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Lea's Map of Kent

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Lea's Map of Kent

Date of publication:

  • c.1693
  • Place of publication:


  • original
  • Mapmaker:

  • Philip Lea
  • This map of Kent with inset of Canterbury is dedicated to ‘His Grace ... John Tillotson ... Lord Archbishop of Canterbury ...’, a post he held 1691-94.

    The plate was engraved for Lea circa 1690, and the map is was published in Lea’s edition of Christopher Saxton’s atlas (commonly known as the Lea-Saxton or Saxton-Lea). In the 1570s Saxton had grouped the southeastern counties together, and an entirely new map was needed. Read more

    Condition & Materials

    Copper engraving, printed area 41.5 x 53.5 cm, original hand colour in outline, centrefold strengthened on verso, toning to centrefold and a couple of minor spots and stains, blank verso


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