This is a double sided Map. 2 different maps are printed on 1 Page. This is not 2 separate Road Maps
Paterson’s British Itinerary : being a new and accurate delineation and description of the direct and principal cross roads of Great Britain.
This Antique Road Strip Map was first published in 1771 and went through numerous reprints and updates due to demand and popularity.
It has different Road Maps printed on both sides of the page.
This would have been an invaluable asset for many people in the 18th Century, including merchants and anyone that travelled.
Captain Daniel Paterson (1738-1825
Was a British Army officer and cartographer, known for his books of road maps
Paterson was gazetted as an ensign in the 30th (Cambridgeshire) Regiment of Foot30th on 13 December 1765, promoted to a lieutenant on 8 May 1772, and to a Captaincy on 11 July 1783. He became a Major in the army on 1 March 1794, and a lieutenant-colonel on 1 January 1798.In 1771 Paterson published the first edition of his “Road Book”.The work was dedicated to George Morrison, the Quartermaster-General to the Forces, and became well known in the British Army, for its official distances of military marches. The second edition was called Paterson’s British Itinerary: being a new and accurate Delineation and Description of the Roads of Great Britain, 1776,; the third edition reverted to the original title.
Captain Daniel Paterson
Printed for and sold by the proprietor Carington Bowles at his Map and Print Warehouse 69 St Pauls Church Yard
It was printed on Laid paper which is is a type of paper which has a ribbed texture imparted by the manufacturing process. In the pre-mechanical period of European papermaking (from the 12th century into the 19th century), laid paper was the main kind of paper produced. Its use, however, diminished in the 19th century, when it was largely supplanted by wove paper.
Before the mechanization of papermaking, paper was made by hand, using a wire sieve mounted in a rectangular mould to produce a single sheet at a time. A papermaker would dip the mould into a vat containing diluted pulp of hemp or fibres from rags, then lift it out, tilt it to spread the pulp evenly over the sieve and, as the water drained out between the wires, shake the mould to lock the fibres together. In the process, the pattern of the wires in the sieve was imparted to the sheet of paper.
It was printed from a hand engraved Copper Plate. The image was reproduced as lines and as mirror image onto the Plate by the Engraver using sharp metal tools called Burins
The Plate was then inked and wiped leaving Ink in the engraved lines and was then put into a Press with a sheet of damp paper causing the image to be transferred. It is this impression that imparts the finished image with its unique, three-dimensional character
The extreme force used in the Copperplate printing process also causes the formation of a Plate Mark.
This is an impression or indentation left on the margin of a print caused by the plate edges and often is regarded as a sign of the quality and authenticity of the print.
Interestingly Prehistoric Humans used Burins made from flakes of rock with a chisel-like edge for engraving or for carving wood or bone.
Published as the Act directs 3 January 1785
110mm x 185mm
This is an authentic original old, Antique Map, published at the date stated above
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The image you see is a scan of the actual item. Please check the scan for any age related staining, foxing or damage prior to making your purchase. Nearly all old, antique or vintage Maps can have minor defects.
Rear of the Print
Another Road map! Two different Road Maps were printed on either side of one page
If you intend to frame this Map ask your Framer to use a double sided Mount (U.S. Matt) and glaze both sides
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