Greenwood’s large-scale map of Wiltshire
By GREENWOOD, Christopher, 1818
Map of the County of Wilts, from an Actual Survey made in the Years 1819 & 1820.
- Author: GREENWOOD, Christopher
- Publication place: London
- Publisher: Christopher & John Greenwood
- Publication date: Dec. 12th 1820.
- Physical description: Engraved map in fine original full-wash colour, dissected and mounted on linen, in tanned calf pull-off slipcase, spine gilt, with green morocco label lettered in gilt.
- Dimensions: 1470 by 1150mm (57.75 by 45.25 inches).
- Inventory reference: 11867
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. To the lower left f the map is an engraved view of Salisbury Cathedral.
- E.M. Roger, The Large Scale County Maps of the British Isles 1596–1850 (Oxford, 1970).