Greenwood’s Map of Middlesex


Map of the County of Middlesex from an Actual Survey

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Copper engraving, 63 x 73 cm, original hand-colour, map of Middlesex with black and white vignettes of Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s Cathedral, short split along platemark at lower left hand corner, blank verso.

The Greenwood brothers were land-surveyors from Yorkshire who compiled one of the last independent large-scale county atlases, in the teeth of competition from the Ordnance Survey. The maps are both decorative and detailed but, as Worms reveals in ‘British Map Engravers’ the project was not a financial success: in 1834 Christopher was imprisoned for debt and the engraved plates soon passed to other hands.


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GREENWOOD, John & Christopher

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63 x 73 cm