A map of Cambridgeshire North from London Humbly Inscribed to the Right Honourable Earl of Lincoln Lord Lieutenant of ye County

Method Copper engraved with hand colour
Artist Bickham, George
Published According to Act of Parliament by G. Bickham 1752
Dimensions 145 x 250mm
Notes First state.

One of a unique and extraordinary series of maps designed by George Bickham for the elegant Georgian atlas, "The British Monarchy ...". Renowned for this publication and "The Universal Penman ...", the work demonstrates the calligraphic skills for which father and son Bickham, both named George, were acclaimed. Each engraving shows a pictorial representation of the county, with placenames superimposed, and is decorated with classical and rustic vignettes typifying that county. The atlas was begun as a part-work publication with each plate dated when published, but was not offered complete until 1755. The first state of the maps has a date engraved whereas the second edition of 1796 lacks both this date and the text below.
Framing mounted
Price £350.00
Stock ID 9664