Robert Laurie (1755-1836) and James Whittle (d.1818)
A New Map of the Whole Continent of America, Divided into North And South and West Indies. London: Laurie and Whittle, 12th May 1794. Hand-coloured engraved wall map on 4 sheets joined, overall 1035 x 1225mm, laid down on linen and mounted on modern wooden rollers. Title in elaborate landscape cartouche lower right, inset map lower right titled The Supplement to North America containing the Countries adjoining to Baffins and Hudsons Bays, with inset key above listing the European possessions in America, scale-bars, yellow border. (Some small surface abrasions or neat repairs, trimmed to platemark).
Laurie and Whittle's grand wall map of the Americas, a reissue of Sayer's map published in August 1786. Sayer used d'Anville's maps of America as his principal source, 'with the addition of the Spanish discoveries in 1775 to the North of California and corrected in the several parts belonging to Great Britain, from the original materials by Governor Pownal'. Cf. Phillips, p.111.
[Together with]: Samuel Dunn (d.1794). A General Map of the World, or Terraqueous Globe, with all the New Discoveries and Marginal Delineations, containing the most interesting particulars in the Solar, Starry and Mundane System. London: for Robert Sayer, January 6 1787. 1035 x 1300mm, hand-coloured engraved twin-hemisphere map on 4 sheets joined, with inset maps of the solar system, the moon, the world according to Mercator's projection, the vicissitude of the seasons, the astronomical analemma etc, with tables, explanations and diagrams, by the mathematican Samuel Dunn, laid down on linen and mounted on modern rollers (neatly repaired tear towards right margin and along fold). (2)