1700 William Knight

1700 William Knight

by Mark Wardell

Map containing the Towns, Villages, Gentlemen’s Houses for 20 Miles round London

Map Containing the Towns Villages Gentlemen’s Houses Roads Rivers and other Remarks for 20 Miles Round London, Printed for William Knight

Not much is known about William Knight. He was a printer and publisher rather than a map surveyor, publishing a wide variety of works, including maps.

His address is given as “at the Queen’s Head over against St Sepulchre’s Church in Snow Hill”, in the Smithfield area of London.*

Acknowledgement: From the collections at London Metropolitan Archives, City of London.

* Tooley’s Dictionary of Mapmakers, edited by Valerie Scott, revised edition, Early World Press, 2003

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