Paterson's British Itinerary by PATERSON, Daniel (1738-1825).

PATERSON, Daniel (1738-1825).

Paterson's British Itinerary being a new and accurate delineation and description of the direct and principal cross roads of Great Britain. London, Carrington Bowles, 1785.

Two volumes, 8vo, I: pp. x, xxix, [1], 1-188 strip maps (2 per page), 189-228, with double-page, hand-coloured etched map, etched title, etched dedication, and 47 leaves of etched maps; II: [ii], 1-142 strip maps (2 per page), 143-167, [1], 1-30 strip maps (2 per page), 31-121, [1], with etched title, and 44 leaves of etched maps, small paper slip with bookseller’s advertisement pasted to verso of last leaf, I: light water stain to upper margin of first few gatherings, touching map, II: first blank torn, front free endpaper partly detached, bound in contemporary tree calf, spine gilt, gilt-lettered morocco label, extremities a little rubbed, couple of small stains, lower joint of II detaching, with the contemporary armorial bookplate of J.C. Girardot to front endpapers.

A later edition – the first entitled British Itinerary – of Paterson’s successful guide to the principal roads of Great Britain, lavishly illustrated with small, engraved topographical maps. Paterson (1738-1825) was assistant to the Quartermaster-General to the Forces, and also the author of a Travelling Dictionary.

ESTC t93554.

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