The River Colne

By FORDE, Edward, 1720 

A map of Colne with all its branches and Mills, and the particular Place whence the Navigation is to be taken. From Forde, A design for bringing a navigable river from Rickmansworth in Hartfordshire to St. Giles’s in the Fields; the benefits of it declared, and the objections answered. … With an answer to the whole, printed in the same year, and both reprinted, 1720’

British Isles English Counties
  • Author: FORDE, Edward
  • Publisher: Edward Forde
  • Publication date: 1720.
  • Physical description: Engraved map.
  • Dimensions: 150 by 100mm. (6 by 4 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 11338

Notes

A simple sketch map of the Colne River, extending southwards to the R. Thames’ at Stanes’ and Thistleworth’ (Isleworth) and eastwards to Harrow on the Hill.

It is a close copy, the spellings modernized and lightly corrected, of a map in Sir Edward Forde’s A Desinge for bringing a navigable river from Rickmansworth in Hartfordshire, to St. Gyles in the Fields … (London, 1641), reprinted in 1720 as A design for bringing a navigable river from Rickmansworth in Hartfordshire to St. Giles’s in the Fields’; the benefits of it declared, and the objections answered. … With an answer to the whole, printed in the same year, and both reprinted, 1720, from which this map is thought to originate. ESTC calls for a map in this book, but the BL copy lacks the map, although an exemplar is found separately in the Map Library.