Rare and important plan of Coventry by T. Jefferys
A large and detailed plan of Coventry, engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys in 1750 after a survey of Samuel Bradford in 1748 and 1749. Oriented with north to the top of the page, the plan is dedicated by Jefferys to 'His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales'. A title cartouche appears in the upper left corner, one large vignette with a description of the town, 'a view of the Cross', a milage scale and a cartouche centred at the bottom line. With the engraved address of Jefferys: 'Publish'd according to Act of Parliament March 29, 1750. by T. Jefferys ye corner of St. Martins Lane near Charing Cross. London.'
This is first state of the map, printed and published just months after the survey as a separate map. We only could locate a handful of copies of this map in British Libraries.
Evidence of two vertical and one horizontal old folds, a small tear in centrefold backed. Excellent conditions for a separate published map.
Thomas Jefferys was an english cartographer and publisher. He produced one of the finest maps of the time of the West Indies and North America. Jefferys also published english country maps.
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Antique map of Coventry. Printed in London by Thomas Jefferys in 1750.
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