Faden's map of London: About the cartographer William Faden

William Faden's map of the country twenty five miles round London

Planned from a scale of one mile to an inch, first published 1788, digitally redrawn by Andrew Macnair, 2009.

[William Faden]William Faden

William Faden, based in Charing Cross, London, was one of the principal cartographers and map publishers of his time and produced some remarkably fine engraved maps.

As well as several county maps he published maps of the West Indies, India and France. He was particularly involved in producing maps of America at the time of the Wars of Independence including some showing troop movements and battle plans. His North American Atlas, dated 1776, is now a prized collector's item as is his 1785 United States of North America.

William Faden was chosen by the Ordnance Survey to print their first map of Kent in 1801. By 1822 his catalogue listed over 350 publications.

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