Isle of Wight - John Albin's fine and detailed map of the Isle of Wight
By ALBIN, John , 1802

To the Right Honourable Lord Bolton Lord Lieutenant of the County of Hants & Governor of the Isle of Wight This Map of the Island is inscribed as a public Testimony of Respect by his very obliged humble Servant John Albin.

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  • Author: ALBIN, John
  • Publication place: Newport, Isle of Wight
  • Publisher: John Albin
  • Publication date: Aug. 12th, 1802.
  • Physical description: Engraved map, original hand-colour in outline, dissected and mounted on linen, edged in green silk, inset of Newport, key and reference to parishes.
  • Dimensions: 600 by 400mm (23.5 by 15.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 1353


The map gives information on parishes, churches, gentlemen’s seats, farms and cottages, buoys on the water, wind mills, water mills, signal posts, cliffs, rivers, roads, sandbanks, rocks. John Albin was a publisher and cartographer living and working in Newport. He is best known for ‘A new, correct, and much improved-history of the Isle of Wight’ (1795).

Scale: 1 inch to 1 statute mile.