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Baker, James, topographer
The imperial guide : with picturesque plans of the great post roads, containing miniatures likenesses, engraved from real sketches of the cities, towns, villages, seas, islands, mountains, public edifices, and private buildings ... / by J. Baker.
London : Printed by C. Whittingham ..., and sold by H.D. Symonds ..., White ..., Otridge ..., Richardson ..., [and 4 others], 1802.
Physical Description:
iv, 66, [36] p. : ill. maps ; 23 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA625 B3 1802
Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Plates engraved by I. [i.e. J.H.] Wright, F. Ross, John Bluck, and Francis Chesham; after James Baker, H. James, Julius Caesar Ibbetson, Samuel Stringer, John Bluck, and William Anderson.
British Art Center copy imperfect: author's name has been erased from t.p.
Maps are strip road maps, illustrated with vignettes of country houses and towns. Route is represented by a single line. cf. Smith, David. Victorian maps of the British Isles, p. 55, 87-88.
Added engraved t.p. with title that reads: Intirely new picturesque views and plans of the roads.
Page 1-27 also separately published with title: Multum in parvo: fashionable tours from London. London, 1802.
Subject Terms:
Engraving, Colored -- Specimens -- 1802.
Great Britain -- Description and travel.
Great Britain -- Road maps.
Otridge -- Publisher.
Richardson -- Publisher.
Symonds, H.D. -- Publisher.
White, -- Publisher.
Whittingham, C. -- Printer.
Aquatints -- 1802.
Wright, J. H., active 1808-1818, engraver.
Ross, F., engraver.
Bluck, John (Printmaker), engraver.
Chesham, Francis, 1749-1806, engraver.
Baker, James, topographer, ill.
James, H., ill.
Ibbetson, Julius, 1759-1817, ill.
Stringer, Samuel, -approximately 1784, ill.
Anderson, William, 1757-1837, ill.

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