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This book has established itself as the standard reference work on British county atlases of the 16th and 17th centuries. The author, who died before being able to complete the planned extension of his text to 1850, broke new ground in several way. He sought to establish the genetic links between atlases by tracing the history of successive uses of map-plates, and by providing such detailed descriptions that loose sheets of single maps could be assigned to their original atlas of publication. In his descriptive notices he entered each atlas under its date of publication rather than describe all editions under the first mention. He also added a valuable section on the English map trade in the Tudor and Stuart periods. Other aspects of the book included its detailed collations and discussions of the history of 124 atlases, biographies of mapmakers and map publishers, comprehensive indexes and 43 pages of illustrations. Taken together, these features make this book a landmark in British cartobibliography and a work which will continue to be used for many years by scholars, libraries and collectors.
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Book Description Carta Press, 1970. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1st Jupiter Books Edition. Repri. Seller Inventory # DADAX0901913014