|Method||Copper engraved with hand colour|
|Published||Engr. for Brooke's Gaszetteer, by Kirkwood & Sons |
|Dimensions||190 x 225 mm|
An early nineteenth century map of North America, encompassing Canada, the USA, and Mexico, as well as adjoining parts of the Caribbean, Greenland, Russia, and the northern coast of South America, from Robert Brooke's General Gazetteer, or, Compendious Dictionary.
James Kirkwood & Son were a prolific firm of engravers towards the end of the eighteenth and the early nineteenth-centuries. The Kirkwood family engraved banknotes and manufactured globes in addition to the production of maps and the printing of illustrations. Both William Johnston and Alexander Keith Johnston were employed by the Kirkwood family before starting their own successful firm W. & A. K. Johnston.
Condition: Vertical fold as issued. Minor creasing and small tears to left margin, not affecting plate.