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Russell & Price: Hereford Shire

Map: HERE328
Cartographer: Russell & Price
Title: Hereford Shire
Date: 1769
Published: London
Width: 8 inches / 21 cm
Height: 6 inches / 16 cm
Map ref: HERE328
County map of Herefordshire with the roads, both completed and under construction, marked. The coat of arms of the Right Honourable Lord Carpenter, often known as the Hereford Arms, appears in the upper-right corner as a dedication from the mapmaker, Thomas Read.

This map was first published in 1743-4 by Thomas Read who created a series of miniature county maps to illustrate his book, The English traveller. The maps were subsequently re-used in several other 18th century miniature atlases. From 1753-64, John Rocque, the celebrated Huguenot mapmaker, used these maps in his The Small British atlas. They then appeared once more in 1769 in Russell & Price's "England Displayed being a new, Complete and Accurate Survey and Description of the Kingdom of England and Principality of Wales". This example is from the latter work.

Coloured. [HERE328]