British Isles


Steel engraving with original hand colour. From the British Atlas, published by Pigot & Co, 1 Basing Lane, London & 18 Fountain St, Manchester, circa 1832.

Image size: 9 1/4" x 14 3/4". plus margins.

Generally good condition, a little time-stained and with traces of (glue?) showing through the original vertical centrefold.

An attractive map of the county of Kent, a hand-coloured steel engraving with references to the Hundreds and an Explanation of the roads, rivers, canals, towns, villages, divisions of land and embellished with a vignette of Canterbury Cathedral. An early edition of this map before the plate was re-engraved to show the rail road. The inner side of the Kent county boundary is coloured yellow, inner boundaries of adjacent counties of Surrey, Sussex and Essex are coloured pale green and pink. Wooded areas and rough ground are indicated. Country estates are coloured dark green. Coastlines are coloured pale blue, harbours, bays and estuaries are named, as is the Strait of Dover. 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: Ashford, Bromley, Canterbury, Dartford, Deal, Deptford, Dover, Folkestone, Gravesend, Greenwich, Maidstone, Margate, Ramsgate, Rochester, Sandwich, Tunbridge and Woolwich, 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 River Thames, the River Medway and the South Eastern 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.

£95.00 mounted, plus postage if required.

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