The Cartographers who produced County Maps published from 1579 to 1660

Elizabeth I

1558 - 1603

The daughter of Henry VIII and his second wife Anne Boleyn

Born at Greenwich Palace, London in 1533
Ascended the throne in 1558
Did not marry
Died at Richmond in 1603, aged 70

LUCAS JANZ WAGENHAER

Coastal Charts

CHRISTOPHER SAXTON

1579. The first county maps of England and Wales. Some counties are grouped with others on a folio sheet.

GEORG BRAUN & FRANZ HOGENBERG

1572 - 1617. Town Plans London, Cambridge, Oxford/Windsor, Norwich, Bristol, Chester, Edinburgh, Canterbury, Nonsuch Palace, Exeter, York/Shrewsbury/Lancaster/Richmont, Dublin/Glaway/Limerick/Cork

HISTORIC EVENT

29th July, 1588. Huge fleet of warships sighted off the Lizard in Cornwall. The Spanish Armada

PIETER VAN DEN KEERE

1593 onwards. Miniature county maps of England and Wales. Areas of Scotland and the provinces of Ireland.

GERHARD MERCATOR

1595 - Folio and smaller maps of areas of British Isles. Regional Maps

FRANCESCO VALEGIO

1595. Bird's Eye Views of a few English Cities

James I (VI of Scotland)

1603 - 1625

The son of Mary, Queen of Scots and Henry, Lord Darnley

Born at Edinburgh Castle in 1566
Ascended the throne in 1603
Married Anne of Denmark
Had three sons and four daughters
Died at Theobalds in 1625, aged 59

HISTORIC EVENT

5th November, 1605 Guy Fawkes is found beneath Westminster guarding 20 barrels of gunpowder with the intention of blowing up king and parliament

JOHN SPEED

1611 onwards. English and Welsh county maps. Maps of the Irish provinces

WILLIAM HOLE & WILLIAM KIP

1607, 1610 & 1637. County maps of England and Wales in Camden's Britannia

MICHAEL DRAYTON

1612 - 22 Strange maps of parts of England and Wales

Charles I

1625 - 1649

The son of James I and Anne of Denmark

Born at Dunfermline in 1600
Ascended the throne in 1625
Married Henrietta Maria of France
Had four sons and five daughters
Executed at Whitehall, London in 1649, aged 48 years

JOHN BILL

1612 - Miniature County Maps

MATTHEW SIMMONS

1636 - Small English county maps set into the corner of a sheet showing a Table of Distances

HISTORIC EVENT Civil War Battles

1642 Edgehill 1642 Worcester 1643 Devizes 1643 and 1644 Newbury 1644 Marston Moor 1645 Naseby

1645 - Fine county maps of England, Wales and Scotland. Published in Amsterdam. [ more ]

JOAN BLAEU

1645 - Fine county maps of England, Wales and Scotland. Published in Amsterdam

JAN JANSSON

1646 - County maps of England and Wales plus parts of Scotland and Ireland

Cromwellian Period

1649 - 1660

Born at Huntingdon in 1599

Dictator from 1653 to 1658

NICOLAS SANSON

1658 - Groups of Counties

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