County maps of Essex from the 19th century - 1875 to 1899

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 - third quarter.

Thumbnail maps Mapmakers, their Atlases and Maps
Thumbnail: Cruchley 1875

GF Cruchley
Railways and Stations Map of Essex

1875         211mm x 265mm
Cruchley keeps using his very old plates.

  Thumbnail: Cruchley 1875

GF Cruchley
Cruchley's Railway and Station Map of the County of Essex

1875         494mm x 543mm
Cary's old plates live on under a new publisher.

Thumbnail: Bacon 1875

GW Bacon
Bacon's New Pocket Map of Essex

1875         303mm x 430mm
Approx 4 miles to an inch folding map.

Thumbnail: Collins 1877

Collins
Collins' Atlas of England & Wales

1877         158mm x 205mm
Repeated map, but now in an Atlas.

Thumbnail: Pictorial World 1877

Pictorial World
Supplement, 26 May

1877         338mm x 417mm
Large and detailed but dull map - the Philips' larger map.

Thumbnail: Encyclopaedia Britannia 1878

A & C Black / Bartholomew
Encyclopaedia Britannia 9th Edition, Essex

1878         166mm x 219mm
Read also of the pirated American editions.

Thumbnail: Philips 1881

G Philip
Philips New Series of County Maps

1881         336mm x 417mm
The large Philips map, folded up.

Thumbnail: Philips 1882

G Philip
Philips' Handy Atlas of the Counties of England

1882         152mm x 200mm
Back to the small Philips map.


Thumbnail: Bacon 1883

GW Bacon
Essex

1883         303mm x 458mm
Bacon also publishes atlases.

Thumbnail: WH Smith / Bartholomews 1883

WH Smith & Bartholomews
Essex

1883         337mm x 482mm
Quarter inch Bartholomew map published by WH Smith.

Thumbnail: Philips 1884

G Philip
Cyclists' Map of the County of Essex

1884         334mm x 416mm
The large Philips map adapted for cyclists' usage.

Thumbnail: Letts 1884

Letts
Letts Popular Maps

1884         332mm x 396mm
Walker map, with added earthquakes.

Thumbnail: Stanford 1885

E Stanford
Stanford's Parliamentary County Atlas and Handbook of England and Wales

1885         177mm x 238mm
New 1885 Parliamentary Divisions - shown badly.

Thumbnail: Boundary Commission TN 1885

Boundary Commission
Parliamentary Divisions

1885         342mm x 397mm
Official new Parliamentary Divisions.

Thumbnail: Philips 1885

G Philips
Philips' Atlas of the Counties of England

1885         337mm x 416mm
Larger than the other Philips', with new Divisions.

Thumbnail: Philips 1885 FM

G Philip
Cyclists Map of the County

1885         334mm x 416mm
The same large Philips map.

Thumbnail: Philips 1886

G Philips
Philips' Handy Atlas of the Counties of England

1886         152mm x 201mm
The small Philips gets the new Divisions.

Thumbnail: Hughes 1886

Hughes
A new parliamentary & courts atlas of Great Britain & Ireland

1886         239mm x 305mm
Dull map now obscured by overprint of Divisions.

  Thumbnail: Cruchley 1886

GF Cruchley
Cruchley's Railway and Station Map of the County of Essex

1886         490mm x 543mm
The larger Cruchley still with the old cover and title.

Thumbnail: WH Smith / Bartholomews 1886

WH Smith & Bartholomews
Essex

1886         339mm x 480mm
Quarter inch Bartholomew map published by WH Smith.

Thumbnail: Letts 1887

Letts
Letts Popular Maps

1887         322mm x 396mm
Walker/Letts map, without earthquakes but many Constituency changes.

Thumbnail: Stanford / Bartholomews 1888

E Stanford & Bartholomews
Essex

1888         479mm x 693mm
Quarter inch Bartholomew map published by Stanfords.

Thumbnail: Kellys 1877

Kellys Directories
Post Office Directory (?)

1888         633mm x 963mm
Really large map, with a lot of detail, allied to a Directory.

Thumbnail: Johnston 1889

W & AK Johnston
The modern county atlas of England & Wales

1889         177mm x 245mm
Nice map, with unusual distances listed.

Thumbnail: Philips 1890

G Philips
Philips' Handy Atlas of the Counties of England

1890         152mm x 201mm
The small Philips keeps adding railways.

Thumbnail: Encyclopaedia Britannia 1892

W & AK Johnston
Encyclopaedia Britannia 9th Edition, Essex

1892         184mm x 243mm
Small map for a big encyclopaedia.

Thumbnail: Black 1892

Black
Black's Handy Atlas of England & Wales

1892         175mm x 246mm
Same underlying map as Britannia above, but far more informative.

Thumbnail: Bacon 1892

GW Bacon
Bacon's County Guide & Map

1892         457mm x 676mm
Man on bike chased by a horse appears on the cover.

Thumbnail: Weller 1893

Weller
The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales

1893         216mm x 282mm
Nice colours, but overdoes the hatchuring.

Thumbnail: Cassell 1893

Cassell & Co
Cassell's Gazetteer of Great Britain & Ireland

1893         193mm x 239mm
County maps re-used as a GB atlas.

Thumbnail: Walker 1893

J&C Walker
Walker's Fox Hunting Atlas

1893         322mm x 394mm
The end of the line for the Walker maps.

  Thumbnail: Cruchley 1895

GF Cruchley
Cruchley's County Maps of England, for Cyclists, Tourists, &c.

1895/96         490mm x 550mm
Eighty year old plates live on under yet another publisher.

Thumbnail: AH Swiss 1895

AH Swiss
Hunting Map No. 12.

1895         769mm x 983mm
One hundred year old plates live on under yet another publisher.

Thumbnail: Philips 1895

G Philips
Philips' Handy Atlas of the Counties of England

1895         161mm x 200mm
The small Philips has yet another outing.

Thumbnail: Bacon 1895

GW Bacon
Commercial & Library Atlas of the British isles from the Ordnance Survey

1895         303mm x 458mm
Bartholomew 1883 map with updates.

Thumbnail: Bacon 1896

GW Bacon
Bacon's County Map & Guide

1896         460mm x 612mm
Man and woman cycling on the cover.

Thumbnail: Kellys 1897

Kellys
Essex County Council Main Roads

1897         642mm x 991mm
Kelly's large map with much road information.

Thumbnail: Bartholomew 1897

J Bartholomew
Royal Atlas of England & Wales

1897         321mm x 424mm
Part of Essex and Kent, as a sectional UK map.

Thumbnail: WH Smith / Bartholomews 1898

WH Smith & Bartholomews
Essex

1898         337mm x 482mm
Old Series Quarter inch Bartholomew map published by WH Smith.

Thumbnail: WH Smith / Bartholomews 1899

WH Smith & Bartholomews
Essex

1899         503mm x 710mm
New Series Quarter inch Bartholomew map published by WH Smith.

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