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Edwards, James, 1756–1816

A companion from London to Brighthelmston, in Sussex : consisting of a set of topographical maps from actual surveys, on a scale of two inches to a mile ... / by J. Edwards, topographer.

London : Printed by T. Bensley, Bolt Court, Fleet Street; for the author, No. 23, Belvidere Place, St. George's Southwark, 1801.
Physical Description:
[3],viii, [1], 31, 86, [3] p., [15] leaves of plates, ([2] folded) : ill., maps ; 31 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA670.S96 E39 1801+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Title page continues: "With ichnographical plans of some of the principal towns within the circuit of said survey, picturesque views of seats and a variety of other elucidating engravings, executed by artists of the first eminence : a complete and comprehensive description, natural history, and antiquities, of all the towns, villages, gentlemen's seats, &c. on the road and circumjacent country from London to Brighthelmston : and an account of the inns where post-chaises and post-horses are kept : stage coaches, stage waggons, and other vehicle inns : with their usual hours of passing to and from London : also, a correct list of the principal professions, noted manufactories, principal academies, &c. &c. : to which are prefixed tabulae distantiarum : being very extensive tables of lineal distances, which are illustrated by one of the most accurate land charts ever published in this kingdom : as the situation of the churches and other remarkable objects are determined to a single foot in distance : deduced from General Roy's base-line on Hounflow Heath, and from the very correct trigonometrical surveys since carried on by Lieut. Colonel Williams, Captain Mudge, &c. : this chart extends from London to the southern coast of England : upwards of fifty miles in length, near thirty in breadth, and comprising about three hundred parishes situated adjacent to the roads leading from London to Brighthelmston, Tunbridge Wells, Eastbourn, Seaford, Rottingdean, Worthing, &c. : the whole engraved and published under the immediate inspection of the author : assisted in the description of the different noblemen and gentlemen's seats by the possessors : and such as relate to history and antiquities, from the very best authenticated authorities."
Engravings by Darton & Harvey, Thomas Medland, James Roberts and James Edwards; after George Samuel, O'Neal and Sylvester Harding.
Plates dated from 1787 to 1795.
Irregular paging.
Text printed in double columns.
Two plates printed on double leaves.
British Architectural Library. Early printed books, 1478-1840, 967
List of subscriber's: p. [i]-viii.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in gilt-tooled smooth calf. Lacks half title leaf present in British Architectural Library copy. Dedication and preface wanting. Lacks "Tabulae Distantiae; or, Two tables of Lineal Distances" and "Tabulae distantiarum; or, Tables of Lineal distances for Sussex". Also lacks 4 plates listed as present in the British Architectural Library copy and the two unnumbered folded engraved maps.
Subject Terms:
Bensley, T. -- Printer.
Brighton (England) -- Description and travel.
Comerford, James -- Bookplate.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1801.
Fletcher, W. H. B., M. A. -- Bookplate
London (England) -- Description and travel.
London (England) -- Maps.
Surrey (England) -- Description and travel.
Surrey (England) -- Maps.
Surrey (England) -- Surveys.
Sussex (England) -- Description and travel.
Sussex (England) -- Maps.
Sussex (England) -- Surveys.
Subscriber's lists.
Armorial bookplates (Provenance)
Darton & Harvey (London, England)
Edwards, James, 1756-1816, engraver.
Medland, Thomas, active 18th century-19th century, engraver.
Roberts, James, 1725-1799, engraver.
Harding, Sylvester, 1745-1809, ill.
O'Neal, ill.
Samuel, George, d. 1823? ill.
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