Stock No. 3214MS
Copper-engraved map engraved by J. & G. Menzies for the first edition of John Thomson’s New General Atlas (1814 -1818). Image 455 x 510 mm, 18 x 20 ins, sheet 540 x 730 mm, 21 x 29 ins. Original outline and wash hand-colouring. Central vertical fold as issued. Old ms. number top left corner. Short splits at top and bottom of central vertical fold, just touching platemark at top and borderline at bottom. Clean, fine example.
John Thomson was an important Scottish cartographer, whose main productions were the New General Atlas and the Atlas of Scotland (1820 – 1832). His maps sacrificed elaborate decoration in the cause of accuracy and detail; so much so, that his expenditure on preparing the Atlas of Scotland led to his bankruptcy.