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Rare 2 sheet broadside showing the political history of Europe between 1783 and 1818.
G. Wilkins, later G. Wilkins & Son, operated as a bookseller in Derby in the early part of the 19th Century. We note imprints for G. Wilkins (Queen Street) as early as circa 1801 and for G. Wilkins and Son between 1826 and 1859.
The full title of the broadside is:
Third and Improved Edition of The Present State of Europe, With Maps of the Territories, as Settled by the Congress of Vienna.-- The Flages of the Different Nations, Coloured. And a Summary of the Events leading to the Alterations; intended for a useful and enteraining Chart of Reference, in the Library & Counting House, and Auxiliary in Schools, to the understanding of the Points of Modern Historical Geography; with the dates of the several Treaties of Peace, the Commencement of Wars, Accounts of Battles, & c . From the Year 1783, to the Present Time.
There seems to be only a single recorded example of a later state of the map, lacking the Wilkins imprint and noting only Ackerman as the publisher in London (British Library).
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