By GREENWOOD, Christopher, 1824
Map Of The County Of Essex From an Actual Survey made in the Year 1824
- Author: GREENWOOD, Christopher
- Publication place: London
- Publisher: Christopher & John Greenwood
- Publication date: 1824
- Physical description: Engraved map in fine original full-wash colour, dissected and mounted on linen, in green morocco pull-off slipcase
- Dimensions: 1340 by 1580mm. (52.75 by 62.25 inches).
- Inventory reference: 6724
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.
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