Old Hampshire Mapped

Harrison's Hampshire 1788

Notes by
Martin and Jean Norgate: 1998


The whole map
Index sheet to parts of the map
Gazetteer, place names
Gazetteer, in Hundreds
Index sheet to market towns, etc
Map features
John Harrison
Raw data
Other maps

with Improvements.

These notes are made from a copy of John Harrison's map of Hampshire in the Map Collection of Hampshire CC Museums Service, item HMCMS:FA1996.34.

This study concentrates upon what can be seen from the map; studies of the background of county mapping in England, and map makers have been published elsewhere.

An earlier version of these notes have been published as a booklet:-
Norgate, Martin; Norgate, Jean: 1997:
Notes from Harrison's Map of Hampshire:
Hampshire County Council:: ISBN 1 85975 131 8

John Harrison
Harrison's map of Hampshire 1788 was published in 1791 in an atlas:-
Maps of the English Counties with the Subdivisions of Hundreds, Wapontakes, Lathes, Wards, Divisions, &c. To which are added two folio pages of Letter-Press, to face each Map; descriptive of the extent, boundaries, rivers, lakes, canals, soil, mines, minerals, curious plants, husbandry, and evry curiosity that is nearly connected with the maps. The whole containing the most useful, entertaining and instructive selection of the kind, that has yet appeared at the price of 3l. 3s.

Printed by and for John Harrison, 115 Newgate Street, London.

The atlas includes 38 engraved plates of counties in England and Wales, dated over the period 1787-91.

In the introduction there is a list:-
The Distances from Place to Place in Miles, on the principal and cross Roads in England and Wales; with the situation of each Gentleman's Seat.

References Box, E G: 1932=1935: Hampshire in Early Maps and early Roadbooks: Hampshire Field Club: XII: pp221-235

Eden, P (ed):: Dictionary of Land Surveyors and Local Cartographers of Great Britain and Ireland, 1550-1850

Harrison, John: 1791: Maps of the English Counties: (London) :: BL shelf mark MAPS.143.CC.12.

Hodgkiss, A G: 1981 (4th edn): Discovering Antique maps: Shire Publications (Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire):: ISBN 0 85263 581 8; an inexpensive and approachable introduction to old maps

Penfold, Alastair J: 1994: Introduction to the Printed Maps of Hampshire: Hampshire CC Museums Service

Harrison's Hampshire 1788, contents
General index
Old Hampshire Mapped

Map HMCMS:FA1996.34
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