Kitchin’s strip road atlas of England and Wales

By KITCHIN, Thomas, 1767 

Kitchin’s Post-Chaise Companion, though England and Wales; containing All the Ancient and New Roads…

British Isles
  • Author: KITCHIN, Thomas
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Printed for John Bowles, Carington Bowles, and Robert Sayer
  • Publication date: 1767.
  • Physical description: Oblong 4to (200 by 250mm), title, 103 engraved road strip maps, printed on recto and verso, later panelled calf, rubbed.
  • Inventory reference: 2509

Notes

First edition of this early English road atlas.

The scroll-form strip maps show the highways and major roads. A great deal of information is included on the maps including mileages, local details, directions, with cross-references to tables. The maps were first published by John Senex in 1719, for the new work Kitchin has reworked the plates adding new information. 

Bibliography

  1. Chubb CXLI
    • 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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