The Walkers of Hanningfield: Surveyors and Mapmakers Extraordinary :: A. C. Edwards & K. C. Newton soon to be presented for sale on the excellent BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: Buckland Publications, 1994, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Colour plates; Tables;
From the cover: John Walker of West Hanningfield and his son, John, were outstanding craftsmen in the years around 1600. They were commissioned by Essex county gentlemen to make maps and draw up written surveys of their estates. Their surveying is accurate, their draughtsmanship is impeccable, and their use of colours, especially reds and greens, is highly attractive. Their lettering, particularly the younger Walkers, is extremely fine. Like most cartographers of the time their maps are enhanced by small drawings of churches, mansions, smaller houses and cottages, windmills and farm buildings. But most early mapmakers drawings were merely conventional, whereas the Walkers were as…
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper has a short, closed and archive repaired on the verso, tear to the top corner of the lower panel. Text complete, clean and tight.
Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 96 pages. 12″ x 8½”.
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