County cartobibliographies

This section is not specific to Essex maps, but rather applies to many English & Welsh counties.

These are books / web-sites that list out all known printed maps of an individual county, usually with enormous amounts of detail about each one and each modification/edition/variant that has been found - covering atlases and maps of the county designed to be sold individually. I have listed the ones I know about (I have looked at all of these), but please tell me of any more.

Any of these if it is for "your" county is well worth consulting, plus at least some of those for other counties; I have added my subjective opinion of each of them as cartobibliographies, from zero stars (some sort of listing of some maps) to 5 stars (superb cartobibliographies):

Bedfordshire A Catalogue of the Maps in the Bedfordshire County Muniments, Bedford County Council, 1930. 47pp. (Very, very few county maps.)
Chambers, B. Printed Maps and Town plans of Bedfordshire, 1576-1900, 1983.
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3*
Berkshire Scott, VG & McLaughlin, E. County Maps and Histories Series, Berkshire, 1984.
Eugene Burden. County Maps of Berkshire 1574-1900, 1997. (Typescript, only held at Deposit Libraries.)
1*
5*
Breconshire Lewis, MG. The Printed Maps of Breconshire, 1578 - 1900, Brecknock Society, Vol XVI, 1972. (pp 139 to 174) 2*
Buckinghamshire Price, U. The maps of Buckinghamshire 1574-1800. Records of Buckinghamshire 15 (1947-51), pp 107-133, 182-207, 250-269.
Wyatt, G. Maps of Bucks, 1978. (In practice 1574 to 1830s.)
Scott, VG & McLaughlin, E. County Maps and Histories Series, Buckinghamshire, 1984.
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2*
1*
Cambridgeshire Fordham, Sir HG. Cambridgeshire maps: a descriptive catalogue 1579-1900, 1908. 2*
Cheshire Harrison, W. Early Maps of Cheshire, Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society, Volume XXVI, 1908.
Whitaker, H. A descriptive list of the maps of Cheshire, 1577-1900, in Chetham Society N.S. 106, 1942.
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3*
Cumberland & Westmoreland

Cumberland
Curwen, JF. The chorography, or a descriptive catalogue of the printed maps of Cumberland and Westmoreland, in Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmoreland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society N.S. 18, pp 1-92, 1918. (Only up to c1834.)
Higham, J. The Antique County Maps of Cumberland, 1997. (1579 to "late 19th century".)
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2*
Devon Batten, K and Bennett, F. The Printed Maps of Devon, 1575-1837, 1st edition as a book (1996), the 2nd edtion being on-line , 2015; plus as on-line only: The Victorian Maps of Devon 1837-1901, 2015. 5*
Dorset Beaton, D. Dorset Maps, 2001. (Good reproductions but only covers better known maps up to c1850.) 1*
Durham Turner, RM. Maps of Durham 1576-1872 in the University Library Durham (Durham University Publications No 1), 1954.
Doyle, AI. Maps of Durham 1607-1872, 1960. (A supplement to the above.)
1*

1*
Essex Walker, PJ. Old Maps of Essex, 1576 - 1939, 2015, ie this website (which is actually an annotated collection rather than a "cartobibliography").
Walker, PJ. Printed Maps of Essex from 1576, Friends of Historic Essex, Chelmsford, 2016. (xiv + 88pp, including many maps) This has replaced the Emmison 1955 catalogue, and contains entries for the Essex Record Office's printed maps of Essex, locations within Essex, river & coastal maps, and Ordnance Survey 1 inch maps.
3*

4*
Gloucestershire Chubb, T. A descriptive catalogue of the printed maps of Gloucestershire, 1577-1911, Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society, 1912. 2*
Hampshire Box, EG. Hampshire in Early Maps and Early Road Books, Papers & Proceedings of the Hampshire Field Club and Archaeological Society Vol 12, Southampton, 1934. (Primarily road books, 1541-1677.)
Penfold, A. An Introduction to the Printed Maps of Hampshire, 1992. c26 (Only some maps of better known makers, 1575 to c1839.)
Norgate, J&M. Twenty six atlases/maps are listed and pictured (so a selection rather than a "cartobibliography"), from 1575 to 1826, 2006.
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2*
Herefordshire Brian Smith. Herefordshire Maps 1577 to 1800, 2004, and Herefordshire Maps 1577 to 1800 Supplement, 2012. 2*
Hertfordshire Sir Herbert George Fordham. Hertfordshire Maps: A Descriptive Catalogue of the maps of the county 1579-1900, 1914.
Donald Hodson. The Printed Maps of Hertfordshire 1577 - 1900, Dawsons, 1974.
VG Scott & T Rook . County Maps and Histories Series, Buckinghamshire, 1989.
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4*
1*
Isle of Wight Turley, RV. Printed County Maps of the Isle of Wight, 1590-1870, Proceedings of the Hampshire Field Club and Archaeological Society Vol 31, pp53-64, 1974 1*
Kent Burgess, RA. This has been prepared over several years and has not only an excellent coverage of the data but also a lot of images, 2015. 5*
Lancashire Harrison, W. Early Maps of Lancashire, Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society, Volume XXV, 1907.
Whitaker, H. A descriptive list of the printed maps of Lancashire, 1577-1900, in Chetham Society N.S. 101, 1938.
Richardson, N. Lancashire: A History of the County Palatine in Early Maps, 1985 (mainly roads).
Ian Saunders. Printed Maps of Lancashire: the first two hundred years (which implies a rather early end-date), Lancaster University, 2013.
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3*

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3*
Leicestershire Gimson, BL and Russell, P. Leicestershire Maps: a brief survey, 1947.
Baum, RK. Antique Maps of Leicestershire, 1972.
Deadman, C and Brooks C. An Illustrated Guide to the Printed Maps of Leicestershire, 1571-1900, 2010.
1*
2*
4*
Lincolnshire Carroll, RA. The Printed Maps of Lincolnshire 1576-1900, A Carto-Bibliography, Lincoln Record Society (Vol 84), 1996. 459pp. 5*
London Hyde, R. Printed Maps of Victorian London 1851-1900, 1975.
Howgego, J. Printed Maps of London circa 1553-1850 2nd edition, 1978 (this is the main London one).
Boyle, L. London A Cartographic History 1746-1950: 200 Years of Folding Maps, 2002 (supersedes Hyde).
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3*
Monmouthshire Michael, DPM. The Mapping of Monmouthshire, 1985. 2*
Norfolk Chubb, T. A Descriptive List of the Printed Maps of Norfolk 1574-1919, 1928.
Raymond Frostick, The Printed Maps of Norfolk 1574-1840, 2011.
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5*
Northamptonshire Whitaker, H. A descriptive list of the printed maps of Northamptonshire 1576-1900, in Northamptonshire Record Society 14, 1948 3*
Northumberland Whitaker, H. A descriptive list of the printed maps of Northumberland 1576-1900. Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1949 3*
Nottinghamshire Wadswoth, FA. Nottinghamshire maps of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries: their makers and engravers, in Transactions of the Thoroton Society 34, pp 92-132, 1930.
University of Nottingham. The Brettle Collection, Printed Maps of Nottinghamshire, 1595-1860, 1987
2*

1*
Radnorshire Lewis, MG. The Printed Maps of Radnorshire, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1977. 1*
Rutland Goldmark, M & Traylen, AR . Maps of Rutland, Rutland Local History Society Vol 9, Spiegl Press, Lincolnshire, 1985. 2*
Shropshire Cowling, GC. The Printed Maps of Shropshire AD 1577-1900, 1959. 3*
Somerset Chubb, T. A descriptive list of the printed maps of Somersetshire 1575-1914, Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society, 1914.
Needell, K. Printed Maps of Somersetshire 1575-1860, 1995. (Self-print, and only at a few major libraries.)
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4*
Staffordshire Burne, SAH. Early Staffordshire maps, in Transactions of the North Staffordshire Field Club 54, pp54-87, 1920; addenda in vol 60, pp77-81, 1926.
King, G. The printed maps of Staffordshire, 1577-1850: a checklist. Stafford: Staffordshire County Library, 1982.
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1*
Surrey Sharp, HA. An historical catalogue of Surrey maps, 1929. 2*
Sussex Kingsley, D. Printed Maps of Sussex 1575-1900, Sussex Record Society, Lewes, 1981. 5*
Warwickshire Harvey, PDA and Thorpe, H. The Printed Maps of Warwickshire, 1576-1900, 1959. 4*
Westmoreland See Cumberland & Westmoreland above.
Wiltshire Chubb, T. A descriptive catalogue of the printed maps of Wiltshire ... 1576-1885, in Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine 37, pp211-317, 1911.
1*
Yorkshire Whitaker, H. A descriptive list of the printed maps of Yorkshire and its Ridings, 1577-1900, in Yorkshire Archaeological Society Record Series 86, 1933.
Raistrick , A. Yorkshire Maps and Map-Makers, 1979.
Rawnsley, JE. Antique Maps of Yorkshire and their Makers, 3rd Ed 1983.
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Some of the above are quite old, and may well be incomplete and/or wrong in some of their analyses. Anything over (say) 40 years old must be treated with caution.

Cartobibliographies of county atlases are on the books page.

On-line cartobibliography

I am only aware of two counties that have county cartobibliographies on-line, plus a large listing. Note that all the links below will open in a new window.

Devon (early) and
Devon (Victorian)
around 120 maps between 1575 and 1837, and then
around 70 maps between 1837 and 1901
5*
Hampshire Twenty six atlases/maps are listed and pictured (so a selection rather than a "cartobibliography"),
from 1575 to 1826, 2006.
2*
Kent This has been prepared over several years and has not only an excellent coverage of the data
but also a lot of images, 2015.
5*

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