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Rare early plan of Manchester by C. Laurent, first published in 1793. The map plates would later by acquired by John Stockdale in London.

Important plan of Manchester, marking the planned developments in the northeastern part of the city.

The map includes an inset plan of the city, circa 1650, and the route from London to Manchester and the environs of Manchester.

The map is a modified version of the first large-scale mapping of Manchester, which was carried out by William Greene between 1787 and 1794. Charles Laurent managed to get access to Green's survey, and issued a smaller scale map of Manchester before Green was able to publish his large-scale map, with the benefit of subscribers.

Originally published by Laurent in 1793, Stockdale saw the potential market for this map and bought the plates the same year, using them to illustrate Aikin's Description of the Country from Thirty to Forty Miles Round Manchester.