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Lancashire - Large-scale plan of Liverpool

Title
Map of the town and port of Liverpool, with their environs, including Seacomb, Woodside, Birkenhead, Tranmere, &c. from an actual survey, by Jonathan Bennison, Liverpool, 1835.
Author
BENNISON, Jonathan
Publisher
Jonathan Bennison,
Publication place
Liverpool,
Publication date
September, 1835.
Dimensions
1310 by 1800mm (51.5 by 70.75 inches).
Price
£3,000
Reference
2173

Description

Engraved plan, with fine original colour, on six sheets joined, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into original red brown morocco pull-off slipcase, lavishly gilt.

Notes

Rare large-scale plan of Liverpool and her environs.

The plan is orientated with east at the top, and extends north to south from Litherland to Garston, and west to east from Birkenhead to Much Woolton (Woolton). The key to the lower right of the plan lists churches, schools of the Church of England, Dissenters Chapels: including Scotch, Unitarians, Baptists, Independents, New Jerusalem, Methodists, Sandemanians, and Floating Chapel; the key also lists, Jews, Catholics, public buildings, institutions & charities, places of public amusement, and news rooms & libraries. Also marked upon the plan are the boundaries of parishes, towns, parliamentary constituencies; soundings are marked to the Mersey. All undeveloped land within the perimeter of the town are marked with the owners name.

Scale eight inches to one statute mile.

Bibliography

BL Cartographic Items Maps 37.b.49.