|Method||Copper engraved with hand colour|
|Dimensions||190 x 222 mm|
A map of North America, with individual nations picked out in different hand coloured outlines, from William Guthrie's A New Geographical, Historical, and Commercial Grammar and Present State of the Several Kingdoms of the World. The states of the Union are outlined in yellow, while everything west of the Mississippi is still part of Mexico and outlined in Green. The colonial territories of modern Canada are outlined in pink.
Thomas Kitchin (1718-1784) was one of the best and most prolific engravers of the eighteenth century. He issued The General Atlas, Describing the Whole Universe , first published in 1773, and regularly reissued thereafter. His work also included a large number of maps of the English counties, particularly for the London Magazine (1747-1760), the Universal Magazine (1747-1766), and for Dodsley's England Illustrated (1764). Other maps were published in conjunction with Emanuel Bowen in the Large English Atlas and the Royal English Atlas (1763).
Condition: Vertical folds as issued. Some creasing and staining to folds.