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The New British Traveller; ca 1784

The New British Traveller; ca 1784

Ref: ENG1784U

(Supplied on a CD) The New British Traveller; Or, A Complete Modern Universal Display Of Great-Britain And Ireland: Being A New, Complete, Accurate, And Extensive Tour Through England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, the Isles of … Comprising all that is worthy of Observation in every County, Shire, &c. … Being calculated equally to please the Polite - entertain the Curious - instruct the Uninformed - and direct the Traveller. … Being Really The Result Of An actual and late General Survey, accurately made by a Society of Gentlemen, Each of whom has undertaken that Part for which his Study and Inclination has more immediately qualified him. And Including A Valuable Collection of Landscapes, Views, County-Maps, &c. … The Whole Published Under The Immediate Inspection Of George Augustus Walpoole, Esq. Assisted … By David Wynne Evans … Alexander Burnett … and … Robert Conway … And Others … London: Printed For Alex. Hogg, At The King's-Arms, No.16 Paternoster-Row, 1784.'
As with many copies of this book, the one we obtained had been disbound to remove the plates (except frontis map) for selling separately. This also resulted in the loss of the London & Irish sections and parts of the Hertfordshire & Middlesex descriptions.
The size of the book means that we have had to publish it over two CDs. Where a new chapter starts part way down a page the scanned image has been split into two. The original image is also on the disk if required for printing. All in all, some 442 folio size pages of Historical, Descriptive and Biographical surveys of the counties of England plus Wales, Scotland & the British Isles. Of great interest to anyone interested in British history or topography.

The contents of CD 1 are: The map, Preliminary Observations on England and the counties of Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Essex, Suffolk, Derby, Stafford, Shropshire, Hereford, Monmouth, Worcester, Leicester, Warwick, Rutland, Huntingdon, Northampton, Cambridge, Bedford, Buckingham, Oxford & Hertford (part).

The contents of CD 2 are: The counties of Middlesex (part), Hants, Berks, Wilts, Gloucester, Dorset, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, Norfolk, Lincoln, Nottingham, York, Durham, Northumberland, Cumberland, Westmoreland, Lancaster, Cheshire plus Wales, Scotland and the British Isles (Wight, Channel Islands, Man, Orkney & Shetland, Hebrides).

Price:10.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

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