The Geography of England
By DODSLEY, Robert and John COWLEY, 1744
The Geography of England: done in the Manner of Gordon’s Geographical Grammar…
- Author: DODSLEY, Robert and John COWLEY
- Publication place: London
- Publisher: Printed for R. Dodsley, at Tully’s Head in Pall Mall
- Publication date: 1744.
- Physical description: 8vo (205 by 130mm), 271pp., 55 (of 56) engraved folding maps (lacks road map of England), contemporary full calf, fillet borders, spine in six compartments, separated by raised bands, rubbed.
- Inventory reference: 2504
Even though the magazine had folded, it would appear that Dodsley had gathered sufficient cartographic information to advertise the publication of the ‘Geography of England’, in November of 1743. The maps themselves are attractive and show rivers, roads, county boundaries, cities, boroughs, market towns, and castles. As well as the maps of the English and Welsh counties, there is a general map of England and Wales, a plan of London, and a chart of the English Channel.
- Chubb CLXXXI
- Chubb, T., Skells, J. and Beharrell, H. (1977). The printed maps in the atlases of Great Britain and Ireland. Folkestone: Dawson.
- Hodson 194.
- Hodson, D. (1984–1997). County Atlases of the British Isles. 3 vols. Hertfordshire: Tewin Press.