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The English cartographer Thomas Osborne

RICHARD NICHOLSON of CHESTER

A WORLD OF ANTIQUE MAPS AND PRINTS

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THE CARTOGRAPHER

THOMAS OSBORNE

1748 County Maps of England and Wales

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.

References:
County Atlases of The British Isles, Donald Hodson Vol. II

  •  Titlepage to Geographia Magnae Britabbiae 1748

    Titlepage to Geographia Magnae Britabbiae 1748

Atlas Titlepage

List of Maps in Geographia Magnae Britanniae

England and Wales
Roads of England and Wales
Bedfordshire
Berkshire
Buckinghamshire
Cambridgeshire
Cheshire
Cornwall
Scilly Isles
Cumberland
Derbyshire
Devonshire
Dorsetshire
Durham
Essex
Gloucestershire
Hampshire
Herefordshire
Hertfordshire
Huntingdonshire
Isle of Man
Isle of Wight
Guernsey and Alderney
Jersey
Kent

Lancashire
Leicestershire
Lincolnshire
Norfolk
Northamptonshire
Northumberland
Nottinghamshire
Oxfordshire
Rutlandshire
Shropshire
Somersetshire
Staffordshire
Suffolk
Surrey
Sussex
Warwickshire
Westmorland
Wiltshire
Worcestershire
Yorkshire
Yorkshire West Riding
Yorkshire East Riding
Yorkshire North Riding

Anglesey
Caernarvonshire
Denbighshire
Flintshire
Merionethshire
Montgomeryshire
Breconshire
Cardiganshire
Carmarthenshire
Glamorganshire
Monmouthshire
Pembrokeshire
Radnorshire

Examples from Geographia Magnae Britanniae

  •  Monmouthshire by Thomas Osborne

    Monmouthshire by Thomas Osborne

  •  Rutlandshire by Thomas Osborne

    Rutlandshire by Thomas Osborne

  •  Worcestershire by Thomas Osborne

    Worcestershire by Thomas Osborne

  •  Berkshire by Thomas Osborne

    Berkshire by Thomas Osborne

  •  Merionethshire by Thomas Osborne

    Merionethshire by Thomas Osborne

  •  Bedfordshire by Thomas Osborne

    Bedfordshire by Thomas Osborne

  •  Yorkshire East Riding by Thomas Osborne 1748

    Yorkshire East Riding by Thomas Osborne 1748

  •  Huntingdonshire by Thomas Osborne 1748

    Huntingdonshire by Thomas Osborne 1748

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Richard Nicholson

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.

The English cartographer Thomas Osborne

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