Mapping Manchester : A plan of Manchester and Salford

Mapping Manchester

<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, showing a cotton mill of the period, with symbolic figures in the foreground. Cupids (representing science and art?) present the Plan of Manchester and Salford to a female figure (Mancunia). She is accompnaied by Britannia representing trade.</p>

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