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T. Kitchin : 39 items

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T. Jefferys T. Kitchin    The Small English Atlas 1785-c1796 (1749)
£45
13.5 x 13cm


The Small English Atlas was initially published by Kitchin and Jefferys as a weekly partwork, beginning in November 1748. Sale as a complete atlas followed the final and 13th part of the series. The individual maps generally appear in two or three states (though Bedfordshire is unusual in having four), with plate numbers being added some time during the life of the 1751 edition. Before 1775 the printing plates became the property of Robert Sayer, John Bennet, and John and Carington Bowles, and editions of the work were sold by them and their successors until around 1825. Despite this, the maps are far from commonplace on today's market. The Bedfordshire map was first issued in 1749, and this example is in the map's fourth state, which would date it to the later editions of the atlas issued from 1785 to c1796. Original outline colour. Slightly toned overall.
Ref: BED 043
 
T. Kitchin    The Antiquities of England and Wales c1789 (1750)
£59
22.5 x 14cm


This map was first published in the October 1750 edition of the London Magazine, which between 1747 and 1754 issued a complete set of English county maps by Thomas Kitchin. The maps were later re-published by Alexander Hogg in Boswell's Antiquities of England & Wales, initially in partwork from c1787-9, and then in several complete editions of the work up to 1798. This example of the Cheshire map is from the first complete edition of Boswell's Antiquities dating from c1789. Supplied with the original, accompanying text page from the work.
Ref: CHE 014
 
T. Kitchin    The Antiquities of England and Wales c1789 (1752)
£50
16.5 x 21.5cm


This map was first published in the January 1752 edition of the London Magazine, which between 1747 and 1754 issued a complete set of English county maps by Thomas Kitchin. The maps were later re-published by Alexander Hogg in Boswell's Antiquities of England & Wales, initially in partwork from c 1787-9, and then in several complete editions of the work up to 1798. This example of the Westmorland map is from the first complete edition of Boswell's Antiquities dating from c1789. Supplied mounted.
Ref: DER 014
 
T. Kitchin    The Antiquities of England and Wales c1789 (1750)
£60
18.5 x 20.5cm


This map was first published in the August 1750 edition of the London Magazine, which between 1747 and 1754 issued a complete set of English county maps by Thomas Kitchin. The maps were later re-published by Alexander Hogg in Boswell's Antiquities of England & Wales, initially in partwork from c 1787-9, and then in several complete editions of the work up to 1798. This example of the Devon map is from the first complete edition of Boswell's Antiquities dating from c1789. Mounted.
Ref: DEV 042
 
T. Kitchin    Large English Atlas 1751-53
£160
68 x 50.5cm


The idea for a new county atlas, with a large format bigger than any predecessor, was initiated in 1749 by John Hinton. For a variety of reasons, however, progress was slow. Maps were offered for individual sale as the printing plates were completed, but the series was not finished until 1760 when the atlas was finally published.. All but a few of the maps were drawn and engraved byEmanuel Bowen and Thomas Kitchin. The atlas proved to be a commercial success, and a number of later editions were issued up to 1787. The Durham map, engraved by Kitchin, was first published in 1751, and Hinton's name on the publisher's imprint of this example dates it to between 1751 and 1753. Hinton exited the project around that date, selling completed printing plates, stock and work in progress to John Tinney, whose name replaces that of Hinton on the early maps from c1753.
Ref: DUR 036
 
T. Kitchin    The Antiquities of England and Wales c1789 (1751)
£60
21.5 x 17cm


This map was first published in the February 1751 edition of the London Magazine, which between 1747 and 1754 issued a complete set of English county maps by Thomas Kitchin. The maps were later re-published by Alexander Hogg in Boswell's Antiquities of England & Wales, initially in partwork from c 1787-9, and then in several complete editions of the work up to 1798. This example of the Hampshire map is from the first complete edition of Boswell's Antiquities dating from c1789.
Ref: HAM 022
 
T. Kitchin    Large English Atlas 1749-60 (1749)
£360
65.5 x 53cm


Original outline colour. Some repaired marginal nicks and tears not affecting the printed area. Some dampstaining to the side margins, but again well outside the printed area. Otherwise a very attractive specimen. This new series of maps was commenced in 1749, with maps sold singly until the last counties were completed and the full series issued in 1760 as the Large English Atlas. Hertfordshire was one of the first issued in 1749. J.Tinney's name on the imprint probably dates this copy to the first edition of the atlas in 1760, though it could have been sold individually as a pre-atlas copy between 1753 and 1760.
Ref: HRT 258
 
T. Kitchin    England Illustrated/Kitchin's English Atlas 1763 or 1765
£45
19 x 25.5cm


England Illustrated was a topographical work on England and Wales published in 2 volumes by R. and J. Dodsley in 1763. The work included a set of English and Welsh county maps drawn and engraved by Thomas Kitchin. These were republished without the text as Kitchin's English Atlas in 1765. An ex-library blind stamp.
Ref: HUN 016
 
T. Kitchin    The Antiquities of England and Wales c1789 (1750)
£60
16x 20cm


This map was first published in the November 1750 edition of the London Magazine, which between 1747 and 1754 issued a complete set of English county maps by Thomas Kitchin. The maps were later re-published by Alexander Hogg in Boswell's Antiquities of England & Wales, initially in partwork from c 1787-9, and then in several complete editions of the work up to 1798. This example of the Lancashirel map is from the first complete edition of Boswell's Antiquities dating from c1789. Mounted.
Ref: LAN 017
 
T. Kitchin    The Antiquities of England and Wales c1789 (1751)
£53
16.5 x 21.5cm


This map was first published in the January 1751 edition of the London Magazine, which between 1747 and 1754 issued a complete set of English county maps by Thomas Kitchin. The maps were later re-published by Alexander Hogg in Boswell's Antiquities of England & Wales, initially in partwork from c 1787-9, and then in several complete editions of the work up to 1798. This example of the Lincolnshire map is from the first complete edition of Boswell's Antiquities dating from c1789.
Ref: LIN 040
 
T. Kitchin    The Antiquities of England and Wales c1789 (1748)
£60
19.5 x 18.5cm


This map was first published in the March 1748 edition of the London Magazine, which between 1747 and 1754 issued a complete set of English county maps by Thomas Kitchin. The maps were later re-published by Alexander Hogg in Boswell's Antiquities of England & Wales, initially in partwork from c 1787-9, and then in several complete editions of the work up to 1798. This example of the Middlesex map is from the first complete edition of Boswell's Antiquities dating from c1789.
Ref: MID 018
 
T. Kitchin    The Antiquities of England and Wales c1789 (1752)
£50
16.5 x 21.5cm


This map was first published in the July 1752 edition of the London Magazine, which between 1747 and 1754 issued a complete set of English county maps by Thomas Kitchin. The maps were later re-published by Alexander Hogg in Boswell's Antiquities of England & Wales, initially in partwork from c 1787-9, and then in several complete editions of the work up to 1798. This example of the Shropshire map is from the first complete edition of Boswell's Antiquities dating from c1789. Supplied mounted and ready to frame if so desired.
Ref: SHR 039
 
T. Kitchin    The Antiquities of England and Wales c1789 (1749)
£58
24.5 x 19cm


This map was first published in the May 1749 edition of the London Magazine, which between 1747 and 1754 issued a complete set of English county maps by Thomas Kitchin. The maps were later re-published by Alexander Hogg in Boswell's Antiquities of England & Wales, initially in partwork from c 1787-9, and then in several complete editions of the work up to 1798. This example of the Somerset map is from the first complete edition of Boswell's Antiquities dating from c1789.
Ref: SOM 019
 
T. Kitchin    The Antiquities of England and Wales c1789 (1751)
£47
16.5 x 22cm


This map was first published in the March 1751 edition of the London Magazine, which between 1747 and 1754 issued a complete set of English county maps by Thomas Kitchin. The maps were later re-published by Alexander Hogg in Boswell's Antiquities of England & Wales, initially in partwork from c 1787-9, and then in several complete editions of the work up to 1798. This example of the Staffordshire map is from the first complete edition of Boswell's Antiquities dating from c1789.
Ref: STA 012
 
T. Kitchin    The Antiquities of England and Wales 1753
£47
16.5 x 22cm


This map was first published in the May 1753 edition of the London Magazine, which between 1747 and 1754 issued a complete set of English county maps by Thomas Kitchin. The maps were later re-published by Alexander Hogg in Boswell's Antiquities of England & Wales, initially in partwork from c 1787-9, and then in several complete editions of the work up to 1798. This example of the Worcestershire map is from the first complete edition of Boswell's Antiquities dating from c1789.
Ref: WOR 015
 
T. Kitchin    England Displayed 1769 (1753)
£65
22 x 16.5cm


Whole county. This map was first published in the August 1753 number of the London Magazine, as part of a full set of English and Welsh counties. Nine or ten of these maps - including that of Yorkshire- were later reissued in 1769/70 in the topographical work, England Displayed. Most of the set were used for a final time in Boswell's Antiquities of England and Wales, issued 1787-89, but a different map of Yorkshire by Thomas Conder was substitued for the Kitchin map of the county. Our copy of Kitchin's map is a good example from England Displayed.
Ref: YOR 040
 
T. Kitchin    England Illustrated 1763
£69
25 x 19.5cm


West Riding. England Illustrated was a topographical work on England and Wales published in 2 volumes by R. and J. Dodsley. The work included a set of English and Welsh county maps drawn and engraved by Thomas Kitchin. These were republished without the text as Kitchin's English Atlas in 1765. Supplied mounted and ready to frame.
Ref: YOR 002
 
T. Jefferys T. Kitchin    Small English Atlas 1749 or 1751
£60
13.5 x 17.5cm


The Small English Atlas was initially published by Thomas Kitchin and Thomas Jefferys as a weekly partwork, beginning in November 1748. Sale as a complete atlas followed the final and 13th part of the series. The individual maps can generally be found in two or three states, with plate numbers being first added to the maps during the time the 1751 edition was on sale. By the time of the 1775 edition the printing plates had been acquired by Robert Sayer, John Bennet, and John and Carington Bowles, and further editions of the work were sold by them and their successors until around 1825. Despite this, the maps are not commonplace on today's market. The Essex map was first issued in December 1748. This exampleof the Essex map is the map's first state, without a plate number dating it to the editions of 1749 or 1751.
Ref: ESS 030
 
T. Kitchin    Index sheet to a large scale county map. 1769
£55
71 x 48.5cm


This is the index sheet to a large scale county map surveyed by Andrews, Dury and Herbert and published in 1769. The map was drawn at 2 inches to the mile, and was printed on 25 sheets. Kitchin is named as the engraver on this index sheet, which is itself dissected into 15 sections and mounted on linen, presumably for folding into a slip case. The linen has a label to verso on which the French wording "Carte Generale" appears, although the map itself is entirely in English. The map shows good detail for an index map, and the lathes are marked with original outline colour.
Ref: KEN 1216
 
T. Kitchin    The Antiquities of England and Wales c1789 (1751)
£50
22 x 17cm


This map was first published in the June 1751 edition of the London Magazine, which between 1747 and 1754 issued a complete set of English county maps by Thomas Kitchin. The maps were later re-published by Alexander Hogg in Boswell's Antiquities of England & Wales, initially in partwork from c 1787-9, and then in several complete editions of the work up to 1798. This example of the Oxfordshire map is from the first complete edition of Boswell's Antiquities dating from c1789.
Ref: BER 012
 
T. Kitchin    The Antiquities of England and Wales c1789 (1751)
£38
21.5 x 16.5cm


This map first appeared in the London Magazine in 1751 as part of an irregular but complete set of English county maps, nearly all by Thomas Kitchin. This example is from its re-issue by Alexander Hogg in Boswell's Antiquities of England & Wales which appeared serially from c1787-89, and in subsequent collected editions in the 1790's.
Ref: DUR 037
 
T. Kitchin    The Antiquities of England and Wales 1787-98 (1751)
£42
16.5 x 20cm


This map was first published in the November 1747 edition of the London Magazine, which between 1747 and 1754 issued a complete set of English county maps by Thomas Kitchin. The maps were later re-published in 1787-98 by Alexander Hogg in Boswell's Antiquities of England & Wales, and this example is from this later issue.
Ref: BED 033
 
T. Kitchin    The Antiquities of England and Wales c1789 (1750)
£45
17.5 x 19cm


This map was first published in the April 1750 edition of the London Magazine, which between 1747 and 1754 issued a complete set of English county maps by Thomas Kitchin. The maps were later re-published by Alexander Hogg in Boswell's Antiquities of England & Wales, initially in partwork from c 1787-9, and then in several complete editions of the work up to 1798. This example of the Cumberland map is from the first complete edition of Boswell's Antiquities dating from c1789.
Ref: CUM 013
 
T. Kitchin    England Illustrated 1763
£40
19.5 x 25cm


England Illustrated was a topographical work on England and Wales published in 2 volumes by R. and J. Dodsley. The work included a set of English and Welsh county maps drawn and engraved by Thomas Kitchin. These were republished without the text as Kitchin's English Atlas in 1765.
Ref: BED 1590
 
T. Kitchin    England Illustrated 1763
£45
25.5 x 19.5cm


England Illustrated was a topographical work on England and Wales published in 2 volumes by R. and J. Dodsley. The work included a set of English and Welsh county maps drawn and engraved by Thomas Kitchin. These were republished without the text as Kitchin's English Atlas in 1765.
Ref: CDG 1666
 
T. Kitchin    England Displayed 1769 (1757)
£40
21 x 16.5cm


This map was one of a series engraved by Kitchin for the London Magazine, and first appeared in the issue of January 1757. It was subsequently re-issued in 1769 in England Displayed, a topographical work which included a set of English and Welsh county maps from diverse sources - Kitchin, Rollos and Read/Rocque.
Ref: CNV 1619
 
T. Kitchin    The Antiquities of England and Wales 1787-9 (1748)
£45
16 x 20.5cm


The Antiquities of England and Wales was a weekly partwork published by Alexander Hogg from 1787-9, to compete with Grose's similar work on antiquities which had just been completed. The nominal editor of the work, Henry Boswell, may or not have actually existed. Hogg included a set of county maps of England and Wales by Thomas Kitchin, which had first appeared in the London Magazine between 1747 and 1765, that of Buckinghamshire being first published in 1748.
Ref: BUC 1591
 
J. Hinton T. Kitchin    The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure 1747
£45
15 x 19.5cm


The Universal Magazine was a monthly magazine founded by John Hinton and published between 1747 and 1799. English and Welsh county maps were included from time to time, the first four being drawn and engraved by Kitchin, and many of those following by Emanuel Bowen or R. Seale, though some lack any engraver's signature. This map of Buckinghamshire was issued in the edition of October 1747.
Ref: BUC 004
 
T. Kitchin    Kitchin's Pocket Atlas 1769
£95
20 x 16.5cm


Kitchin's Pocket Atlas was based on the novel concept of drawing all the county maps to a common scale. Whilst this provided a better illustation of counties' relative sizes, it meant that the overall sizes of the maps varied considerably. Smaller maps shared pages where this was practical within an alphabetical county arrangement, Surrey appearing on the same page as the map of the Scilly Isles. The atlas was not commercially successful and Kitchin issued no further editions, although the plates were later acquired by Carington Bowles who re-issued the work as Bowles's Pocket Atlas around 1778. The maps are today quite rare.
Ref: SUR 001
 
T. Kitchin    Royal English Atlas 1777 (c1764)
£185
40.5 x 51cm


The Royal English Atlas, first published around 1764, was probably an attempt to repeat the commercial success of The Large English Atlas, with a somewhat smaller format. The maps were again engraved by Kitchin and Bowen, and the partners in the enterprise were based around the consortium that had finally brought out The Large English Atlas in 1760. This time, however, they misjudged the market, and although there were some later re-issues of the atlas, the modern rarity of the maps suggests it was not very successful. This example, dated 1777, bears the publishers' imprint of R. Sayer,J. Bennett, J. Bowles and C. Bowles. Original outline colour.
Ref: WAR 019
 
T. Kitchin    The Antiquities of England and Wales 1787-98 (1749)
£40
23 x 20cm


This map was first published in 1749 in the London Magazine, which between 1747 and1754 issued a complete set of English county maps by Thomas Kitchin. The maps were later re-published in 1787-98 by Alexander Hogg in Boswell's Antiquities of England & Wales, and this example is from this later issue in which the maps had roads added.
Ref: COR 012
 
T. Kitchin    The Antiquities of England and Wales c1789 (1751)
£45
16.5 x 21.5cm


This map was first published in the May 1751 edition of the London Magazine, which between 1747 and 1754 issued a complete set of English county maps by Thomas Kitchin. The maps were later re-published by Alexander Hogg in Boswell's Antiquities of England & Wales, initially in partwork from c 1787-9, and then in several complete editions of the work up to 1798. This example of the Nottinghamshire map is from the first complete edition of Boswell's Antiquities dating from c1789. Slight browning to LH white margin. Mounted.
Ref: NOT 012
 
T. Kitchin    Geographia Scotiae 1748/1756
£55
17 x 15cm


Kincardineshire. Thomas Kitchin provided the maps for this Scottish county atlas, first published in 1748 as a companion volume to Geographia Magnae Britanniae, which came out the same year. The two books were often bound together, but could also be purchased separately. There was a second edition of the work in 1756. Stain from old mounting tape to the top edge of the top white margin, but 0.8 cms above the printed border.
Ref: KIN 001
 
T. Kitchin    Geographia Scotiae 1748/1756
£55
17 x 15cm


Lanarkshire. Thomas Kitchin provided the maps for this Scottish county atlas, first published in 1748 as a companion volume to Geographia Magnae Britanniae, which came out the same year. The two books were often bound together, but could also be purchased separately. There was a second edition of the work in 1756. This map combines the counties of Lanarkshire and Peebles. Stain from old mounting tape to the top white margin, just impinging the plate number but not otherwise affecting the printed image.
 
T. Kitchin    The London Magazine 1763-76
£45
21.5 x 17cm


Selkirkshire. Between 1763 and 1881 The London Magazine published an occasional series of Scottish county maps. Thomas Kitchin was attributed as the author of all the earlier maps, but authorship was shared with J. Barber on later issues. The Selkirk map is attributed to Kitchin alone. It is undated, but was issued before 1776, after which the designation "for the London Magazine" was shortened. Somewhat toned, with some monor restoration to top-right corner of border, and old tape stains in the lower border, which would be hidden by a new mount.
Ref: SEL 001
 
T. Kitchin    Geographia Scotiae 1748/1756
£55
16.5 x 15.5cm


Selkirkshire. Thomas Kitchin provided the maps for this Scottish county atlas, first published in 1748 as a companion volume to Geographia Magnae Britanniae, which came out the same year. The two books were often bound together, but could also be purchased separately. There was a second edition of the work in 1756.
Ref: SEL 002
 
T. Kitchin    Geographia Scotiae 1748/1756
£55
17 x 15.5cm


Wigtonshire. Thomas Kitchin provided the maps for this Scottish county atlas, first published in 1748 as a companion volume to Geographia Magnae Britanniae, which came out the same year. The two books were often bound together, but could also be purchased separately. There was a second edition of the work in 1756.
Ref: WIG 002
 
T. Kitchin    The Antiquities of England and Wales c1789 (1749)
£53
16.5 x 20cm


This map was first published in the January 1749 edition of the London Magazine, which between 1747 and 1754 issued a complete set of English county maps by Thomas Kitchin. The maps were later re-published by Alexander Hogg in Boswell's Antiquities of England & Wales, initially in partwork from c 1787-9, and then in several complete editions of the work up to 1798. This example of the Oxfordshire map is from the first complete edition of Boswell's Antiquities dating from c1789.
Ref: OXF 014
 

Road Maps

T. Kitchin    Kitchin's Post-Chaise Companion 1767/1770
£40
20 x 15cm


Plates 24 and 25 - Harding, Denbigh, Beaumaris, Holyhead; and London, Basingstoke, Andover, Salisbury. The strip maps for Kitchin's road book are based on those of Senex, though the roads are drawn at varying scales. The plates are printed back-to-back on both sides of the sheet to reduce weight and improve portability. The work was first published in 1767, with re-issues in 1770 and in c1780. This sheet covers the road along the north Welsh coast to Anglesey and Holyhead, and the start of the road from London down to Cornwall.
Ref: ROA 097