Archive of the Historic Towns Trust
7.41 Linear metres (39 physical shelfmarks; 2 digital shelfmarks)
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CMD ID 11836
Biographical / Historical
The creation of these atlases was the work of many different authors and entailed much correspondence and exchanges of information, some of which is preserved in the archive. Many draft maps were compiled before the final versions were agreed and published. The cartographic publishing firm of Lovell Johns, set up by Colonel Henry Johns, who was the topographical mapping editor of the historic maps in the first three volumes, has deposited many of these early draft maps (the bulk of them relating to London) in this archive. These draft maps demonstrate Colonel Johns’ remarkable mapping techniques. The cartographic techniques used for the first three volumes have now been superseded by digital technology and will be of interest to the historian of cartographic production.
The archive also contains the formal minutes of the meetings of the Trust and its subordinate committees.
Rob Petre, October 2015
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Archive of the Historic Towns Trust
- Finding aid prepared by by Rob Petre. EAD version by Harriet Costelloe
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