Hertfordshire — Bryant’s large-scale map of Hertfordshire
By BRYANT, Andrew, 1822
Map of the County of Hertford from an actual Survey by A. Bryant. In the Years 1820 and 1821. Inscribed by Permission to the Most Noble Marquis of Salisbury K.G. Lord Lieutenant And to the Nobility, Clergy and Gentry of the County.
- Author: BRYANT, Andrew
- Publication place: London
- Publisher: Published by A. Bryant, 27 Grt. Ormond Street
- Publication date: April 10th, 1822.
- Physical description: Large-scale engraved map, fine original full-wash colour, dissected and mounted on linen, calligraphic title upper left, key lower right, map edged in red silk, housed within original red paper slipcase, rubbed.
- Dimensions: 1340 by 1610mm. (52.75 by 63.5 inches).
- Inventory reference: 11942
Between 1822 and 1835 Andrew Bryant surveyed thirteen English counties, much in the manner of the Greenwood brothers, though without the latters’ extreme detail. With their swash lettering, vignette views and meticulous engraving there was a great similarity about their respective output. Of the six counties covered by both cartographers, in five instances they were both working in the field at the same time, even with the much talked about animosity between the Greenwoods and Bryant, it is most likely that they shared information. The map, like the Greenwoods’, is very detailed, and shows boundaries of the counties, hundreds and parishes, churches and chapels, castles and quarries, farmhouses and gentlemen’s seats, heaths and common land, woods, parliamentary representatives, and distances between towns. The map is on a scale of 1 1/2 inches to the mile. The maps by Bryant are appreciably scarcer than those of the Greenwoods.
Scale: 1.5 inches to the statute mile.