Newcastle Upon Tyne and Gateshead
£95.00 Approx $122.27, €109.95
Author: Cole, G.
Date published: 1807Engraved by Roper, J. Copper engraving ; later hand colouring. Overall size in hinged, off white fully conservation mount and backing with decorative v groove : 38.2cms x 34.2cms. Engraved size 233mm x188mm. Vignette view of church of St Nicholas etc at Newcastle with Note below; Arms of Newcastle in bottom right blank; Reference key to six principal buildings bottom left, compass rose top left. Very good condition. G.Cole, the cartographer and J.Roper, the engraver together produced a finely engraved series of county maps and town plans which were issued in parts between 1804 and 1810. The maps were based on the work of John Cary and Charles Smith and were some of the last maps to be published before the arrival of the railways. The town plans are very attractive and delicately engraved with vignettes of the principal buildings and the heraldic arms of the cities and, since fewer were issued, are much scarcer than the county maps.