Maps on CDs

Cheshire Local History Association has produced three CDs of historical maps.

The CDs are £8 each or £20 for the set.  

They can be purchased from two places - Cheshire Archives & Local Studies and Greasby Library on Wirral.



1577 Saxton's map of Cheshire
&
1610 Speed's map of Cheshire

Christopher Saxton 1577 - The first map of Cheshire was produced by the Yorkshire surveyor. It was one of 34 county maps that he produced 1574 to 1578.

John Speed 1610 - Speed's map of Cheshire was produced for an atlas 'Great Britaine'.


Samples

1577  Saxton

1610  Speed
 

1675 Ogilby's road maps (8 maps)
&
1777 Burdett's map of Cheshire 

John Ogilby 1675 - This CD has the eight local maps from his 'Britannia' the first road atlas of England and Wales.

Peter Burdett 1777 - Burdett gives us a quantum leap in the mapping of Cheshire. For the first time, the county is accurately drawn.

Samples

1675  Ogilby

1777  Burdett

 

1819 Greenwood's map of Cheshire
&
1831 Bryant's map of Cheshire

Christopher Greenwood 1819 - Greenwood's Cheshire map shows great detail and is noted for the quality of its design and engraving.

A Bryant 1831 - Bryant's map is very similar in content but provides substantially more detail.


Samples

1819  Greenwood

1831  Bryant