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German Dominions of the King of Great Britain c1802.

German Dominions of the King of Great Britain c1802.

by Laurie & Whittle

Germany, Divided into Dominions. Superb Laurie-Whittle map c1802.

Published 24th July, 1802 by Laurie & Whittle, No. 53 Fleet Street, London. "Successors to the late Mr Sayer."

A stunning map of Germany, this map is based on Thomas Kitchin's map of 1790. Laurie and Whittle transposed his map with their distinctive beautiful soft-coloured wash and outlining to each of the regions, and coloured wash to the ocean, coastline, and cartouche. The picture does not do justice to this fine antique map on thick paper from Laurie and Whittle's folio edition Imperial Sheet Atlas.

Robert Laurie (c1755-1836) gained a fine reputation as both publisher and engraver. He invented a method of printing mezzotint engravings in colour, which provided an incomparable finish to his grand maps. Robert Sayer published most of his work, until Laurie joined partnership with James Whittle (c1757-1818) in 1794 and acquired Sayer's business at no. 53 Fleet Street in London. Laurie and Whittle published a large number of Land and Marine atlases, and styled themselves “Chart-Sellers to the Admiralty”. Their maps were well-regarded for the quality of the scientific accuracy as well as their grand presentation.

Approximate size, 60 x 52 cm (23.5 x 20.5 inches). Large Folio edition.

Stock Number: amLWBritishGermanyPrice: $300.00