Eyes, John

1758

River Calder between Sowerby and Halifax

A plan of that part of the River Calder that lies between Sowerby Bridge and Halifax, Brooksmouth, in the County of York surveyed January 1758 by John Eyes

DESCRIPTION: Map of the course of the Calder River between Sowerby Bridge and Halifax Brooks mouth by John Eyes. January, 1758. Includes towns and hamlets of Mermaid and Norland Town.

Now part of the Calder and Hebble Navigation suitable for vessels up to 14 feet in width.

John Eyes was a Liverpool surveyor, active 1740-1758, well known for his work surveying the Dee estuary. Eyes' four charts of the Lancashire coast from 1738 are said to be the first charts to show Greenwich as the Prime Meridian. (Skempton, Alec ed. Biographical Dictionary of Civil Engineers, Vol 1. p.220)

J. Evans sculpt. Liverpool.

CREATOR: Eyes, John

PUBLICATION DATE: 1758

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: United Kingdom

BODY OF WATER: Calder River

CONDITION: Good.  Noticeable horizontal fold. A bit dirty. Laid to linen.

COLORING: None.

ENGRAVER: J. Evans.

SIZE: 13 " x 10 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 88

PRICE: $250


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