The most I've ever found in Chapter 1 was 51 traps all in the forest and in the marsh. Was there any other really odd places you found the 52nd one? ›››
Perhaps there are 53 traps, but if you are using a medallion and walk on daylight, you have better chances. It was near Flotsam, near some tall trees with overgrown bushes. It doesn't make any difference. I think you can't get trapped into a trap yourself, or you don't get the ability.
I also didn't get executioner ability, which is a damn shame, because I did all like I was supposed to do.
Other than that, I am fine and I will be waiting for patch 2.0
Don't bother with these abilities, they hardly make any difference, skill is what matters the most.