GREENWOOD, C&J. Engraved by DOWER, J.
MAP of the County of CUMBERLAND, from an Actual Survey made in the Years 1821 & 1822.
Large and attractive map of Cumberland with a detailed and decorative vignette view of Carlisle Cathedral lower right. During the eighteenth century each county map was a separate project sponsored by the local gentry. By 1800 nearly all English counties had been surveyed. In the early nineteenth century two enterprises attempted to survey all the English counties: the brothers Christopher and John Greenwood, and Andrew Bryant. This map comes from the Greenwoods atlas, which was published in parts, but was never completed.
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Steel engraving. Original colour with later additions. Very good condition; small repaired tear to top margin; light stains to margins, very slightly affecting the image. Size: 73.5 x 63 cm.