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

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

New British Atlas

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

Thumbnail: Murray 1830

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's Topographical Dictionary

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

Thumbnail: Nichols 1831

The Family Topographer

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

Thumbnail: Nichols 1832

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

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

Thumbnail: Duncan 1833

A Complete County Atlas of England & Wales

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

Thumbnail: Hall 1833

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain & Ireland

1833         186mm x 247mm
A map published in atlases very many times.

Thumbnail: Hall 1833 folding map


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

Thumbnail: Pinnock 1833

Pinnock's Guide to Knowledge

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

Thumbnail: Lewis 1833

Lewis's Topographical Dictionary

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

Thumbnail: Dawson 1834


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

Thumbnail: Dugdale 1835

Cole & Roper
Dugdale's England & Wales Delineated

1835         175mm x 228mm
Older maps in Dugdale's book.

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

A New & Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales

1836         187mm x 240mm
Darkly shaded incomplete hills.

Thumbnail: Leigh 1837

Leigh's New Atlas of England & Wales

1837         73mm x 121mm
Tiny map lives on.

Thumbnail: Moule 1837

T Moule
The English Counties Delineated

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

Thumbnail: Pigot 1837

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

1837         224mm x 352mm
Added schematic railways.

Thumbnail: Pinnock 1838

Pinnock's Guide to Knowledge

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

Thumbnail: Dugdale 1838

Curiosities of Great Britain, England and Wales Delineated

1838         187mm x 241mm
Still featuring strange hills.

Thumbnail: Lewis 1838

Lewis's Topographical Dictionary

1838         178mm x 230mm
Polling places have gone - now it's back to being a conventional map.

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: Pigot 1839

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

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

Thumbnail: Lewis 1840

Lewis's Topographical Dictionary

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

Thumbnail: Archer 1841

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

1841         177mm x 224mm
Map of London Diocese

Thumbnail: Hall 1842

A Travelling County Atlas

1842         186mm x 247mm
An update 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

England and Wales Delineated

1842         183mm x 232mm
Another map that will have a long life.

Thumbnail: Fisher 1844

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

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

Thumbnail: Lewis 1845

Lewis's Topographical Dictionary

1845         178mm x 230mm
Still with Poor Law Union boundaries, but railways change.

Thumbnail: Duncan 1845

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: Slater 1846

I Slater
New British Atlas

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

Thumbnail: Fullarton 1846

Parliamentary Gazetteer of England & Wales

1846         187mm x 241mm
Darkly shaded incomplete hills.

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's Atlas of England

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

Thumbnail: Moule 1848

T Moule
A Complete & Universal English Dictionary

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

Thumbnail: Reynolds 1848

Reynold's Travelling Atlas of England

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

Thumbnail: Archer 1848

Dugdale's Curiosities of Great Britain

1848         177mm x 232mm
Dugdale uses Archer again.

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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