MAP of the SUMMIT of the Chain of Mountains and Great Ranges of Hills of ALBION...
Copper engraving, 'Drawn and Engraved by I[ohn] Andrews.
'Published as the Act directs June 17th 1796'; subsequently appearing as Plate II of 'A Geographical Atlas of England, Divided According to its Natural, Political, Civil, Ecclesiastical, Ancient and Modern Divisions, to which is added a Political Chart of Europe', John Stockdale, 1809.
Plate size: 13 7/8 x 10 7/8" - 350 x 263 mm. Overall: 19 1/4 x 13 1/2" - 490 x 345 mm.
Generally good condition throughout.
A curious map: The full title reads, 'MAP of the SUMMIT of the Chain of Mountains and Great Ranges of Hills of ALBION as are supposed to have appear'd when the water was decreasing after the deluge, with their Height from the Level of the Sea, &c.' Only the faintest outline of the coastline is given, and no county boundaries are shown. It nevertheless clearly illustrates the ranges of mountains and hills in England and Wales and as far as Edinburgh in southern Scotland along with their inclinations and declivities. See also this interesting BLOG from the Bodleian Map Room: