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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Kitchin, Thomas
Date:
1787
Short Title:
Composite: Europe.
Publisher:
Robert Sayer
London
Type:
Atlas Map; Composite Map
Obj Height cm:
53
Obj Width cm:
122
Scale 1:
4,800,000
Note:
Engraved map on 4 sheets. Sheets have titles: Western part of the northern states including the British Islands, Norway, Denmark and part of Sweden -- Eastern part of the northern states, including the eastern part of Sweden; European Russia, &c. -- Western part of the Mediterranean Sea with the coasts of Spain, France, Italy, Barbary -- Eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea with the coasts of Turky [sic], Anatolia, Syria, Egypt and Barbary. Country boundaries in outline color. Relief shown pictorially. Includes worldwide flags at bottom, and text and tables on sides. David Rumsey Collection copy mounted as 2 sheets. Prime meridians: Ferro and London. (W 25--E 48/N 75--N 29)
Reference:
P4300.
World Area:
Eastern Hemisphere; Europe
Full Title:
(Composite of) Europe divided into its empires, kingdoms, states, republics, &c. By Thos. Kitchin, Hydrographer to the King, with many additions and improvements from the latest surveys and observations. London, published by Robt. Sayer, Fleet Street, as the Act directs, Jany. 1st, 1787.
List No:
0411.006
Page No:
3-4
Series No:
8
Publication Author:
Kitchin, Thomas
Pub Date:
1790
Pub Title:
A general atlas, describing the whole universe: being a complete collection of the most approved maps extant; corrected with the greatest care, and augmented from the latest discoveries. The whole being an improvement of the maps of D'Anville and Robert. Engraved in the best manner on sixty-two copper-plates, by Thomas Kitchin, Senior, and Others. London: printed For Robert Sayer, no. 53, Fleet-Street, (1790).
Pub Reference:
P4300.
Pub Note:
Late issue. Many of the maps are double sheet. This atlas was later expanded to become the New Universal Atlas (see David Rumsey Collection copy). Some of these maps also appeared in the American Atlas by Jefferys. There are actually 23 large maps, on 35 connected sheets, produced from 62 copper plates. Maps are hand painted with outline and full color and bound in half leather tan marbled paper covered boards with "General Atlas" stamped in gold on the spine. Inscription inside front cover in pen-and-ink: R. Sayer pub, 53 Fleet ... 8th, 1791 ...
Pub List No:
0411.000
Pub Type:
World Atlas
Pub Maps:
35
Pub Height cm:
55
Pub Width cm:
41
Image No:
0411006
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2005
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