Wiltshire County Maps
12.1 17 : Overton, John 1680

Following the Fire of London in 1666 John Overton began building a set of engraved plates of the English counties. Only five were produced, one of which was Wiltshire (c1680), copied from Jansson (see wm/12) by an unknown engraver. The Wiltshire map can be distinguished from its Dutch original by the absence of a full stop after the county name in the title. Also, the quality of the engaving of the faces of the figures in the cartouche and the numerous putti, is distinctly inferior to that of the Jansson original.

Maps appeared in four editions of John Overton's atlases up to 1700.

Henry Overton (John's son) published further atlases in c1716 and c1738.

When Dicey & Co acquired the plates c1756 the Wiltshire map was modified to give it a new title "A Map of Wiltshire" and a new cartouche in the classical style of the time.

Examples can be found in the following English County Atlases.
91 : John Overton (Overton Atlas II) (Atlas without title) 1675c in state 1
107 : John Overton (Overton Atlas III) (Atlas without title) 1685c in state 1
111 : John Overton (Overton Atlas IV) (Atlas without title) 1690c in state 1
121 : John Overton (Overton Atlas V) (Atlas without title) 1700c in state 1
142 : Henry Overton (Overton Atlas VI) (Atlas without title) 1716c in state 1
143 : Henry Overton (Overton Atlas VII) (Atlas without title) 1738c in state 1
144 : Henry Overton (Overton Atlas VIII) (Atlas without title) 1738c in state 1
145 : Henry Overton (Dicey Atlases) (Atlas without title) 1756c in state 2

Examples (2)

Ref: 11074
State: 1
Date: 1680

Not for sale
Ref: 29015
State: 2
Date: 1756


Wiltshire Maps
Saxton, Christopher
Bowes, W
Van den Keere, Pieter
Bowes, W
Speed, John
Drayton, Michael
Bill, John
Van Langeren, Jacob
Jenner, Thomas
Blaeu, Jan
Jansson, Jan
Overton, John
Blome, Richard
Blome, Richard
Morden, Robert
Redmayne, William
Seller, John
Morden, Robert
Morden, Robert
Lenthall, John
Owen & Bowen
Moll, Herman
Seale, Richard William
Badeslade, Thomas
Cowley, John
Rocque, John
Simpson, Samuel
Osborne, Thomas
Kitchin & Jefferys
Kitchin, Thomas
Exshaw, John
Seale, R W
Bickham, George
Bowen, Emanuel
Bowen, Emanuel
Gibson, John
Meijer, Pieter
Kitchin, Thomas
Bowen, Emanuel
Ellis, Joseph
Bowen, T
Kitchin, Thomas
Andrews & Dury
Conder, Thomas
Cary, John
Harrison, John
Cary, John
Cary, John
Lodge, John
Aiken, John
Tunnicliff, William
Baker, Benjamin
Smith, Charles
Cary, John
Luffman, J
Butters, R
Cary, John
Cooper, H
Roper / Cole
Cary, John
Wallis, James
Wallis, James
Neele, Samuel John
Rowe, Robert
Langley & Belch
Neele, Samuel John
Hall / Leigh
Neele & Son
Reid, W.H.
Greenwood, C & J
Miller, Robert
Cary, John
Gardner / Smith
Perrot, Aristide Michel
Ebden / Duncan
Pass, J
Greenwood, C & J
Murray, T L
Teesdale, Henry
Creighton, R
Hall, Sidney
Dawson, R K
Nichols & Son
Cobbett, W
Fullarton, Archibald
Archer / Pinnock
Creighton, R
Walker, J & C
Moule, Thomas
Pigot, J
Pigot & Slater
Archer, J
Becker & Co
Bartholomew / Philip
Hughes, W
Bartholomew / W H Smith
Weller, Edward
Weller, F S