Title: ‘A New Map of Durham divided into Wards…’

Creator: John Cary (1755-1835) [and William Smith (1769-1839)]

Description: ‘A New Map of Durham divided into Wards, exhibiting its Roads, Rivers, Parks, &c’, published by John Cary, London, 1831. Although not acknowledged on the map, the geological colouring is by William Smith. Scale-1:c.152,000. Pencil annotations by George Bellas Greenough, from whose collection the map derives. Dissected on cloth, 47cm x 53cm. In slip case.

Publisher’s title on slip case ‘Geological map of Durham: on which are delineated by colours, the courses and width of the strata which occasion the varieties of soils; calculated to elucidate the agriculture of the county, to show the situation of the best materials for building, making roads, constructing canals, &c and pointing out those places where coal and other valuable minerals are likely to be found.’

Date: 1831

Format: Hand colouring on engraved base map

Archive reference: LDGSL/947/6/D/7/1

Image reference: 07-134

Recommended print size: Up to 70 x 50cm

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