Yeakell and Gardner’s landmark map of Sussex
By GARDNER, W., YEAKELL, T., and GREAM, Thomas, 1795
A Topographical Map of the County of Sussex Divided into Rapes, Deaneries and Hundreds, Planned from an Actual Survey..
- Author: GARDNER, W., YEAKELL, T., and GREAM, Thomas
- Publication place: London
- Publication date: 1795.
- Physical description: Engraved map, mounted on linen, hand coloured.
- Dimensions: 800 by 1980mm. (31.5 by 78 inches).
- Inventory reference: 14554
Yeakell and Gardner were originally employed by Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond, on his Goodwood estate. In 1782 the Duke was appointed Master General of the Ordnance and brought Gardner with him, who became Chief Surveying Draughtsman. In 1791 Gardner produced a revised version of the map of Sussex at one inch to the mile, using data collected from the triangulated surveys of the OS, with the help of Thomas Gream, Yeakell having died in 1787. Appearing six years before the first official Ordnance Survey map, of Kent, this edition was the first ever map to be published based on their surveys.
The present example is the second state, although the first was probably never offered for sale. Kingsley observes that the first state was a proof with no title, dedication or scale.