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Thomas Martyn: A New and Correct Map of the County of Cornwall

Map: CORN560
 
Cartographer: Thomas Martyn
Title: A New and Correct Map of the County of Cornwall
Date: 1832
Published: London
Width: 40 inches / 102 cm
Height: 29 inches / 74 cm
Map ref: CORN560
Description:
Reduced version of Martyn's monumental eight sheet map of Cornwall first issued in c.1748.

There was a further edition issued by William Faden in 1784. This edition was reduced and issued by James Wyld the Elder, apprentice to Faden, who obviously felt that the survey and map were so important that it was worthy of a reprint almost a hundred years after its initial issue. Apart from the reduction in size there are numerous changes to the geography and decoration of the map, with a statement that this is the second edition. This refers to a second edition of this version published by Wyld as we have been able to track down another Wyld edition without a date, reduced again, with amended decorations and without the standing stones on the right border but still using Martyn’s name for the original survey. Folding map in original hand colour. Folded. [CORN560]