Greenwood : One-inch county maps
Greenwood county maps
Christopher Greenwood began his publishing in Yorkshire before moving to London, where his brother John joined him in C.&J. Greenwood.
Their intention was to issue a series of one-inch county maps of England and Wales, produced from their own surveys. Although they did not manage this in full, between 1817 and 1834 they produced some fine county maps, based on their own surveys.
As David Smith writes : These maps are extremely detailed, giving an intricate picture of land-use as the enclosure movement finally slowed down, and marking the boundaries of townships and parishes for the first time in areas not previously covered by estate or enclosure maps.
In 1834, their “Atlas of the Counties of England” was issued at a scale of roughly three inches to one mile. These maps should not be confused with the earlier multi-sheet one-inch maps offered here.
All maps are uncoloured (which are far less common then coloured versions), dissected and mounted on linen, folding to roughly A4 size, with pale blue ribbon edges. All are in excellent condition, possibly with some offsetting.
|1.||Map of the county of Cumberland. 1” to one mile, on 6 sheets. Published 1823. Three of six sheets. Two columns of three sheets, 1&2 with 3&4 beneath, and 5&6 beneath these. Sheet 1: Solway Firth, Gretna Green, Burgh, Kirkbride, Abbey Holm. Good clean condition with slight offsetting. Decorative title. Sheet 4: Dalston, Cumrew, Alston or Aldstone, Kirkland, Kirkoswald, Penrith, Matterdale, Skelton, Sebergham. Explanation (legend). Lancaster and Carlisle railway in outline. Good clean condition with slight offsetting. Sheet 5: Egremont, Bow Fell, Broughton, Millom, Ravenglass. Places of Election, Altitudes of the principal mountains. Good clean condition, slight offsetting. Second Edition 1842.||210.00|
|2.||Map of the county of Northumberland. 1” to one mile, on 6 sheets. Published 1828. One of six sheets. Two columns of three sheets, 1&2 with 3&4 beneath, and 5&6 beneath these. Sheet 4: Ingram, Howick, Alnwick, Morpeth, Blyth, Whelpington, Rothbury. North-south railway past Morpeth, felton, Howick (1847), with branch to Alnwick (1850). Very slightly dusty, with slight offsetting. Note: We cannot find a reference to a Greenwood with the above railway detail, nor anything similar by another publisher.||120.00|
|3.||Map of the county of Westmorland. 1” to one mile, on 4 sheets. Published 1824. Two of four sheets. Sheets 2 and 4 offered, NE and SE of block of four. Sheet 2: Cliburn, Appleby, Brough, Kirkby Stephen, Orton. Railway past Orton engraved in outline. Sheet 4: Blaze Fell, Ravenstonedale, Eden Head, Killington, Kirkby Lonsdale. Railway past Blaze Fell in outline. Vignette : View of Appleby. Both sheets in good clean condition with some offsetting. Second Edition 1844.||140.00|