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BRYANT, Andrew

Map of the East Riding of Yorkshire from actual Survey By A. Bryant, In the Years 1827 & 1828

Published by A. Bryant, 27 Great Ormond Street, London, 2 May 1829
1310 x 1555 mm., four sheets, dissected and mounted on linen in two sections, in full early wash colour, edged in green silk, green endpapers, housed within a fine pull off case in contemporary blind and gilt embossed full calf, spine compartments and title lettered in gilt, rubbed.
THE FIRST ONE INCH SCALED MAP OF THE EAST RIDING. The two great publishers of the nineteenth century of large scale county maps were the Greenwoods 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. He issued a total of twelve county surveys and one of the East Riding of Yorkshire offered here, the last being that of Herefordshire in 1835. This survey of was carried out in the years 1827 and 1828 and published in the spring of 1829. There was only one edition.

A highly regarded detailed map drawn to the scale of one inch to the mile. The Key shows that the detail includes amongst others individual buildings, castles, nursery grounds and gardens, canals, railways, coal mines, turnpike and mail roads, lanes and bridle ways, and even fox covers. Upper right is a table of Ecclesiastical divisions and lower left a large vignette of Beverley Minster. Apart from the Ordnance Survey this is the only large scale map of the county in the nineteenth century and by far the more attractive. Greenwood did not publish one of the county. Rodger no. 526; Tooley’s Dictionary.
Stock number: 9854

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