'LINCOLN SHIRE' by Seller / Grose c.1810

'LINCOLN SHIRE' by Seller / Grose c.1810
SKU: segr/linc/001

An interesting and attractive late 18th century map of Lincolnshire which appeared in Francis Grose's Antiquities of England and Wales (London: S. Hooper, c.1773-c.1815).

The maps from this series were originally engraved in c.1694 for John Seller's 'Anglia Contracta'. Seller (fl. 1660-1697) was a noted map maker and publisher of the time, particularly for his sea charts; interestingly, financial difficulties had seen him produce the 'Anglia Contracta' to revive his fortunes.Nearly a century later, the plates were given a new lease of life when they were amended and printed on a page of historical text for Francis Grose's 'Antiquities' series. Grose (c.1731-1791), a former Richmond Herald and Militia Captain, was one of the most renowned historical writers of the period. The 'Antiquities' series proved popular with Grose's contemporaries and was published in several editions well into the 19th century.

  • This is an original copperplate engraving with later hand colour.
  • Printed area, with text, is approximately  15cms by 21cms.
  • The map is in very good condition on quality paper and with decent margins. Click on image for a better view.
  • The item comes displayed (window mounted both sides) in a ready to frame museum quality mount.
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  • Guaranteed to be over 200 years old.