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Miscellaneous old maps of the area

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1641 Map of Essex (3770 x 2850)
Map of Essex by Robert Morden 1695, hand-coloured. produced by Robert Morden (engraving by Sutton Nicholls) for the third edition of Camden's Britannia (London: Swale, Awnshaw \& Churchill, 1695 - 1772). Bishop Gibson described the maps from this series as "much the fairest and most correct of any that have yet appeared". (1224 x 1023)
Map of the four parishes, Pentlow, Borley, Liston and Foxearth, taken from A New and Correct Mapp of Middlesex, Essex and Hertfordshire 1724 (1215 x 1007)
1758 map of the counties of England, probably by Thomas Kitchin (884 x 1322)
Thomas Kitchin's Map of Essex (1770) (1082 x 819)
Detail of Hodskinson's map of Suffolk (1783) , showing Clare (2415 x 3368)
Detail of Hodskinson's map of Suffolk (1783) showing Sudbury (2250 x 3468)
Charles Verron's detailed map of north essex 1801, upon which was derived the first OS map. (3106 x 1932)
1824 map of the Pentlow Hall estate, showing the Hall Farm and the mill (1004 x 625)
1876 Ordnance Survey Map of Belchamp Otten (2000 x 1321)
1876 Ordnance Survey Map of Belchamp St Pauls (2000 x 1374)
1876 Ordinance Survey Map of Cavendish (2000 x 1366)
1876 Ordnance Survey Map of Houghton Hall and Cavendish (2000 x 1362)
1876 Ordnance Survey Map of Pentlow (2000 x 1365)
A General map of the county of Essex by Thomas Bowen. It is stored in very high resolution to capture all the detail (5334 x 4074)
A map of Becontree, Waltham and Ongar Hundreds of Essex by Thomas Bowen. It is stored in very high resolution to capture all the detail (4112 x 5286)
A map of the hundreds of Thurstable, Winstree abd Tendring of Essex by Thomas Bowen. It is stored in very high resolution to capture all the detail (6786 x 4693)
Detail of Robert Dawson's map of Sudbury, showing Borley (718 x 1054)
Bowen and Owen's itinerary of Chelmsford to Cavendish (c1720) (477 x 726)
Emanuel Bowen's map of Essex, showing the boundaries of the Hundreds (1205 x 1027)
John Gibsons 'accurate map of the County of Essex' (1718 x 1394)
Bowen's road map of Essex (1720) (1013 x 1600)
Cary's map of 1794, a detail of the Sudbury area (1569 x 842)
Detail of OS survey map of 1904, showing Cavendish (3426 x 2520)
Cavendish Field name Map (3500 x 4000)
A close-up of cavendish and Pentlow in Chapman and Andre's map of 1780 (3264 x 2448)
Detail of the 1835 Tithe map of Cavendish, showing the village (3264 x 2448)
Chelmsford-Braintree-Sudbury road strip map by J OWEN (393 x 600)
Chelmsford-Sudbury-Saffron Walden Route map by John Ogilby (1500 x 1193)
Detail of Chelmsford on the first OS Map (2797 x 2229)
Detail of Colchester on Chapman and Andre's map of Essex (3264 x 2448)
Colchester on the First OS map c 1815 (3062 x 1941)
Closeup of Dawson's map of Sudbury showing the layout of the town in 18 (1000 x 350)
Map of East Anglia, 1840, showing errors in where the railways went beyond Colchester (1611 x 1764)
Ellis's map of essex (3980 x 3044)
Emanuel Bowen's map of Essex of 1750 was part of their English Atlas created together with Thomas Kitchin, his apprentice and later son-in-law (1015 x 850)
Essex in 'Ellis's new and correct Atlas of England and Wales1819 (1140 x 782)
A map oriented with West uppermost from 'Essex N.E. from London' by Badeslade 1732 (1280 x 1192)
Carey's Map of Essex, 1794 (3503 x 4278)
1910 map of Essex showing the parliamentary divisions, boroughs and railways. (2428 x 1854)
Moule's map of essex from 1850, showing the newly built railway to Sudbury (1280 x 1010)
Coloured version of Moule's map of essex from 1845, showing only the Eastern Counties Railway (964 x 764)
Map of Essex, by Van Den Keere 1603, part of the first small portable book of maps of britain ever published (1428 x 1042)
Detail of First OS Map of Essex, 1804, showing the four parishes (3488 x 2524)
First OS Map of Essex, 1804 of Essex, detail of Sudbury to Gt Maplestead (1224 x 1532)
First OS Map of Essex, 1804, showing Sudbury and Clare (2550 x 3501)
Spede's map of Suffolk 1575. (3185 x 2260)
1898 OS map of the four parishes (1701 x 1318)
Glemsford in the 1970s, (1707 x 1303)
Closeup of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk on Gough's map of Gt Britain 1360 (2230 x 1660)
Gough's 1360 map of Gt Britain (580 x 1096)
Map of the Sudbury, Melford, Hedingham and Haverhill area 1810 (2850 x 1661)
The northewrn part of the Hinkford Hundred, on Chapman and Andre's 1780 map (2000 x 1500)
Hodskinson's map of Suffolk shwing the details of Cavendish, Sudbury and Melford (1957 x 1676)
Sudbury to Bury St Edmunds on Hodskinson's map of suffolk (2278 x 3385)
Jan Janssonius 'Description of Essex' (1646) (high resolution scan) (7838 x 6445)
Jan Janssonius 'Description of Suffolk' (1646) High Resolution (5172 x 4283)
J Cary's map of Essex 1793 (3964 x 3108)
John Carey's map of Essex from 1824 (2637 x 2349)
John Norden's 1594 map of Essex: Norden is best known for his unfinished work 'Speculum Britainiae', literally a 'Mirror of Britain (3888 x 3048)
Kitchin's Map of Essex (1751) (1304 x 1625)
Map of Colchester from the 1880s (857 x 669)
Map from Wrights History of Essex (high res) (2715 x 2558)
Closeup of chelmsford on Spede's map of 1613 (2159 x 1635)
Detail of Chelmsford from the map of essex by Chapman \& Andre (1771) (2765 x 2379)
Map giving an idea of the layout of mediaeval Clare (1000 x 1413)
Map of Colchester by J Starling (1160 x 780)
Chapman and Andre's map of colchester, published in their map of Essex. (3167 x 1903)
A seventeenth century dutch map showing the coastline of essex (3045 x 1950)
Map of Essex from the 1840s showing the Eastern Counties railway. The newly fashionable resort is pictured even though it we well before it got its railway connection to London. (1479 x 1157)
Map of Essex by Grose 1780 (998 x 825)
Detail of Foxearth from Chapman and Andre's map of Essex (1246 x 1718)
A map of the hundreds of Barstable, Rochford and Dengy of Essex by Thomas Bowen. It is stored in very high resolution to capture all the detail (6686 x 4832)
Map of Suffolk by Grose 1780 (2035 x 1763)
Morants's map of Essex (2357 x 1872)
Morden's Map of Essex (2634 x 2235)
Morden's map of Suffolk (2640 x 2288)
A map of Essex by Robert Morden (1280 x 1076)
Chelmsforsd in Ogilve and Morgan's 1678 map of Essex (2700 x 2373)
Olde Map of Essex (700 x 556)
Oliver's map of essex 1696 (1792 x 1428)
OS map of Pentlow, Liston, Foxearth and Borley, 1898 (2511 x 2092)
Glemsford, Pentlow and Cavendish on 1926 OS map (1601 x 1202)
The Pentlow fieldnames plotted from the Tithe Map to the OS map (3200 x 2582)
Philips Map of Suffolk (1895) (2511 x 1883)
Pigot's 1840 map of Essex (3237 x 2048)
Venice, 1779. Original map of Essex, with a decorative title cartouche. Zatta only published maps of four English counties, the others being Middlesex, Kent and Surrey (1280 x 844)
Ptolemy's map of the Britisah Isles. An error in his calculatiuons caused Scotland to veer off to the East towards Scandanavia. (1333 x 768)
Richard Blome's Mapp of Y County of Essex (1673) -High res (8628 x 7808)
A nautical map of the River Blackwater, showing Northey and Osey islands, featuring in the Battle of Maldon (1112 x 662)
Robert Dawson's map of Sudbury (1831) (1590 x 2079)
Saxon's itinerary of Chelmsford to Maldon 1698. (1008 x 792)
Saxton first Printed Suffolk Map (1575) (3185 x 2260)
Saxton first Printed Essex Map (1575) (1695 x 1362)
The Siege of Colchester by the Lord Fairfax, as it was with the line and outworks (960 x 722)
A map of Essex by Spede (2262 x 1617)
Map of Suffolk by Spede (2574 x 1773)
Spede's map of Colchester c 1620 (2229 x 1547)
Sudbury Borough map with proposed boundaries, along with parish maps and boundaries (1590 x 2079)
Detail of Sudbury on the Hodkinson map of 1790 (2212 x 1577)
The County of Suffolk with parliamentary divisions and boroughs c1880 (2511 x 1883)
Map of Suffolk and part of Norfolk by John Cary (1794) (6328 x 4188)
Van Den Keere's 1603 map of Suffolk from the first ever book of county maps of Britain (1424 x 1018)
A map of the farm called Arnolds in The Parish of Stapelforth Abby \& Lambourn (2043 x 2391)
The Ichnography of Colchester. This is a very detailed map, with beautifully drawn icons of every major building, even the layout of gardens. It is stored in very high resolution for the historian and student. (6090 x 3855)
A map of the Siege of Colchester by the Lord Fairfax at the end of the Civil War (2400 x 1581)
J Tom's map of Essex with top at west (2579 x 2552)
Van Den Keere's map of Essex from 1603, the first book of maps of the british counties (1482 x 1096)
Walker's Map of Chelmsford 1591 (1544 x 1051)
West Mill, in Foxearth. This was Weston Mill of Weston Manor. It was burned down in around 1903. It has extensive wagon sheds and stables to transport goods from Glemsford station (1714 x 791)
William Morgan's 'Essex Actually Surveyed' (1678) (9009 x 7160)
1768 Map of Hinkford Hundred in Essex including Halsted, Shelford and Wethersfield (1390 x 1500)

Supplementary High-res versions

These need a good internet speed

1876 Ordnance Survey Map of Belchamp Otten (2000 x 1321)
1876 Ordnance Survey Map of Belchamp St Pauls (2000 x 1374)
1876 Ordinance Survey Map of Cavendish (2000 x 1366)
1876 Ordnance Survey Map of Houghton Hall and Cavendish (2000 x 1362)
1876 Ordnance Survey Map of Pentlow (2000 x 1365)