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  Map 25.    Title: Borough Of Plymouth ,   Date: 1820. Size: 220 x 295 mm. Imprint(s): Pubd April 15. 1820. by Mrs E Nile, No. 48 Union St, Stonehouse with price (1s 6d) and ENGRAVING & COPPER-PLATE PRINTING OFFICE (below). Signature(s): Engraved By John Cooke (in title panel). Location(s):  NLS  3.603(4),  BL  533.e.30.(9.),  DevA ,  WDRO . [1]   Comments: This plan brings together The Copper Plate Printing Office , Mrs E Nile and John Cooke for the first time. However, while the first two are clearly given in the imprint below the map it is the dedication on a tablet in vignette (Da) to the Mayor, Commonalty and Inhabitants which is signed by John Cooke, Engraver . Scale of half a Mile (1/2 = 70 mm). The inclusion of the price makes it apparent that the map was sold separately (cost 1s 6d). However, two copies (i.e. at NLS and BL) of Interesting Particulars, relative to that Great National Undertaking, the Breakwater, a joint publication of John Cooke in Ston
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  Map 26.  26.1. Title: Plan Of The Towns & Harbour Of Plymouth, Dock, Devonport, Morice-Town, Stoke , And The Environs, In The County Of Devon . Date: 1820. Size: 375 x 515 mm. Imprint(s): Survey'd Drawn & Published by S Elliott. Landsurveyor &c Orchard Place Plymouth. Signature(s): Engraved by John Cooke, Stonehouse, Plymouth, 1820. Location(s): WDRO [1] and DoC [2] . Utrecht University (dissected and laid on linen).   Comments: The second plan published in 1820, this is only one of two maps of the town(s) where we can be sure of the surveyor. T Richards of Totnes was responsible for the 1810 Dock plan and S Elliott is given here as Land Surveyor and the publisher of the map. [3] He also surveyed and drew the plan of Edgcumbe Park ( 24A ). In this map all three towns are shown for the first time since the 1817 chart but this plan clearly shows the urban area whereas the chart was possibly for mariners. The area of Dock is similar to that in Cooke´s p
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  Map 27.  27.1. Title: Cooke’s Guide To Plymouth Sound And Breakwater .   Date: 1819 [1821]. Size: 150 x 140 mm inside border (185 mm total). Imprint(s): Pub d for & sold by M rs E Nile, 48, Union Street, Stonehouse, Aug 12, 1819. Signature(s): Eng d by John Cooke. Location(s):  NLS 3.603(4) and KB. (Other libraries hold this work but only identify “maps”.)   Comments: A much simplified plan of the three towns but still similar in some ways to the chart of 1817 with a plan of the breakwater below it. Although dated 1819 the first examples seen were included in a later work. Two copies found in editions of Interesting Particulars, relative to that Great National Undertaking, the Breakwater, Plymouth Dock; J Johns: Stonehouse; John Cooke. (1821). Note: some copies of this work have a different map, Borough of Plymouth (see 25 above). Below the bottom border is a Transverse section of the Breakwater and note on first stone being laid in 1812 and two furt
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  Map 28.   Title: Two plans of the breakwater being built at Plymouth. The upper plan: PLYMOUTH BREAKWATER. When finished . The lower plan: Transverse section of the Breakwater as finish'd.   Date: 1820 [1821]. Size: 125 x 172 mm. Imprint(s): ): Aug t 12 th 1820.   Pub d by M rs E Nile, 48 Union Street, Stonehouse, Ply mo under complete plan . Signature(s): Engraved by John Cooke Stonehouse Ply mo . Location(s): BL ,  NLS ,  KB , ( DevA ). [1]   Comments: Included in Interesting Particulars, relative to that Great National Undertaking, the Breakwater. Plymouth Dock; J Johns: Stonehouse; John Cooke. (Preface dated January, 1821). The signature is below upper scale: Scale is 50 + 1000 yards to 102 mm. Lower Scale is 100 + 100 feet is 85 mm. [2] The Interesting Particulars is in a rather slim, but nevertheless, interesting publication. The first section is devoted to reprinting earlier texts such as the original report of John Rennie and Joseph Whidbey to
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  Map 29.  Title: Map Of The Country Twelve Miles Round Plymouth in laurel wreath.   Date: 1821. Size: 220 x 285 mm. Imprint(s): Published for the Panorama of Plymouth by Rowes Whimple St. 1821. Signature(s): Eng d by J. Cooke Stonehouse below the title. Location(s):  BL 10368.a.65,  V&A , DevA ( sB/PLY 1/1827/ROW) , TQ , DEI, KB.                    Comments: In The Panorama of Plymouth ... By Samuel Rowe. Plymouth . Rowes. 1821. The scale is established by 5 mile squares and numbering along the borders. This is one of only two maps Cooke executed to show the wider surrounding area. This is a fairly basic sketch map which shows the main roads in the region. The map stretches from Seaton and St Ives in Cornwall as far east as Bigbury Bay and Ivybridge. From the south coast it stretches north as far as Walkhampton and Callington. There are few extra features and while Morwhellam Tunnel is shown the Dartmoor Railway is not. There is no coastal or hill shading
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  Map 30.   30.1. Title: Two plans of the breakwater at Plymouth. The upper plan: COOKE’S PLYMOUTH BREAKWATER . The lower plan: TRANSVERSE section of the Finished part of the BREAKWATER . Date: 1823. Size: 190 x 320 mm. Imprint(s): see signature. Signature(s): Taken , Engraved and Published by John Cooke 48, Union Street, Stonehouse, Plymo and dated August 21 st 1823 . Location(s): BL Maps 2147.(1.).   Comments: Upper Scale is 1000 yards = 170 mm. Lower Scale is 100 + 100 feet is 135 mm. Note: The first stone was laid August 12 th 1812. This map first appeared in 1823, possibly as a single sheet plan. This is a much larger and much changed variation of Cooke´s first breakwater plan (see 28 ). The breakwater is now seen from the other side and there is more detail (eg hatching is designed to show stages in completion) but certain characteristics are retained (e.g. First stone laid, or tide markings). The plan also has a list of tonnages of stone added to the brea
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Map 31.  Title: Cooke’s Chart of Plymouth Sound, and General Guide to Plymouth, Devonport and Stonehouse   in panel slightly right of top centre. Date: 1824. Size: 540 x 420 mm. Imprint(s): Published Oct r 25, 1824 by JOHN COOKE ENGRAVER & GEOGRA R and there is the added information that Cooke was (late engraver to the Admiralty) 48, Union St., Stonehouse Plym o . Signature(s): see above. Location(s):  BL Maps 2140.(3.) and G.20269; two copies at the NMM in Greenwich (G 233:2/146); and at WDRO . KB has a copy in a slipcase with James Wyld imprint and label.   Comments: There is a note above top border: UNDER THE patronage OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PLYMOUTH . Further imprint (right of title): Entered at Stationer´s Hall, London. Price 3s 6d. Border on three sides, no border at bottom. This is a fairly large and detailed chart covering an area from the entrance of the Lynher (Aa) to just east of Efford (Ea) with Rame Head (Ae) and the Mewstone in border (
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  Map 32.  Title: Cooke's Stranger's Guide And Pocket Plan of the three Towns Of Plymouth, Devonport And Stonehouse. Date: 1827. Size: 260 x 365 mm. Imprint(s): Pub d Oct r 1 st 1827 by John Cooke 82 Union Street Stonehouse Plym o . Pr. 1 s .6 d . – Ent d at Stationers Hall. Signature(s): See imprint. Location(s):  KB ,  DoC [1] ,  DevA .   Comments: Sold separately (see price) but this copy bound into The Traveller’s Directory, and Stranger's Guide to the Three Towns , Plymouth, John Cooke, 1828 (as required on title page). Attractive triangular patterned border. This is both a more detailed and a more untidy looking map. Cooke or the artist who drew the plan has attempted to show more landscape features and there is a large amount of hill shading as well as hachuring along the coast. The viewer can see why there is a gap in development between Dock and Morice Town for the first time. The Block House is now sat upon a small hill. Coastal shading has
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Map 33.  33.1. Title: THE ENVIRONS OF PLYMOUTH DEVONPORT AND STONE HOUSE .  Added title below this: A Companion to the Different Guides of the Neighbourhood. The title itself is within a lozenge (Ae) with two notes within its borders: on 4 Plates (top) and to Sub s .5 s . Sell g . Pr. 7s (bottom). Date: [1828]. Size: Four plates each c. 246 x 273 mm. Title on Plate 1. Imprint(s): Engraved & Sold by John Cooke Union St t Stonehouse . below title in lozenge. Signature(s): see above. Location(s): WDRO . Only recorded copy of all four plates. Comments: First seen as a set of four maps. Each plate has a piano key border on two sides and a plain two line border on the ‘joining’ sides. A note above the border reads PLATE. 1. (2, 3, or 4). Scale of Statute Miles (2 = 49 mm). Only the 2 eastern plates have a two-mile grid. PLATE.1 - Portwrinkle to the Mew Stone and north to St Budeaux. PLATE.2 - continues north to Tavistock. PLATE.3 - continues east to Avon Mouth.