County maps of Essex from the 19th century - 1850 to 1874

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 - second quarter.

Thumbnail maps Mapmakers, their Atlases and Maps
Thumbnail: Collins 1850

The Travelling Atlas of England and Wales

1850         143mm x 183mm
Small, neat and inaccurate map.

Thumbnail: Collins 1852

The British Gazetteer

1852         326mm x 400mm
Very detailed, but fundamentally an old map.

Thumbnail: Knight 1852

C Knight
Essex, Hertfordshire & Middlesex

1852         131mm x 231mm
Colourful county edge-colouring, but not much else.

Thumbnail: Dugdale 1854

England & Wales Delineated

1854         179mm x 228mm
Only change since 1848 is more railways.

Thumbnail: Hall 1854

S Hall
A Travelling County Atlas

1854         182mm x 246mm
False railway removed, and new (real) ones added.

Thumbnail: J&C Walker 1855

J&C Walker
This British Atlas

1855         320mm x 388mm
Yet more railways; probably sold c.1856.

Thumbnail: Heywood 1858

A New Travelling Atlas

1858         148mm x 191mm
A small, neat map that does not show too much detail.

Thumbnail: Hall 1858

S Hall
A Travelling County Atlas

1858         185mm x 245mm
Railways get to Southend.

Thumbnail: Walker 1859

J&C Walker
Walkers' Essex

1859         319mm x 390mm
Another Walker map; probably sold c.1862.

Thumbnail: Cruchley 1860

GF Cruchley
Cruchley's Map of Essex

1860         487mm x 563mm
Cruchley using very old plates, with added railways.

Thumbnail: Dugdale 1860

England & Wales Delineated

1860         177mm x 232mm
Only change since 1854 is more railways.

Thumbnail: Weekly Despatch 1860

Weekly Despatch
Weekly Despatch

1860         300mm x 425mm
Now stating that map is "from The Ordnance Survey".

Thumbnail: Reynolds/Emslie 1860

Reynolds / Emslie
Reynolds' Geological Atlas of Great Britain

1860         178mm x 237mm
Geology and railways.

Thumbnail: Hughes 1863

W Hughes
The National Gazetteer

1863         240mm x 305mm
Detailed map, pity about the colour wash.

Thumbnail: Cruchley 1863

GF Cruchley
Cruchley's County Atlas of England and Wales

1863         211mm x 265mm
Cruchley using another set of very old plates.

        Thumbnail: Weller 1863

Weekly Despatch, Eastern Counties Railway

1863         432mm x 308mm
Getting from London to Norwich (via Cambridge).

Thumbnail: Davies 1863

BR Davies
Cassell's British Atlas

1863         308mm x 430mm
Weekly Despatch Atlas map lives on.

Thumbnail: Davies 1864

BR Davis
Cassell's British Atlas

1864         308mm x 430mm
Weekly Despatch Atlas map lives on, with added statistics.

Thumbnail: Metropolis Sewage Co 1865

Metropolis Sewage & Essex Reclamation Company
Proposed Conduit, Reclamation and Sea Wall

1865         244mm x 397mm
Some plans do not happen.

Thumbnail: Cruchley 1865

GF Cruchley
Cruchley's Reduced Ordnance Map of England and Wales

1865         501mm x 662mm
Cary's old plates live on under a new publisher.

Thumbnail: Hall 1866

S Hall
A Travelling County Atlas

1866         189mm x 247mm
Lots of new railways in the north.

Thumbnail: Philips 1867

G Philips
Atlas of the Counties of England

1867         336mm x 420mm
Large but poor quality and erratic map.

Thumbnail: Boundary Commission 1868

Boundary Commission
Essex - New Divisions of County

1868         331mm x 486mm
County changes to three Divisions.

Thumbnail: Wyld1868

James Wyld
Topographical Map of the County of Essex

1868         633mm x 880mm
Wyld using Faden's 1804 map with added Divisions and railways.

Thumbnail: Fullarton 1868

Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales

1868         134mm x 229mm
More of Kent than of Essex.

Thumbnail: Hughes 1868

W Hughes
A New County Atlas of Great Britain

1868         240mm x 304mm
Updated railways, but still ugly.

Thumbnail: Heywood 1868

Heywood's County Atlas of England and Wales

1868         150mm x 191mm
The 1858 map with more railways.

Thumbnail: Walker 1868

J&C Walker
British Atlas

1868         316mm x 394mm
Incomplete Parliamentary changes; estimated sold c.1869.

Thumbnail: Walker 1870

J&C Walker
Hobson's Fox Hunting Atlas

1870         319mm x 393mm
Hobson Fox Hunting map with contradictions, sold c1872.

Thumbnail: Bacon 1870

GW Bacon
New Large Print Map of Essex

1870         432mm x 620mm
First of Bacon's folding maps.

Thumbnail: Walker 1871

J&C Walker
Walker's Essex

1871         322mm x 394mm
An old map updated for new railways, sold c.1889.

Thumbnail: Childrens Friend August 1871 Map

Children's Friend

1871         Simple map in a picture quiz.

Thumbnail: Wyld 1872

J Wyld

1872         179mm x 268mm
Dissected for convenience, but very old map.

Thumbnail: Hall 1873

S Hall
A Travelling County Atlas

1873         188mm x 246mm
Still shows pre-1868 Parliamentary Divisions, but no longer highlighted.

Thumbnail: Hughes 1873

W Hughes
A New County Atlas of Great Britain

1873         240mm x 304mm
Updated for the Parliamentary Divisions.

Thumbnail: Philips 1873

Philips' Handy Atlas of the Counties of England

1873         152mm x 200mm
Uncluttered map as initially for educational use.

Thumbnail: Collins 1874

Collins' County Geographies - Essex

1874         159mm x 205mm
Another educational map - with text.

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