Canals, Navigations, and Railways, of Great Britain

Method Steel engraved
Artist Findlay, Alexander
Published Published as the Act directs, May 1st 1818, by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster Row. [c. 1820]
Dimensions 395 x 248 mm
Notes A detailed map of the British Isles, featuring major cities, rivers and canals. From Abraham Rees's 'Cyclopedia; or Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature' an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was compiled by John Wilkes (1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex) and edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825). The majority of the engravings were produced by Syd Edwards and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& J. Scott.

Alexander Findlay (1790-1870) was an English geographer and one of the original fellows of the Royal Geographical Society. He was the father of Alexander George Findley (1812-1875) who would become an important geographer and hydrographer.

Condition: Pressed centre fold, as issued. Light staining to centre fold.
Framing unmounted
Price £85.00
Stock ID 43128