Plans of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire; with…

Plans of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire; with an Accurate Survey of the Roads Leading to them from Penrith, Keswick, &c. By the late James Clarke, Surveyor, Penrith, Cumberland. by CLARKE, James (d.1790) Surveyor < >
The Lake District

Plans of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire; with an Accurate Survey of the Roads Leading to them from Penrith, Keswick, &c. By the late James Clarke, Surveyor, Penrith, Cumberland.

London:Printed for W. Clarke, Bookseller, 38 New Bond-Street. 1793. 4to, [2]pp, 12 folding plans on 16 sheets, a liitle dust-staining, early 19c. half leather, marbled boards, small piece missing from foot of spine, otherwise sound.
A product of the increasing interest in the Lake District as a tourist destination, initiated by Thomas West’s Guide to the Lakes of 1788, and encouraged by various wars in Europe which restricted foreign tours.
Reference: ESTC N65125 (Chetham’s and Huntington only) COPAC adds BL

Stock No: HMF1559
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