Item details: The British Monarchy: Or, a New Chorographical Description of all the Dominions Subject to the King of Great Britain …
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BICKHAM, George.
The British Monarchy: Or, a New Chorographical Description of all the Dominions Subject to the King of Great Britain …
Imprint: London, 1749.
Binding: Hardback
Folio (370 x 250 mm.), original marbled paper card wrapper, worn and lightly soiled. End paper lightly spotted at edges, frontispiece, title page, 2 pages of introduction, 2 pages entitled The British Monarchy described, 5 single page engraved maps and 1 double page (folded), 20 pages of engraved text descriptions and another two decoratively engraved title pages.
This book includes 27 pages of engraved text descriptions, 4 finely engraved title pages and 6 maps, these are: A Map of the king of Great Britainís Dominions in Europe, Africa, and America; A General Map of the British Isles; A Map of Ireland; A Map of the North Part of Great Britain, called Scotland; A Map of the South Part of Great Britain called England and Wales and A Chart of the Sea Coast. Published by George Bickham, both father and son, the life of the British Monarchy is complicated. Originally published in parts from October 1743 with five leaves in each the final product seems to indicate that some contained only 4 leaves. The work would later include a fine series of English County maps. This example follows Hodsonís collation although does not tally exactly with any listed. Hodson 217 pp. 87-9.
Stock number:1787.