"Map of Chelsea surveyed in the year 1664 by James Hamilton" FAULKNER 1810
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"Map of Chelsea surveyed in the year 1664 by James Hamilton". FAULKNER 1810

Price: £628.99

TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: 'Map of Chelsea surveyed in the year 1664 by James Hamilton. To the Honourable and reverend Gerald Valerian Wellesley, Rector of Chelsea, this map is respectfully inscribed by his Humble Servant Thomas Faulkner'

A fascinating plan of 17th century Chelsea extending from Knightsbridge to Fulham at a time when much of it was still open countryside divided into aristocratic estates. Chelsea Physic Garden is shown as "Apothecarys Garden". Chelsea Old Church (at the bottom of "Church Lane" (now Old Church Street) is shown, along with Worlds End, the Kings Road and the Earl of Ranelagh's House and Gardens. The short-lived Chelsea College is shown on a site now occupied by the Royal Hospital (College Court is named on the map in the approximate site of the eponymous courtyard within today's Royal Hospital). The original field pattern is shown, along with the size of each (A - acres; R - roods; P - poles: 40 poles = 1 rood. 4 roods = 1 acre)

The top image on the right hand side shows the entire map. To view a close up of the map showing the level of printed detail, please click on the bottom image on the right hand side. This map is folding hence the centrefold line may show on the image below

DATE PRINTED: 1810    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 31.5 x 44.0cm, 12.25 x 17.25 inches (Large); Please note that this is a folding map.

TYPE: Antique copperplate map

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. Neatly repaired tear adjacent to fold in right hand margin extending c.2c inside the border of the map. The upper right hand margin has been restored. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Please contact us if you would like to arrange to view this map. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic map, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain

FOLDING: This is a folding map.

ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Drawn from the original by Edward Ward. Engraved by J. Barlow

PROVENANCE: "A Historical and Topographical description of Chelsea and its environs", by Thomas Faulkner. Printed by J. Tilling, Chelsea, for T. Egerton, Military Library, Whitehall; Messrs. Sherwood, Neeley & Jones, Paternoster Row; and T. Faulkner, Paradise Row, Chelsea



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