C and J Greenwood Hand Numbered Limited Edition Print on Paper :"Sussex"
Dimensions (W x H ): Paper Size: 24 x 20 in | Image Size: 20 x 16 in
Edition | Medium: Each print is hand numbered, accompanied by a certificate signed by the Master Printer and is numbered to match the print. The editions are limited to 1880 copies. |
This Gouttelette print on paper is published with light-fast inks to BS1006 Standard onto acid-free calcium carbonate buffered stock, mould-made from 100% cotton and sourced from environmentally conscious paper suppliers. This product is exclusive to Rosenstiels.
About the Art: Superior Edition
About the Artist:
C and J Greenwood, Greenwood and Co. was a noted British map publishing firm in the early 19th century. Founded by two brothers from Yorkshire, Christopher (1786-1853) and John (1821-1840), it was the only private publisher that competed against the Ordnance Survey for any considerable period of time. The maps by Christopher and John Greenwood set new standards for large-scale surveys. Although they were unsuccessful in their stated aim to map all the counties of England and Wales it is probably no coincidence that of the ones they missed, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Oxfordshire, all except Cambridgeshire were mapped by Andrew Bryant in a similar style and at the same period. During the 1820s, the firm produced a series of superb large scale maps of the counties based on a 'one inch to the mile' scale. In the long run, however, their efforts proved unsuccessful, but before closing their business, the brothers produced a magnificent atlas in 1834 entitled, 'Atlas of the Counties of England'. Each county was shown on a now reduced and uniform scale of 0.33 inch to the mile and was embellished with an elaborate title and attractive vignette. In terms of detail, general accuracy and engraving quality, however, they are perhaps the finest set of county maps ever to be produced on a single sheet of paper and epitomise the hegemony British map making had at that time.