99 Henry Teesdale 1830

Henry Teesdale (fl.1828-43), a London map publisher, produced a number of large-scale maps, world charts, a world atlas and published two county atlases. He acquired Robert Rowe’s English Atlas in the 1820s and reissued it as his own with much altered plates as New British Atlas (81). His New Travelling Atlas appeared with 45 maps all dated 1830. Although the maps were not reprinted again until 1843 the maps had a long life, being used for over fifty years.

When the map of Devon was originally published in 1830 it had a piano-key border and the title had a hatched frame surrounding it. The piano-key border and hatched title frame were amended when Henry George Collins issued lithograph versions of the map in 1848 and 1850 with his imprint. Shortly after W S Orr acquired the plates but only published them once (with amended imprint) in a similar state, c.1852. Between 1852 and 1858 John Heywood took over the plates and reintroduced the piano-key border and the frame around the title for his Travelling Atlas of England & Wales. The plates were used by Heywood until c.1882 with continual updating.

John Heywood Ltd published a series of paperback Illustrated Guides from c.1886, which usually included a double-page map of each town portrayed. There were guides to Torquay (from c. 1891), Ilfracombe and another for Plymouth and Devonport.1

 

Size 150 x 195 mm.                                                                                                                                                  Scale of Miles (10 = 18 mm).

DEVONSHIRE. Imprint: London, Published Septr 1830 by Henry Teesdale & Co. 302 Holborn. (CeOS). Piano-key border. Title in lozenge with rectangular frame.

 

1. 1830  A New Travelling Atlas Revised and corrected to the year 1830  
    London. Henry Teesdale & Co. 1830. CCCCXVIII, C.
       
2. 1843  Plate number 12 added. Main line railway to Plymouth with branches to Tiverton and Torquay. (Entry needs checking.)  
       
    A New Travelling Atlas Revised and corrected to the year 1843  
    London. Henry Teesdale & Co. 1843.  C, C.
       
    A Travelling Atlas Revised and corrected to the year 1843  
    London. Henry Teesdale & Co. and D W Martin. 1843. CB, AY.2.
       
3. 1848 New imprint: Published for the proprietors by H G Collins, 22, Paternoster Row. Triple line border and title lozenge removed.  
       
    The Travelling Atlas … Revised and corrected to the present time  
    London. Henry George Collins. (1848), (1850). B, BL, C; W.
       
4. 1852 New imprint: London. (Published for the proprietors) by W S Orr & Co., 2 Amen Corner, Paternoster Row.  
       
    The Travelling Atlas of England and Wales      
    London. Wm S Orr and Co. (1852). BL, W, KB.
       
5. 1858 Imprint: Printed and Published by John Heywood, 170, Deansgate, Manchester. Piano-key border and lozenge frame reinstated. No plate no. Railway to Barnstaple and Bideford.  
       
    The Travelling Atlas of England and Wales   
    London. Wm S Orr and Co. / John Heywood. (1858).3    Birm.
       
    The Travelling Atlas of England and Wales  
    Manchester. John Heywood. (1858), (1860).  BL; CB.
       
6. 1865 New imprint: PRINTED & PUBLISHED BY JOHN HEYWOOD, 143, DEANSGATE, & 3 BRAZENOSE ST., MANCHESTER. Page number 12 added vertically. Extensive railway additions: to Moreton Hampstead, Kingswear, Exmouth (with branch towards Sidmouth ending in the sea!), into Cornwall, to Tavistock and the L&SWR to Exeter. Dawlish added.  
       
    The Tourist’s Atlas of England and Wales3   
    Manchester: John Heywood. London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co. 1865.  [P].
       
 6a. 1868   Imprint removed. Erroneous rail line into sea completely removed with erasure of White Cross, addition of Woodbury and repositioning of Topsham. Addition of several towns, e.g. Iddesleigh, Parkham, Putford and Bl[ac]k Torrington. Railways to Launceston and to Okehampton.  
       
    The Travelling Atlas of England and Wales 3  
    Manchester: John Heywood. London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co. (1868). B, GLoucs, C, NLS, W, KB.
       
7. 1875 New imprint: PRINTED & PUBLISHED BY JOHN HEYWOOD, 141 & 145, DEANSGATE,& EXCELSIOR WORKS, MANCHESTER.  
       
    The Travelling Atlas of England and Wales   
    Manchester. John Heywood. (1875). [Notts.]
       
8. 1876 New imprint: Published by John Heywood, Sc. Excelsior Works, Manchester. Extensive revisions. Area of county and 1871 population statistics added below title. Note on distances to London added (Ed). Hill shading and latitude and longitude added. More addition of towns, e.g. Wolfardisworthy and Milton Damerel. Railways to Ilfracombe, Brixham (Kingswear line redrawn), Torrington, Seaton, Sidmouth, Okehampton, Buckfastleigh, spur past Chard (L&SWR) and Taunton to Barnstaple. No page number (although other counties are numbered).  
       
    The Travelling Atlas of England and Wales *  
    Manchester: John Heywood. (1876). KB.
       
9. 1879 New imprint: PUBLISHED BY JOHN HEYWOOD, 141 & 143, DEANSGATE, MANCHESTER.  
       
    The Travelling Atlas of England and Wales  
    Manchester. John Heywood. (1879).  KB.
       
10. 1880 Imprint: JOHN HEYWOOD PUBLISHER & EDUCATIONAL BOOKSELLER, EXCELSIOR BUILDINGS, RIDGEFIELD, MANCHESTER, AND 18, PATERNOSTER SQUARE, LONDON E C. Railway Okehampton to Lidford completed with line to Holsworthy and railway to Hemyock. Page number 12.  
       
    The Travelling Atlas of England and Wales*  
    London& Manchester. John Heywood. 1880. C, KB.
       
11. 1882 New imprint: John Heywood Publisher Deansgate &; Ridgefield; Manchester. 1881 statistics added. Railway proceeds to Ashdown.  
       
    John Heywood’s County Atlas of England and Wales   
    London& Manchester. John Heywood. (1882). C, Man, KB.

 


[1] See Kit Batten; Tourist Maps of Devon; 2011; Little Silver Press.

[2] Alan Yates has pointed out that the page number and the rail line are present in his atlas map of Devon. Hence, entry has been adjusted. Cambridge copies will need checking.

[3] Has London; Wm S Orr on title page but Manchester, John Heywood on the cover.

[4] Copies of other counties are known taken from The Tourist’s Atlas of England and Wales published in Manchester by John Heywood and in London by Simpkin, Marshall & Co., Hamilton,  Adams, and Co. and W Tegg dated 1864 but subsequently broken up.

[5] We would like to thank Kevin Steele for pointing out that this edition had no imprint. The sources have not been verified (February 2013) and the authors would be grateful for confirmation that the copies in libraries quoted do not have an imprint. These editions were typically sold with a paper cover and hence a second title page: John Heywood’s County Atlas of England and Wales (these atlases are shown with asterisk from here).