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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 25%.
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.
To learn more about this fine Limited Edition of the Kent Map and how to acquire your numbered copy at the pre-publication price. This offer includes your name being added to the List of Subscribers bound into your book. We can arrange to have a special commemorative dedication plate bound into your Kent Map on request.