Greenwood’s large-scale map of Warwick
By GREENWOOD, Christopher, 1822
Map of the County of Warwick from an actual Survey made in the Years 1820 & 1821, By C. & J. Greenwood Dedictaed to the Nobility, Clergy & Gentry of the County.
- Author: GREENWOOD, Christopher
- Publication place: London
- Publisher: Published, By the Proprietors, and Published for them By George Pringle Ju[nio]r, 70 Queen Street, Cheapside
- Publication date: March 1st, 1822.
- Physical description: Large engraved map on four sheets, dissected and mounted on linen, fine original full wash colour, edged in green silk, housed in original tree calf pull-off slipcase, red morocco label to spine, rubbed.
- Dimensions: 1370 by 1100mm (54 by 43.25 inches).
- Inventory reference: 14816
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.