Sussex Drawn from an Actual Survey and Regulated by Astronomical Observations

Method Copper engraved with hand colour
Artist Kitchin, Thomas
Published By T. Kitchin Geogr. Printed for R. Baldwin Junr. at the Rose in Paternoster Row. [London, c.1752]
Dimensions 145 x 225 mm
Notes An attractive mid-eighteenth century map of the county of Sussex, engraved by Kitchin for the London Magazine and Monthly Chronologer. A key in the top left provides details of Borough Towns, Market Towns, the road network, parishes, and villages. In the top right, 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).

Condition: Vertical and horizontal folds, as issued. Dirt-staining and time toning to sheet. Adhesive tape from old mount on verso, otherwise blank.
Framing unmounted
Price £75.00
Stock ID 51536