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The English cartopgrapher John Luffman

RICHARD NICHOLSON of CHESTER

A WORLD OF ANTIQUE MAPS AND PRINTS

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THE CARTOGRAPHER

JOHN LUFFMAN

Flourished 1776 - 1820

John Luffman was a London based geographer, engraver, publisher as well as a goldsmith. He worked from a number of addresses in the city during his lifetime

  • 98 Newgate Street, London 1776
  • 85 London Wall 1780
  • 31 Coleman Street 1784 - 1785
  • Finsbury Square 1789
  • 2, Inner Sweeting Alley, Royal Exchange 1799 - 1 1806
  • 28 Little Bell Alley, Coleman Street 1806
  • 377 Strand from 1807

To the collector of county maps he is best known for his unusual and so easy to identify maps being small and circular with descriptive text below. First published by him in the New pocket atlas and geography of England and Wales in 1803. There was a further edition in 1806 published by Lackington, Allen & Co.

The atlas has a general map of England and Wales showing the division into counties. There is a total of 52 county. 42 English county maps and 12 Welsh county maps. Unusually Yorkshire is depicted on 3 maps of the Ridings. The circular maps are some 58mm in diameter. You will find uncoloured examples, maps with original outline or outline and wash colouring as in the photographs n this page taken from a copy of the atlas in my own collection. And no doubt examples with modern hand colouring will exist. The format for each page is the same. At the top is the map above which is a small plate number. Beneath the map is a description of the county in English. The descriptions do not continue on verso.

Alternative Spelling of County Names

You will come across some changes in the spelling of some counties. Including
WESTMORLAND - Westmoreland
ANGLESEY - Anglesea
BRECONSHIRE - Brecknockshire
CARDIGANSHIRE - Caerdiganshire
CARMARTHENSHIRE - Caermarthenshire

Gallery

  •  Map of Bedfordshire by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Bedfordshire by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Berkshire by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Berkshire by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Buckinghamshire by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Buckinghamshire by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Cambridgeshire by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Cambridgeshire by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Cheshire by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Cheshire by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Cornwall by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Cornwall by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Cumberland by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Cumberland by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Derbyshire by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Derbyshire by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Devonshire by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Devonshire by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Dorsetshire by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Dorsetshire by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Cunty Durham by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Cunty Durham by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Essex by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Essex by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Gloucestershire by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Gloucestershire by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Hampshire and Isle of Wight by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Hampshire and Isle of Wight by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Herefordshire by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Herefordshire by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Hertfordshire by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Hertfordshire by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Huntingdonshire by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Huntingdonshire by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Kent by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Kent by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Lancashire by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Lancashire by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Leicesershire by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Leicesershire by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Lincolnshire by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Lincolnshire by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Middlesex by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Middlesex by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Monmouthshire by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Monmouthshire by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Norfolk by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Norfolk by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Northamptonshire by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Northamptonshire by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Northumberland by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Northumberland by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Nottinghamshire by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Nottinghamshire by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Oxfordshire by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Oxfordshire by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Rutlandshire by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Rutlandshire by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Shropshire by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Shropshire by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Somersetshire by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Somersetshire by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Staffordshire by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Staffordshire by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Suffolk by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Suffolk by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Surrey by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Surrey by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Sussex by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Sussex by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Warwickshire by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Warwickshire by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Westmorland by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Westmorland by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Wiltshire by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Wiltshire by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Worcestershire by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Worcestershire by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Yorkshire North Riding by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Yorkshire North Riding by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Yorkshire West Riding by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Yorkshire West Riding by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Yorkshire East Riding by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Yorkshire East Riding by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Anglesey by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Anglesey by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Breconshire by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Breconshire by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Cardiganshire by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Cardiganshire by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Carmarthenshire by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Carmarthenshire by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Caernarvonshire by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Caernarvonshire by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Denbighshire by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Denbighshire by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Flintshire by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Flintshire by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Glamorganshire by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Glamorganshire by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Merionethshire by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Merionethshire by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Montgomeryshire by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Montgomeryshire by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Pembrokeshire by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Pembrokeshire by John Luffman 1803

  •  Map of Radnorshire by John Luffman 1803

    Map of Radnorshire by John Luffman 1803

A NEW POCKET ATLAS AND GEOGRAPHY OF ENGLAND AND WALES
List of Maps

England
  • Bedfordshire
  • Berkshire
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Cheshire
  • Cornwall
  • Cumberland
  • Derbyshire
  • Devonshire
  • Dorsetshire
  • Durham
  • Essex
  • Gloucestershire
  • Hampshire
  • Herefordshire
  • Hertforshire
  • Huntingdonshire
  • Kent
  • Lancashire
  • Leicestershire
  • Lincolnshire
  • Middlese
  • Monmouthshire
  • Norfolk
  • Northamptonshire
  • Northumberland
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Oxfordshire
  • Rutlandshire
  • Shropshire
  • Somersetshire
  • Staffordshire
  • Suffolk
  • Surrey
  • Sussex
  • Warwickshire
  • Westmorland
  • Wiltshire
  • Worcestershire
  • Yorkshire North Riding
  • Yorkshire East Riding
  • Yorkshire West Riding
WALES
  • Anglesey
  • Breconshire
  • Cardiganshire
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Caernarvonshire
  • Denbighshire
  • Flintshire
  • Glamorganshire
  • Menrionehshire
  • Montgomeryshire
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Radnorshire
References:
  • Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers Revied Edition K - P
  • Miniature Antique Maps by Geoffrey King, 1996

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RICHARD NICHOLSON of CHESTER

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Richard Nicholson

I have been buying and selling antique maps since the early 1960's during which time I had a gallery in Watergate Street, Chester for 30 years. I am now able to offer through my websites a personal service to map and print collectors.

The English cartopgrapher John Luffman

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