Maps : A plan of Manchester and Salford

Maps

<p style='text-align: justify;'>A very large map consisting of 9 sheets in a volume, drawn from an actual survey by William Green. Begun in the year 1787 and completed in 1794 and engraved by J. Thornton. Includes notes on W. Green and the map. Features street names, public buildings, landowners' names beyond developed area and outlines of proposed new streets. </p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Around the title is an elaborate engraving, representing a cotton mill of the period, with symbolical figures in the foreground, the presentation by Cupids of Science and Art of the Plan of Manchester and Salford to a female figure (Britannia or Mancunia), who is supported by two others representing War and Peace, or Industry; the latter holding a Cornucopia to the central genius, who scatters coin from it in reward of the surveyor and engraver. </p>


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