Publisher: Geographia

Folding maps and flat maps

The table below lists Geographia's maps of Essex in approximately chronological order, followed by images of the maps intended for Rambling, Cycling and Roads, based on my own collection of maps of Essex.

The dimensions against each cover and each map are Height x Width; for the maps, the measurements are of the outermost neat line of the map (not the size of the sheet of paper).

Dates Title(s) Approximate
Dimensions
Notes
1920-42 Two inch road maps 740 x 970mm Ugly maps; could surely only compete on price against Bartholomew's
2 inch maps.
1921-24 Three inch
New Road Map
415 x 530mm Geographia seemed to like this scale, possibly as no-one else used it;
very cheap.
1922-52 Three inch
Large Scale Road Map
475 x 720mm Physically much larger series, in parallel with the two smaller sized 3
mile road maps.
1931-44 Three inch
Up-to-date Road Map
410 x 530mm The cover changes, but the maps less so; still cheap. Also issued as
the "Cycling" maps below.
1936-42 Five inch Touring Map 970 x 725mm Very large regional maps.
1937-42 Ramblers' Maps 1 475 x 645mm One inch scale.
1942-44 Cyclists' Maps 410 x 530mm Three inch "Up-to-date" road maps (see above) sold as Cycling maps.
1948 Ramblers' Maps 2 475 x 645mm One inch, same maps, new titles.
1968 Three inch
Super detailed Map
555 x 880mm Face lifted for the 1960s, and physically larger again.

Ramblers' Maps (1 mile to the inch)

Ramblers' Map, NE Section
Essex, 1937
Geographia's Ramblers' NE London 1937 cover
162 x 104mm for 473 x 640mm

Ramblers' Map, NE Section
Essex, 1937
Geographia's Ramblers' NE London 1937 cover
173 x 110mm for 471 x 644mm


Ramblers' Map, NE Section
Essex, 1938
Geographia's Ramblers' NE London 1938 cover
173 x 120mm for 473 x 643mm

Ramblers' Map, NE Section
Essex, 1939
Geographia's Ramblers' NE London 1939 cover
170 x 115mm for 473 x 643mm

Ramblers' Map, NE Section
Essex, 1942
Geographia's Ramblers' NE London 1942 cover
180 x 120mm for 477 x 647mm


Ramblers' Map, Epping Forest
& South West Essex, 1948
Geographia's Ramblers' Epping Forest 1948 cover
167 x 104mm for 471 x 645mm


Cycling Maps (3 miles to the inch)

Cyclists' Map of Essex
1942-44
Geographia Cyclists' Map cover
159 x 103mm for 411 x 531mm


Cyclists' Map of Essex,
1942-44
Geographia Cyclists' Map cover
159 x 104mm for 411 x 531mm


Road maps - 2 miles to the inch

Geographia Map of Essex
1920 (?)
Geographia 2 Miles to the Inch Maps, Sheet 14, 1920 cover
271 x 177mm for 737 x 976mm

Road Map of Essex & S Suffolk
1923
Geographia 2 Miles to the Inch Maps, Sheet 14, 1923 cover
191 x 113mm for 741 x966xmm


Road Map of Essex & S Suffolk,
1929
Geographia 2 Miles to the Inch Maps, Sheet 14, 1929 cover
194 x 110mm for 741 x 962mm

Road Map of Essex & S Suffolk
1942 (?)
Geographia 2 Miles to the Inch Maps, Sheet 14, 1942 cover
203 x 117mm for 748 x 963mm

Road Map of Essex & S Suffolk
1942 (?)
Geographia 2 Miles to the Inch Maps, Sheet 14, 1942 cover
210 x 120mm for 739 x 971mm


Road Map of Essex & S Suffolk,
1942 (?)
Geographia 2 Miles to the Inch Maps, Sheet 14, 1942 cover
200 x 120mm for 735 x 975mm


Road maps - 3 miles to the inch

The New Road Map of Essex
1921
Geographia New Road Map of Essex, 1921 cover
155 x 100mm for 412 x 531mm


The New Road Map of Essex
1922
Geographia New Road Map of Essex, 1922 cover
159 x 98mm for 414 x 531mm

The New Road Map of Essex
1923
Geographia New Road Map of Essex, 1923 cover
158 x 103mm for 416 x 533mm


The New Road Map of Essex
1924
Geographia New Road Map of Essex, 1924 cover
158 x 110mm for 409 x 531mm

The Up-to-date Road Map of
Essex, 1931
The Up-to-Date Road Map of Essex, 1931, cover
156 x 100mm for 411 x 531mm


The Up-to-date Road Map of
Essex, 1936
The Up-to-Date Road Map of Essex, 1936, cover
156 x 100mm for 411 x 531mm

The Up-to-date Road Map of
Essex, 1942 (?)
The Up-to-Date Road Map of Essex, 1942 (?), cover
156 x 100mm for 411 x 531mm


The Up-to-date Road Map of
Essex, 1944 (?)
The Up-to-Date Road Map of Essex, 1942, cover
156 x 100mm for 411 x 531mm


Same scale, but different size.

Road Map of Essex
1922
Geographia Road Map of Essex, Sheet 100, 1922 cover
175 x 109mm for 476 x 721mm

Large Scale Road Map
Essex, 1925
Geographia Large Scale Road Map of Essex, 1925 cover
186 x 108mm for 471 x 726mm

Large Scale Road Map
Essex, 1937
Geographia Large Scale Road Map of Essex, 1937 cover
183 x 110mm for 473 x 720mm

Large Scale Road Map
Essex, c.1944
Geographia Large Scale Road Map of Essex, 1944 cover
198 x 120mm for 476 x 720mm

Large Scale Road Map
Essex, c.1944
Geographia Large Scale Road Map of Essex, 1944 cover
198 x 120mm for 476 x 721mm


Large Scale Road Map
Essex, 1946
Geographia Large Scale Road Map of Essex, 1946 cover
197 x 121mm for 475 x 720mm

Large Scale Road Map
Essex, 1952
Geographia Large Scale Road Map of Essex, 1952 cover
193 x 112mm for 472 x 719mm

Herts & Essex
1968
Herts & Essex 3 Miles to an Inch, 1968, cover
225 x 137mm for 554 x 880mm


Herts & Essex
1972 & 1974
Herts & Essex 3 Miles to an Inch, 1974, cover
225 x 137mm for 554 x 880mm


Road maps - 5 miles to the inch

Numbered Road Touring Map,
South East Counties, 1936
Geographia South Eastern Counties, 1936 cover
202 x 110mm for 964 x 730mm


Numbered Road Touring Map,
South East Counties, 1942
Geographia South Eastern Counties, 1942 cover
210 x 115mm for 970 x 718mm


Other information on Geographia

Addresses:
Founded in 1911, it has had at least 5 addresses:
1911 . . . . . . . . . . 33 Strand
1923 (or earlier) . 55 Fleet Street
1941/2 (?) . . . . . . 68 Fleet Street - temporarily?
1942 (or earlier) . 167 Fleet Street
1964 (or earlier) . 114 Fleet Street
1987 . . . . . . . . . . absorbed by Collins Bartholomew.


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