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Antique Map of Surrey by John Aikin

Antique map of Surrey by John Aikin 1803
 

Hand coloured map of Surrey by John Aikin.

Condition: Paper and imprint good, early hand colouring. Some slight offsetting.

Title: An antique map of Surrey dated 1803
Medium: Hand coloured engraving. Image Size: 115 x 173mm, 4.5 x 7" approx.
Order No. 2292 Price: £38.00 Paper Size: 125 x 185mm, 5 x 7.5 " approx.
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Biography:
John Aikin
Dr. John Aikin (1747 - 1822), studied medicine in Edinburgh and practised in Great Yarmoputh. He retired after a stroke in 1792. A friend of Joseph Priestly (a theologian and scientist famous for making chemistry a modern science), Aikin devoted much of his time to writing. His other cartographic work The History of the Environs of London, was published by John Stockdale in 1811.

Aikin first published England Delineated in 1788 witout maps, the second and all subsequent editions except the last conatined 43 simplistic maps probably intended for schoolchildren.

Old map of Surrey by John Aikin dated 1803

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