An 18th Century Hand Coloured Map Of Wiltshire (UK)


Circa: 1740

Height: 21"

Width: 23.5"

Period: George II

Location: Hungerford

An 18th century hand coloured map of the English county of Wiltshire by the London map maker Robert Morden (1668-1703).  The map would have been printed after his death during the early 18th century and this map is in very good condition. It would have been hand coloured  after printing and it shows the county of Wiltshire with the 17th/18th century spellings of the town names and it is interesting to see how the spelling of some of the  towns in the county have change from this period to their current spellings now. The map is framed and in great condition for a map that is over two hundred and seventy years old.

"A great piece of early 18th century history that highlights how the spelling of the English language has changed during the last two hundred and seventy years".