County maps of Essex from the 18th century

The table below lists flat maps of Essex in approximately chronological order; these are taken from Atlases, or in a few cases were published as maps of Essex alone. There is a link from each entry to a large picture.

Shown against items are Skelton/Hodson or other reference books -
SH4 means atlas 4 from the Skelton & Hodson refence books listed on the Books page

The dimensions against each map are Height x Width, and as Essex is a little wider than it is tall the width is usually greater - assuming the map has north at the top. The measurements are of the outermost neat line of the map (not the size of the sheet of paper).

Alternatively, go to the preceding chronological listing, 17th century.

Thumbnail maps Mapmakers, their Atlases and Maps
Thumbnail: Morden & Pask 1700

Morden & Pask
To the Nobility & Gentry of Essex

1700         568mm x 747mm
Approx 2 miles = 1 inch

  Thumbnail: Morden 1701

R Morden
The New description and State of England

1701         171mm x 205mm
Three scales - Great, Middle & Small miles

Thumbnail: Seller 1701

Camden's Britannia Abrig'd

1701         116mm x 148mm
Maps re-issued by F Grose in 1780s.

Thumbnail: Newcourt 1710

Dioeces Londinensis

1710         285mm x 464mm
Essex, Herts and Middlesex. No hundreds, but Deaneries shown.

Thumbnail: Overton-Smith 1713

William Smith

1713         403mm x 503mm
County maps of the "Anonymous mapmaker" SH3.
Essex derived from Saxton; re-iss by Overton 1713.

Thumbnail: Taylor/Blome 1717

Taylor & Blome
England Exactly Described

1717         146mm x 210mm
Copy of Speed's Maps Epitomiz'd, 1681

Thumbnail: Van Der Aa, 1719

Van Der Aa
Le compte D'Essex

1719         157mm x 205mm
First mention of North Sea - "Mer du Nord".   London at 32o45' East

        Thumbnail: Morden & Cox, 1720

Morden & Cox
Magna Britannia

The triangular mileage table for Essex, issued with same map as the Morden 1701.

Thumbnail: Moll 1724

H Moll
A New Description of England & Wales

1724         210mm x 318mm
Edges of map decorated by ancient coins and Tilbury caverns.

Thumbnail: Overton 1726

Reduced scale copy of Warburton's 1725 map

1726         597mm x 947mm
Half size copy of Warburton, but still 2.4 miles to an inch.

    Thumbnail: Badeslade & Toms 1741

Badeslade & Toms
Chorogrephia Britanniae

1741         150mm x 150mm
First edition 1741, plus a 2nd edition the following year.

Thumbnail: Cowley 1744

The Geography of England

1742         131mm x 182mm
Only towns, with approximated roads and rivers.

Thumbnail: Simpson 1746

S Simpson & Walker
The Agreeable Historian, or the Compleat English Traveller

1746         155mm x 196mm
Arms claimed for Essex are actually those of Colchester.

Thumbnail: Kitchin 1748

Thomas Kitchin
London Magazine

June 1748         216mm x 267mm
Republished by Walpole 1787

Thumbnail: Osborne 1748

T Osborne & Hutchinson
Geographia Magnae Britanniae

1748         147mm x 168mm
Based on Warburton, but not a commercial success.

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