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The FIRST STATE of one of the few large scale maps published of Cheshire. Only the Peter Perez Burdett was published pre-1800. In the early nineteenth century Christopher Greenwood published one in 1819 which was followed by this fresh survey by William Swire (fl. 1823-30) and W.F. Hutchings undertaken in 1828 and 1829. Little could be found about either except that Swire was a surveyor in Leeds. It was published by the firm of Henry Teesdale in 1830. An extensive Explanation lower left outlines the features depicted including the county, hundred and parish boundaries. The various grades of road with individual houses noted along with churches, chapels, castles and priories. The terrain is differentiated extensively as are the waterways. The detail even extends to fox covers! Curiously a symbol for railways is given but only one appears on the map and that runs from Ince Pier on the Mersey, it was not built. More extensive is the canal network complete with their locks. With a large inset view of Chester Cathedral engraved by W. Woolnoth is found lower right. Rodger (1972) 48; Tooley Large Scale Cheshire 32; Whittaker 399.

A Map of the County Palatine of Chester, Divided into Hundreds and Parishes from an Accurate Survey... by W. Swire and W.F. Hutchings

Henry Teesdale & Co. 302 High Holborn, London, 1 July 1830
990 x 1130 mm., four sheets dissected and laid on contemporary linen, in early wash colour, with marbled endpapers and green silk edging, some light offsetting and foxing, with full contemporary marbled calf slip case, ornate blind panelled, gilt ruled compartments, with title, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 9840


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