A Hand Drawn Survey Map on Vellum -- Great Bursted Township, Essex County
Detailed cadastral survey map of New Lockers, Mill Hill and Oak Farm, "Surveyed by J and W. Newton, Chancery Lane, 1818."
Very attractive example of the mapmaker’s art from the talented firm of J&W Newton, London based surveyors and mapmakers. Title cartouche decorated with a presumed view of Great Burstead, large north indicator and a 36 item key drawn as a partially rolled broadside nailed to the map.
Expertly drawn in great detail with individual trees along hedgerows colored and bearing an eastern shadow, buildings, roads and windmills shown.
Bodelian Library cites numerous similar estate plans by the Newton firm.