Brighton & its environs by J. Pigott-Smith. 4 sheets. 112x144cm. Scarce 1826 map

Brighton & its environs by J. Pigott-Smith. 4 sheets. 112x144cm. Scarce 1826 map

Product SKU: P-9-000573

Price £5,399.00

'To His Most Excellent Majesty George the Fourth, this map of the Town of Brighton and its environs, delineated from Actual Surveys made in the Year 1824-5, is by permission Most Humbly Dedicated, by His Majesty's Obedient & Very Devoted Servant, J. Pigott-Smith' by Surveyed by John Pigott-Smith. Engraved by W. R. Gardner, Oxford Street, London (May 30th 1826). Large linen-backed town plan of Brighton, on four sheets, 111.5 x 144.0cm, 44 x 56.5 inches; Please note that this is a folding map.

Large scale plan of Brighton by John Pigott-Smith; this map appears to be very scarce. Printed in 1826 on four sheets on a scale of 20 inches to one mile. The four sheets when joined will measure 112 x 144cm. The decorative title occupies about one third of the top right sheet, with each line is engraved in a different lettering. The map contains two vignette views: View of Brighton from the Albion Hotel [including the Royal Pavilion], and View of Marine Parade and Chain Pier from the Albion Hotel. Both the views are credited to J.P. Neale Delint; published for J.P. Smith. by Creasey & Baker, Gazette Office, Brighton. The map detail of the built up area extends from Brunswick Square to Kemptown, which at the date of survey was being built. To the north, the built up area only extends to short distance beyond St Peter's Church. The map extends inland about one and a half miles. At the top border is shown the Cavalry Barracks, (now Preston Barracks) on the Lewes Road.

CAPTION PRINTED BELOW PICTURE: 'To His Most Excellent Majesty George the Fourth, this map of the Town of Brighton and its environs, delineated from Actual Surveys made in the Year 1824-5, is by permission Most Humbly Dedicated, by His Majesty's Obedient & Very Devoted Servant, J. Pigott-Smith'

Large scale plan of Brighton by John Pigott-Smith; this map appears to be very scarce. Printed in 1826 on four sheets on a scale of 20 inches to one mile. The four sheets when joined will measure 112 x 144cm. The decorative title occupies about one third of the top right sheet, with each line is engraved in a different lettering. The map contains two vignette views: View of Brighton from the Albion Hotel [including the Royal Pavilion], and View of Marine Parade and Chain Pier from the Albion Hotel. Both the views are credited to J.P. Neale Delint; published for J.P. Smith. by Creasey & Baker, Gazette Office, Brighton. The map detail of the built up area extends from Brunswick Square to Kemptown, which at the date of survey was being built. To the north, the built up area only extends to short distance beyond St Peter's Church. The map extends inland about one and a half miles. At the top border is shown the Cavalry Barracks, (now Preston Barracks) on the Lewes Road.

DATE PRINTED: May 30th 1826    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 111.5 x 144.0cm, 44 x 56.5 inches (Large); Please note that this is a folding map.

TYPE: Large linen-backed town plan of Brighton, on four sheets

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. Some wear at junction of folds. Spot. The map is sold as four separate folding sheets. The image shows the map as it would appear when joined into a single sheet. If you would like us to join the separate sheets into t a single map prior to shipping, please ask. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. If the print has been scanned in black and white, any foxing or spotting highlighted in this statement may appear brown on the actual print. Please contact us if you would like to arrange to view this map. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic print, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain

FOLDING: This is a folding print.

ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Surveyed by John Pigott-Smith. Engraved by W. R. Gardner, Oxford Street, London

PROVENANCE: Published for J. Pigott Smith, by James Gardner, 163 Regent Street, London, and Creasy & Baker, Gazette Office, Brighton, May 30 1826. Printed by Ramshaw, Fetter Lane, London

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