By SENEX, John, 1729
A New Map of the County of Surrey laid down from an Actual Survey
- Author: SENEX, John
- Publication place: London
- Publisher: John Senex
- Publication date: 1729
- Physical description: Engraved map in four sheets.
- Dimensions: (if joined) 880 by 1225mm. (34.75 by 48.25 inches).
- Inventory reference: 11457
The map is drawn on a scale of one inch to a mile. It is surrounded by a border containing 156 shields, of which about three quarters are empty. Maps requiring a survey of this scale were funded by subscribers with a local interest, who received recognition on the map itself in return. Here, their arms are inserted into one of the shields and their seats and lands are marked with the name of their owner. The ‘Daily Journal’ records a delay in the publication of the map while the printers waited for subscribers to send in their arms. The empty shields suggest that Senex encountered some difficulty in finding enough interested subscribers, or that many of them defaulted on their payments; in other maps Senex had erased the arms of tardy subscribers from the plate before going to print.
- Petto, Mapping and Charting, pp.58–9
- Thrower, Compleat Plattmaker, pp.182–3
- Worms, Search for John Senex