Map of North America by George Willdey , 1715

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    From An atlas of the world. London: George Willdey, 1717.
    The map shows an ornate decorative title and dedicatory cartouche with portrait of George I supported by classical figures in top left corner.

    Includes advertisement to George Willdey's "Great Toy Shop" with engraved pictures of the nécessaires, implements and scientific instruments sold there.

    NLS Shelfmark: RSGS.35

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    1. squid57squid 27 months ago | reply

      We have a jigsaw of a map of Britain by George Willday also from 1715 . Which is how I came to look him up. He seems to have been a great popularist of science, selling these amazing maps and also running (probably) the first gadget shop! Amazingly he does not have a Wipipaedia entry.

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