British Isles


Steel engraving with original hand colour. Published by Pigot and Co., 24, Basing Lane, London & Fountain Street, Manchester. Not dated, but circa 1839.

Image size: 9 1/4” x 14 3/4” approximately, plus 2 1/4” acid-free card mount.

Generally very good condition, with only the most minor off-setting. Colour still bright.

The map, a hand-coloured steel engraving contains a vignette of Saffron Walden Church. The inner side of the Essex county boundary is coloured yellow, inner boundaries of adjacent counties of Hertfordshire, Kent, Cambridgeshire, Surrey, Middlesex and Suffolk are coloured pale green, blue or pink. Wooded areas and rough ground are indicated. Country estates are coloured dark green. Coastline and river estuaries are coloured pale blue. Sea is labelled "German Ocean" and estuaries include rivers; Thames, Crouch, Blackwater and Stour. The map shows cities, market towns, villages and hamlets, the distance between the towns and cities and London is shown, also shown are the numbers of members returned for each borough and polling places. Towns shown include: Barking, Braintree, Chelmford, Colchester, Epping, Halstead, Ingatestone, Maldon, Rayleigh, Rochford, Romford, Waltham Abbey and Witham, distances between these towns are given in a table on the accompanying sheet. Mail roads, Turnpike roads, cross roads, lanes and other minor routes are shown with distances marked between Market Towns on the Turnpike Roads. Railways, rivers and canals are shown, including the Eastern Counties Railway. Mail and Turnpike roads and towns and principal villages in the neighbouring parts of adjacent counties are also shown. The boundaries of the "Hundreds" are shown and the names of each Hundred are identified in the key. The border includes longitude and latitude references and the scale is given in the bottom border which for this map is 1.5 inches to 10 miles.

£140.00, plus postage if required. 

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