Dorset by C. and J. Greenwood
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'The County of DORSET from An Actual Survey MADE IN THE YEARS 1825 & 1826. C. & J. GREENWOOD. Published by the Proprietors GREENWOOD & Co. 13 Regent Street, Pal Mall, London, July 4TH 1829. CORRECTED TO THE PRESENT PERIOD. Engraved by H. FROST, 37 Goswell Rd.'
Publication: Christopher and John Greenwood, Greenwood and Company's Atlas of England and Wales.
Description: Large scale, very detailed county map of Dorset, vignette of St. Mary's Church, Sherborne. Very decorative title cartouche.
Condition: Bold imprint, later hand colouring, folding copy, three closed splits into bottom border.
Image size: 580 x 675
Order No. 2955
Christopher and John Greenwood
A surveyor of Wakefield, Christoher Greenwood (1786-1855) moved to London in 1818. He compiled and published large scale maps of the counties of England during the years 1817-1831 (the first to be completed was Yorkshire, surveyed 1815-17). From 1821 he was in partnership with his brother, James, who was also a surveyor and publisher (fl. 1821-40) and they traded together as C&J Greenwood. They carried out entirely new surveys in opposition to the Ordnance Survey. Their accurate and detailed maps of the country took only 17 years to complete compared to nearly 100 years by the OS!