Greenwood’s map of Chester
By GREENWOOD, Christopher, 1819
Map of the County Palatine of Chester from an actual Survey made in 1819. By C. Greenwood, Leicester Square, London.
- Author: GREENWOOD, Christopher
- Publication place: London
- Publisher: W[illia]m Fowler & C. Greenwood
- Publication date: June 15th, 1819.
- 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 blue pull-off slipcase.
- Dimensions: 1203 by 1550mm. (47.25 by 61 inches).
- Inventory reference: 14822
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.