PRINTED MAPS IN THE ATLASES OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, A BIBLIOGRAPHY, 1579-1870.

(Maps).
  • Mansfield Centre, CT: Martino Publishing, 2005.
  • large 8vo.
  • cloth
  • xvii+(i), 479 pages.
  • ISBN: 1578984823

Price: $95.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 87552

Reprint of the 1927 first edition (Besterman 2637). This work is believed to be the first attempt at a comprehensive description of the atlases of Great Britain and Ireland. The arrangement is chronological, the various editions or reprints being placed immediately after the first issue. Cross-references to the editions or reprints are given under the date of publication, with a reference to the number they bear. Chubb also provides biographical notes on the map makers, engravers and publishers. There are numerous reproductions of the titles pages as well as of actual maps. In all 7500 maps are described. Though reprinted several times, copies are uncommon on the out of print market. Still a useful work. Illustrated with 219 black-and-white facsimiles of maps and charts.