Greenwood’s Map of North WalesSKU: 9462
Greenwood’s Map of North Wales
Date of publication:
64 x 72 cm
Map of the North West Circuit of the Principality of Wales, comprising the Counties of Anglesey, Caernarfon & Merioneth, from an Actual Survey…
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, like this one of North Wales, are both decorative and detailed. Alas, 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.
Condition & Materials
Copper engraving by John and Charles Walker, 64 x 72 cm, original hand-colour with black and white vignette of Bangor Cathedral, light offsetting, blank verso.