'SHROPSHIRE.' by 'Reuben Ramble' (Rev. Samuel Clark) c.[1844?] 1845
A rare, attractive and unusual 19th Century map of Shropshire which appeared in Reuben Ramble's Travels through the Counties of England (London: Darton & Clark, [1844?]1845-1850)**. The original page of text which accompanies the map is included with the purchase.
'Reuben Ramble' was the pseudonym of the Reverend Samuel Clark who produced this work to help educate children in national and local geography. Each county is represented by a small but detailed map* surrounded with various topographical images -- in the case of Shropshire, this includes views of an iron works, a coal mine, Wrekin Hill and Ludlow Castle. As children have a tendency to maltreat their books, the maps from this series are comparatively rare to find in good condition.
*The map is a lithographic transfer of the one which appeared in "Miller's new Miniature Atlas" in c.1821; Darton & Clark later acquiring the plates.
- This is an original lithograph with original hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 15.1cms by 18.4cms.
- The map is in very good condition with decent margins. There is a paint mark in the top right where the the colourist has allowed his [her?] brush to drip. 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 165 years old.
**This map may have come from a hitherto unrecorded 1844 edition.