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Christopher Saxton
William Bowes (cards) 1
John Norden
Pieter van den Keere
William Smith
William Bowes (cards) 2
William Camden
John Speed
Michael Drayton
John Bill
Jacob van Langeren
Jan Jansson
Thomas Jenner
Jan Blaeu
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Richard Blome (smaller)
Richard Blome (larger)
John Overton
William Redmayne (cards)
John Seller (large)
Robert Morden (cards)
Philip Lea
John Seller (small)
Robert Morden (larger)
Robert Morden (smaller)
John Lenthall (cards)
Bowen and Owen
Herman Moll
Richard William Seale
Thomas Badeslade
John Cowley
Seale-Hinton
John Rocque
Samuel Simpson
Thomas Osborne
Kitchin and Jefferys
Kitchin-Exshaw
Emanuel Bowen (large)
George Bickham
Thomas Kitchin (1st small)
Bowen-Hinton
Emanuel Bowen (small)
Pieter Meijer
John Gibson
Thomas Kitchin (2nd small)
Emanuel Bowen (Royal)
John Gibson (larger)
Joseph Ellis
E and T Bowen
Thomas Kitchin (pocket)
Antonio Zatta
John Lodge
Alexander Hogg
John Harrison
William Tunnicliff
John Cary (1st medium)
John Cary (1st small)
John Cary (1st large)
John Aiken
Benjamin Baker
John Wilkes
Charles Smith
John Cary (2nd large)
Charles Cooke
R Butters
John Luffman
Cole and Roper
John Cary (2nd small)
Lysons
Benjamin Pitts Capper
John Cary (2nd medium)
Joseph Allen
Samuel J. Neele
James Wallis (smaller)
James Wallis (larger)
Robert Rowe
Thomas Dix
Edward Langley
C and J Greenwood (larger)
Neele and Son
W H Reid
Samuel Leigh
Robert Miller
William Robert Gardner
John Cary (3rd small)
Aristide Michel Perrot
William Ebden
C and J Greenwood (smaller)
T Laurie Murray
Sidney Hall
Henry Teesdale
Samuel Lewis
Robert Kearsley Dawson
William Cobbett
Nichols and Son
Archibald Fullarton
Joshua Archer
Thomas Moule
R Creighton
John and Charles Walker
James Pigot
James Pigot (smaller)
John Archer
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Antique British County Maps Series

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A large proportion of County Maps were published in series, where the series would typically be an atlas. This area of the website contains a collection of gallery pages for these county maps series with cartobibliographical details.

My definition of a series is a collection of maps printed from the same series of plates, together with all later editions based upon those plates. Many series contain examples of every county. However, there are also shorter series where intended county atlases were never completed, or replacement plates were created for later editions of atlases where some of the original plates didn't survive. It's these shorter series that contribute to the diversity, making each county's cartographic history unique. Some of the earliest incomplete sets had a profound influence on the maps that followed. For example, William Smith and John Norden made maps of just a small number of counties, and it was these that were copied by later cartographers in preference to those of Saxton.

My objective is to describe all these series, in chronological order. This is, however, a time consuming task. Hence these pages are very much a work in progress. I will be adding pages in chronological order but many will initially contain only minimal information, which will be added to over time.

I don't believe that the subject of county maps has been covered in this way before. There are excellent and highly detailed county cartobibliographies, for counties such as Warwickshire, Hertfordshire and Sussex. There are also detailed accounts of county atlases, but these are concerned with atlases rather than series. The best general work which deals with the subject, to a comparable level of detail, is Yasha Beresiner's book on English County Maps, but this is organised alphabetically rather than chronologically.



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