Matthew Simmons was a bookseller working at the 'Golden Lion in Duck Lane', London. To map collectors he is best known for his work A Direction for the English Traveller published in 1635 and again 1636. It contained 37 thumbnail size county maps engraved by Jacob van Lantern set within the bottom right hand corner of the page. These maps are copied from the playing cards published by William Bowes in 1580. The rest of the page shows a distance table which appears to have been copied from John Norden's invention in England: an intended guide for English Travellers published in 1625.
Essex by Matthew Simmons, 1636