|Artist||Roper, John after Cole, G.|
|Published||London, Published for the Proprietors, by Vernor & Hood, Poultry, Decr. 1st 1804.|
|Dimensions||233 x 180 mm|
A detailed map of Durham From 'The Beauties of England & Wales', including a vignette of 'The Prebends Bridge, Cathedral, &c.' , the city's coat of arms and a key to the city's notable buildings.
John Roper (1771-c.1810) was an English engraver known to have worked from several locations in London. He engraved the maps, drawn by G.Cole, to accompany Edward W. Brayley and John Britton's partwork entitled "Beauties of England Wales". This work was published in 18 volumes between c.1804 and 1810, which was published as "The British Atlas" in 1810 by Verner, Hood and Sharpe. Roper's maps were also re-issued to illustrate the Reverend J Nightingale's "English Topography" of 1816 (and other later editions), published by Baldwin, Craddock and Joy - another publishing partnership of the nineteenth century.
Condition: Trimmed within plate mark on left and right margin as issued. Some chips and creases to margins, not affecting map.