County maps of Essex from the 19th century - 1800 to 1824

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 reference books refs -
C401 means atlas 401 from the Chubb refence book 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 - second half.

Thumbnail maps Mapmakers, their Atlases and Maps
  Thumbnail: Cary 1801

John Cary
New English Atlas

1801         484mm x 540mm
Cary's largest county maps.

    Thumbnail: Luffman 1803

J Luffman
A New Pocket Atlas and Geography of England & Wales

1803         61mm diameter circle
Genuinely tiny.

  Thumbnail: Smith 1804

Charles Smith
Smith's New English Atlas

1804         453mm x 504mm
Only a little smaller than the Cary 1801, but not as pretty.

Thumbnail: Faden 1804

William Faden
A Topographical Map of the County of Essex

1804         627mm x 869mm
Engraved and published by Faden, using OS data for 1st time.

Thumbnail: OS Essex 1805

Ordnance Survey
Part One of the General Survey

1805         1,240mm x 1,860mm
The Board of Ordnance's first published map.

Thumbnail: Cary 1805

John Cary
New British Atlas

1805         427mm x 534mm
Cary continuing to publish old and pre-OS maps.

        Thumbnail: Cary 1806

John Cary
Travellers' Companion

1806         145mm x 93mm
A re-cut plate as the original had worn out.

      Thumbnail: Whittle 1806

RH Whittle
New Traveller's Companion

1806         307mm x 255mm
More a road atlas than a "map".

  Thumbnail: Laurie   & Whittle 1807

Laurie & Whittle
New & Improved English Atlas

1807         184mm x 224mm
More use of old maps.

Thumbnail: Philips 1807

R Philips
Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom

1807         104mm x 178mm
First published, and very rare.

Thumbnail: Capper 1808

Benjamin Pitt Cappers
Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom

1808         102mm x 176mm
Usually called the "first", and quite common.

  Thumbnail: Smith 1808

Charles Smith
Smith's New English Atlas, 2nd edition

1808         453mm x 504mm
Second edition more elegant than the first.

Thumbnail: Cole & Roper 1810

Cole & Roper
The British Atlas

1810         175mm x 223mm
Book maps now in own atlas.

        Thumbnail: Wallis 1810

J Wallis
New Pocket Edition of the English Counties

1810         133mm x 95mm
Rather similar to Cary's Traveller's Companion.

  Thumbnail: Wilkes 1810

J Wilkes
Encyclopaedia Londoniensis

1810         188mm x 233mm
Part work gets to Essex.

Thumbnail: Wallis 1813

J Wallis
Wallis's New British Atlas

1813         173mm x 256mm
Map to get published many times for years to come.

Thumbnail: Cole & Roper 1816

Cole & Roper
Nightingale's English Topography

1816         175mm x 224mm
Nightingale's atlas using Cole & Roper maps unchanged..

Thumbnail: Darton & Dix 1816

Darton & Dix
A New Map of the County of Essex

1816         355mm x 545mm
Separate map pre-dating its atlas.

Thumbnail: Langley 1817

E Langley
New County Atlas

1817         169mm x 256mm
Clear map, with an Explanation and a vignette.

Thumbnail: Hall 1818

Sidney Hall
Excursions through Essex, Vol 1

1818         147mm x 213mm
The first of Hall's several maps of Essex.

Thumbnail: Ellis 1819

G Ellis
New & Correct Atlas of England and Wales

1819         173mm x 253mm
Wallis's map in brighter colours.

Thumbnail: Robins 1819

J Robins
Robin's Atlas of England & Wales

1819         196mm x 249mm
Cundee/Neele map in one Atlas.

Thumbnail: Dugdale 1819

Dugdale / Neele / Cundee
New British Traveller

1819         196mm x 249mm
Cundee/Neele map in 2nd Atlas.

        Thumbnail: Lewis 1819

W Lewis
Lewis's new Traveller's Guide

1819         133mm x 94mm
Wallis's 1810 map lives on.

Thumbnail: Leigh 1820

S Leigh / Hall
New Atlas of England and Wales

1820         70mm x 115mm
Small maps that will be used in 3 atlases.

Thumbnail: Wallis 1820

J Wallis
The Panorama, or Traveller's Instructive Guide

1820         69mm x 105mm
Compare to map below.

Thumbnail: Darton 1822

W Darton
Darton's Miniature Atlas

1822         70mm x 106mm
Compare to map above.

  Thumbnail: Smith 1822

Charles Smith
Smith's New English Atlas

1822         184mm x 230mm
Same name, but smaller than before.

          Thumbnail: Perrot 1823

AM Perrot
Description Hist. et Topographique

1823         61mm x 48mm
The smallest "county" map of Essex.

        Thumbnail: Gray 1824

GC Gray
Gray's New Book of Roads

1824         123mm x 106mm
Small map with bizarre claim.

  Thumbnail: Whitaker 1824

G & WB Whitaker
The Traveller's Pocket Atlas

1824         127mm x 158mm
Clear, because less detail.

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