BEAUTIFUL, 19TH CENTURY MAP OF KENT, ENGLAND
GREENWOOD, CHRISTOPHER / GREENWOOD, JOHN
Map of the County of Kent from an Actual Survey, Made in the Years 1819 & 1820 by C. & J. Greenwood. Published by the Proprietors. Greenwood & Co. Regent Street, London
22 5/8” x 27 3/8”. Original color. Bottom centerfold reinforced, otherwise very good condition.
Brothers Christopher and John Greenwood were responsible for the most important commercial survey of England and Wales executed in the nineteenth century. It resulted in a series of separately-published wall maps of the counties drawn on the ambitious scale of 1” to the mile which were printed on up to nine sheets each. These were later reduced, printed on elephant folio sheets, and published in four parts between 1828 and 1834 as Greenwood’s Atlas of the Counties of England. These Greenwood county maps are famous for their fine engraving, accuracy, and great wealth of detail. Each locates wards, parishes, turnpikes, roads, toll bars, churches and chapels, castles and priories, heaths, commons, canals, railways, woods, parks and pleasure grounds, wind and water mills, country houses, and a vast amount of topographical detail. Each is also ornamented with a finely engraved vignette of an important county building -- this map of Kent has an attractive view of Canterbury Cathedral in the lower left
Tooley’s Dictionary of Mapmakers, Revised Edition, E-J, pp. 210-211.
Inventory No. 7641