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The Mapping of North America

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A map of Kent was the first published by the Ordnance Survey in 1801 however it was never incorporated into the National Series. The second map to be published and THE FIRST OF THE NATIONAL SERIES was that of Essex offered here in 1805. The Ordnance Survey on the scale of one inch to the mile evolved in 1824 into the format that we are familiar with which ignores county borders. Up to that date the traditional county format was maintained. The map of Essex is formed from sheets 1-2 and 47-48. The ‘Old Series’ as it is known appeared steadily from 1805 to 1873, by the time they were completed there had been numerous revisions to the earlier plates. Hellyer, Roger (1999) ‘Ordnance Survey small-scale maps’ no. 2; Rodger (1972) no. 129; Tooley, Ronald V. ‘Large Scale English County Maps … Essex’ in The Map Collector no. 36 E10.
MUDGE, William

Part the First of the General Survey of England and Wales Containing the whole of Essex and a portion of the adjoining counties

London, 1805
1220 x 1830 mm. early outline colour. Dissected and laid on contemporary linen complete with green silk edging. Some light browning particularly offshore, light offsetting in places, light wear at intersections. Main roads coloured in brown wash, complete with dated imprint 18 April 1805. Marbled endpapers, complete with contemporary marbled calf slipcase with red calf title label to spine.
Stock number: 5853


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