Exeter. 1563 Georg Braun & Frans Hogenberg, Civitas Exoniae (vulgo Excester) urbs primaria in comitatu Devoniae in Civitates Orbis Terrarum, Cologne.
Devonshire. 1575 Christopher Saxton in Camden's Britannia
High resolution, clickable map.
Exeter. city-plan. 1587 John Hooker.
Devon. 1610 John Speed in The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine
Devonshire. 1617 Pieter Van der Keere (94kb)
Devoniae Descriptio. ca.1646 Jan Jansson
A True Mapp aud Discription of the Towne of Plymouth and the Fortifications thereof, with the workes and approaches of the Enemy at the Last siege. 1660 Wenceslas Hollar (from a reproduction ca.1830)
Clayhidon.-Popham Estate map. ca.late 17thCentury
Excester in Engellandt. 1700 Daniel Meisner in Libellus novus politicus emblematicus civitatum
The Road from Bristol to Exeter. 1719 Thomas Gardner in A Pocket-Guide To The English Traveller
Axminster to Exeter. road map. 1720 Owen & Bowen Britannia Depicta ( 156kb)
Devonshire. 1724 Herman Moll in A New Description of England and Wales.
Devonshire. 1742 Thomas Badeslade. pub. W. H. Toms in Chorographica Britanniæ
(High resolution images of the 1st and the extensively revised 3rd states of this atlas)
Devonshire. 1744 I.Cowley for R.Dodsley's The Geography of Britain
Devonshire . ca.1747 Thomas Hutchinson in T.Osborne's Geographia Magnae Britanniae.
Bideford and Appledore. 1754 Gentlemans Magazine
Devon. 1759 Emmanuel Bowen in Bejamin Martin's The Natural History of England published as part of The General Magazine of Arts and Sciences
Devonshire. 1765 Benjamin Donn
High Resolution, one inch to the mile survey, clickable.
Devon. ca.1765 Thomas Kitchin for the London Magazine.
The Roads from Andover to Barnstable...Truro. 1775 Gentlemans Magazine
Dartmouth to Tiverton. 1782 from Bowles' Post Chaise Companion
Devonshire. 1787 John Seller in Francis Grose's Antiquities of England and Wales.
South Moulton area. 1787. John Cary (detail from A New and Correct Atlas)
Devonshire. 1807 John Cary in Cary's New English Atlas published 1809
Devonshire. 1809 John Cary in Cary's New and Correct English Atlas
road map-Axminster, Kilmington, Honiton. 1818 Edward Mogg
Devonshire. 1827 C. & J. Greenwood in Atlas of the Counties of England,
High Resolution, one inch to the mile survey, clickable.
Devonshire. 1835 J. Pigot in Pigot & Co.'s British Atlas
Barnstaple. 1835 Robert Creighton. engr. J & C. Walker for Samuel Lewis's Topographical Dictionary
Tavistock. 1835 Lt. Robert Dawson in Plans of the Cities and Boroughs of England and Wales
Exeter. ca.1835 Lt. Robert Dawson inPlans of the Cities and Boroughs of England and Wales
Exeter. 1835 Lt. Robert Dawson inPlans of the Cities and Boroughs of England and Wales (another scan)
Dartmouth. 1835 Robert Creighton , engr. J. & C. Walker for Lewis's Topographical Dictionary.
Tavistock. ca. 1835 Robert Creighton, engr. J.& C. Walker for Lewis' Topographical Dictionary.
Honiton. ca. 1835 Robert Creighton, engr. J.& C. Walker for Lewis' Topographical Dictionary.
Plymouth. ca. 1835 Robert Creighton, engr. J.& C. Walker for Lewis' Topographical Dictionary. .
Totnes. ca. 1835 Robert Creighton, engr. J.& C. Walker for Lewis' Topographical Dictionary.
Tiverton. ca. 1835 Robert Creighton, engr. J.& C. Walker for Lewis' Topographical Dictionary.
Devonshire 1836 John Dower in Thomas Moule's The English Counties Delineated; or, A Topographical Description of England.
Gittisham. ca.1840 Tithe Map (left hand map on this page)
Stoke Damerel. ca.1840 Tithe Map. (right hand image on this page)
Devon. 1840 Robert Creighton, engr. J.& C. Walker for Lewis' Topographical Dictionary.
Luppitt. tithe map. 1842
Devonshire. 1843 J.Archer for Dugdales England and Wales Delineated
Devonshire. 1846 Sidney Hall in A Travelling County Atlas
Plymouth area . ca.1846 SDUK (detail from: England No. 6 engraved by J. & C. Walker)
Devonshire. 1848 John Archer in Dugdale's Curiosities of Great Britain (1848 edn.)
Devonshire. ca.1848 Robert Creighton, engr. J.& C. Walker for Lewis' Topographical Dictionary.
Devon. 1848. J. Pigot in Pigot & Co.'s British Atlas
Plymouth. 1850-60. Alexander Fullarton. detail from Ports and Harbours on the South- East Coast of England. (46kb)
Plymouth, Devonport and Stonehouse. 1851 J. Rapkin, pub J.Tallis for his Illustrated Atlas of The World
Devonshire. 1852 or 1854. Sydney Hall in A Travelling County Atlas.
This work was first published in 1842 and went through numerous updated editions until 1880.
This is one of the first editions to distinguish between completed railways (thick black line) and projected railways (thin hatched line), some of which were never completed.
Devonshire. 1882 Ordnance Survey (1 inch to the Mile-full scale image)
Devonshire.(Northern Section) 1885 Report of the Boundary Commissioners for England and Wales.
Devonshire.(Southern Section) 1885 Report of the Boundary Commissioners for England and Wales.
Devonshire.(Eastern Section) 1885 Report of the Boundary Commissioners for England and Wales.
Devonshire. 1886 George, Philip & Son, from Philips' Handy Atlas of the Counties of England
(showing the new Parliamentary Divisions established 1885 )
The Breakwater at Plymouth Sound. ca.1890 William Mackenzie
Devonshire ca.1891 Ordnance Survey (detailed maps)
Devon. 1892 George Phillp and Son in Phillips Handy Atlas
Plan of Plymouth and Devonport. 1892 J. Bartholomew in "Black's Handy Atlas"
North Devon, Cornwall Lundy. 1893 W. & A.K. Johnston, Cassell's Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (49kb)
The Devon Coast. 1897 Karl Baedeker in Handbook for Travellers.
Plymouth. 1897 published in German Lexicon Brockhaus, Leipzig.
Torquay.town-plan(and detail) 1900 K.Baedeker (95kb)
Exeter.town-plan(and detail) 1900 K.Baedeker (98kb)
Exeter area. ca.1906 John Bartholomew. (detail from Bartholomews Reduced Survey for Tourists and Cyclists - 2 miles to 1 inch, sheet 35)
North Molton. 1919 Ordnance Survey from Barnstaple & Exmoor (40kb)
Bude area. 1922 detail-Ordnance Survey 1/4 inch to 1 mile (44kb)
Plymouth area. 1922 detail-Ordnance Survey 1/4 inch to 1 mile (46kb)
Plymouth. 1922 G.Bartholomew. (detail from The Towns of England in The Times Atlas )
Steve Johnson Cyberheritage
A large archive of old maps of the Plymouth area.
Maps of Exeter:
The following maps can be found at the:
Devon Library & Information Services, Local Studies Service.
with an account of how the mapping of Exeter developed and
the "pitfalls that beset those using maps to support their
field observations when tracing the development of towns and cities."
Exeter. 1587. John Hooker. Isca Damnoniorum.
Exeter. 1694 Phillip Lea (updated version of Speed"s map)
Exeter. 1618 Braun & Hogenberg
Exeter. 1650 Mathias Merian
Exeter. 1661 Rutgerus Hermannides
Exeter. 1677 Richard A. Izacke
Exeter. 1700 Daniel Meisner
Exeter. 1709 Joseph Coles
Exeter. 1723 Nichols Sutton Nichols
Exeter. 1723 John Stukeley
Exeter. 1744 John Rocque
Exeter 1765. Benjamin Donn (+ 2 details)
Exeter. 1793. Charles Tozer
Stuart Moverley's Map Collection
Dawlish Warren. Early maps1698. The River of Exmouth. From: A survey of the ports on the south west coast of England from Devon to Land's-End / by Edwd. Dummer, Surveyor &c. and Capt. Thomas Wiltshaw Commissioners of H.M.Navy, together with Capt. James Conaway and Capt. William Cruft, Masters of Trinity House at Deptford. Dilineated in July & Aug. 1698
the following maps can be found at:
Devon Library and Information Services
Local Studies Service: Devon's heritage:
1743. Chapple, William. A plan of the harbour of Exmouth, taken for, & by the order of Sir William Courtenay Bart / by Wm. Chapple.
1765. Donn, Benjamin. A map of the county of Devon ... / delineated from an actual survey By Benjamin Donn ; engraved by Thos. Jefferys. - London : Johnston and Baldwin,
1809. Ordnance Survey. The second part of the general survey of England and wales containing the whole of Devon. - London : Mudge,
1827. Greenwood, Christopher and James. Map of the county of Devon from an actual survey made in the years 1825 & 1826.
1851. Sheringham, W.L. Exmouth harbour, surveyed by Captain W.L.Sheringham, R.N. - Hydrographic Department,
1888. Ordnance Survey. [One inch map of England and Wales. 2nd series.
1946. Ordnance Survey. One inch map of England and Wales. - New popular edition. Sheet 176: Exeter. - Chessington