Hampshire — Greenwood’s large-scale map of Hampshire
By GREENWOOD, Christopher, 1826
[Hampshire] Map of the County of Southampton From an Actual Survey Made in the Years 1825 & 1826, By C. & J. Greenwood, and N. L. Kentish. Most Respectfully Dedicated to the Nobility, Clergy & Gentry of Hampshire.
- Author: GREENWOOD, Christopher
- Publication place: London
- Publisher: Published by the Proprietors, Greenwood, Pringle & Co., Regent St., Pall Mall
- Publication date: June 15th, 1826.
- Physical description: Large engraved map, dissected and mounted on linen, original full-wash colour, edged in green silk, slightly aged-toned, a few tears to old linen, housed within brown cloth slipcase, defective.
- Dimensions: 1580 by 1470mm (62.25 by 57.75 inches).
- Inventory reference: 10734
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.
- Rodger, E. (1972). The Large Scale County Maps of the British Isles 1596–1850: A Union List. Second edition. Oxford: Bodleian Library.