Shropshire — Greenwood’s large-scale map of Salop
By GREENWOOD, Christopher, 1827
[Shropshire] Map of the County of Salop From an Actual Survey Made in the Years 1826 & 1827, By C. & J. Greenwood, Most Respectfully Dedicated to the Nobility, Clergy & Gentry of Shropshire.
- Author: GREENWOOD, Christopher
- Publication place: London
- Publisher: Published by the Proprietors, Greenwood, Pringle & Co., Regent St., Pall Mall
- Publication date: July 2nd, 1827.
- Physical description: Large engraved map, dissected and mounted on linen, fine original full wash colour, edged in green silk, housed within green morocco gilt slipcase.
- Dimensions: 1500 by 1220mm (59 by 48 inches).
- Inventory reference: 14817
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, farmhouses and gentlemen’s seats, heaths and common land, woods, parliamentary representatives and distances between towns. The price of 3 guineas each compares with the first edition Ordnance Survey sheets of 7s 6d, though the latter did not relate to complete counties.