Item MAP 688 - Canada

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Canada

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CA BI MAP 688

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1 map : col. ; 11 x 23 cm

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(1719-1784)

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Thomas Kitchin was an engraver and map-maker from Southwark, England. Kitchin was apprenticed to Emanuel Bowen in 1732 and in 1773 appointed royal hydrographer to King George III. He produced John Elphinstone's map of Scotland (1746), Geographia Scotia (1749), and The Small English Atlas (1749) with Thomas Jefferys. The Large English Atlas (with Bowen 1749–60) was an attempt to cover England at large scale. He produced 170 maps for the London Magazine (1747–83). He died in St Albans in 1784.

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Item is an 18th century map of Canada was produced late in Kitchin's career and engraved by John Gibson. Gibson and Kitchin worked together on a number of projects during their lives.

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