Thomas Durham ~ 1595
The first map of the Isle of Man based on an
actual survey of the island was drawn by Thomas Durham (fl. 1595) and published
by John Speed in 1595. In addition to the map of the island, there are
also eight views of the island and two descriptive paragraphs. One of
these has the coat-of-arms of the Isle of Man.
Captain Grenville Collins ~ 1693
Captain Grenville Collins (fl. 1669-1696)
made a maritime survey of the Isle of Man in 1687 which was published
as Great Britain's Coasting Pilot1693.
The cartouche at the bottom left dedicates the map to "The Right
Honourable William, Earl of Derby, Lord of ye Isle of Man."
Collins surveyed the coastlines of the British Islands
and produced charts that were both useful and decorative. The
cartouches of Collins are usually the most dominant feature of his
charts, well designed and intricate and when expertly colored, are
Thomas Drinkwater ~ 1826
This map was described as "To the Right Hon.
George Canning, M.P., His Majesty's Secretary of State for Foreign
Affairs, this Map of the Isle of Man" is, by Permission, respectfully
dedicated by his faithful and obedient servant, John Drinkwater. From
a Trigonometrical Survey by Mr. Benjamin Smythe. Published as the Act
directs by John Drinkwater, Esq., Sept. 1st, 1826."