Greenwood : Yorkshire : ¾” to one mile

Greenwood : Yorkshire : ¾” to one mile,
First published 1817-1818, and subsequently issued at later dates, first by Henry Teesdale, this copy was published by H.G. Collins. We can find no trace of this version in catalogues, nor on the Internet. These non-Ordnance Survey maps are not our main interest, so we might be totally wrong, even as to the map being by Greenwood, and ask those interested to contact us for more information.

Designed as a single map measuring 85" wide by 72" tall, and issued on nine sheets, in three rows of three sheets. Dissected on cloth with pale blue ribbon edging, and folding to 9.5" wide by 13" tall. The maps are in a contemporary book type slip case with 'Greenwoods Yorkshire' on the spine. Slip case is battered but sound.

All sheets are in good clean condition, with some offsetting on each sheet, more on some than others. The centre sheet of the lowest row is lacking (Wakefield, Pontefract, Barnsley, Doncaster, Sheffield).

Railways are present, with proposed lines engraved very lightly. Some lines shown appear never to have been built. From the railway detail, we would say the map dates from around 1850.

Top left sheet has a table of the 'Altitudes of principal mountains', with the map title in the top right sheet : To the nobility, gentry & clergy, of Yorkshire, this map of the county constructed from an actual survey and corrected to the present time, is respectfully dedicated by the proprietors. London: published by H.G. Collins. 22, Paternoster Row. The lower left sheet has the 'Explanation' (legend) and Scale bar, whilst the lower right sheet has a vignette : North West View of York Cathedral. Engraved by W. Woolnoth.

Eight sheets in slipcase, £375.

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