Map, Shropshire, Kitchin, Thomas, The London Magazine,  c1756

Map, Shropshire, Kitchin, Thomas, The London Magazine, c1756

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Date: c1756

Geographer: Kitchin Thomas

Engraver: Kitchin Thomas

Publisher: Baldwin, Richard Junior

Paper Size: 255 x 210mm

Print Size: 165 x 217mm

Condition: Good

Technique: Copperplate engraving

Price: $150

Description: Good Copperplate engraving with hand colouring

Biography: 

Kitchen, Thomas, Geographer. (1718-1784)

Kitchin Thomas
Thomas Kitchin  (1718–1784) was an English Engraver and cartographer who
became hydrographer to the king. He was also a writer, who wrote about the history of
the West indies.
He was born in Southwark and was apprenticed to Emmanuel Bowen in 1732. Originally
based in Clerkenwell, by late 1755 Kitchin was established on Holborn Hill. From 1773
Kitchin was royal hydrographer to the king. He married Sarah Bowen in 1739, and then Jane,
in 1762. He died in St Albans on 23 June 1784. Kitchin lived and worked in London until his
retirement.
He produced Jon Elphinstone’s map of Scotland (1746), Geographia Scotiae (1749),
and The Small English Atlas (1749) with Thomas Jefferys. The Large English Atlas (with
Bowen 1749–60) was a serious attempt to cover England on a large scale. In 1755 Kitchin
engraved the  Mitchell Map of North America. He worked for The London Magazine for
whom he produced 170 maps (1747–83). Kitchin was the head  hydrographer for George
11, the King of England. Kitchin frequently stole the works of other cartographers, which is
one reason why he "created" so much work as a cartographer.
His book, The Present State of the West-Indies: Containing an Accurate Description of What
Parts Are Possessed by the Several Powers in Europe was published in 1778 by R. Baldwin
in London.
Kitchin died in June 1784 and was buried in St Albans Cathedral. His memorial stone has