An atlas and phrase book for the Grand Tour
By TAYLOR, Thomas , 1722

The Gentleman's Pocket Companion... [and] Three Dialogues in six European Languages...

  • Author: TAYLOR, Thomas
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Printed and Sold by Thomas Taylor, at the Golden Lyon Overagainst Serjeants Inn in Fleetstreet
  • Publication date: 1722.
  • Physical description: Two works in one vol., 8vo. (170 by 105mm), title, nine engraved folding maps with fine original colour, with 19 leaves of road tables, [with] title, 12ff., original boards, with gilt fillet border, rebacked.
  • Inventory reference: 2995


This work was popular with the English gentry throughout the eighteenth century as a useful guide when on ‘The Grand Tour’.

The book contains nine maps: a general map of Europe, England and Wales, France, Spain and Portugal, Italy, Low Countries, Germany, Turkey, Denmark and Sweden; together with a list of roads, with distances between towns, to accompany the maps. At the back of the work is an eighteen century phrase book: ‘Three Dialogues in six European Languages…’. The languages being English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Flemish. The first dialogue deals with directions, and general travel chat; the second conversations in an Inn or Public House; and the final one with other general conversations – which includes asking the virtue (or otherwise) of a lady. The work ends with a list of numbers and days of the week.


  1. BL Cartographic Items Maps C.27.b.7

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