Method Steel engraved with hand colour
Artist Walker, John and Charles after Creighton, Roger
Published Drawn by R. Creighton. Engraved by J. & C. Walker. Drawn and Engraved for Lewis' Topographical Dictionary. [c. 1830]
Dimensions 175 x 235 mm
Notes A detailed map of Sussex, ornamented with outline hand colour and with market towns picked out in red, from Lewis' Topographical Dictionary. A note above the map lists polling places for the electoral divisions.

John Walker (fl. 1813-1873) and Charles Walker (1799-1872) were British cartographers, geographers, and map engravers, and the sons of the engraver and Admiralty hydrographer, John Walker (fl. 1783-1831). John, the better known of the two sons, was a founding member of the Royal Geographic Society. A third brother, Thomas (fl. 1805-1865), succeeded his father as a hydrographer to the Admiralty.

Roger Creighton (1796-1838) was a British draughtsman and land surveyor, principally known for working on Greenwood's county maps and Samuel Lewis' Topographical Dictionary.

Samuel Lewis (1782-1865) was the editor and publisher of topographical dictionaries and maps of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. The aim of the texts was to give in 'a condensed form', a faithful and impartial description of each place. The firm of Samuel Lewis and Co. was based in London. Samuel Lewis the elder died in 1865. His son of the same name predeceased him in 1862. A Topographical Dictionary of England contains every fact of importance tending to illustrate the local history of England. Arranged alphabetically by place (village, parish, town, etc.), it provides a faithful description of all English localities as they existed at the time of first publication (1831), showing exactly where a particular civil parish was located in relation to the nearest town or towns, the barony, county, and province in which it was situated, its principal landowners, the diocese in which it was situated, and-of great importance-the Roman Catholic district in which the parish was located and the names of corresponding Catholic parishes. There were six subsequent editions, the last of which (1848-9) was in four volumes and an atlas.

Condition: Binders holes to top margin, not affecting map. Blank on verso.
Framing unmounted
Price £45.00
Stock ID 51446