A topographical map of the County of Sussex, divided into Rapes, Deanries and hundreds... : [east sheet]
Printed map. "Completed by Thos. Gream". "...Dedicated by the proprietor William Faden." Visual scale [1 inch = 1 statute mile approximately]. Sandbanks and harbour channels shown in detail. Off-shore features have comments such as: breakers, hard shifting gravel never dry, shoals almost dry at low water, and hard sand and gravel. “Yeakell and Gardner while still employed on the estates of the Duke of Richmond had published four sheets for the “Great Survey” of Sussex before being drawn into the service of the Board of Ordnance; the combination of Gardner’s position as Chief Surveying Draughtsman and the Duke’s enthusiasm for promoting cartography explain why the incomplete survey should have been taken up again in the 1790s as new material became available. It was the first published county map to benefit from data from the official Trigonometrical. Survey. It served also as a model for the map of Essex when the survey for that county began in 1799.” From: W. A Seymour, ed. A History of the Ordnance Survey. (Wm Dawson & Sons Ltd., Folkstone, Kent, 1980) page 46. Acquired as part of the Lord Cholmondely collection.