Hampshire and Isle of Wight antique map

£30.00

Hampshire antique map, published 1845, from ‘Curiosities of Great Britain. England and Wales Delineated. Historical, Entertaining & Commercial, Alphabetically Arranged by Thomas Dugdale, Antiquarian. Original outline hand-colouring. Paper size 8.75 x 10.75 inches. Usual centrefold. Price shown is ex VAT.

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Hampshire and the Isle of Wight antique map. Antique map of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight published in 1845, from ‘Curiosities of Great Britain. England and Wales Delineated. Historical, Entertaining & Commercial, Alphabetically Arranged by Thomas Dugdale, Antiquarian. Assisted by William Burnett.’ (Dugdale was a professional artist, whilst Burnett was a civil engineer by profession.) Together they produced a series of steel engraved prints of English and Welsh architectural and topographical features, together with County Maps. The county maps were drawn and engraved by Joshua Archer of Pentonville, London. Included in the maps was a considerable amount of information including: the ‘hundreds’ and ‘wapentakes (divisions within a county), county towns, market towns, villages and hamlets, country seats and parks, canals, turnpike roads, crossroads, railroads built and planned, stations, rivers and watercourses, woods and plantations, polling places for the county, boundaries of counties, hundreds and boroughs, together with distances between towns and the capital city, London. Each map was hand-coloured at the time of publication.

Hampshire is a county in South East England on the English Channel coast. The county town is Winchester, England’s former capital city.

Thank you to Wikipedia for the above information.

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