Surrey — John Seller’s rare map of Surrey

By SELLER, John, 1700 
£1,500
£900

Surrey Actually Survey’d and Delineated By John Seller Hydrographer to the King many Additions by P. Lea Cum Privilegio Regis.

British Isles English Counties
  • Author: SELLER, John
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Sold by Philip Lea at ye Atlas and Hercules in Cheap Side
  • Publication date: c.1700
  • Physical description: Engraved map on two sheets joined, fine original hand-colour in outline, trimmed to neatline.
  • Dimensions: 635 by 1005mm (25 by 39.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 10802

Notes

The map was first issued by Seller in 1679. The map was to be part of Seller’s large folio county atlas of England and Wales, entitled Atlas Anglicanus’. However the project, like much of Seller’s over-ambitious schemes, never got off the ground, with only six of the counties — Middlesex, Surrey, Hertfordshire, Kent, Buckinghamshire, and Oxfordshire — being surveyed. In 1693, he was forced to sell the plates to Philip Lea, who issued them separately and as part of the composite atlases of England and Wales. After Lea’s death in 1700, the business was run by his widow Anne, until her death in 1730.

Scale: 3/4 inch to 1 statute mile. 

Bibliography

  1. Skelton 115.
    • Skelton, R. (1978). County Atlases of the British Isles 1579–1850. Folkestone: Dawson.