published in a limited edition by
The London bookseller Andrew Dury and the engraver John Andrews set out in 1750 to record a fine new survey of Kent, and published the resulting map on twenty-five sheets as a large folio volume in 1769. The generous scale of two inches to the mile enabled them to boast that their extraordinary map showed every road, lane, church, town and village, as well as ‘Noblemen and Gentlemen’s seats, Houses, Gardens, Cottages, and everything remarkable in the County’.
Some 250 years later, we are delighted to announce the publication of a facsimile edition, limited to just 500 numbered copies. We are taking early reservations now at a preferential pre-publication price, saving over 20%.
Craft binding in leather with hand-marbled paper, supplied in a solander case together with commentary volume by Peter Barber, former Map Librarian of The British Library
The facsimile volume, measuring 54 × 38 cm, is bound in calfskin with hand-marbled paper sides, raised spine bands and an inset leather titling label. It contains 28 double-page spreads, each 53 × 74 cm, including index map, map of Canterbury and Subscribers’ page. The sheets of the map are printed individually and attached to ‘guards’ sewn into the spine of the book, so they open completely flat. The book comes in a protective buckram bound solander case.
The List of Subscribers
Subscribe now to benefit from the special pre-publication price. Taking up this special offer ensures that your name will be printed on a beautiful Subscribers' page to be bound into the book. Each copy of the limited edition is numbered by hand and we can also arrange for a commemorative dedication plate to be added into your copy of the Kent Map.
Subscribers to the Kent Map are offered one additional copy of a map sheet of choice. This unbound map sheet would be ideal for framing. A subscriber may, for example, wish to choose the sheet that shows their own location, or perhaps a favourite coastline or village.