Middlesex Published 1750
Original antique map of Middlesex By Joseph Ellis c1765. A Modern Map of Middlesex Drawn from the latest Surveys Corrected & Improved by the best Authorities.
Artist: Joseph Ellis & Engraver W Fowler for Ellis's English Atlas. Published by Carrington Bowles in St Pauls Church Yard & Robert Sayer in Fleet Street.
Borough towns are shown with stars identifying the number of members returned to parliament and "Places where Fairs are kept have a Line under the Name thus". Ellis (d.1796) was a prolific English engraver of the late eighteenth century who joined with William Palmer to produce a set of English county maps, published in Ellis' "New English Atlas", in 1765. Ellis' atlases were very popular, being often reprinted, as the maps are clearly and distinctively engraved with decorative title cartouches.
Excellent clean condition with Later Hand Colour. Blank to verso on heavy hand laid paper. Copy of Monmouthshire map on verso - Uncoloured. Approx Engraved Plate: 8" x 10.25" (200mm X 255mm)