Stock No. 3213MS
Copper-engraved map engraved by J. & G. Menzies for the first edition of John Thomson's New General Atlas (1814 -1817). Image 450 x 390 mm., sheet 530 x 730 mm. Original hand-colouring. Central vertical fold as issued. Old ms. number in top left corner. A little wear to bottom edge, well away from image; a 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.