Glamorgan, Brecon & Radnor by C and J Greenwood

Glamorgan, Brecon & Radnor by C and J Greenwood

Code: 53933

£50.00 Approx $65.1, €55.56
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Date: 1831

WAF. (With all faults).  Long title:Glamorgan, Brecon & Radnor Map of the South East Circuit of the Principality of Wales comprising the Counties of Glamorgan, Brecon & Radnor from an Actual Survey made in the Years 1827 & 1827.  Steel engraving, original full hand colouring. Engraved by Josiah Neele. Vignette of Llandaff Cathedral.  Overall size : 73.9cms x 65.1cms.Image size : 702mm.x 618mm. Scale of miles at bottom left. Centre fold as published.   Explanation key  detailing boundaries, canals and ralways, woods , wind and water mills , turnpike roads, heaths commons and open Roads etc etc Beautifully engraved, packed with detail and gloriously coloured. BUT large 36cms split, old repair on verso.  Virtually invisible from front; waterstaining top and bottom right and some foxing.  Front front still beautiful.
Between 1817 and 1830 the Greenwoods produced large-scale county maps in an attempt to compete with the Ordnance Survey Office. Ultimately unsuccessful in this aim they nevertheless managed to produce a series of large-scale folding maps of most counties. They were unable to complete the series but later, in 1834, they published an ‘Atlas of the Counties of England’, an attractive set of hand coloured maps with vignettes of notable buildings