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Kitchin's Hampshire 1751

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Martin and Jean Norgate: 1998


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Introduction HAMPSHIRE
by T. Kitchin Geographr.

These notes are made from a copy of Thomas Kitchin's map of Hampshire published in The London Magazine, or Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer, 1651. It was part of a series published 1747-60. The item used is in the Map Collection of Hampshire CC Museums Service item HMCMS:FA1988.5.

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.

Thomas Kitchin Thomas Kitchin was an engraver and publisher working at The Star, opposite Ely Gate, Holborn, London, about 1738-76. He mostly produced maps and charts and was appointed Hydrographer to the King, George III, but also published book plates, portaits, etc. Kitchin had been an apprentice of Emanuel Bowen 1732-39 and later married his master's daughter, Sarah. Thomas Kitchin worked with Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Jefferys.

References Chubb, Thomas: 1966 (reprint); 1927: Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland ... 1579-1870: Dawsons of Pall Mall (reprint)

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

Skelton, R A: 1970: County Atlases of the British Isles 1579-1850: Carta Press (London)

Worms, Laurence: 1993 (spring): Thomas Kitchin's 'Journey of Life' (part 1): Map Collector: no.62: pp.2-8

Worms, Laurence: 1993 (summer): Thomas Kitchin's 'Journey of Life' (part 2): Map Collector: no.63: pp.14-20

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