Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Rocque, John
Date:
1790
Short Title:
Composite: England, Wales.
Publisher:
Robert Sayer
London
Type:
Atlas Map; Composite Map
Obj Height cm:
119
Obj Width cm:
99
Scale 1:
675,000
Note:
Engraved map printed on 4 sheets comprising. Counties in outline color. Shows forested areas, classified roads with distances, etc. Relief shown pictorially. Includes inset map of the Isles of Scilly and drawings of ships. David Rumsey Collection sheets mounted together as 2 sheets. (W 7 00--E 2 30/N 56 20--N 49 30)
Reference:
P4300.
Country:
England; Wales
Full Title:
(Composite of) England and Wales, drawn from the most accurate surveys containing all the cities, boroughs, market towns & villages; in which are included all the improvements and observations both astronomical and topographical, which have been made by members of the Royal Society & others. Down to the present year, the whole corected & improv'd by John Rocque, Chorographer to his Majesty. London, printed for Robt. Sayer, Map & Printseller at the Golden Buck in Fleet Street, (1790?)
List No:
0411.010
Page No:
6-7
Series No:
12
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:
0411010
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2005
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(Composite of) England and Wales, drawn from the most accurate surveys containing al…