Bryant's large scale map of Norfolk
By BRYANT, A[ndrew] , 1826

Map of the County of Norfolk from Actual Survey By A. Bryant, In the Years 1824, 1825, and 1826. Respectfully Dedicated to the Nobility, Clergy & Gentry, of the County.

British Isles English Counties
  • Author: BRYANT, A[ndrew]
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Published by A. Bryant, 27, Great Ormund Street
  • Publication date: Dec.r 1st, 1826.
  • Physical description: Large scale engraved map, fine original hand-colour, dissected and mounted on linen, in two sections, key to map lower left, view of Norwich Cathedral lower right, edged in green silk, with some loss of silk, housed in mottled calf pull-off slipcase, gilt, defective.
  • Dimensions: 1480 by 2300mm (58.25 by 90.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 1213


Bryant’s large scale map of Norfolk.

Between 1822 and 1835 Andrew Bryant surveyed thirteen English counties, much in the manner of the Greenwood brothers though without the latters’ extreme detail. With their swash lettering, vignette views and meticulous engraving there was a great similarity about their respective output. Of the six counties covered by both cartographers, in five instances they were both working in the field at the same time; even with the much talked about animosity between the Greenwoods and Bryant, it is most likely that they shared information. The map, like that of the Greenwoods, is very detailed, and shows boundaries of the counties, hundreds and parishes, churches and chapels, castles and quarries, farmhouses and gentlemen’s seats, heaths and common land, woods, parliamentary representatives and distances between towns. The map is on a scale of 1 1/2 inches to the mile. The maps by Bryant are appreciably scarcer than Greenwoods.