Devon

A correct map of Devonshire
A correct map of Devonshire
Printed map. Cartographer uncertain, probably Thomas Hutchinson. Visual scale [34 mm=15 miles]. Prime meridian: London. In upper right margin, "9". Likely from the atlas, Geographia Magnae Britanniae, or, Correct maps of all the counties in England, Scotland, and Wales, published 1748. Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry CLXXXIX, p. 149-151: "[map] 9. A Correct Map of Devonshire. Miles, 15 [=1 1/2 inches]". Donated by Dr. Karl Freeman, Hamilton, March 1995.
A topographical map of Devonshire, including parts of the adjacent counties
A topographical map of Devonshire, including parts of the adjacent counties
"Etched by J. Palmer." Visual scale [150 mm = 12 miles approximately]. "Reduced from a survey made by order of the Board of Ordnance under the direction of Col. Mudge." In 1811, as a military precaution during the Napoleonic wars, the Ordnance Survey prohibited the sale of their maps to the general public. Nevertheless, in 1813, a private London map seller by the name of John Cary, made publicly available this reduced version of the 1809 Ordnance Survey map. He argued that since the public paid for the Ordnance Survey, it had a right to publish copies of the OS maps on scales suited to their own needs. Production of the map may have been stopped by the government, as the late Professor William Ravenhill of the University of Exeter believed the only existing copy of this map to be held in the West Country Studies Library, Devon, England. It is recorded, however, that Cary sent Robert Clifford a copy for his evaluation and comments. Clifford's copy in McMaster's collection may therefore be the only other one to have survived. Acquired in 1969 by McMaster University as part of the Lord Cholmondeley collection.
Devonshire
Devonshire
Shows boundary between northern and southern division of county. Map is likely from the two volume atlas, Plans of the Cities and Boroughs of England and Wales, Hansard 1832. See Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers volume 1, p. 343. Location: McMaster University Library, Research Collections, Accession # 107798.
Devonshire
Devonshire
Printed map. "P. Kærius cælavit". Cartographer uncertain, probably Pieter van der Keere. Visual scale. Text on verso under heading, "Devon-shire. Chapter IX." Donated by Dr. Karl Freeman, Hamilton, March 1995.
[Ordnance map of Devon]
[Ordnance map of Devon]
Printed map. "Published 11th. Octr. 1809, by Lt. Coll. Mudge, Tower." Visual scale [5 inches = 5 miles approximately]. Lieutenant Colonel William Mudge was the first effective director of the British Ordnance Survey. In 1803, he set up a temporary survey headquarters in Chudleigh, the nearest town to Ugbrooke House, the ancestral home of Robert Clifford, so that he could call upon Clifford's expertise and advice on the creation of map sheets covering Devon. On label: Ordnance map Devonshire, No 25, Launceston Dartmoor Moreton Hampstead, Liskeard Tavistock Ashburton, Bratton Clovelly Cornwood Buckfastleigh, Callington, Saltash". Acquired by McMaster University in 1969 as part of the Lord Cholmondeley collection.