Old Hampshire Mapped


Senex's Hampshire 1719-57

Notes by
Martin and Jean Norgate: 2000


Contents

Introduction
The whole plates
Road map features
Road book comparisons; Senex, Ogilby and other strip maps
Preface to the road book
General map
John Senex
Other maps

Introduction

These notes are made from sheets from the 1719 and 1757 editions of John Senex's strip maps of roads in Hampshire. The maps are derived from Ogilby's maps of 1675. Part of the motivation in reproducing the road book was to make it more practical for the traveller to use, make it a size that would fit the pocket. John Senex was one of several map makers racing to produce a handy road book in the early 18th century.

The strip maps are in the Map Collection of Hampshire County Council Museums Service. This study concentrates upon what can be seen from the maps; studies of the background of mapping in England, and map makers have been published elsewhere.

Transcripts from Senex's introductory material to the road book are included from volume 1 of the road book in a private collection, to whose owners I am grateful.

Editions There are many editions of the strip maps from Senex's road book; I'm still not certain just what is what, but (I think):-
1719 Senex 1719 - roads on scrolls; plain on reverse, ie single sided; paginated similarly to Ogilby; plate numbers bottom right
1742 Senex 1742 - maps as 1719
1757 Senex 1757 - roads on scrolls; double sided, printed obv and rev; paginated similarly to Ogilby; but from pl.40 are new plate numbers top left and top right; references to connecting plates at foot of page
1762 Senex 1767 - roads on scrolls, but less ornate; different pagination
1770 Senex 1770 - as 1767
1775 Senex 1775 - roads in boxes not scrolls; imprint of Sayer and Bennett 1775

Hampshire plates The maps presented here are from both the 1719 and 1757 versions. The plates shown are listed below. BUT beware that pagination varies from edition to edition, you must be aware of this if trying to match another sheet to the strip maps shown here.
plate 25
1757
pl.25 from London; to Brentford and Staines, Middlesex; Bagshot, Surrey; to Hartley Row, Basingstoke, Whitchurch, and Andover, Hampshire.
Note:- the plate number is at top left and right, the map is double sided (HMCMS:FA1997.100)
cf:- Ogilby plate 25
plate 26
1757
pl.26 from Andover via Middle Wallop, Hampshire; then Salisbury, Wiltshire; to Shaftesbury, Dorset; and Yeovil, Somserset.
Note:- the plate number is at top left and right, the map is double sided, there are no title cartouches (HMCMS:FA1999.24)
cf:- Ogilby plate 26
plate 30
1719
pl.30 from London; to Wandsworth, Kingston on Thames, Cobham, Guildford, and Godalming, Surrey; then Liphook in Liphook and Liss, Petersfield, Horndean, Cosham, and Portsmouth, Hampshire.
Note:- the plate number is at bottom right, the map is single sided (HMCMS:FA1997.99)
cf:- Ogilby plate 30
plate 32
1719
pl.32 from Andover, Hampshire to Wiltshire border; then Amesbury, Shrewton, Warminster, Maiden Bradley, Wiltshire; and Wincanton, Bruton to Bridgewater, Somerset.
Note:- the plate number is at bottom right, the map is single sided (HMCMS:FA1999.55)
cf:- Ogilby plate 32
plate 40
1757
pl.40 from Guildford through Godlaming, Surrey; then Midhurst to Chichester, West Sussex; AND a branch from Midhurst; through Petersfield, to Winchester, Hampshire.
Note:- the plate number is at top left, the map is double sided (HMCMS:FA2002.136)
cf:- Ogilby plate 39
plate 52
1757
pl.52 from New Alresford to Winchester, Romsey and Ringwood, Hampshire; to Poole, Dorset; and from Poole to Lymington, Lymington and Pennington, Hampshire; and from Southampton to Winchester, Hampshire.
Note:- the plate number is at top left and right, the map is double sided (HMCMS:FA1997.97)
cf:- Ogilby plate 97
plate 54
1757
pl.54 from Bagshot to Farnham, Surrey; then Alton, New Alresford, Twyford, to Southampton, Hampshire; from Southampton to Romsey, Hampshire; then to Salisbury, Wiltshire.
Note:- the plate number is at top left and right, the map is double sided (HMCMS:FA1997.98)
cf:- Ogilby plate 51
plate 57
1757
pl.57 from Basingstoke to Stockbridge, Hampshire; then Downton, Wiltshire; to Cranborne, Blandford, Dorchester and Weymouth, Dorset.
Note:- the plate number is at top left and right, the map is two sided (HMCMS:FA1999.22)
cf:- Ogilby plate 53
plate 89
1757
pl.89 from Oxford to Abingdon, Oxfordshire; then Newbury, Berkshire; to Kingsclere, Basingstoke, Alton, and Petersfield, Hampshire; to Chichester, West Sussex.
Note:- the plate number is at top left and right, the map is double sided (HMCMS:FA2000.9)
cf:- Ogilby plate 81
plate 91
1757
pl.91 from Oxford to Abingdon, Oxfordshire; then Hungerford, Berkshire, thro Wiltshire; across a corner of Hampshire near Tidworth; to Salisbury, Wiltshire; and Cranborne, Wimborn Minster to Poole, Dorset.
Note:- the plate number is at top left and right, the map is double sided (HMCMS:FA1999.21)
cf:- Ogilby plate 83

John Senex

John Senex was probably first a bookseller. He was in business next to the Fleet Tavern, Cornhill, London, as a cartographer, engraver and publisher about 1700. He later traded from The Globe, Salisbury Court, Fleet Street. In 1719 he published:-
An Actual Survey of all the Principal Roads of England and Wales ... first performed by John Ogilby, Esq.; and now improved ...
As well as maps he produced globes. John Senex died 1740, his business was carried on by his widow Mary Senex.

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



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