Northamptonshire — Andrew Bryant’s large-scale map of Northamptonshire
By BRYANT, Andrew, 1827
Map of the County of Northampton from Actual Survey By A. Bryant, in the Years 1824, 1825 & 1826, Respectfully Dedicated 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: 1st June, 1827.
- Physical description: Large-scale engraved map, fine original full-wash colour, dissected and mounted on linen, in two sections, calligraphic title, key lower left, map edged in green silk, housed within original calf pull-off slipcase, lettered in gilt, rubbed.
- Dimensions: 1910 by 1930mm. (75.25 by 76 inches).
- Inventory reference: 12576
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.