Author: Walker, J & C
Publisher: Hobson's Fox-hunting Atlas
Date published: 1850Lithograph ; original outline hand colouring. Overall unmounted size ; 44.1cms x 36.1cms. Image size: 405mm x 361mm. Sussex contains 1463 Square miles with 336844 Inhabitants. The black circles mark the places of the meeting of foxhounds. Railways, Place of Election, the Hundreds, Polling Stations are also marked. Few stray splashes from watercolour (so C19th flaw); three fox spots in bottom blank else very good condition. John and Charles Walker were engravers and publishers, and were responsible for several atlases, including those published by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. In 1837 they produced the 42 county maps on which this work is based. Hobson used maps printed from the Walkers' lithographic plates, and added features relevant to fox-hunting: the range of each hunt is outlined in watercolour, and the places of the meets are indicated by black spots.