From the Foreword of the 1970 edition which is a facsimile reproduction of the 1883 edition.
Brand, in the Preface to his History of Newcastle-upon-Tyne tells us:-"The oldest printed account of that place is a small book in quarto consisting of thirty-four pages and entiotled "CHOROGRAPHIA or A Survey of Newcastle-upon-Tyne,printed by S.B., 1649 S. P.D dilectis burgensibus et probis Hominibus Novi Castri super Tynam. W.G." "The last letters stand for the initials of William Gray, of whom I have not been able to recover any particulars."
I have a copy of the Frank graham Facsimile
Henry Bourne proposed the publication of this work in 1731 but he died two years later and the book was finally published posthumously in 1736. Much of this book is composed of historical details which may seem a little abstruse to modern readers, but alongside this there are detailed descriptions of the various streets and areas of the town.
Original speculative drawings