Walpoole 1784

118mm h x 219mm w

Walpoole 1784

New British Traveller

Walpoole (& others) was a fictional name invented by Alexander Hogg, to make it appear many people were involved in his many part work publications.

This one was issued in 60 weekly parts, in 1783/84.

The maps were re-engravings, generally to a poor standard, of Kitchin's England Illustrated maps of 1764. The text across the base of the map indicates this is a later printing, but not when exactly (sometime 1784-1793).

Displayed scale of 20 miles = 42mm, or 12.1 miles/inch; actual scale = 10.8 miles/inch, ie 1:685,000.

© Peter Walker 2013