A painted wood trade sign labelled John Hurst, London, maker of ships instruments, charts, globes, etc, etc; early 19th century.
Height 26", width 36".
The name John Hurst in enscribed on a suberbly detailed map of York from 1817 in association with Christopher Greenwood, an eminant English map maker. See this link from the English antique map dealer, Altea Gallery:
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