Illustrations to the History, Directory, and Gazetteer of the Counties of Durham and Northumberland.

Leeds, (England): Printed for Wm. White & Co. by Edward Baines & Son, nd [ca. 1827 and 1829]. 4to. Large hand-colored folding map of each county, plus three folding charts ("Table of the Reciprocal Distances of the Principal Towns of Great Britain and Ireland," "Table of the Reciprocal Distances of All the Market Towns in the Four Most Northern Counties of England," and "Population Returns of England"); bound in ahead of the original front wrapper are additional large folding county maps of Cumberland and Westmoreland. The map of Northumberland carries a manuscript note regarding the inherited estate of the Manor of Fawdon. The maps were drawn by John Cary (ca. 1754-1835), engraver, globemaker, and cartographer; those of Durham and Northumberland measure 22 x 25 inches, those of Cumberland and Westmoreland, 20 1/2 x 23 inches. Apparently the extra part in wrappers was meant to accompany the author's two volume 1827 work "History, Directory and Gazetteer of the Counties of Durham and Northumberland"; the two additional maps were apparently issued to accompany a similar work for those two counties, by the same authors, published in 1829. OCLC locates one copy (Harvard), containing but one map and two folding tables, and the entry includes the note "Probably no more published - Quaritch." Some archival repairs to verso of each map, the charts restores; still a very good copy. Original marbled boards, recently rebacked, contemporary paper label with manuscript title on upper board, original wrapper bound in. (#4294). Item #57239

Price: $1,500.00

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