Willis, W. (drawn and engraved by).
Chester. Catherall & Prichard. No date. Mid 1800s.
Pictorial map, 17 1/2 x 23 inches on sheet 18 1/2 x 24 inches, folding into pictorial card cover 6 1/2 x 4 inches. 1 inch repaired split at upper left edge fold line where the map is tipped onto the card cover, with 1/4 inch extension of that split off the fold line, tiny separations at two fold intersections, 1/2 split in upper right margin (not affecting the map) otherwise very good condition. Card covers are lightly soiled, but very good. A particularly attractive map, apparently printed by transfer lithography from an engraved original. There is a border of vignette views of the local sights, and a vignette view of the city from a distance as part of the cartouche. Pictographs of buildings dot the map, including a most impressive Railway Station. There is a list of Historical Events, and of Statistics (visits by royalty 1276-1642). Costumes in the vignettes and the train depicted on the map suggest a mid nineteenth century date. Item #42120