Map Of The County Of Berks.
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A detailed map of Berkshire with a fine vignette view of Windsor Castle from the east, complete with trees, deer and parkland. The engraving is so sharp that the shape of each window may be identified. Windsor Castle, built by William the Conqueror by 1086, is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world and has been the family home of British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years. Christopher and John Greenwood were one of the last private firms to undertake the large-scale mapping of England and Wales, producing many fine multi-sheet county maps from their own survey work as well as these attractive atlas maps. The atlas maps are most frequently found in attractive, full-wash colour across the body of the map, and are distinguished by their precise detail, finely scrolled lettering and vignette views of notable buildings within each county. Published in Christopher and John Greenwood's Atlas Of The Counties Of England, from Actual Surveys made from the Years 1817 to 1833, this particular example comes from the edition issued without a centre fold.
mapmaker: C. & J. Greenwood
place and date of publication: London 1829-1834
medium and colour: steel plate, Original colourref: 42523
size in mm: 580 by 700mm (22.75 by 27.5 inches).
Price: £ 340£ 204
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