County maps of Essex from the 18th century - 2nd half

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, 18th century - first half.

Thumbnail maps Mapmakers, their Atlases and Maps
  Thumbnail: Kitchin 1750

Thomas Kitchin
Universal Magazine

1750         178mm x 191mm
One of Kitchin's many versions of Essex.

        Thumbnail: Kitchin 1751

Thomas Kitchin
Small English Atlas

1751         119mm x 135mm
Editions from 1751 and 1775

          Thumbnail: Bickham 1752

G Bickham
The British Monarchy

1752         222mm x 143mm
Impressionistic drawing of Essex, with major towns named; not a map.

Thumbnail: Read & Rocque 1753

Read & Rocque
Small British Atlas

1753         159mm x 194mm
Rocque using inferior plates.

Thumbnail: Gibson 1759

New and Accuarte Maps of the Counties of England and Wales

1759         63mm x 111.5mm
Rivers, but only a few schematic roads.

Thumbnail: Bowen 1759

Emmanuel Bowen
The Natural History of England - in The General Magazine of Arts and Sciences

1759         174mm x 195mm
Based on the maps of the Large English Atlas

Thumbnail: Bellin 1759

Carte des Entrees de la Tamise

1759         586mm x 876mm
Meridien from Paris

Thumbnail: Bowen's Large English Atlas 1760

Emmanuel Bowen (& Kitchin)
Large English Atlas

1760         528mm x 717mm
1760 is when full Atlas published; individual sheets were earlier, eg Essex in 1759

Thumbnail: Meijer 1763

Kliene Atlas

1763         173.5mm x 194.5mm
Copied from Bowen.

      Thumbnail: Bellin 1764

F Bellin
Carte des Entrees de la Tamise

1764         217mm x 174mm
Coastal map, but towns named as far inland as Saffron Walden

Thumbnail: Bowen 1764

Emmanuel Bowen
Royal English Atlas

1764         404mm x 494mm
This is from the 1828 edition

Thumbnail: Kitchin 1764

Thomas Kitchin
England Illustrated

1764         194mm x 255mm
One of Kitchin's many versions of Essex.

Thumbnail: Ellis 1766

J Ellis
Ellis's English Atlas

1766         195mm x 250mm
Hmmmm. Looks familiar.

    Thumbnail: Bowen 1768

Thomas Bowen
Morant's History of Essex

1768         295mm x 287mm
Probably largest scale maps of Essex to date.

Thumbnail: Read 1769

T Read
England Displayed

1769         159mm x 194mm
Old maps get a new usage.

        Thumbnail: Kitchin 1775

Thomas Kitchin
Small English Atlas

1775         119mm x 135mm
A later edition, with alphabetic listing of towns.

Thumbnail: Bowen Atlas Anglicanus, 1777

E & T Bowen
Atlas Anglicanus

1777         224mm x 320mm
The LEA begat the REA, and the REA begat the Atlas Anglicanus

Thumbnail: Chapman & Andre 1777

Chapman & Andre
Atlas of Essex

1777         Big
Two inches to the mile, multi-page atlas.

Thumbnail: Zatta 1779

Atlante Novissimo

1779         192mm x 295mm
Longitude based on the Azores (?).

Thumbnail: Bowles 1781

Carrington Bowles
Bowles' New Pocket Map of the County of Essex

1781         440mm x 532mm
A variant of the Royal English Atlas of 1764.

Thumbnail: Walpoole & Hogg, 1784

H Walpoole
New British Traveller

1784         215mm x 265mm
Published by Alexander Hogg.

Thumbnail: Bowles 1785

Bowles' New Medium Atlas

1785         215mm x 265mm
Identical to Bowen's Atlas Anglicanus, except for cartouche.

Thumbnail: Boswell (ie Hogg), 1787

T Kitchin
Historical Descriptions of New and Elegant Picturesque Views of The Antiquities of England & Wales

1787         215mm x 265mm
Re-issue of Kitchin's London Magazine maps.

Thumbnail: Haywood 1787

J Harrison
Maps of the English Conties

1787         348mm x 428mm
Sold by Harrison, but not one from his Maps of the English Counties.

Thumbnail: Cary 1787

John Cary
New and Correct English Atlas

1787         211mm x 264mm
The first of (very) many Cary maps.

        Thumbnail: Seller 1787

Seller's Supplement to the Antiquities of England and Wales

1787         111mm x 145mm
Page from the book published by Grosse, using Seller's 1701 map.

Thumbnail: Lodge 1788

Political Magazine

1788         264mm x 323mm
Lodge was the engraver, published by Murray.

Thumbnail: Cary 1789

John Cary
Camden's Britannia

1789         427mm x 534mm
Reused in his 1805 map.

Thumbnail: von Reilly 1789

FJJ von Reilly
Des Konigreichs England

1789         215mm x 281mm
Deutshes Meer oder Nord See.

        Thumbnail: Cary 1792

John Cary
Traveller's Companion

1792         145mm x 93mm
Small maps that kept being reprinted.

        Thumbnail: Cary 1794

John Cary
Cary's New Map of England and Wales

1794         262mm x 204mm
Pages 26 & 27 from his atlas.

Thumbnail: Aikin 1795

England delineated

1795         110mm x 150mm
Very small, and very little detail.

Thumbnail: Stockdale 1797


1797         425mm x 529mm
Large map with many settlements, but not all (?).

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