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The Plan of Birmingham Survey'd in the Year 1731.
The Plan of Birmingham Survey'd in the Year 1731. To the Honourable Edw.d Digby & Will.m Peyto Esq:rs Members of Parliament for the County of Warwick, this Plate is humbly Dedicated by their most obed.t humble Serv:t W. Westley.
Copied from the Original Engraving and Published by Thomas Underwood, Castle St. High St. Birmingham [n.d., c.1860].
Engraved map. Printed area 400 x 490mm (15¾ x 19¼"), with large margins. Repaired tears.
A Victorian facsimiles of one the first detailed printed map of Birmingham, originally published the year that Samuel and Nathaniel Buck issued their prospect of the city. It names the streets and shows important buildings in perspective. The Corn Market next to St. Martin’s Church is now the Bull Ring. Underneath are statistics fot the city: in 1700 it contained 30 streets, 100 courts and alleys, 2,504 houses and 15032 inhabitants, but by 1730 there were 25 additional streets, 50 courts and alleys, 1252 houses and 8254 inhabitants, representing a doubling in size. William Westley, a local surveyor, owned land in the city's south-easst, commemorated with ‘Westley’s Row’.
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