Important and rare plan of Wolverhampton by T. Jefferys
A large and detailed copper engraved plan of Wolverhampton engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys in 1751 after a survey of Isaac Taylor in 1750. Oriented with north to the top of the page, the plan is dedicated by Jefferys to 'His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales'. A decorative title cartouche appears in the upper right corner, two large vignette illustrations of 'South Prospect of the Collegiate Church of St. Peters' and 'A Front View of the School' in the left corners, a description of the town and a list of the streets with number of houses and inhabitants. At the bottom of the plate the address of Jefferys: 'Publish'd according to Act of Parliament by Thos. Jefferys at the Corner at the Corner of St. Martin's Lane, Charing Cross London, Aprl. 8. 1751.'
This is first state of the map, printed and published just months after the survey as a separate map. We only could locate a handful of copies of this map in Libraries world wide.
Perfect condition. It is quite unusual to find a separate published map in such preservation.
Thomas Jefferys was an english cartographer and publisher. He produced one of the finest maps of the time of the West Indies and North America. Jefferys also published english country maps.
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