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The Mapping of North America

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The two great publishers of the nineteenth century of large scale county maps were the Greenwood brothers and Andrew Bryant (fl.1822-35). The elephant in the room was the Ordnance Survey which with government backing eventually forced them both out of the business. Bryant followed Greenwood into the business and published his first county survey, of Hertfordshire in 1822. There were a total of twelve county surveys and one of the East Riding of Yorkshire, the last being that of Herefordshire in 1835. This survey of Northamptonshire was carried out in the years 1824-6 and published 1 June 1827. There was only one edition.

A highly regarded detailed map drawn to the scale of one and a half inches to the mile. The Key shows that the detail includes amongst others individual buildings, castles, nursery grounds and gardens, canals, turnpike and mail roads, lanes and bridle ways, and even fox covers. The roads are shown with the distance from London in miles. The lower right contains a very large quality vignette of Peterborough Cathedral. Provenance: private English collection. Rodger (1972) 332; Tooley Dictionary.

BRYANT, Andrew

Map of the County of Northampton, from Actual Survey by A. Bryant, in the years 1824, 1825 & 1826, Respectfully Dedicated to the Nobility, Clergy and Gentry, of the County

London, 1 June 1827
1920 x 1880 mm., full early wash colour, printed on six sheets, dissected and mounted on linen in two sections, edged in green silk, folding into original green morocco endpapers, worm trails extend through the map, housed within a fine pull off case in contemporary blind and gilt embossed full calf, spine compartments and title lettered in gilt, rubbed.
Stock number: 7762


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