About Samuel Lewis
Samuel Lewis (c.1782 – 1865) was the editor and publisher of topographical
dictionaries and maps of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. The
aim of the texts was to give in 'a condensed form', a faithful and impartial
description of each place. The firm of Samuel Lewis and Co. was based in
London. Samuel Lewis died in 1865.
The Victorian Lewis maps illustrated with Frith photos in the margins were
first published by Lewis in his "A Topographical Dictionaries" of England,
Wales, Ireland and Scotland beginning in 1831.