Sanderson’s large-scale map of Nottingham

By SANDERSON, George, 1836 

Map of the County of Nottingham from a Careful Survey Made in the Years 1834 & 1835 Is Respectfully dedicated Inscribed to the Nobility, Clergy, & Gentry of the Count, By the Proprietor Geo. Sanderson, Surveyor.

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  • Author: SANDERSON, George
  • Publication place: London
  • Publication date: 15th Sept.,1836.
  • Physical description: Large engraved map on four sheets, joined in two sections, fine full-wash colour, dissected and mounted on linen, folding in original red morocco pull-off slipcase, lettered in gilt to spine.
  • Dimensions: 1420 by 1080mm. (56 by 42.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 11866

Notes

A highly detailed survey published ten years after Greenwood’s large-scale map of the county, it shows similarity to its predecessor but has much more detail especially with its use of conterminous boundaries, where even the parishes receive great attention. To the lower left of the map is an Explanation” that called for the various administrative boundaries, market towns, parishes, townships and hamlets, turnpikes and cross roads, commons, river banks, open fields and meadows, churches and windmills. There is the usual ornamental border and to the lower right a vignette view of Welbeck Abbey from the southeast.

Scale: 1 inch to 1 statute mile. 

Bibliography

  1. Roger 360.
    • Rodger, E. (1972). The Large Scale County Maps of the British Isles 1596–1850: A Union List. Second edition. Oxford: Bodleian Library.