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FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE. This large scale map of Lincolnshire is by Christopher Greenwood (1786-1855) and his brother John Greenwood (1791-1867). They were both surveyors. Christopher Greenwood was from Yorkshire and settled in Wakefield by about 1815, before moving to London in 1818. His first large-scale survey was of Yorkshire published in 1817. His brother John was also a surveyor and in 1821 they joined forces. Along with the distribution capabilities of George Pringle and Son, they made an immediate impact with their series of large scale surveys of many English counties. Their surveys utilised the latest system of triangulation adopted by Colonel Mudge and his surveyors for the Ordnance Survey. Indeed they were in open competition with them. The Greenwood maps were coloured as opposed to the more functional black and white Ordnance Survey’s of the period.

This is one of two published in 1830, it is one of the largest produced due to the similar one inch to the mile scale and the size of the county. The map is presented in two vertical strips. The western section bears a very large view of Lincoln Cathedral. It differentiates between woods, parks and pleasure grounds, heaths and commons, different types of waterway and road. Both watermills and windmills are identified indicating their significance to the local economy. The early 1800s was a time of rapid change in the landscape with the burgeoning industrial revolution. Although Rodger does not record any other editions this is the first state according to Carroll. Carroll (1996) no. 87 st. 1; Rodger (1972) 278; Tooley’s Dictionary; Worms & Baynton-Williams (2011).

GREENWOOD, Christopher & John

Map of the County of Lincoln From An actual Survey Made in the Years 1827 & 1828, By C. & J. Greenwood

By the Proprietors Greenwood & Co. Regent Street, Pall Mall, London, 24 February 1830
LARGE SCALE, FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE. 2020 x 1535 mm., engraved map in 6 sheets, joined as two vertical, dissected and laid on contemporary linen, in full early wash colour, edged in green silk, one or two linen splits at folds, green endpapers with publishers labels ‘East’ and ‘West’. The whole folding into a full contemporary green calf slip-case, with very ornate blind and gilt panelling, very ornate gilt spine with gilt title, some offsetting otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 9983
£ 1,350
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