leodis logo

Leeds City Council

Open archives compliant site

Supported by BIG Lottery Fund

Enrich UK Lottery Fund

Saxton's Map of Yorkshire, area around Leeds and Wakefield

Add a comment to this photograph
Please note: Please enter your comments about this photograph in the form below. Once approved your comments will appear after the photograph description. To allow your e-mail address to be displayed please tick the box.  If you have already submitted comments without displaying your e-mail and you wish to alter this please contact us.

Name *:
 

Comment *:
 

My email:
 

Display my email:


Saxton
Description:
Undated. This image is taken from Christopher Saxton's 16th century Map of Yorkshire and shows the area around Leeds and Wakefield. Christopher Saxton lived from around 1542 to 1610/11 and was raised in Dunningley, a small hamlet in Ardsley which is shown on this map. He was to study map making when John Rudd, vicar of Dewsbury gave him an apprenticeship in about 1570. From these beginnings he went on to map the very first national atlas and this great achievement brought him the attention and patronage of Queen Elizabeth I. Saxton has been described as ‘the father of English cartography’. He is thought to be buried at Woodkirk, not far from where he had been brought up. It was not until Ordnance Survey one inch maps were published in 1801 that Saxton's maps of England and Wales were phased out of general use.

User Comments:

Name:
Rohan Wilson

Comment:
A reproduction of this 1577 map (the whole of Yorkshire) bought by my late parents inspired me to walk the historic boundaries of Yorkshire (very different from the current ones), in stages. I hope to complete the walk with Middlesbrough to Bridlington (where I was born) in mid-July 2009. Are reproductions still available? I imagine a real original would cost a fortune.

Date:
11-Jun-2009

Email:
rohanw@ntlworld.com

________________________________________________________________________________

Buy a copy of this photograph 2007123_165553

Select the size, finish and quantity of the photograph you require.  If you require sepia toning please tick the appropriate box. Please note the size of the photographs will be as near as possible to that requested, however to avoid distorting the image sizes may not be exact. VAT will be added to the order at checkout.

Please note there is no negative available for this image there is a one off fee of £3.40 to pay in addition to the usual print costs.
Quantity: Sepia Toning (+50%)
Size Matt Gloss
10 x 8 inches £6.25 £6.25
12 x 9 inches £8.96 £8.96
16 x 12 inches £10.42 £10.42
Add to basket