A Map of England and Wales, divided into counties, parliamentary divisions and dioceses


A massive four part case map of England, one of the largest and most detailed produced during the entirety of the 19th century.

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A striking and monumental 1846 map of England by Samuel Lewis. Lewis issued this map to accompany his Topographical Dictionary of England, first published in 1831. In four large sections, this map covers all of England as well as parts of adjacent Scotland. As one might imagine from a map of this magnitude, it exhibits mind-boggling detail throughout; identifying topography by hachure, abbeys, towns, villages, gentlemanly estates, rivers, and of course, major cities. In the upper left quadrant of the map there is a beautiful view, drawn by T. Allom, of the London General Post Office. The lower right quadrant offers a list of Church of England Dioceses in Canterbury and York.

This map was drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by John Dower. Samuel Lewis and Company, then based at 13 Finsbury Place, South London, is the publisher. The first edition of this map appeared in 1831 and subsequently editions followed in the 1840’s, 50’s and 60’s. Editions vary primarily in format with few, if any, cartographic changes.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1839

Author: Samuel Lewis

Sheet Width (in): 84.00

Sheet Height (in): 72.00

Condition: A-

Condition Description: The maps are in excellent condition, with some discoloration associated with wear visible within the images and the accompanying covers.


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