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HAYWOOD, John : A MAP OF HERTFORDSHIRE, ENGRAVED FROM AN ACTUAL SURVEY, WITH IMPROVEMENTS.
London : J. Harrison, 1788. An uncommon late eighteenth-century map of the county – neatly engraved by Edward Sudlow (fl.1784-1793) on a scale of 0.37 inches to the mile. Originally produced as one of John Harrison’s series of maps published as "Maps of the English Counties" (1787-1791).
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KITCHIN, Thomas, 1719-1784 : HERTFORDSHIRE, DRAWN FROM AN ACCURATE SURVEY, BY T. KITCHIN, GEOGRAPHER.
[London : for R. Baldwin], 1748. A very attractive antique map of the county, with a pleasant title-piece decorated with swags of fruits and flowers. Compiled and engraved by Thomas Kitchin, one of the best known of English mapmakers of the period and later to become Hydrographer to the King. Originally produced for the May 1748 issue of the "London Magazine: or, Gentleman’s Monthly Intelligencer".
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[MOULE, Thomas, 1784-1851] : HERTFORDSHIRE.
[London : George Virtue, 1831 (but later)]. A highly attractive "gothick" map of the county prepared by the antiquary Thomas Moule. Decorated with an ornamental border, coats of arms, and inset views of Cashiobury and St. Alban’s. Originally produced for the part-work “English Counties Delineated” (London : 1830-1837) – the present (slightly revised) version is dated to about 1850.
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PHILIP & SON, George – publishers : [COVER TITLE] PHILIPS’ CYCLISTS’ MAP OF THE COUNTY OF HERTFORD.
London & Liverpool : George Philip & Son, [ca.1890]. A neatly worked map of Hertfordshire on a scale of some two-and-a-half miles to the inch, showing in particular the main roads, cross-roads and railways, the daunting and dangerous hills, and with further neat symbols indicating the presence of Consuls of the Cyclists’ Touring Club in the various towns, hotels appointed and recommended by cyclists, and places where bicycles might be repaired. The recommended hotels are listed and named on the reverse of the map, with further indications of temperance hotels, etc.
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WALKER, J. & C. (WALKER, John, 1787-1873 & WALKER, Charles, fl.1821-1873) : HERTFORDSHIRE.
London : J. & C. Walker, [ca.1864]. A clearly engraved map of the county from the Admiralty engravers John & Charles Walker – on a scale of under three miles to the inch, particular attention being given to the newly built railways. Originally published in 1835, but here in a later and updated version.
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