|Method||Copper engraved with hand colour|
|Published||[Printed by Sands, Murray and Cochran, Edinburgh, 1767]|
|Dimensions||170 x 205 mm|
A small decorative map of Poland, the Baltic States, and adjoining parts of Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, and Germany, from 'A New Geographical and Historical Grammar: wherein the Geographical Part is truly Modern...' by Thomas Salmon. Across the Baltic, part of the Swedish coast can be seen. The boundaries of countries and regions are outlined in hand colour, and the title is enclosed in a baroque cartouche entwined by a dragon.
Thomas Jefferys (c.1719-1771), was an English cartographer and one of the leading map suppliers of his day. He engraved and printed maps for government and other official bodies and produced a wide range of commercial maps and atlases, especially of North America. As "Geographer to the Prince of Wales", he produced 'A Plan of all the Houses, destroyed & damaged by the Great Fire[ [...]. He also produced 'The Small English Atlas' with Thomas Kitchin, and engraved plans of towns in the English Midlands. In 1754, Jefferys published a map of Virginia which had been surveyed by Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson in 1751. The next year he published a 'Map of the Most Inhabited Part of New England' surveyed by John Green, and in 1768 he published 'A General Topography of North America and the West Indies' in association with Robert Sayer. In 1775, after his death, collections of his maps were published by Sayer as 'The American Atlas and The West-India Atlas'.
Condition: Vertical folds as issued. Printer's crease along right edge of map. Some creasing to surface of sheet. Partial fleur-de-lis watermark.