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John Kirby's Suffolk: His Maps and Roadbooks - with a Facsimile of The Suffolk Traveller, 1735 (Hardcover) Loot Price: R1,045
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John Kirby's Suffolk: His Maps and Roadbooks - with a Facsimile of The Suffolk Traveller, 1735 (Hardcover): John Blatchly

John Kirby's Suffolk: His Maps and Roadbooks - with a Facsimile of The Suffolk Traveller, 1735 (Hardcover)

John Blatchly

Series: Suffolk Records Society

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Here, published in facsimile for the first time since the eighteenth century, are John Kirby's extremely rare large-scale Suffolk maps of 1736 and 1737 and the 1735 edition of his road-book The Suffolk Traveller, the earliest single-county roadbook. Those who subscribed for the 1736 map received the 1735 Traveller gratis. The maps of 1764 and 1766 which his sons published after his death are also provided, the former decorated with twelve engravings of castles and abbeys in the county.The earliest maps were the result of a survey of the whole county which Kirby carried out, with some help from Nathaniel Bacon, between 1732 and 1734. Although it is easy to point to inaccuracies, the hand-coloured maps are highly decorative and correct many of the errors common on earlier Suffolk maps in county atlases. The heraldry on the one-inch maps and the named owners and occupiers of the larger estates provide the basis for new select directories of the county in the mid 1730s and mid-1760s. This work of Suffolk topography includes a biography of John Kirby himself and a full account of the travails of publishing his maps and book. Contributions by JENNY JAMES.

General

Imprint: The Boydell Press
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Suffolk Records Society
Release date: May 2004
First published: 2004
Authors: John Blatchly
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 44mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 284
ISBN-13: 978-1-84383-051-1
Categories: Books > Earth & environment > Geography > Historical geography
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Essays, journals, letters & other prose works > General
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Earth & environment > Geography > Physical geography > General
Books > Earth & environment > Geography > Maps, charts & atlases > Place names & gazetteers
Books > Sport & Leisure > Travel & holiday > Travel writing > Classic travel writing
Books > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Travel > Travel writing > Classic travel writing
LSN: 1-84383-051-5
Barcode: 9781843830511

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