Welcome to The Victorian Maps of Devon.
In 2000 Francis Bennett and myself published our second book on the maps of Devon and listed all known maps printed between 1838 and 1901 showing the whole of the county of Devon on either one or two sheets. Although we omitted Ordnance Survey sheets and atlas maps on a sheet basis, we were still able to list 70 different maps along with their sources and provide informIation on the people behind them.
This site is the internet version of the revised Second Edition of The Victorian Maps of Devon.
Since the original work was published (a few copies are available from the authors) more maps have come to light and new information discovered, furthermore, as the authors are no longer restricted to the A4 format, we have been able to include extra information on many of these issues.
Interested users of this site are invited to contribute new information and new states or even new maps. Moreover, in the course of our researches we may have omitted something, overlooked a source or falsely interpreted our notes. We apologise for any errors and welcome correspondence and corrections from fellow enthusiasts and collectors.
The Printed Maps of Devon – covering maps from 1575-1837 is already on-line. It is also planned to add further sites in the future: e.g. the work of John Cooke of Plymouth and The Printed Maps of Exeter. So watch this space!
I have discovered the world of the blogger! Except that I do not want to write a regular column - I have used it to store articles of interest relating to maps.
I have recently completed an article comparing the two books History of Devon by Thomas Moore and the work Devon and Cornwall Illustrated published by Henry Fisher & Co. Both of these works were published as serials, i.e. monthly issues, and both started on September 1st 1829. Go to https://two-rival-publications-of-1829.blogspot.com/ to see the blog.
For hoes interested in other types of maps, my blog on Rhine Leporello Maps may well be of interest. Go To http://kitthemaps-rhine-panoramas.blogspot.com/ for the site.
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