County maps of Essex from the 19th century - 1825 to 1849

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, 19th century - first quarter.

Thumbnail maps Mapmakers, their Atlases and Maps
Thumbnail: Greenwood 1825

C&J Greenwood
Essex

1825         1,310mm x 1,560mm
Last private surveyor of the whole county.

Thumbnail: Coltman 1828

Nathaniel Coltman
A New Map of the County of Essex

1828         523mm x 677mm
A reissue of the 1807 map, featuring the non-existent canal.

        Thumbnail: Cary 1828

John Cary
Travellers' Companion

1828         130mm x 93mm
The plate re-cut again as 1806 replacement the original had worn out.

Thumbnail: SDUK 1830

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (SDUK)
England V

1830         268mm x 370mm
A regional map, with coloured county borders.

Thumbnail: Teesdale 1830

Teesdale
New British Atlas

1830         343mm x416mm
Looks as classy as a Cary or a Smith.

Thumbnail: Hall 1830

Hall
A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain & Ireland

1830         186mm x 247mm
The first showing of a map published in atlases very many times.

Thumbnail: Murray 1830

Murray
An Atlas of the English Counties

1830         353mm x 457mm
The first to show the 1832 Reform Act changes.

Thumbnail: Greenwood 1831

C&J Greenwood
Atlas of the Counties of England

1831         609mm x 704mm
Reduced scale version of 1825 map.

Thumbnail: Bingley 1831

J Bingley
The History & Topography of the County of Essex (by T Wright)

1831         371mm x 402mm
Issued in Wright's books on Essex.

Thumbnail: Lewis 1831

Lewis
Lewis's Topographical Dictionary

1831         178mm x 230mm
You will see several of these in the next 10 years.

Thumbnail: Nichols 1831

Nichols
The Family Topographer

1831         77mm x 131mm
Lot of places for a very small map.

Thumbnail: Nichols 1832

Nichols
The Family Topographer

1832         78mm x 130mm
Same very small map, but with scale added - inaccurately.

          Thumbnail: Cobbett 1832

T Cobbett
A Geographical Dictionary of England & Wales

1832         172mm x 102mm
The most inaccurately drawn map of Essex of all time.

Thumbnail: Pigot 1832

Pigot
Pigot & Co's London & Provincial New Directory, 5th Edition

1832         224mm x 352mm
Elegant map for a Directory.

Thumbnail: Duncan 1833

Duncan
A Complete County Atlas of England & Wales

1833         346mm x 434mm
Map updated with Reformed Parliamentary Boroughs.

Thumbnail: Hall 1833

Hall
A New British Atlas

1833         186mm x 247mm
An earlier map appearing in its second guise.

Thumbnail: Hall 1833 folding map

Hall
Essex

1833         190mm x 249mm
Same as Hall 1833 above, but as a separate map.

Thumbnail: Pinnock 1833

Pinnock
Pinnock's Guide to Knowledge

1833         162mm x 227mm
Someone tried going backwards 300 years.

Thumbnail: Lewis 1833

Lewis
Lewis's Topographical Dictionary

1833         185mm x 240mm
Lewis with Reform Act Polling Places and Divisions.

Thumbnail: Dawson 1834

Dawson
Essex

1834         235mm x 300mm
Official maps of the Reform Act Polling Places and Divisions.

Thumbnail: Leigh 1834

Leigh
Leigh's New Atlas of England & Wales

1834         71mm x 121mm
Tiny map lives on.

Thumbnail: Dugdale 1835

Cole & Roper
Dugdale's England & Wales Delineated

1835         177mm x 228mm
The first issue of Dugdale's gazetteer, but using old maps.

Thumbnail: Walker 1835

J&C Walker
Walkers' Essex

1835         323mm x 398mm
Extremely early version of the map, in folding form, but with later annotations; sold c.1836.

Thumbnail: Walker 1835

J&C Walker
This British Atlas

1835         321mm x 392mm
Very early version of the map, with no railways; sold c.1835.

Thumbnail: Walker 1835

J&C Walker
This British Atlas

1835         318mm x 395mm
First version of how J&C Walker maps show open railways; sold c.1836.

Thumbnail: Fullarton 1836

Fullarton
A New & Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales

1836         187mm x 240mm
Darkly shaded incomplete hills.

Thumbnail: Leigh 1837

Leigh
Leigh's New Atlas of England & Wales

1837         73mm x 121mm
Tiny map gains one real railway and one false on.

Thumbnail: Moule 1837

T Moule
The English Counties Delineated

1837         213mm x 266mm
First edition Moule - pre-railways.

Thumbnail: Pigot 1837

Pigot
Pigot & Co's London & Provincial New Directory, unknown Edition

1837         224mm x 352mm
Added schematic railways.

Thumbnail: Pinnock 1838

Pinnock
Pinnock's Guide to Knowledge

1838         162mm x 227mm
It's still very ugly.

Thumbnail: Dugdale 1838

Dugdale
Curiosities of Great Britain, England and Wales Delineated

1838         173mm x 226mm
A new issue of Dugdale's gazetteer starts to add (proposed) railways.

Thumbnail: Lewis 1838

Lewis
Lewis's Topographical Dictionary

1838         174mm x 232mm
Back to just the conventional map.

Thumbnail: Pigot 1839

Pigot
Pigot & Co's Pocket Atlas, Topography and Gazetteer of England. No 14 Essex.

1839         104mm x 164mm
Map with notes and Gazetteer.

Thumbnail: Walker 1839

J&C Walker
This British Atlas

1839         321mm x 393mm
The railways grow a little, but the colouring is terrible; sold c.1839.

Thumbnail: Walker 1840

J&C Walker
This British Atlas

1840         317mm x 394mm
Details increase on the map, especially in the south west; sold c.1840.

Thumbnail: Lewis 1840

Lewis
Lewis's Topographical Dictionary

1840         178mm x 230mm
Now with Poor Law Union boundaries.

Thumbnail: Archer 1841

Archer
The Monthly Magazine and Monthly Register of Religious and Ecclesiastical Information.

1841         177mm x 224mm
Map of London Diocese

Thumbnail: Hall 1842

Hall
A Travelling County Atlas

1842         186mm x 247mm
Railways added to Hall's 1833 map.

Thumbnail: Walker 1842

J&C Walker
This British Atlas

1842         321mm x 390mm
Railway lines now more accurate; sold c.1843.

Thumbnail: Dugdale 1842

Dugdale
England and Wales Delineated

1842         179mm x 233mm
A new issue of Dugdale's gazetteer changes to the Archer maps.

Thumbnail: Fisher 1844

Fisher
Fisher's County Atlas of England and Wales (Part 15)

1844         270mm x 345mm
Lots of hatchuring, plus lurid boundaries.

Thumbnail: Lewis 1845

Lewis
Lewis's Topographical Dictionary

1845         174mm x 231mm
Still with Poor Law Union boundaries, but railways change.

Thumbnail: Duncan 1845

Duncan
A Complete County Atlas of England & Wales

1845         340mm x 439mm
Old map with added railways.

Thumbnail: Ramble 1845

Reuben Ramble
Reuben Ramble's Travels through the Counties of England

1845         69mm x 107mm
Old maps for a children's text book.

Thumbnail: Walker 1845

J&C Walker
This British Atlas

1845         323mm x 398mm
The railways continue to grow; sold c.1846.

Thumbnail: Fullarton 1846

Fullarton
Parliamentary Gazetteer of England & Wales

1845         187mm x 241mm
Darkly shaded incomplete hills.

Thumbnail: Fullarton 1846

Fullarton
Parliamentary Gazetteer of England & Wales

1846         186mm x 239mm
Same hills, but a change to the railway.

Thumbnail: Slater 1846

I Slater
New British Atlas

1846         223mm x 357mm
Pigot maps taken over by Slater.

Thumbnail: Walker 1846

J&C Walker
Walkers' Essex

1846         323mm x 398mm
A folded version of the above Walker, with later date; sold c.1847.

Thumbnail: Johnson 1847

Johnson
Johnson's Atlas of England

1847         162mm x 224mm
The horrible Pinnocks now improved.

Thumbnail: Hall 1847

Hall
A Travelling County Atlas

1847         183mm x 246mm
More railways compared to Hall's 1842.

Thumbnail: Moule 1848

T Moule
A Complete & Universal English Dictionary

1848         213mm x 266mm
The Moule has now added some railways.

Thumbnail: Reynolds 1848

Reynolds
Reynold's Travelling Atlas of England

1848         175mm x 236mm
Railways improved (mostly).

Thumbnail: Archer 1848

Archer
Dugdale's Curiosities of Great Britain

1848         177mm x 232mm
Dugdale's gazetteer continues with the Archer maps, and adds more railways.

Thumbnail: Walker 1849

J&C Walker
This British Atlas

1849         320mm x 388mm
Another Walker, this time from an atlas, with more railways; sold c.1849.

Thumbnail: Walker 1849

J&C Walker
This British Atlas

1849         320mm x 389mm
A folded Walker map, with changes from one above, but also sold c.1849.

Thumbnail: Walker 1849

J&C Walker
Hobson's Fox Hunting Atlas

1849         323mm x 394mm
Four different early Hobson Fox Hunting maps.

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