Greenwich & Environs

A Map of the HUNDRED of BLACKHEATH

Modern hand coloured facsimile of a copper engraving, originally published in 1779 for Hasted's The History and Topographical Survey of Kent.

Image size: 13 1/8” x15 1/8”

Condition: Excellent

Edward Hasted (1732- 1812) spent most of his life recording Kentish life and its history for his great publication, which included views of  all the 'Noble Houses' and 35 of these beautifully described maps of the Hundreds of Kent.

Shows the of north-west Kent. Extent: Deptford, Woolwich, Eltham, Sydenham. It depicts the roads, woodlands rivers and some idea of the contours. Also the distances from central London on a scale of 2" to the mile. The division of Kent into Lathes and Hundreds dates back to Saxon times but was not fully established until the thirteenth century. Each hundred consisted of several parishes grouped together with a 'court' or meeting place where the inhabitants dealt with routine judicial, security and tenency matters. The grouping of hundreds into Lathes was for judicial purposes; the justices travelled around the lathe every three months to deal with more serious matters - the origins of the Quarter Sessions.

 

£65 Mounted, unframed

£140 Mounted and framed

 

 

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