1795 Folding Linen Map Roads of Great Britain by Wm Faden


A 1795 coloured MAP of the ROADS of GREAT BRITAIN (also ITINERAIRE DE LA GRANDE BRETAGNE) by/for William Faden.

The map is printed on 20 sections of card, which are set on linen, which gives the map durability and allows it to be folded and stored in a cardboard slipcase. The map, which is a 3rd edition (first was in 1790) shows the whole of Great Britain (with inset map ‘Supplement for the roads of Scotland’), the East of Ireland and the top tip of France. The map has a printed dedication to John Henniker Esq., one of the Barons of the Cinque Ports, for the Port and Town of New Romney. The map is in very good clean condition. The slipcase has some water staining and rubbing from use. On its reverse Bonham Esq. … Cornwall.

William Faden (1749 – 1836) was an English cartographer and a publisher of maps. He was the royal geographer to King George III.
The title of "geographer to the king" was given to various people in the 18th century, who were engravers and publishers, not scholars or academics. Their part was to publish and supply maps to the crown and parliament.

Size map: 76 x 61 cm (30 x 24 inches)
Folded size: 19.5 x 13 cm (7 ¾ x 5 1/8 inches)
Weight: 211g