Attractive copperplate plan of the port & town of Messina from Tindalls' History of England.Folds. V.good condition.

code : M339

Cartographer : Isaac Basire

Date : 1744 London

Size : 36*47.5cms

availability : Available

Price : £160

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Isaac Basire (1704-68),Famous for many maps most commonly a great number in Tindalls continuation of Rapin de Thoyras' History of England. He also contributed maps to the entlemans magazine.His son james(1769-1822) and grandson (1796-1869) also named James; these four generations of Basires were all engravers. Their longetivity produced overlapping careers, which has led to difficulties in attribution of some works..