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“Ireland”… 1868

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“Ireland”… 1868. by Professor William Hughes (1817-1876)… 15″ x 10” (37cms x 24 cms)… full original colour…published by James Sprent Virtue (1829 – 1892) His father George was the founder in London of a publishing business the main feature of which was the production of illustrated works. At age 14, J.S. apprenticed to his father, and, in 1848, at age 19, was sent to the New York publishing branch to expand the United States and Canadian market for Virtue books. He travelled widely through the United States and Canada on business. He returned to England in 1850 and was admitted a liveryman to the Stationer’s Company then went back to the New York City branch and became the branch head. By 1852, he expanded the business to include 15 branches in major cities of eastern United States and Canada. J.S. returned to England in 1855, when his father retired from active business and succeeded his father. The map is in very good condition. Ref. Map 79

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