Separately issued map of London and the surrounding counties

By LEA, Philip, 1695 

A Mapp Containing the Townes Villages Gentlemens Houses Roads Rivers Woods and other Remarks for 20 Miles Round London.

British Isles London
  • Author: LEA, Philip
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Sold by Phil Lea at ye Atlas & Hercules in Cheapside
  • Publication date: c.1690
  • Physical description: Engraved map, original outline hand-colour, minor nicks and tears skilfully repaired.
  • Dimensions: 530 by 570mm (20.75 by 22.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 1556

Notes

The map gives details of market towns which — as the key tells us — are marked in a Round Roman Hand”, parish churches, villages and hamlets, gentlemen’s houses, ordinary houses, roads and rivers. The map bears grid lines, with each square said to contain three statute miles.

Scale: approx. 1/2 inch to 1 statute mile. 

Bibliography

  1. Howgego 41 (1).
    • Howgego, J. (1978). Printed maps of London, circa 1553–1850. Folkestone: Dawson.