Antique Maps by John Gibson (fl. 1750-92)
A prolific 18th century engraver of maps, including the rare Maps of the Chief Roads in England, showing the various Routes from London - 1765, smaller format county maps included. His best known work is the New and Accurate Maps of the Counties England and Wales. These small, decorative, rococo-style maps each carry a short description of of the county and the atlas was sold bound in calf for 4s, or 5s 6d with maps coloured. He also published several items in the Universal Magazine and The Universal Museum.
His publications also included:
A New Map of North America with the West India Islands -1755.
Middle British Colonies - 1756.
Atlas Minimus 1758 (with Emanuel Bowen). Re-issued 1774.
A New and Complete Map of all America 1763 (1772-94 several re-issues with differing titles).
An Exact Map of the Course of the Great River Volga
A Map of the Routs of the Russian Embassy to PERSIA in 1746.