Over the course of a 50-year career, Robert Sayer (1725-1794) became one of the leading 18th century publishers of maps, charts, and prints. He also produced prints after George Stubbs, illustrations for novels, books on carpentry, and printed music. Upon his death in 1794, his business was succeeded by the partnership of Laurie and Whittle.
Condition: Generally very good, with the usual overall light toning, wear, soiling, soft creases. Few short marginal tears with old tape repairs verso. Glue residue from masking tape in top margin verso, where formerly hinged. One backed on linen.
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