Bryant’s Magnificent map of Buckinghamshire

By BRYANT, Andrew, 1825 

Map of the County of Buckinghamshire from actual survey by A. Bryant, in the Year 1824. Inscribed by Permission to his Grace The Duke of Buckingham & Chandos Lord Lieutenant, and to the Nobility, Clergy & Gentry of the County.

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  • Author: BRYANT, Andrew
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Published By A. Bryant, 27 Gt. Ormond Street
  • Publication date: Sept. 1st, 1825.
  • Physical description: Large scale engraved map, dissected and mounted on linen, in two sections, fine original full-wash colour, inset map of part of Buckinghamshire found within the borders of Oxfordshire, slightly age-toned, housed in original full calf pull-off slipcase, gilt, rebacked rubbed and scuffed.
  • Dimensions: 2050 by 1150mm (80.75 by 45.25 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 3178

Notes

Bryant’s large-scale map of Buckinghamshire.

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. The map is on a scale of 1 1/2 inches to the mile. The maps by Bryant are appreciably scarcer than those of the Greenwoods. 

Bibliography

  1. Roger 32.
    • Rodger, E. (1972). The Large Scale County Maps of the British Isles 1596–1850: A Union List. Second edition. Oxford: Bodleian Library.