Attractive copy of James Pigot’s atlas of the British Isles

By PIGOT, J[ames], 1832 

Pigot & Cos. British Atlas. Comprising the Counties of England… Separate Large Sheet Maps of England and Wales, Ireland and Scotland… A Circular One of the Country Round London…

British Isles
  • Author: PIGOT, J[ames]
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: J. Pigot & Co. 59, Fleet Street
  • Publication date: 1832.
  • Physical description: Folio (410 by 300mm), title, 41 engraved maps (of which four are folding), all with fine original outline hand-colour, later green calf, title lettered in gilt to spine.
  • Inventory reference: 2498

Notes

The atlas contains a general map of England and Wales, a map of Ireland, a map of Scotland, 39 maps of the English counties. Before each map of the county is a brief description giving information on its situation, name, history, soil, produce, climate, manufactures, trade, rivers, civil and ecclesiastical divisions, and population. The maps themselves each bear a small pictorial vignette, and show roads, rivers, canals, railways, towns with there distance from London, villages, hundreds, counties, number of members returned by each borough, and polling places.



Bibliography

  1. Chubb CCCXXV
    • Chubb, T., Skells, J. and Beharrell, H. (1977). The printed maps in the atlases of Great Britain and Ireland. Folkestone: Dawson.

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