GREENWOOD, C&J. Engraved by WALKER, J&C.
MAP OF THE County OF NORTHUMBERLAND, from an Actual Survey made in the years 1827 & 1828
Large and attractive map of Northumberland with a detailed and decorative vignette view of Alnwick Castle upper left. 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. Good condition; stain to upper right; vertical crease to bottom left. Size: 63 x 61 cm. (25 x 24 inches)