maps from ‘Pigot & co.’s British Atlas’ were the first to be engraved from steel plates as opposed to copper. In the early 19th century the rapid rise in both the population and literacy rate had seen an increased demand for books and printed material. Copper, the traditional medium used for engraving, was no longer capable of keeping up with this on account of its limited durability, hence, the introduction of the more harder and longer lasting steel.

  • This is an original steel engraving with fine original hand colour.
  • Printed area is approximately 42.2cms by 45.7cms (including imprint).
  • The map is in very good condition with decent margins; horizontal and vertical folds, as issued. There is some offset. Click on image for a better view.
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  • Guaranteed to be over 190 years old.
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