|Method||Copper engraved with hand colour|
|Published||T. Kitchen Sculp. [London, c.1770]|
|Dimensions||183 x 225 mm|
An eighteenth century map of Scandinavia, engraved by Thomas Kitchin for Jonathan Carver's New Universal Traveller. The constituent nations of the region are presented in full wash colour, with Finland split into 'Finland' as part of the Kingdom of Sweden, and 'Russian Finland' roughly equating to the modern day Republic of Karelia as well as Ingria. In the top left, a boxed inset map shows 'East Greenland,' modern Svalbard. The title cartouche contains a vignette of a fjord.
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 folds as issued. Trimmed to platemark along left margin, as issued, now reinstated. Chips and creasing to right margin, not affecting map. Blank on verso.