Surriae Comitatus Continens in Seoppida mercatoria VII Ecclesias parochiates CXL
The following describes the contents of this collection in the Surrey History Centre archives. Find out more about how to see the original documents.
- SHC Ref No: M/150
- Repository: Surrey History Centre, Woking
- Date: c.1665
- Form: Printed Map
- Format: Printed Maps
- Description: County map
Map of Surrey showing towns, villages, rivers, bridges, hills, roads and beacons. From the 'Anonymous' series c.1600-2 now attributed to William Smith, engraved by Joducus Hondius in Amsterdam. It is thought that the county maps were intended for publication as an atlas by Hans Woutneel, but the project never came to fruition. The Surrey map derives from Norden with his roads and Smith's own manuscript papers. The list of symbols is given both in Latin and English. The plates were later purchased by Peter Stent who issued the maps as single items in the 1640s-1660s. After Stent's death they passed to John Overton who published an atlas including Smith's maps c.1665. After the Great Fire which destroyed his premises, but to which he had returned by 1668, he continued to use the plates in various publications as did his son Henry Overton, who inherited them from him. This edition with the imprint 'Sould by Jo. Overton at the White horse Without Newgate neere ye fountain tavern' is probably from the 1665 atlas as his later imprint omitted reference to the Fountain tavern.
- Level: Item
- Related People:
- Related Places:
- Access Status: Open.
- For more information contact: Surrey History Centre Library Maps
This document forms part of a collectionHierarchy
A collection is arranged in order to show context. This means that it will have been catalogued to preserve its original order where possible. The catalogue will be arranged into sub-sections such as series, files and items so that related records appear together. Your current record is highlighted in bold and the folder it is in shows its context. From here you can explore the collection further by opening up folders (select the + signs) and viewing details of any other records shown (select the text). Catalogue Jump to this document in the hierarchy