C1814

ENGLAND

A large and detailed map by this well known map maker. Publishers and mapmakers who flourished between 1813 and 1869 issuing a “General Atlas” in 1814.    Thomson’s maps are often incorrectly dated as they show a publication date of … Read Full Description

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S/N: THOM-12–186788
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Full Title:

ENGLAND

Date:

C1814

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

500mm 
x 600mm
AUTHENTICITY
ENGLAND - Antique Print from 1814

Genuine antique
dated:

1814

Description:

A large and detailed map by this well known map maker. Publishers and mapmakers who flourished between 1813 and 1869 issuing a “General Atlas” in 1814.

  

Thomson’s maps are often incorrectly dated as they show a publication date of 1814 but were in fact issued in his, Thomson’s New General Atlas, which was first issued in 1817.

John Thomson (1804 - 1837)

Thomson was a Scottish cartographer, publisher and bookbinder active in Edinburgh during the early part of the 19th century. Thomson is generally one of the leading masters of the Edinburgh school of cartography which flourished from roughly 1800 to 1830. Thomson & his contemporaries (Pinkerton & Cary) redefined European cartography by abandoning typical 18th century decorative elements such as elaborate title cartouches and fantastic beasts in favor of detail and accuracy. Thomson's principle works include the Thomson's New General Atlas, published from 1817 to 1821.

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