Original antique map of Chestershire, in northwestern England. Immediately south of Liverpool and Manchester, this county is shown in fabulous detail.
The map shows forests, mountains, cities, towns, and more. Cities shown include Chester, Stockport, Warringotn, and "Leverpole" (Liverpool). Parts of adjacent counties, including Staffordshire, Flintshire, Denbighshire, Shropshire, and Yorkshire are shown.
This map was first published by Robert Morden in London at the end of the 17th century. This edition of the map includes an updated spelling and was published at the start of the 18th century. For example, Brinston in Wire Hall Hundred has been updated to the correct name of Brimstage.
Robert Morden (d. 1703) was a British map and globe maker. Little is known about his early life, although he was most likely apprenticed to Joseph Moxon. By 1671, Morden was working from the sign of the Atlas on Cornhill, the same address out of which Moxon had previously worked. Most famous for his English county maps, his geography texts, and his wall maps, Morden entered into many partnerships during his career, usually to finance larger publishing projects.