Cheshire — Hutchings’ large-scale map of Cheshire

By SWIRE, W. & HUTCHINGS, W. F., 1832 
£600
£360

A Map of the County Palatine of Chester Divided into Hundreds & Parishes, From an Accurate Survey, Made in the Years 1828 & 1829. By W. Swire & W. F. Hutchings, London.

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  • Author: SWIRE, W. & HUTCHINGS, W. F.
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Published by Henry Tessdale & Co. 302, High Holborn
  • Publication date: August 1st, 1832.
  • Physical description: Large engraved map, dissected and mounted on linen, fine original full-wash colour, south west view of Chester cathedral, lower right, edged in green silk, lower left silk edging missing, housed in original tree calf pull-off slipcase, spine ruled in gilt, red morocco label lettered in gilt to spine, rubbed.
  • Dimensions: 990 by 1330mm (39 by 52.25 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 1320

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Notes

Uncommon. A fine example in full original wash colour. The large calligraphic title at the upper right surmounts the Scale of Miles’ and vignette view of the Customs House in Liverpool. A table of explanation towards the bottom left outlines a wealth of topographical detail, including ichnographic representations of the principal towns, villages, churches, gentleman’s seats, commons, heaths and hills, parish and other boundaries, canals, wind and water-mills, roads, lanes, toll-bars and rivers. 
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