Maps of Kent

Maps of Kent

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Bartholomew's "Quarter to mile" road map of the environs of London

1 : 25000 Hugh Rees
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England and Wales 1:253,440

Ordnance Survey
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General Map (London Environs).

Cary, John
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CANTII, Southsexiae, Surriae et Middlesexiae comitat Sheet 11

This map of Kent and the neighbouring counties of Sussex, Middlesex and Surrey is from the 1583 edition of the Saxton atlas of England and Wales. This atlas was first published as a whole in 1579. It consists of 35 coloured maps depicting the counties of England and Wales. The atlas is of great significance to British cartography as it set a standard of cartographic representation in Britain and the maps remained the basis for English county mapping, with few exceptions, until after 1750. During the reign of Elizabeth I map use became more common, with many government matters referring to increasingly accurate maps with consistent scales and symbols, made possible by advances in surveying techniques. Illustrating the increasing used of maps in government matters, Lord Burghley, Elizabeth I’s Secretary of State, who had been determined to have England and Wales mapped in detail from the 1550s, selected the cartographer Christopher Saxton to produce a detailed and consistent survey of the country. The financier of the project was Thomas Seckford Master of Requests at the Court of Elizabeth I, whose arms appear, along with the royal crest, on each map. In the bottom right corner a scale bar and a written description of the counties and of London. Although at a small scale London is shown in some detail in the map with St Paul’s Cathedral and London bridge clearly discernable. St Paul’s is correctly shown without its steeple which was destroyed by lightning in 1561 and was not replaced. Paddington Highgate and Camberwell are shown as outlying countryside, as yet un colonised by the metropolis. In neighbouring Berkshire Windsor is marked by a larger group of red structures than its neighbours, reflecting the royal association with Windsor and the presence of the castle, the park is also shown as a large wooded enclosure. Hampton Court is also marked. The name of the engraver Remigius Hogenberg, one of seven English and Flemish engravers employed to produced the copper plates for the atlas, is contained in the scale bar. Saxton, Christopher Ryther, Augustine
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Bassin de la Tamise : et bassins secondaires du Blackwater, du Stour et du versant de la Manche

1 : 600000 Vuillemin, Alexandre Aimé 1812-1880 Paris : Imprimerie et librairie Delalain
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Britain, defences South of England and Wales

[London] : Ministry of Home Security
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Ordnance Survey of England and Wales (Aeronautical map)

Great Britain. War Office. General Staff. Geographical Section [London] : [Air Ministry],
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England and Wales[OS civil air edition]

Ordnance Survey
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Plan of the RIVER THAMES

The title of this map of the course of the River Thames' course (running from its spring in Gloucestershire to the estuary) appears at bottom left next to the scale bar. The course of the river is highlighted in yellow, and different colours used to indicate county borders. Neele, S.
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A Coloured Chart of the Course of the Rivers Thames and Medway, and of the Coasts of Kent and Sussex to Shoreham, with an Account of the Tides

This manuscript map of the south-east coast of England can be dated to around 1596. Although unsigned the handwriting suggests a possible attribution to [William] Borough who is known for his work as a harbour consultant .The map is concerned with the defence of the Thames and of London itself which was threatened by the Anglo-Spanish war. Raids on transatlantic shipping by English seamen such as Francis Drake and England’s support of the Protestant rebellion in the Spanish ruled Netherlands had induced the Catholic Philip II to plan an invasion of England. Although the Spanish armada was defeated by the English in 1588, England remained at war with Spain for many years and further attempts to invade were made by Philip of Spain. It is thought that this map was drawn between the dispersal of the "second Armada" in October 1596 and the assembly of the third Armada’ in the following spring. The draughtsman has borrowed topographical and hydrographic information from contemporary sources, maps by Symonson and Robert Norman. The careful attention given to the coast line around Rye and the differentiation between the original line of the cliffs and the deposits which created Romney Marsh is striking. [Borough, William]
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Rainham reverse

1 : 21120 This rough triangulation diagram of southern England was draughted in the field to augment the angle and distance measurements recorded in the Ordnance Survey Field Books. Angular observations were made using a theodolite to measure the relative height of the land and plot individual topographical features. Triangulation points were usually at sites elevated above the surrounding landscape, often hilltops and church towers.
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Surria vernacule Surrey

1 : 220000 [Amstelodami] : [apud Joannem Janssonium]
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Suthsexia vernacule Sussex

1 : 240000 Amstelodami : apud Joannem Janssonium
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Bouche de la Tamise

1 Karte : Kupferdruck ; 22 x 28 cm Le Rouge Georges Louis Le Rouge
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Kent

Stent, Peter, Symonson, Philip and Whitwell, Charles Ordnance Survey
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delineation of the strata of England and Wales, with part of Scotland

1 : 320000 Blatt 11 Smith, William Cary
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Provincia di Kent

1 Karte : Kupferdruck ; 18 x 29 cm Zatta; Zuliani; Pitteri presso Antonio Zatta
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A map of the county of Kent

1 Karte : Kupferdruck ; 49 x 70 cm Kitchin; Dury; Andrews; Herbert A. Dury
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An accurate map of the county of Kent

1 Karte : Kupferdruck ; 50 x 69 cm Bowen; Hinton sold by J. Hinton at the Kings Arms in St. Pauls Church Yard
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Cantivm vernacule Kent

1 Karte : Kupferdruck ; 37 x 51 cm Blaeu Joan Blaeu
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CANTIVM | Vernacule | KENT.

[Amsterdam : Joan Blaeu]
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Cantium vernacule Kent

1 : 130000 Amstelodami : apud Joannem Janssonium
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A Draught of the RIVER THAMES from its Spring in GLOUCESTERSHIRE to its Influx into the SEA

The title of this map of the River Thames' course runs along the top, with a scale bar at bottom centre. A note below the plan gives an account of the geographical features of the river, with a table indicating distances and fares of barges between points of navigation. A second note gives instructions on docking for goods coming from overseas with key to docking reaches at top right. Geographical features and built-up areas are indicated by symbols, with the soundings of the water expressed in feet at various points along the river. Bowles, Thomas
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60. London. The World Atlas.

1 : 250000 USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics).
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THE WEST PART OF THE RIVER THAMES and THE EAST PART OF THE RIVER THAMES

The title of this map of the course of the River Thames (from its spring in Gloucestershire to its estuary)runs along the top, with a scale bar at bottom centre and a key to docking reaches at top right. Geographical features and built-up areas are indicated by symbols, with the water soundings expressed in feet at various points of the estuary. Harris, J.
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Bowles's new map of the River Thames, from it's spring in Gloucester-shire, to it's influx into the sea, with a table of all the locks, wears, and bridges thereupon, shewing the tolls payable at each and their distance by water from one another

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A new travelling map of the country round London, 4

1 Blatt : 49 x 60 cm J. Andrews & A. Drury
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ANDREWS'S NEW AND ACCURATE MAP OF THE COUNTRY THIRTY MILES ROUND LONDON

In the second half of the 18th century, the introduction of turnpike roads and the increased coach-traffic in and out of London contributed to the popularity of the maps of the countryside around the capital. This is the second edition of Andrews' 1782 survey. The map's title features in a panel above the plan, with county boundaries outlined in colour, parks in green and main roads in yellow. The border of the map is divided in degrees of latitude and longitude. Andrews, John
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