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Essex and Kent, Aristide M. Perrot, 1823
ESSEX KENT. A miniature engraved map by Adrien Migneret of the two counties within a pictorial border. 2 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Vertical crease on the left of the map. Traces of two pieces of white tape on verso probably used to hold the map into a mount at some time. Otherwise good condition.
Essex, Robert Morden / Homan Turpin, c.1770
ESSEX. The rare state of Robert Morden’s Playing card first published in 1676. The plates eventually came into the possession of of the bookseller Homan Turpin who flourished from about 1764 to 1787. The cards were issued without the suit marks. 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches. Uncoloured.
From: A Brief Description of England and Wales
Essex by Joan Blaeu 1648
ESSEXIA COMITATUS. A fine decorative 17th century map of the county. Title banner, scale cartouche with three putti. Royal Arms, Arms of England and A panel displaying seven coats of arms and a blank shield. Five ships. 20 1/2 x 16 1 /4 inches. Original 17th century hand colouring. Two small nicks on the edge of the wide left hand side blank margin. A very small sliver of surface loss in the top printed border towards the top left hand side. Light crease in the bottom right hand blank margin extending slightly into the map area. Otherwise good condition with wide blank margins. Dutch text on verso.
Norfolk / Suffolk / Essex, Andrew Dury, 1764
PARTS OF NORFOLK, SUFFOLK AND ESSEX. A small engraved untitled map showing parts of these three counties. 4 x 5 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Small split in the centre fold otherwise good condition. From: *Dury (A.) A Collection of Plans of the Principal Cities of Great Britain and Ireland
Essex, James Pigot / Isaac Slater, c.1857
ESSEX. An engraved map of the county with title, scale, explanation and list of hundreds. Embellished with an uncoloured view of Saffron Walden Church. 14 x 8 3/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. On stout paper. Good undamaged condition.
From: Isaac Slater’s New British Atlas
Essex, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820
LANGLEY’S NEW MAP OF ESSEX. An engraved map of the county of Essex. In the bottom right hand corner is a vignette view of Colchester Castle. The title appears above the map. Beneath the map is the publishers imprint Printed and Published by Langley & Belch, No. 173 High Street, Borough, London, June 1st, 1817. 10 x 6 3/4 inches. Manuscript number 12 in the top right hand corner. Original outline and wash hand colouring. Some light soiling with a little speckled foxing mainly in blank margins. No tears or repairs.
From: Langley’s New County Atlas of England and Wales
Essex, Reuben Ramble 1845
Essex Text, Reuben Ramble 1844
ESSEX. An uncommon lithograph miniature map of the county surrounded by a wide border of vignette views of local scenes including Farming and Fishing. The maps first appeared in Miller’s New Miniature Atlas published in 1810. The decorative views were added and the maps republished by Darton & Clark in “Reuben Ramble’s Travels Through the Counties of England” in 1844. 7 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches. This is the size of overall area and not the contained map. Original hand colouring. With this map is the original double sided page of text describing the county.
Reuben Ramble was a pseudonym of the Reverend Samuel Clark (1810 - 1875). The Rector of Eaton-Bishop in Herefordshire and later a curate in Northamptonshire. He wrote geography books for children being in partnership with the publisher William Darton from c.1836 to 1843. Many copies of Reuben Ramble's Travels will no doubt have been lost over the years through mistreatment by children. I have seen specimens with drawings, scribbles and doodles during the time I have been dealing in maps. A whimsical addition for your map collection.
Essex, Creighton / J. & C. Walker, 1835
ESSEX. In interesting engraved map of the county produced after the Reform Act of 1832 showing the electoral divisions. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker. Explanation, compass rose and scale. 9 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Good condition.
Essex, Carington Bowles, 1785
BOWLES’S NEW MEDIUM MAP OF ESSEX DIVIDED INTO ITS HUNDREDS.. A good detailed late 18th century map of the county. The title appears within a circular panel bearing the imprint of Carington Bowles No. 69 in St. Paul’s Church Yard. Beneath the map is a further imprint Published as the Act directs, 3 Jan. 1785. Around the map are interesting engraved notes pertaining to the county. 12 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches. Explanation and scale. Original outline hand colouring. Superb clean condition having been taken straight from the atlas and not sold previously as a single map.
From: Bowles’s New Medium English Atlas*
The maps in this atlas are based on the maps by Emanuel and Thomas Bowen in their Atlas Anglicanus. The title cartouche has been changed as well as the addition of the distance in miles from London shown by some town names.
Sir H. George Fordham
This map comes from an atlas which was once in the library of the renowned carto-bibliographer Sir Herbert George Fordham (1854 - 1929). He was the first to attempt the systematic cataloguing of the maps of an English county. Born on 9th May 1854 at Odsey, a manor on the borders of Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire sold to the Fordham family in 1793 by the 5th Duke of Devonshire. The flyleaf of the atlas was signed H.George Fordham, Odsey, 1925. Further reading: Map Collectors' Circle No. 51: Sir H.George Fordham Carto-bibliographer by J. M. Henshall.
The atlas was later in the library of Professor Eva Germaine Remington Taylor (1879 - 1966) Distinguished geographer. Presented after her death to Birbeck College, University of London. Sold by their order at Sotheby's, London and purchased by Richard Nicholson
Essex, John Cary, 1802
ESSEX A well engraved detailed map of the county with title panel and compass rose combined. Scale. Imprint of John Cary dated 1793. With original page of descriptive text. 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Good condition. Straight from the atlas and not sold as a single map before. I have dated this map 1802 because the paper is watermarked 1802. The title page of the atlas is dated 1793.
From: Cary's New and Correct English Atlas
Essex, John Cary c.1809
ESSEX. A good engraved map of the county. Title panel with compass rose. Publisher’s imprint beneath. 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Attractive original outline hand colouring. Good clean undamaged condition.
From: Cary's New and Correct English Atlas
Essex, T. L.Murray 1831
ESSEX. A detailed engraved map of the county with explanation, list of hundreds, scale and compass rose. Imprint at the base of the map dated 1830. 17 3/4 x 14 inches. Orginal outline hand colouring. Original centre fold. Ggood condition.
From: An Atlas of the English Counties
Essex, John Cary 1809
ESSEX. A good engraved map of the county. Title panel with compass rose. Publisher’s imprint beneath dated 1809. 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Attractive original outline hand colouring. Good clean undamaged condition.
From: Cary's New and Correct English Atlas
Essex, John Ellis c.1768
A MODERN MAP OF ESSEX, Drawn from the latest Surveys, Corrected & Improved by the best Authorities J. Ellis sculpt. An engraved county map embellished with a pictorial title cartouche. Compass rose, scale and remarks. Imprint of Carington Bowles in St. Pauls Church yard and Robert Sayer in Fleet Street. 9 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Original centre fold. Good condition.
From: Ellis's English Atlas
Essex Thomas Kitchin c.1786
A MAP OF ESSEX ENGRAVED FROM AN ACTUAL SURVEY WITH IMPROVEMENTS. A good sized engraved county map with tile panel. Compass rose and list of hundreds. Beneath the map is the publishers imprint dated 1787. 17 x 13 1/2 inches. Uncoloured. Small slit at the top of the centre fold. Overall light brown staining and foxing.
From: Maps of the English Counties
Essex James Duncan 1833
MAP OF THE COUNTY OF ESSEX DIVIDED INTO HUNDREDS CONTAINING THE DISTRICT DIVISIONS AND OTHER LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS EFFECTED BY THE REFORM BILL. A detailed engraved county map. List of hundreds, explanation, scale and compass rose. 13 3/4 x 16 3/4 inches. Uncoloured. Original centre fold. A little light creasing at the top of the left and right hand blank margins. Otherwise good condition.
From: A Complete County Atlas of England and Wales
Essex John Owen and Emanuel Bowen, 1753
Road map Chelmsford to Sudbuty in Essex John Owen and Emanuel Bowen, 1753
A MAP OF ESSEX. An engraved county map with a description and coat of arms beneath. Surmounted by a baroque cartouche titled The Roads from Chelmsford to Bury St. Edmunds Bury. Road map on verso from Chelmsford to south of Bury St. Edmunds with coat of arms and engraved notes. 4 x 7 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition. This map has come straight from the atlas and not sold been previously as a single map.
From: Britannia Depicta
At some time part of the Townsend Family library
Map of Essex by Joshua Archer c.1843
ESSEX. An engraved map of the county. Explanation, list of hundreds and scale. A good detailed map showing the railways. 9 x 7 inches. Uncoloured. Original centre fold. Lightly toned. Good undamaged condition.
From: Dugdales England and Wales Delineated
Map of Essex, John Cary, 1792
ESSEX A small engraved map of the county. Tile panel surmounted by half compass rose. Panel at bottom with list of distances from London. Publisher’s imprint beneath dated 1792. 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches. Thin paper. Original outline hand colouring. Good condition.
From: Cary’s Traveller’s Companion
Titlepage dated 1791, maps dated 1792. The atlas was formerly in the Mumbee family library - titlepage stamped V. Munbee
Cary Titlepage and Munbee Bookplate
Road from London to Harwich by Carrington Bowles 1785
LONDON TO HARWICH. A strip road map showing the route from London to Harwich, passing through Romford, Brentford, Ingastone, Chelmsford and Manningtree. . 6 x 5 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.
From: Volume 1 of Carrington Bowles’ Post-Chaise Companion
Map showing part of Essex and Kent by John Cary 1794
PART OF ESSEX AND KENT. An untitled map being a sheet 26 from Cary’s New Map of England Wales with part of Part of Scotland. Good detail being drawn on a scale of 5 inches to the mile. 8 x 10 inches. Original hand colouring. Publishers imprint dated 1794 beneath. Lightly toned. Small area of soiling near the bottom of the map, very small bottom blank margin, bottom right hand corner of blank margin missing.
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