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Laurent, C: A Topographical Plan of Manchester and Salford with the ad

£750.00 Approx $948.17, €851.31

Code: 53609



Date: 1793

Published by John Stockdale and believed to be engraved by John Cary.Copper engraving. Four sheets conjoined, total   920mm x 1040 mm.  Important and early plan of Manchester, marking the planned developments in the north eastern part of the city. The map includes an inset plan of the city, circa 1650 and the route from London to Manchester plus the environs of Manchester. The map is a modified version of the first large-scale mapping of Manchester, which was carried out by William Greene between 1787 and 1794. Charles Laurent managed to get access to Green's survey, and issued a smaller scale map of Manchester before Green was able to publish his large-scale map, with the benefit of subscribers. Originally published by Laurent in 1793, Stockdale saw the potential market for this map and bought the plates the same year, using them to illustrate Aikin's Description of the Country from Thirty to Forty Miles Round Manchester.