1791 Johnson / Dalton Map of the Ancholme River in Lincolnshire, England

Ancholme-johnsondalton-1791
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A Plan of the Level of Ancholme in the County of Lincoln. As Survey'd in the Years 1767 and 1768 by E. Johnson and J. Dickinson. - Main View
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1791 Johnson / Dalton Map of the Ancholme River in Lincolnshire, England

Ancholme-johnsondalton-1791

The Ancholme River flood plain.
$500.00

Title


A Plan of the Level of Ancholme in the County of Lincoln. As Survey'd in the Years 1767 and 1768 by E. Johnson and J. Dickinson.
  1791 (dated)     15 x 66 in (38.1 x 167.64 cm)     1 : 19800

Description


This is a 1791 E. Johnson and I. Dalton map of the Ancholme River in Lincolnshire, England. Coverage extends from Winteringham Lordship to Glentham. Both the Old River Ancholme and the New River are illustrated. While the history of why the new river was created is unclear, it appears that the Ancholme flooded regularly, plaguing farmers and landowners in the lowlands. As all the highlands are noted by green shading, it is evident that, if the Ancholme flooded, the agrarian riverside population was most at risk. Pots of land are illustrated and labeled numerically all along the length of the river, along with several drains and dykes.
Census and Publication History
This map was originally laid down by E. Johnson and J. Dickinson after they had completed their survey in 1768. E. Johnson and I. Dalton reduced the map for this publication in 1791, which was engraved by John Cary. We have been unable to locate any examples in institutional collections and have only been able to trace two instances where it appeared on the private market.

Condition


Very good. Two sheets joined near center. Wear along created centerfold. Blank on verso.

References


British National Archives YARB 4/25/1-3.