113 R Creighton / Samuel Lewis 1835

 

Samuel Lewis issued his A Topographical Dictionary of England in 1831 (103) which contained county maps inserted at the relevant section of the text. He subsequently produced a new supplementary volume comprising a Representative History of England which contained county and and borough maps showing the electoral boundaries and changes following the 1832 reform act to accompany it in 1835. This made up Volume V to the third edition of Topographical Dictionary (ie the copies of A Topographical Dictionary of England noted below contained two maps of the county). The View of the Representative History of England was issued as a separate publication in 1835 and 1840 with a total of 116 maps.

All the maps in this later work were drawn by R Creighton. The Representative History included Plate XIX - the county map, Plate XX - Exeter and Tavistock together; Plate XXI - Barnstaple, Tiverton, Ashburton and Dartmouth; Plate XXII - Devonport, Plymouth, Honiton and Totnes.

The plate from the second county map was apparently never used for direct intaglio printing; the map shows only parliamentary information, the hundred boundaries, main roads and chief towns. Both of the maps used by Samuel Lewis were engraved by J and C Walker who produced a number of county maps including two maps of Devonshire (102, 116).

 

 Size 182 x 233 mm.                                                                                                                                Scale of Miles (30 = 69 mm).

DEVONSHIRE. Plate number XIX (EeOS) vertically. Imprint: Engraved by J. & C. Walker. (EeOS). Signature: Drawn by R. Creighton. (AeOS).

 

1. 1835  A Topographical Dictionary of England 3rd Edition, Vol V (E).
    London. S Lewis & Co. 1835.                                                    CCCCXXXII, BL, W, KB.
       
    View of the Representative History of England  
    London. S Lewis & Co. 1835.                                         RGS.
       
    A Topographical Dictionary of England 3rd Edition, Vol V  
    London. S Lewis & Co. 1837, 18381 .              [P];- .
       
    View of the Representative History of England  
    London. S Lewis & Co. 1840. C.

 


[1] Eugene Burden; County Maps of Berkshire; (1988) 1991; p.153  - atlas now broken.