GEOGRAPHIA MAGNAE BRITANNIAE. OR CORRECT MAPS OF ALL THE COUNTIES IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, AND WALES, AND OF SEVERAL ADJACENT ISLANDS...
Two of the maps are signed Thomas Hutchinson but the rest are unsigned. Ever since I started selling maps they have usually been catalogued under the name of T. Osborne. His name is the first amongst a list of names which appear on the atlas title-page, illustrated above, under the heading Printed for The other names are D. Browne, J. Hodges, A. Miller, J. Robinson, W. Johnson, P. Davey and B. Law.
The title-page is dated 1748. An edition published circa 1756 with a revised title-page has been recorded. Its life was short, however, overtaken by sales of new atlases by Bowen and Kitchin. A pleasing series and getting a bit more difficult to find.
County Atlases of The British Isles, Donald Hodson Vol. II
Titlepage to Geographia Magnae Britabbiae 1748
England and Wales
Roads of England and Wales
Isle of Man
Isle of Wight
Guernsey and Alderney
Yorkshire West Riding
Yorkshire East Riding
Yorkshire North Riding
Rutlandshire by Thomas Osborne
Worcestershire by Thomas Osborne
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I have been buying and selling antique maps since the early 1960's during which time I had a gallery in Watergate Street, Chester for 30 years. I am now able to offer through my websites a personal service to map and print collectors.