• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 210

    DORMSTON, WORCESTERSHIRE -- Manuscript map depicting the village of Dormston [c.1600]. Pencil, ink and watercolour on paper (284 x 390mm), with a narrow decorative border. (Stained and soiled, some wear to crease folds.)

    Price Realised  

    DORMSTON, WORCESTERSHIRE -- Manuscript map depicting the village of Dormston [c.1600]. Pencil, ink and watercolour on paper (284 x 390mm), with a narrow decorative border. (Stained and soiled, some wear to crease folds.)

    The Worcester Highway is clearly shown (the modern A422) at the southern end of the map, running parallel with and then crossing the river Piddle Brook. Various landowners and their associated houses, mills, copices and fields are noted and marked, including Mr Woolmer, Sir John Skidmore and Richard Russell. Grafton Copics [sic] is some distance north of the modern-named Grafton Wood.


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