John Aubrey (1626-97) was as antiquary and natural philosopher. He is perhaps best known for his work ‘Brief Lives’, made up of a series of short biographical chapters. He was also an early archaeologist who recorded many monuments in England for the first time. He started studies on the natural history of Wiltshire and Surrey, neither were completed. Published posthumously in five volumes between 1718 and 1719 the work included this map. It is the first history of the county to be published. The map is dedicated to Sir John Fellowes. Upcott (1968) III p. 1207.