Maps of South Norfolk

Maps of South Norfolk

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Nordsee

1 : 150000 Anglie Reichs-Marine-Amt
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Nortfolcia vernacule Norfolke

1 : 260000 Amstelodami : apud Joannem Janssonium
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NORTFOLCIA; | NORFOLKE.

[Amsterdam : Joan Blaeu]
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NORFOLCIAE comitatus f.40

This is a map of Norfolk. It forms part of an atlas that belonged to William Cecil Lord Burghley, Elizabeth I’s Secretary of State. Burghley used this atlas to illustrate domestic matters. This map is actually a proof copy of one which forms part of Christopher Saxton’s 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 use 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. This map is different from others in the series as it shows the county divided into administrative units called hundreds’ These are indicated by an alphabetical key, differentiated by colour and referenced to a index. Lord Burghley has added several place names. The map was engraved by Cornelius Hogius, one of a team of seven English and Flemish engravers employed to produce the copper plates for the atlas. Saxton, Christopher Hogius, Cornelius
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Sheets 44-45. (Cary's England, Wales, and Scotland).

1 : 360000 Cary, John, ca. 1754-1835
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NORFOLCIAE comitatus Sheet 17

This map of Norfolk 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. Saxton, Christopher Ryther, Augustine
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Sheets 35-36. (Cary's England, Wales, and Scotland).

1 : 360000 Cary, John, ca. 1754-1835
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An accurate map of the county of Norfolk

1 Karte : Kupferdruck ; 52 x 70 cm Bowen; Hinton sold by I. Hinton at the Kings Arms in St. Pauls Church yard
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Nortfolcia; vernacule Norfolke

1 Karte : Kupferdruck ; 36 x 47 cm Valck; Schenk penes Gerardum Valk et Petrum Schenk
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Nortfolcia

1 Karte : Kupferdruck ; 37 x 48 cm Blaeu Joan Blaeu
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Lowestoft - OS One-Inch Map

1 : 63360 Topographic maps Ordnance Survey Ordnance Survey
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Norwich - OS One-Inch Map

1 : 63360 Topographic maps Ordnance Survey Ordnance Survey
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Norfolk, Sheet 15 - Bartholomew's "Half Inch to the Mile Maps" of England & Wales

1 : 126720 Topographic maps Bartholomew, John George John Bartholomew & Co
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Suffolcia vernacula Suffolke

1 Karte : Kupferdruck ; 36 x 47 cm Valck; Schenk penes Gerardum Valk et Petrum Schenk
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Svffolcia, vernacule Svffolke

1 Karte : Kupferdruck ; 37 x 48 cm Blaeu Joan Blaeu
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An accurate map of the county of Suffolk

1 Karte : Kupferdruck ; 50 x 69 cm Bowen; Hinton sold by I. Hinton at the Kings Arms in St. Pauls Church Yard
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A Coloured Chart of the Coast of Suffolk, from Orwell Haven to Gorlston, near Yarmouth

This is a map of the Suffolk coast stretching from Orwell Haven to Godeston near Yarmouth. It details the defences of the area may be part of the coastal survey of 1539. Fortification of large sections of coast was carried out at this time as Henry VIII feared an invasion from the combined forces of France and Spain. In 1538 Francis I of France, and Charles V Holy Roman Emperor and King of Spain signed a peace treaty. This union gave rise to the possibility that France and Spain may combine forces to invade England. France was England’s historical enemy and Henry VIII’s divorce of Catherine of Aragon, Charles V’s aunt, had offended the militantly catholic King of Spain. The map includes a vignette view of Ipswich, and a depiction of Orford Castle, built by Henry II in the 1160’s to guard what was then a busy port. Here a beacon is shown on the battlements, indicating that the castle, built on raised grown, has been incorporated into the early warning system that is depicted along the coast by numerous beacons. Two round tower forts are shown with gun ports and extended cannons. Such a large scale fortification plan was greatly aided by the significant advances in cartography and surveying which occurred in the Tudor period. The vast wealth Henry VIII had at his disposal after the dissolution of the monasteries provided the necessary finances for the survey.
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Suffolk, Sheet 20 - Bartholomew's "Half Inch to the Mile Maps" of England & Wales

1 : 126720 Topographic maps Bartholomew, John George John Bartholomew & Co
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Fakenham - OS One-Inch Map

1 : 63360 Topographic maps Ordnance Survey Ordnance Survey
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Bury St Edmunds - OS One-Inch Map

1 : 63360 Topographic maps Ordnance Survey Ordnance Survey
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Cromer

1 : 31680 This plan records the Norfolk coastline, famous for its remote and diverse landscape. Sweeping sandy beaches, grass-tufted dunes and tidal inlets are all depicted. Light pencil interlinings ('hachures') are used to represent the gently rolling chalkland and glacial moraines leading away from the coast. Budgen, Charles
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Yarmouth 23

1 : 31680 This drawing shows the coast of Great Yarmouth in detail. A fort and military batteries are indicated along the coast, reflecting the military emphasis of the survey. Nelson's monument in Great Yarmouth is illustrated. Nelson landed here on his return from the victory at the Battle of Copenhagen. In the bottom-right corner of this drawing a note reads: "Mr Budgen says the hills represented in this plan are extremely low and therefore they must be kept very light in the engraving T.C. [Thomas Colby]." Also: "Strumpshaw Hill in the south west corner of this plan is commonly considered upon the highest eminence in this county. I think it is not by a hundred feet or more and would judge Strumpshaw Hill to be upon an elevation of 250 feet above the level of the sea hall May 5 1817." Area measurements are also noted. Budgen, Charles
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Norwich 23

1 : 31680 This plan covers part of Norfolk with the county town of Norwich,depicted at lower right., Built,on a hill, Norwich was of strategic importance to the invading Saxons, Romans and Normans.,,Light pencil interlining ('hachuring') is employed to represent the slight undulation,and the low hills of this part of East Anglia., The landscape is characterised by fertile farmland with a few woodland areas and wild heaths. Budgen, Charles
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Mundesley (Hills) - OS One-Inch Revised New Series

1 : 63360 Topographic maps Ordnance Survey Ordnance Survey
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Mundesley (Outline) - OS One-Inch Revised New Series

1 : 63360 Topographic maps Ordnance Survey Ordnance Survey
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North Walsham (Outline) - OS One-Inch Revised New Series

1 : 63360 Topographic maps Ordnance Survey Ordnance Survey
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North Walsham (Hills) - OS One-Inch Revised New Series

1 : 63360 Topographic maps Ordnance Survey Ordnance Survey
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Great Yarmouth (Hills) - OS One-Inch Revised New Series

1 : 63360 Topographic maps Ordnance Survey Ordnance Survey
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Great Yarmouth (Outline) - OS One-Inch Revised New Series

1 : 63360 Topographic maps Ordnance Survey Ordnance Survey
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