|Method||Copper engraved with hand colour|
|Published||[London, c. 1798]|
|Dimensions||210 x 175 mm|
An attractive mid-eighteenth century map of the county of Northumberland from Francis Grose's A new and Complete Abridgment or Selection of the Most Interesting and Important Subjects in the Antiquities of England and Wales, with the arms of Northamptonshire, a compass rose, and decorative cartouche. These maps were first issued in The London Magazine from 1746-1760. A key in the upper right provides details of Borough Towns, Market Towns, the road network, parishes, and villages. In the top left, the title is enclosed in a monumental cartouche.
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).