Bryant’s large-scale map of Cheshire
By BRYANT, Andrew, 1831
[Cheshire] Map of the County Palatine of Chester from an actual Survey by A. Bryant. In the Years 1829, 1830 and 1831.
- Author: BRYANT, Andrew
- Publication place: London
- Publisher: Published by A. Bryant, 27 Grt. Ormond Street
- Publication date: May 3rd, 1831.
- Physical description: Large-scale engraved map, in two sections, fine original full-wash colour, dissected and mounted on linen, calligraphic title, key lower left, map edged in green silk, housed within original red morocco slipcase, lettered in gilt.
- Dimensions: 1340 by 1610mm. (52.75 by 63.5 inches).
- Inventory reference: 12292
Between 1822 and 1835 Andrew Bryant surveyed thirteen English counties, much in the manner of the Greenwood brothers, though without the latters’ extreme detail. With their swash lettering, vignette views and meticulous engraving there was a great similarity about their respective output. Of the six counties covered by both cartographers, in five instances they were both working in the field at the same time, even with the much talked about animosity between the Greenwoods and Bryant, it is most likely that they shared information. The map, like the Greenwoods’, is very detailed, and shows boundaries of the counties, hundreds and parishes, churches and chapels, castles and quarries, farmhouses and gentlemen’s seats, heaths and common land, woods, parliamentary representatives, and distances between towns. To the bottom right of the map is a fine engraving of Chester Cathedral. The map is on a scale of 1 1/4 inches to the mile. The maps by Bryant are appreciably scarcer than those of the Greenwoods.
Scale: 1.25 inches to the statute mile.