Greenwood’s large-scale map of Cheshire
By GREENWOOD, Christopher, 1822
Map of the County of Chester from an actual Survey made in the Years 1820 & 1821, By C. & I. Greenwood, London.
- Author: GREENWOOD, Christopher
- Publication place: London
- Publisher: Published by the Proprietors, Greenwood & Pringle & Co., 13 Regent Street, Pall Mall
- Publication date: June 1st, 1822.
- Physical description: Large engraved map on four sheets, dissected and mounted on linen, in four sections, fine original full-wash colour, edged in green silk, housed in original tree calf pull-off slipcase, rubbed and scuffed.
- Dimensions: 1130 by 1230mm (44.5 by 48.5 inches).
- Inventory reference: 11426
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.