British Isles


Steel engraving with original hand colour. Published by Pigot and Co., 24, Basing Lane, London & Fountain Street, Manchester. Not dated, but circa 1830 i.e. pre-railways.

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 staining. Colour still bright.

A very attractive map of the county, one of the first to be produced on steel rather than copper, embellished by a vignette of Chichester Cathedral at top right. The inner side of the Sussex county boundary is coloured yellow, inner boundaries of adjacent counties of Surrey, Kent and Hants are coloured pale green, blue or pink. Wooded areas, coast lines and rough ground are indicated. Country estates are coloured dark green. 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: Arundel, Battle, Brighton, Chichester, Cuckfield, Eastbourne, East Grinstead, Hailsham, Hastings, Horsham, Lewes, Midhurst, Petworth, Rye, Shoreham, Steyning, Uckfield, Winchelsea, Worthing, 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 Brighton Railway, Ouse Navigation and River Arun. 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.

£160.00 mounted, plus postage if required.

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