'DERBY SHIRE.' by J. Hinton ('Universal Magazine') c.1748

'DERBY SHIRE.' by J. Hinton ('Universal Magazine') c.1748
SKU: hint/derb/002

A very attractive and uncommon mid 18th century map of Derbyshire -- with inset views of "The Devil's Arse" (Peak Cavern) and "Pooles Hole" -- which was published in the Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure (London: J. Hinton, 1748).

"The Devil's Arse", near Castleton, Derbyshire owes its misfortunate name to the flatulent sounds that can be heard within when flood water is draining. In 1880, the more polite "Peak Cavern" was promoted so as not to offend Queen Victoria who was visiting the area. More recently, the more vulgar name has been used to attract tourists. "Poole's Hole" (or Cavern), near Buxton owes its name to a notorious 15th century outlaw who reputedly used it as a lair and a base to rob travellers.

  • This is an original copperplate engraving with later hand colour.
  • Printed area is approximately 20.1cms by 18.7cms.
  • The map is in very good condition with decent margins; vertical folds, as issued. Click on image for a better view.
  • The item comes displayed in a ready to frame museum quality mount.
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  • Guaranteed to be over 250 years old.