Devon — Greenwood’s large-scale map of Devon
By GREENWOOD, Christopher, 1827
Map of the County of Devon from an Actual Survey made in the Years 1825 & 1826. By C. & J. Greenwood. Most respectfully Dedicated to the Nobility, Clergy & Gentry of the County.
- Author: GREENWOOD, Christopher
- Publication place: London
- Publisher: By The Proprietors Greenwood, Pringle & Co., Regent Street, Pall Mall
- Publication date: Febr[uar]y, 20th, 1827.
- Physical description: Large engraved map, fine original full-wash hand-colour, dissected and mounted on linen, in three sections, edged in green silk, view of Exeter cathedral lower right, housed within, tree calf pull-off slipcase, red morocco label to spine, lettered in gilt, rubbed.
- Dimensions: 2020 by 1950mm. (79.5 by 76.75 inches).
- Inventory reference: 2587
The Greenwoods started in 1817 with Lancashire and Yorkshire and by 1831 they had covered 34 counties. Their maps were masterpieces of surveying and engraving techniques, and in view of the speed at which they were completed, their accuracy is remarkable. They mark the boundaries of the counties, hundreds and parishes, churches and chapels, castles and quarries, farmhaouses and gentlemen’s seats, heaths and common land, woods, parliamentary representatives and distances between towns. The price of 3 guineas each compares with the the first edition Ordnance Survey sheets of 7s 6d, though the latter did not relate to complete counties.