Wiltshire County Maps
72 74 : Dix 1816

From a series of county maps surveyed by Thomas Dix. Dix died in 1813 and the series was completed by the publisher William Darton who published them in atlas form in 1822. Maps in the atlas bear dates ranging from 1816 to 1821. Wiltshire is thus one of the earliest. It's very likely that these earlier maps were issued as loose sheets before the atlas appeared. Wiltshire certainly was issued as a folding map on linen, in a slipcase. Two characteristic features of the maps are the vignette views and circular title frames. Wiltshire's view is of the nave of Malmesbury Abbey, copied from the engraving that appeared in Britton's "Beauties of England and Wales".

A second issue was published by William Darton & Son in an atlas of 1835, with completely re-engraved titles, without the circular frame and with Thomas Dix's name removed. These maps include the new parliamentary divisions. Maps in this series were also sold separately as folding maps on linen.

Both issues are quite rare.

Examples (2)

Ref: 5679
State: 1
Date: 1816

Not for sale
Ref: 29027
State: 2
Date: 1835


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