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£1750 A Collection of Plans of the Principal Cities of Great Britain... together with: A New General and Universal Atlas Andrew Dury, 1764 Ref: b6019xVu
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A New | General and Universal | ATLAS | Containing Forty five Maps  | By Andrew Dury. | Engraved by Mr. Kitchin, & others.
Printed for & Sold by A. Dury at the Indian Queen, in Dukes Court St. Martin's Lane, | Robt. Sayer at the Golden Buck in Fleet Street, & Carington Bowles in St.Pauls Church Yard, London.
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A New | General and Universal | ATLAS | Containing Forty five Maps  | By Andrew Dury. | Engraved by Mr. Kitchin, & others.
Printed for & Sold by A. Dury at the Indian Queen, in Dukes Court St. Martin's Lane, | Robt. Sayer at the Golden Buck in Fleet Street, & Carington Bowles in St.Pauls Church Yard, London.
Together with: 
A Collection of | PLANS of the Principal CITIES; | OF | GREAT BRITAIN and IRELAND; | with MAPS of | the COAST of the said KINGDOMS; |Drawn from the most Accurate Surveys; | In particular, | those taken by the late Mr.J.ROCQUE, Topographer to his MAJESTY.
London, Printed & Sold by A.Dury, in Dukes Court, St.Martin's Lane. | Where may be had his small Universal Pocket Atas, to which this is designed as a Second Volume.

Pair of atlases, as the imprint suggests in the British volume, not necessarily sold together but here in matching original half leather bindings with ownership inscriptions and signatures of Henrietta Roper, recieved as a gift from Lady Caroline, wife of 4th Marquess Lothian. (A small modern print-out from a painting of the Marquess and Lady Caroline loosely inserted.)

Volume 1: Andrew Dury's pocket world Atlas. Complete with 39 copper engraved maps (the 45 stated in the title include 6 double page maps which are listed and numbered as two maps). The maps are engraved by various engravers; Thomas Kitchin (7), J. Gibson (4), J. Spilsbury (2), Joseph Ellis (5), J. Bayley (1) and unsigned (20). Oblong 12mo. (15x13cm) 
Original half calf with gilt title to spine. 3 free endpapers, Engraved title, Engraved dedication to The Right Honourable William Petty etc., List of maps, 39 copper engraved maps hand coloured in outline, 2 free endpapers. Last front endpaper with ink inscription; Henrietta Hay. Given by her dearest Aunt Lady Henrietta Roper. May 14 1789. Pencilled inscription of a quotation from Milton's Paradise Lost below. Signature of Henrietta Roper to top of title page. Some border stain to title page, dedication and last endpaper not affecting rest of book. The World map has a short repaired split at top fold.

Volume 2: Andrew Dury's pocket British Atlas. Complete with 21 maps of the coast of Britain & 18 town Plans. Three fold-out plans of London after the fire with Sir Chrispher Wren's poroposed new plan, the cities of London & Westminster and Edinburgh. The London & Westminster and Edinburgh Plans are missing the fold out section which are provided in facsimile from another copy. All plates in full original hand colour. The imrint of engraver Joseph Ellis appears on several of the coastal maps and of John Cheevers on several of the town plans.

Original half calf with gilt title to spine. 3 free endpapers, Engraved title, Engraved dedication to The Right Honourable George Lord Viscount Midleton etc.,., List of maps, 21 maps of Britain's Coast, 18 town plans. Signature of Henrietta Roper to title page. Last front endpaper with handwritten ink inscription: Henrietta Roper given by Lady Lothian Bath 5th April 1774. Henrietta Hay given by her dearest Aunt Lady Henrietta Roper May 14 1789

Rare to find matching copies of this 2 volume work. Slight height difference but clearly matching bindings with provenance of first ownership in both volumes. Binding firm and contents clean and in very good codition throughout with the exception of two fold-out plates with loss in volume 2 and edge stain to title ad front endpaper of volume 1.

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