Hampshire — Milne’s rare large-scale map of Hampshire
By MILNE, Thomas, 1791
Hampshire, or the County of Southampton, including the Isle of Wight. Surveyed by Thos. Milne in the Years 1788, 89, & 90. [together with] Hampshire or the County of Southampton Including the Isle of Wight Reduced from the large map on six sheets.
- Author: MILNE, Thomas
- Publication place: London
- Publisher: executed and Published at the private expence of the Proprietor W. Faden, Geographer for His Majesty, Charing Cross
- Publication date: Decr., 20th, 1791. [and] June 4th 1796.
- Physical description: Large engraved map, on six sheets, fine original outline hand-colour, dissected and mounted on linen, inset plans of Southampton and Winchester; [together with] engraved map, fine original outline hand-colour, dissected and mounted on linen, both housed within full calf pull-off slipcase.
- Dimensions: 1500 by 1400mm. (59 by 55 inches). [reduction] 700 by 590mm (27.5 by 23.2 inches)
- Inventory reference: 3103
The single-sheet reduction is an interesting map in its own right, but surprisingly was never printed alongside editions of the large-scale survey; indeed it first appeared some five years after the publication of the six-sheet map. It is a true reduction of the latter and includes much of the information found on the larger map, including engraved notes, or legends, referring to the New Forest and the Aliceholt and Woolmer Forests, the major canals of the county and the method of colouring to be used dealing with the Forest Lands. There are two scale bars referring to English Miles and Thousand Fathoms.
Rodger calls for two editions of the six sheet survey, dated October 1st 1791 and December 1791. Both editions are rare.