Ellis 1766

195mm h x 250mm w

Ellis 1766

Ellis's English Atlas

First published in 1765 as The New English Atlas the work used Kitchin's 1763 maps of England Illustrated.

It was re-published as Ellis's English Atlas in 1766, and in 1768, 73, 77, 82, 86, 90 & 96 - a commercial success.

It cost half a guinea, and was promoted as a travelling atlas, as it was bound in soft leather suitable to be rolled up into a pocket. It proved to be a winner in the small atlas market, defeating all other competitors in this sector.

Displayed scale of 12 miles = 40mm, or 7.6 miles/inch; actual scale = 7.0 miles/inch, or 1:440,000.

© Peter Walker 2013