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19th Century Map of Devon by John and Charles Walker published by Fisher

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Devon, J and C Walker, Published by Fisher 1831

Condition: Good bold imprint, later hand colouring, stain to top left margin corner, worm holes to bottom margin with slight ingress into border.

Title: An antique map of Devon circa 1831
Medium: Hand coloured engraving. Image Size: 192 x 237mm, 7.5 x 13.25 " approx.
Order No. 2750 Price: £SOLD Paper Size: 202 x 247, 8 x 9.75 " approx.
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Henry Fisher (fl.1816-37)
Father and son were publishers at the Caxton Press in Martin-Le-Grand, London. They published two maps, one each of Devon and Cornwall, which they included in the topographical Westcountry works Devonshire and Cornwall Illustrated, Both maps wre engraved by J. and C. Walker.

John and Charles Walker
John and Charles were the sons of John Walker Snr who worked for Alexander Dalrymple, Hydrographer to the East India Company in 1779 and for the Admiralty in 1795. John took over as hydrographer in 1808 and when he died Sir Francis Beaufort (wind force scale) was appointed. John the younger also became hydrographer to the East India Company in 1836. He and Charles continued the family firm until 1890.

They were prolific engravers for other cartographers as well as for themselves and they published maps of India, the provinces, the Americas, the world and in their most important work, British Atlas, including 47 maps of the English and Welsh Counties.

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19th century map of Devon by Fisher/Walker

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