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£1650 The Piscatorial Atlas Taylor & Francis 1883 Ref: 3010mfg
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THE | PISCATORIAL ATLAS | OF THE | NORTH SEA, ENGLISH AND ST. GEORGE'S CHANNELS. | BY | O.T. OLSEN. F.L.S., F.R.G.S. | ILLUSTRATING | THE FISHING PORTS, BOATS, GEAR, SPECIES OF FISH | (HOW, WHERE, AND WHEN CAUGHT), | AND OTHER INFORMATION CONCERNING FISH AND FISHERIES. | GRIMBSY: | O. T. OLSEN, FISH DOCK ROAD. | LONDON: ....read more

THE | PISCATORIAL ATLAS | OF THE | NORTH SEA, ENGLISH AND ST. GEORGE'S CHANNELS. | BY | O.T. OLSEN. F.L.S., F.R.G.S. | ILLUSTRATING | THE FISHING PORTS, BOATS, GEAR, SPECIES OF FISH | (HOW, WHERE, AND WHEN CAUGHT), | AND OTHER INFORMATION CONCERNING FISH AND FISHERIES. | GRIMBSY: | O. T. OLSEN, FISH DOCK ROAD. | LONDON: | TAYLOR AND FRANCIS, RED LION COURT, FLEET STREET, E.C. | 1883
Large folio (57x46cm) Original blind-stamped blue cloth boards with gilt title to front. Spine expertly re-backed with original cloth re-laid and retaining original end-papers. 
Title | Printer's signature ( Taylor & Francis) | Dedication to His Royal Highness Rear Admiral The Duke of Edinburgh | 2pp. Introduction. | List of Boats Registered under the Sea Fisheries Act. | List of Maps. | Map of the tides with flags of the coastal nations. | Map of the North Sea bottom with key to the soils and hand coloured vignette of Grimsby Fish Dock | Map of the North Sea Soundings with hand coloured vignette of an East Coast Fish Wife. | Map of the North Sea Fishing Grounds with vignette of a Deep Sea Fisherman. | 10 pp. Maps of the distribution of Silvery and Surface-Fish. | 10pp. Maps of the distribution of Round and Midwater-Fish. | 10pp. Maps of the distribution of Armed and Scaled Fish. | 10pp. Maps of the distribution of Flat and Ground-Fish. | 6pp. Maps of the distribution of Crustacea and Shellfish.
Each map is full page, printed one side only, depicting the same outline of the British Isles, the 4 introductory maps as listed above and the 46 others showing the distribution of each fish with a hand coloured representation with description and information bottom right and a hand coloured vignette top right illustrating various fishing vessels.Crease to front free endpaper but otherwise contents complete and very fine throughout.
A fine, rare, unusual and important atlas.
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