Maps of Somerset

Maps of Somerset

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Somerset LXVIII.2 (includes: Skilgate; Upton) - 25 Inch Map

1 : 2500 Topographic maps Ordnance Survey Ordnance Survey
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Somerset LXVIII.2 (includes: Skilgate; Upton) - 25 Inch Map

1 : 2500 Topographic maps Ordnance Survey Ordnance Survey
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Somerset LXVIII.NW - OS Six-Inch Map

1 : 10560 Topographic maps Ordnance Survey Ordnance Survey
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Somerset LXVIII.NW - OS Six-Inch Map

1 : 10560 Topographic maps Ordnance Survey Ordnance Survey
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Dulverton (Outline) - OS One-Inch Revised New Series

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

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

1 : 63360 Topographic maps Ordnance Survey Ordnance Survey
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Cary's Improved Map of England and Wales

Cary, George, & Cary, John London : G. & J. Cary
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Cary's Improved Map of England and Wales

Cary, George, & Cary, John London : G. & J. Cary
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North Devon, Sheet 35 - 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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An improved map of the county of Somerset

1 Karte : Kupferdruck ; 51 x 68 cm Bowen; Hinton sold by I. Hinton at the Kings Arms in St. Pauls Church Yard
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Somersettensis comitatvs

1 Karte : Kupferdruck ; 36 x 48 cm Valck; Schenk apud G. Valk et P. Schenk
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Somersettensis comitatvs

1 Karte : Kupferdruck ; 37 x 48 cm Blaeu Joan Blaeu
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SOMERSET- | TENSIS | COMITATVS. | Somerset shire.

[Amsterdam : Joan Blaeu]
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Somersettensis Comitatus = Somerset Shire

1 : 240000 Amstelodami : apud Joannem Janssonium
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SOMERSETENSEM Comitat.

This map of Somerset 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. The decorative scale bar houses Saxton’s name and the name of the engraver Leonardus Terwoort, one of seven English and Flemish engravers employed to produced the copper plates for the atlas. Relief, in the form of uniform rounded representations of hills, is the main topographical feature presented in the maps. Rather than provide a scientific representation of relative relief these give a general impression of the lie of the land. Settlements and notable buildings are also recorded pictorially; a small building with a spire represents a village, while more important towns are indicated by groups of building. The county border are differentiated by different coloured shading. In neighbouring Wiltshire Longleat estate is marked. At the time this map was first engraved Longleat was still being built by Sir John Thynn and was not finished until 1580, the year after the maps publication. This perhaps is reflected in the somewhat modest appearance of the house and gardens? Saxton, Christopher Ryther, Augustine
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Cary's Traveller's Companion, or, a Delineation of the Turnpike Roads of England and Wales

London : G. & J. Cary
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Sheets 11-12. (Cary's England, Wales, and Scotland).

1 : 360000 Cary, John, ca. 1754-1835
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Devonshire

1 : 640000 Devon (Anglie) Hall, Sid. by Chapman & Hall
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Devoniae descriptio = The description of Devon-Shire

1 : 180000 Amstelodami : apud Joannem Janssonium
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DEVONIAE COMITAT

This map of Devon 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. The decorative scale bar houses the name of Saxton and of the Flemish engraver Remigius Hogenberg who prepared the copper plate for this map. This is the only map in the atlas that features a compass rose as well as the cardinal points in the borders, seeming to indicate the Devon has been turned slightly clockwise to fit the plate. Two ships engaging in battle are depicted off the coast of Plymouth, perhaps making reference to the vulnerability of this section of south coast and the location of naval bases. Saxton, Christopher Ryther, Augustine
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DEVONIAE COMOTAT

This map of Devon is by Christopher Saxton and dates from 1575. It forms part of an atlas that belonged to William Cecil Lord Burghley, Secretary of State to Elizabeth I. 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. This map was produced under the patronage of Thomas Seckford, a Master of Requests to Elizabeth I, who had commissioned Saxton’s atlas of county maps, a project overseen by Lord Burghley, Secretary of State, whose administration increasingly involved the use of maps. This map is interesting as there are several notes in the margins. In the lower right hand margin: 'A Note of hir maties Store of Ordonnaunce, powder and match, lead,&c.,remayningin ye L. Lieutenauntes, &c. hands'. In the upper right hand margin 'A Note what powder and match was appointed to be kept in store in every corporate towne'. In the left hand margin 'A Breef Note of ye places of Descent. . . yt are most daungerous and require greatest regard and assistaunce'. These annotations were most probably made by an assistant of Lord Burghley’s, and show the concern felt about coastal areas in the face of the threat from Spain which culminated in 1588 with the events of the Spanish Armada. Saxton, Christopher Hogenbergius, Remigius
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A new map of the County of Devon

London : C. Smith
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DEVONIA | vulgo | DEVON-SHIRE.

[Amsterdam : Joan Blaeu]
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Het Canaal van Bristol of Severn of anders genaamt het Verkeerde Kanaal int grood

England Gerard van Keulen
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An accurate map of Devon Shire

1 Karte : Kupferdruck ; 50 x 65 cm Bowen; Tinney sold by I. Tinney at the Golden Lion in Fleet street
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Devonia vulgo Devon-Shire

1 Karte : Kupferdruck ; 38 x 49 cm Blaeu Joan Blaeu
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Britain, defences South of England and Wales

[London] : Ministry of Home Security
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