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T. Jefferys : 3 items
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. 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. Jefferys    Sold singly and included in The Large English Atlas c1760-70?
£195
50.5 x 62cm


The second state of Jefferys' large county map, first published between 1746 and 1760. The map was presumably originally sold as a single sheet, but is also found in The Large English Atlas where it sometimes takes the place of Thomas Kitchin's more usually found county map. The second state dates from 1760 or shortly after. Small hole just impinging the right hand border but otherwise a nice copy. Original outline colour.
Ref: WAR 1223