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Kent

Title
A General Survey of England and Wales An entirely new accurate Survey of Kent, with parts of the County of Essex...
Author
MUDGE, Captain William
Publisher
W. Faden, Charing Cross,
Publication place
London,
Publication date
1801.
Dimensions
1200 by 1660mm. (47.25 by 65.25 inches).
Price
£750
Reference
12744

Description

Engraved map on four sheets joined, mounted on linen.

Notes

Mudge's map of Kent was the “rst Ordnance Survey map to be published, and is often known as the 'Mudge Map'. The survey was initiated in response to fears ofinvasion by the newly republican French.

Colonel William Mudge (1762-1820) began his career as a lieutenant in the Royal Artillery, and was appointed to the Ordnance Survey in 1791, becoming Superintendent in 1798. In the same year, he was elected to the Royal Academy.

The map carries a dedication at the lower right corner to Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, who was Master-General of the Ordnance from 1795-1801. e title is surmounted by the arms of the Board of Ordnance (later the Ministry of Defence).