By GREENWOOD, Christopher , 1823

Map Of The County of Berks From An Actual Survey made in The Years 1822 & 1823.

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  • 作者: GREENWOOD, Christopher
  • 出版地: London
  • 出版商: Greenwood, Pringle & Co., 13 Regent Street, Pall Mall
  • 发布日期: 1823.
  • 物理描述: Engraved map in fine original full-wash colour, dissected and mounted on linen, housed in green morocco slipcase.
  • 方面: 1020 by 1415mm. (40.25 by 55.75 inches).
  • 库存参考: 6719


The Greenwoods’ map of Berkshire is from their incomplete series of country maps. The map is dedicated to the “nobility, gentry and clergy” of the county, and carries an inset view of Windsor Castle.

The maps by Christopher and John Greenwood set new standards for large-scale surveys. Although they were unsuccessful in their stated aim to map all the counties of England and Wales it is probably no coincidence that of the ones they missed, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Oxfordshire, all except Cambridgeshire were mapped by Andrew Bryant in a similar style and at the same period. From a technical point of view the Greenwoods’ productions exceeded the high standards set in the previous century though without the decoration and charming title-pieces that typified large scale maps of that period.

Christopher Greenwood started in 1817 with Lancashire and Yorkshire, and by 1831 they had covered 34 counties. Their maps were masterpieces of surveying and engraving techniques, and in view of the speed at which they were completed, their accuracy is remarkable. The maps mark the boundaries of the counties, hundreds and parishes. They show churches and chapels, castles and quarries, farmhouses and gentlemen’s seats, heaths and common land, woods, parliamentary representatives and distances between towns.