1777 Chapman and Andre map of Coggeshall
A new website has just been published which now makes this map easy to view.
The Chapman and Andre 1777 maps are scaled at 2 inches to the mile and the earliest detailed map covering all of Essex.
A good quality version of this map is now available at map-of-essex.uk.
The original map was made up of 25 individual maps and this website cleverly combines them all together on one web page. It is easy to navigate and zoom in to reveal locations in Essex.
There is only a small loss of detail when looking at the darker areas of the map representing woods and estates.
If you are seeking a slightly better quality image and one which you can download then visit the Spanish ‘Virtual Library of Bibliographical Heritage’: A map of the County of Essex : from an Actual Survey taken in MDCCLXXII, LXXIII & MDCCLXXIV [Mapa] by John Chapman and Peter Andre. Click on the image and 25 sections of the map are available for download as pdfs.