About

Map of Essex 1777 is an open access resource produced by Tim Fransen with digitised assets from the Virtual Library of Bibliographical Heritage (BVPB) collection and the Essex Record Office (ERO) publication A Reproduction of a Map of the County of Essex 1777 by John Chapman & Peter André, 1950.

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To extend the aforementioned ERO publication’s original intention ‘to enable a wide public to enjoy this remarkable map’ the two versions are freely available here [Version 2 & Version 1] and support all modern web browsers, platforms and devices for the benefit of students, teachers, historians, researchers and other interested people.

The original map was the first of the entire county that was extraordinarily detailed (two inches to a mile) and accurate. For further details please click here to read the introduction and end matter from the 1950 ERO publication.


Digital Map of Essex 1777 Version 1

FULLSCREEN

INSTRUCTIONS Version 1
Similar to Google Maps, on a computer, you can zoom in and out by using the + and – buttons, by double-clicking or by using your mouse scroll wheel. To move around the map simply click and drag or use your keyboard arrow keys. On a mobile, you can use typical navigation gestures such as press and drag to move around the map and double-tap or pinch and spread to zoom in and out.


SUMMARY Version 1
In association with the Essex Record Office (ERO), Tim Fransen has developed an open access high-resolution interactive version of the Chapman and André’s Map of Essex 1777 using digitised plates from the ERO publication No.11, 1950. To extend the ERO publication’s intention ‘to enable a wide public to enjoy this remarkable map’ this online version supports all modern web browsers, platforms and devices for the benefit of students, teachers, historians, researchers and other interested people.”