Old Antique Map of Kent by Badeslade and Toms 1741
Back to: Kent
Title: A Map of KENT. South East from London
Publication: Chorographia Britanniae
Description: Kent by Thomas Badeslade and William Henry Toms. Includes Text and key, 'Published by the Proprietors T. Badeslade and W. H. Toms Sept. 29th 1741'. from Chorographia Britanniae or a set of Maps of all the Counties.
Features London, Deptford, Sevenoaks, Dartford, Tunbridge, Gravesend, Maidstone, Romney, Canterbury Folkestone, Dover and Deal.
Condition: Good imprint, close margins, uncoloured.
Image size: 153 x 153mm
6 x 6 " approx.
Order No. 2833
Thomas Badeslade (fl. 1719 - 45)
A noted surveyor and engineer concerned with the waterway improvements, especially of the reclamation of the Fens. He also prepared the maps for Chrographia Britanniae, a series of small county maps produced for George II for an intended royal tour of England and Wales. Each map, engraved by William Henry Toms, has a column of historical and topical notes of local interest. The atlas appeared in 1742, but many of the maps are dated 1741, it was advertised regularly and was soon being retailed by twenty-six booksellers. It was the first eighteenth century county atlas to be pocket size.