Charles Smith |
(fl. 19th century)
Charles Smith (1800 - 1852) and Son was a late 19th and early 20th century publisher of atlases, pocket maps and charts of England. They issued several atlases including Smith's New English Atlas (1804, folio), England and Wales (1806), The New General Atlas (1808), and the New Pocket Companion to the Roads of England and Wales (1826). Smith's early work stylistically resembled the work of Pinkerton, Cary, and Thomson, though on a much smaller scale. After Charles Smith's death in 1852 the business was taken over by his son who continued to publish maps will into the 20th century. The younger Smith is best known for his introduction of the "Tape Indicator Map." This map, which came with a tape measure, enabled users to triangulate their location based coordinates given in an attached guide. C. Smith and Son had their office at 172 Strand Street, London. Click here for a list of rare maps from Charles Smith.
Rare maps by Charles Smith currently for sale.
Rare maps by Charles Smith in the Geographicus Antique Map Archive.