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Antique Maps of Hertfordshire

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  •  Hertfordshire, Henry Teesdale, 1832

    Hertfordshire, Henry Teesdale, 1832

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29826 Hertfordshire, Henry Teesdale, 1832. Price: 65.00

HERTFORDSHIRE. A good detailed engraved map of the county including the Mail Coach Roads. List of hundreds, explanation and compass rose. 16 x 13 1/4 inches. Fine early outline and wash hand colouring. Fine clean crisp condition. The map is printed on Whatman paper watermarked 1832. This map has been taken from the atlas and not been offered before as a single map.

From: Improved Edition of the New British Atlas, Containing a Complete Set of County Maps, on which are delineated the Mail, Turnpike and Principal Crossroads.. carefully revised & corrected to the year 1832

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Decorative with Attractive Hand Colouring

  •  Hertfordshire, Thomas Moule, c.1844

    Hertfordshire, Thomas Moule, c.1844

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Thomas Moule Information

Thomas Moule

Accomplished author on heraldry and antiquities as well as a bookseller and publisher

Premises in Duke Street, Grosvenor Square from 1816 to 1823. Having been an inspector of "blind letters" in the Post Office for 44 years as well as Chamber-keeper in the Lord Chamerlain's Department. Known to map collectors for his highly decorative series of English county maps embellished with elaborate decorations, views and coats of arms. There are also a few town plans in the series. These were first published in monthly seriel parts from May 1830 to 1837. Published in atlas form in English Counties Delineated: or a topographical description of England in 1834, 1837 and 1838. The maps later appeared in Barclay's Complete and Universal English Dictionary from 1840 to 1852.

30018 Hertfordshire, Thomas Moule, c.1844. Price: 75.00

HERTFORDSHIRE A decorative Vicorian map of the county embellished with gothic arches, title banner, six coats of arms and inset views of St. Alban's Abbey and Cashiobury. 10 1/4 x 8 inches, 260 x 195 mm. Attractively hand coloured. In a beige sunk mount with a line and wash border. The mount has become quite toned with being on display in a frame for many years.

From Barclay’s Dictionary

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Town Plan

  •  St. Albans, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

    St. Albans, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

Published in the Reign of George III

30029 St. Albans, George Cole and John Roper, 1810. Price: 72.00

ST. ALBANS. An interesting early 19th century town plan engraved by J. Roper from a drawing by G. Cole. The plan is embellished with a vignette view of St. Albans Abbey Church. Arms of St. Albans. 8 3/4 x 7 inches. Attractive hand colouring. Good condition. In an ivory tint sunk mount with wash and line border.

From: The British Atlas

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  •  Hertfordshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

    Hertfordshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

Published in the Reign of George III

30034 Hertfordshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810. Price: 39.00

HERTFORDSHIRE. A good detailed engraved map of the county with explanation and list of hundreds. Publisher's imprint dated 1805. 9 x 7 inches. Original hand colouring. Good condition. Straight from the atlas and not sold as a single map before.

From: The British Atlas

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  •  Hertfordshire, John Cole and John Roper, 1810

    Hertfordshire, John Cole and John Roper, 1810

Published in the Reign of George III

30515 Hertfordshire, John Cole and John Roper, 1810. Price: 40.00

HERTFORDSHIRE. A good detailed engraved map of the county divided into hundreds. Bears the publishers imprint dated of 1805. Explanation. 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches. Original wash and outline hand colouring. Good condition. Straight from the atlas and not sold as a single map before. With original page of descriptive text.

From: The British Atlas

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  •  Hertfordshire, John Cary 1793

    Hertfordshire, John Cary 1793

Published in the Reign of George III

30988 Hertfordshire, John Cary 1793. Price: 60.00

HERTFORDSHIRE. A well engraved detailed map of the county with title panel and compass rose combined. Scale. Imprint of John Cary dated 1793. Centre fold. Old manuscript numbering in blank margin 72 and 73. 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Good condition.

From: Cary's New and Correct English Atlas

TITLEPAGE AND ANNOTATED CONTENTS PAGE

  •  New and Correct English Atlas

    New and Correct English Atlas

  •  Hobsons Fox Hunting Atlas List of Hunts

    Hobsons Fox Hunting Atlas List of Hunts

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Fox Hunting Map

  •  Hertfordshire - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851

    Hertfordshire - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851

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31045 Hertfordshire - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851. Price: 46.00

CHESHIRE. A good detailed lithograph map of the county from Hobson's Fox Hunting Atlas showing the places of the Meeting of the Hounds. 15 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Fine condition. Straight from the atlas so has not been sold as a single map before.

Shows the Cheshire Hunt and part of Sir W. W. Wynne and North Staffordshire Hunts

Provenance: George Hayhurst - Royal Fusiliers and Henry H. France

TITLEPAGE AND LIST OF HUNTS

  •  Hobson Fox Hunting Atlas Titlepage

    Hobson Fox Hunting Atlas Titlepage

  •  Hobsons Fox Hunting Atlas List of Hunts

    Hobsons Fox Hunting Atlas List of Hunts

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18th century showing Market and Fair Days

  •  Hertfordshire, T.Badesladed and W. H.Toms 1742

    Hertfordshire, T.Badesladed and W. H.Toms 1742

Published in the Reign of George II
Badeslade and Toms Information

Thomas Badeslade

Principally a surveyor and engineer working with his son Henry working on river improvements and fens reclamation

He started drawing maps of the Fens and waterways and was instrumental in a number of works in the first half of the 18th century. For county map collectors his one work was a series of very distinctive maps he drew for Chorographia Brittanniae engraved and published by W. H.Toms. First published in 1741 with a further edition in 1742 in which the maps show more place names. There were further edition up to 1749. The panel of information beside each map is particularly interesting listing towns in the county with their Market and Fair days.

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31097 Hertfordshire, Thomas Badeslade and William Henry Toms, 1742. Price: 46.00

A MAP OF HERTFORD SHIRE NORTH FROM LONDON. A delightful small engraved map of the county with scale and compass rose. To the left of the map is a panel providing information on Members of Parliament and listing the major towns with the Market and Fair Days. 5 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Uncoloured. Publisher’s imprint beneath dated 1742 with the names of Thomas Badeslade the surveyor and W. H. Toms the engraver. Two tiny spots on the outer edge of the bottom blank margin otherwise very nice good clean condition.

From: Chorographia Britanniae

Provenance: In 1925 the atlas was owned by A. P. Hamilton

  •  Chorographia Britanniae 1742

    Chorographia Britanniae 1742

  •  Chorographia Britanniae 1742 Dedication

    Chorographia Britanniae 1742 Dedication

It is interesting to note that the atlas was intended for the use of his Majesty King George I for his intended tour through England and Wales. He died on June 11th, 1727. The dedication is to Frederick Prince of Wales, son of George II born February 1st, 1707 and who died on March 31st, 1751 at Kew.

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First Edition - Early Hand Colouring

  •  Hertfordshire, John Cary 1793

    Hertfordshire, John Cary 1793

Published in the Reign of George III

31286 Hertfordshire, John Cary 1787. Price: 68.00

HERTFORDSHIRE. The FIRST EDITION of this well engraved detailed map of the county with title panel and compass rose combined. Scale. Imprint of John Cary dated 1787. 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Good clean condition. With this map is the original page of descriptive text.

From: Cary's New and Correct English Atlas

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For the Map Collector

  •  Hertfordshire, Reuben Ramble 1845

    Hertfordshire, Reuben Ramble 1845

  •  Hertfordshire Text, Reuben Ramble 1844

    Hertfordshire Text, Reuben Ramble 1844

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Reuben Ramble

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 added drawings, scribbles and doodles done with pencil and crayons during the time I have been dealing in maps. An interesting and whimsical addition for your map collection.

31369 Hertfordshire, Reuben Ramble, c.1845. Price: 110.00

HERTFORDSH.. An uncommon lithograph miniature map of the county surrounded by a wide border of vignette views of local scenes including St.Albans Abbey, Fruit Picking and Farming. 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 1/2 x 6 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.

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For the Map Collector

  •  Hertfordshire, Carington Bowles, 1785

    Hertfordshire, Carington Bowles, 1785

Published in the Reign of George III
  •  Sir H. George Fordham

    Sir H. George Fordham

31428 Hertfordshire, Carington Bowles, 1785. Price: 130.00

BOWLES’S NEW MEDIUM MAP OF HARTFORD SHIRE 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 1/2 x 8 3/4 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.

Provenance: 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

  •  Titlepage

    Titlepage

  •  Signature

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  •  Hertfordshire, Samuel Lewis 1845

    Hertfordshire, Samuel Lewis 1845

  •  Lewis' Atlas to the Topographical Dictionaries of England and Wales

    Lewis' Atlas to the Topographical Dictionaries of England and Wales

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31594 Hertfordshire, Samuel Lewis, 1845. Price: 24.00

HERTFORDSHIRE. A county map drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker. Reference to the Unions. 9 x 6 3/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Light soiling mark in right hand blank margin otherwise good clean condition. Straight from the atlas and not sold as a single map before now.

From Lewis' Atlas to the Topographical Dictionaries of England and Wales

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  •  Hertfordshire, Pieter van den Keere, c.1632

    Hertfordshire, Pieter van den Keere, c.1632

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31674 Hertfordshire, Pieter van den Keere, c.1632. Price: 33.00

HARTFORDSHIRE A miniature engraved county map with title and scale cartouches. Part of a description of Cambridgeshire on verso. 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches, 120 x 82 mm. Uncoloured. Toned. Requires some restoration in the bottom right hand blank margin where there is a tear.

From: England Wales Scotland and Ireland Described

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  •  Hertfordshire, John Cary, 1802

    Hertfordshire, John Cary, 1802

Published in the Reign of George III

31704 Hertfordshire, John Cary, 1802. Price: 65.00

HERTFORDSHIRE 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 many of the other maps in the atlas were watermarked with the date of 1802. The title page of the atlas is dated 1793.

From: Cary's New and Correct English Atlas

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  •  Hertfordshire John Cary c.1820

    Hertfordshire John Cary c.1820

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32049 Hertfordshire, John Cary, c.1820. Price: 55.00

HERTFORDSHIRE. 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 and wash hand colouring. Good condition.

From: Cary's New and Correct English Atlas

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19th Century - Early Hand Colouring

  •  Hertfordshire Sidney Hall 1833

    Hertfordshire Sidney Hall 1833

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32074 Hertfordshire, Sidney Hall 1833. Price: 26.00

HERTFORDSHIRE. A detailed engraved map of the county. 9 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches. Attractive original outline and wash hand colouring. Good clean undamaged condition.

From: A New British Atlas

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Political

  •  Hertfordshire Reform Act map James Duncan 1833

    Hertfordshire Reform Act map James Duncan 1833

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32078 Hertfordshire, James Duncan, 1833. Price: 48.00

MAP OF THE COUNTY OF HERTFORDSHIRE 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. Some light offsetting. Original centre fold. Wide blank margins. Good condition.

From: A Complete County Atlas of England and Wales

In 1832 Parliament passed a law changing the British electoral system. The Act increased the electorate from about 400,000 to 650,000 making one in five adult males elible to vote. It was know as the Great Reform Act.

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17th Century

  •  Hertfordshire William Kip 1637

    Hertfordshire William Kip 1637

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32068 Hertfordshire, Saxton/William Kip, 1637. Price: 180.00

HERTFORDIAE COMITATUS... An early map of the county engraved by William Kip after the survey by John Norden. A decorative cartouche displays the title and explanation. Scale. 13 x 11 inches, 345 x 280 mm. Uncoloured. Original centre fold. Good clean condition with good sized blank margins.

From: Camden's Britannia

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17th Century

  •  Hertfordshire, Herman Moll c.1739

    Hertfordshire, Herman Moll c.1739

Published in the Reign of George II

32095 Hertfordshire, Herman Moll c.1739. Price: 120.00

HERTFORD SHIRE BY H. MOLL GEOGRAPHER. An engraved map of the county divided into hundreds. Title panel, scale and list of hundreds. Down the two sides of the maps are engravings of early British Coins. 12 x 7 1/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. A little very light dust soiling in the good sized blank margins. Good stout paper. Tiny nick on the edge of the bottom blank margin otherwise good condition.

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17th Century

  •  Hertfordshire John Cary 1793

    Hertfordshire John Cary 1793

Published in the Reign of George III

32096 Hertfordshire, John Cary 1793. Price: 55.00

HERTFORDSHIRE. A good engraved map of the county. Title panel with compass rose. Publisher’s imprint beneath dated 1793. 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches.Original outline and wash hand colouring. Good condition.

From: Cary's New and Correct English Atlas

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17th Century

  •  Hertfordshire John Cary 1793

    Hertfordshire John Cary 1793

Published in the Reign of George III

32096 Hertfordshire, John Cary 1793. Price: 55.00

HERTFORDSHIRE. A good engraved map of the county. Title panel with compass rose. Publisher’s imprint beneath dated 1793. 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches.Original outline and wash hand colouring. Good condition.

From: Cary's New and Correct English Atlas

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Shows the Railways

  •  Hertfordshire John Cary 1793

    Hertfordshire John Cary 1793

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32102 Hertfordshire, Frederic Kelly, c.1860. Price: 26.00

POST OFFICE MAP OF HERTFORDSHIRE. A map of the county engraved by B. R. Davies and printed on stone by C. F. Cheffins Son of London. Published by Kelly & Co. Office Directory Office 19, 20 & 21 Old Boswell Court, Temple Bar London. List of hundreds. Shows railways finished and in use as well as those in progress. 10 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. Original pink outline hand colouring. Good condition.

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Shows the Railways

  •  Hertfordshire John Cary 1793

    Hertfordshire John Cary 1793

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32102 Hertfordshire, Frederic Kelly, c.1860. Price: 26.00

POST OFFICE MAP OF HERTFORDSHIRE. A map of the county engraved by B. R. Davies and printed on stone by C. F. Cheffins Son of London. Published by Kelly & Co. Office Directory Office 19, 20 & 21 Old Boswell Court, Temple Bar London. List of hundreds. Shows railways finished and in use as well as those in progress. 10 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. Original pink outline hand colouring. Good condition.

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18th century

  •  Hertfordshire Robert Morden c.1722

    Hertfordshire Robert Morden c.1722

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32111 Hertfordshire, Robert Morden c.1722. Price: 130.00

HERTFORD SHIRE By Robt. Morden. An engraved county map embellished with a decorative title cartouche. Three scales and publisher's imprint. 17 x 14 inches, 445 x 365 mm. Uncoloured. Small slit at the bottom of the centre fold. Good blank margins. Good condition.

From Camden's Britannia

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18th century

  •  Hertfordshire Thomas Kitchin c.1765

    Hertfordshire Thomas Kitchin c.1765

Published in the Reign of George III

32117 Hertfordshire, Thomas Kitchin, c.1765. Price: 44.00

A NEW MAP OF HERTFORDSHIRE DRAWN FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES BY. THOS. KITCHIN GEOGR. ENGRAVER TO H.R.H. THE DUKE OF YORK. A good engraved 18th century map of the county embellished with a rococo title cartouche, scale, compass pointer and remarks. 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches. Uncoloured. A little light dust soiling in the blank margins otherwise good condition.

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19th century

  •  Hertfordshire and Middlesex, P. Schenk and G. Valk, c.1700

    Hertfordshire and Middlesex, P. Schenk and G. Valk, c.1700

Published in the Reign of George III

32127 Hertfordshire, John Cary c.1806. Price: 48.00

A MAP OF MIDDLESEX FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES ENGRAVED BY J. CARY. A good sized detailed engraved county map. 20 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches. Uncoloured. Folding creases as published with a lttle creasing at the bottom of one. A little light dust soiling otherwise good condition.

From: Britannia or A Chrographical Description of England Translated by Richard Gough

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17th Century

  •  Hertfordshire and Middlesex, P. Schenk and G. Valk, c.1700

    Hertfordshire and Middlesex, P. Schenk and G. Valk, c.1700

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32130 Hertfordshire and Middlesex, P. Schenk and G. Valk, c.1700. Price: 180.00

MIDDELSEXIA CUM HERTFORDIAE COMITATU: MIDDLESEX & HERTFORD SHIRE. A decorative early map of the two counties published in Amsterdam. Orientated with east at the top. Decorative title cartouche with allegorical figures. Scale cartouche with figures of farmers and animals. Royal Arms with supporters. 21 1/2 x 17 inches. Uncoloured. Centre fold as issued. Very light browning in the centre fold otherwise good condition on stout paper. You would never know from the front of the map but this map at sometime has been laid into a larger sheet of paper.

This map is actually by the Dutch cartographer Jan Jansson and first appeared in his atlas of England and Wales in 1646. The plates were acquired by the firm of Schenk and Valk who made various additions and republished the maps. This map has the addition of a graticule of latitude and longitude added.

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  •  Hertfordshire, Creighton and Walker c.1845

    Hertfordshire, Creighton and Walker c.1845

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32233 Hertford, Creighton/Walker, c.1840. Price: 5.00

HERTFORD. A map of Hertford and surrounding area drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker. 7 1/8 x 4 1/2 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Good condition. This map was published on a sheet with a map of St. Albans below which has been cut off.

From: Lewis' Atlas to the Topographical Dictionaries of England and Wales

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  •  Hertfordshire, Thomas Kitchin c.1762

    Hertfordshire, Thomas Kitchin c.1762

Published in the Reign of George III

32234 Hertfordshire, Thomas Kitchin c.1762. Price: 45.00

A NEW IMPROVED MAP OF HARTFORDSHIRE FROM THE BEST AURVEYS & INTELLIGENCE DIVIDED INTO HUNDREDS; SHEWING THE SEVEREL ROADS, & TRUE MEASURED DISTANCES BETWEEN TOWN & TOWN. ALSO THE RECTORIES & VICARAGES; THE PARKS AND SEATS OF NOBILITY AND GENTRY; WITH OTHER USEFUL PARTICULARS BY THOMAS KITCHIN GEOGRAPHER. A magnificent large detailed 18th century engraved map of the county. The decorative uncoloured title cartouche shows men and women harvesting. A second uncoloured rococo cartouche displays the dedication to William Cowper, Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire. The publisher’s imprint beneath reads Printed for Robt. Sayer in Fleet Street, John Bowles in Cornhill, & Carington Bowles in St. Pauls Church Yard. 25 1/2 x 20 3/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. This specimen is not the usual quality that I sell but it came into stock with a collection of other maps. Section of printed area missing at the base of the centre fold with a split in the centre fold just at the bottom. Small nicks on the edges of the blank margins. Some light soiling. Original centre fold but the map has been folded again at sometime so there is a horizontal fold. Some old ink script in the bottom margin. Nice project for some careful restoration.

From: The Large English Atlas

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Town Plan

  •  St. Albans, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

    St. Albans, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

Published in the Reign of George III

32240 St. Albans, George Cole and John Roper, 1810. Price: 36.00

ST. ALBANS. An interesting early 19th century town plan engraved by J. Roper from a drawing by G. Cole. The plan is embellished with a vignette view of St. Albans Abbey Church. Arms of St. Albans. 8 3/4 x 7 inches. Uncoloured. Single small brown mark. Very lightly toned but in good condition with no tears or repairs.

From: The British Atlas

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19th century

  •  Hertfordshire, Samuel Lewis c.1835

    Hertfordshire, Samuel Lewis c.1835

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32246 Hertfordshire, Samuel Lewis c.1835. Price: 9.00

HERTFORDSHIRE. A county map drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker. 8 3/4 x 7 inches. Uncoloured. Stain in the bottom blank margin but no tears or repairs. Special price.

From: Lewis' Atlas to the Topographical Dictionaries of England and Wales

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18th century - Early Hand Colouring

  •  Road Map London to Hertford John Cary 1790

    Road Map London to Hertford John Cary 1790

Published in the Reign of George III

32249 Road Maps 33 - 36 by John Cary, 1790. Price: 70.00

LONDON TO HERTFORD. London, Stamford Hill, Upper Edmonton, Enfield, Wattham Cross, Turnford, Hoddesdon, Hertford. HODDESDON TO WARE. Hoddesdon, Ware. Two strip road maps showing plates 33, 34, 35 and 36. Each 5 x 7 1/2 inches. Early hand colouring. The two maps are presented in an inset dark green coloured mount with a 2 1/2 inch border which is still in good condition having been framed for many years. The maps have some scattered foxing but are in good condition.

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18th century - Early Hand Colouring

  •  Road Map London to St.Albans by John Cary 1790

    Road Map London to St.Albans by John Cary 1790

Published in the Reign of George III

32271 Road Maps 28 - 30 by John Cary, 1790. Price: 62.00

LONDON TO ST ALBANS. Islington, Highgate, Finchley, Chipping Barnet, St.Albans. Three strips of road road maps showing plates 28, 29, 30. It has taken 1 1/2 pages to make this set up as two panels appear on each plate in the atlas. So the lft hand panel measures 2 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches and the right hand panel 5 x 7 1/2 inches. Early hand colouring. The two maps are presented in an inset dark green coloured sunk mount with two apertures and having a 2 1/2 inch border which is still in good condition having been framed for many years. The maps are all in good condition.

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19th century - Early Hand Colouring

  •  Hertfordshire Joshua Archer c.1860

    Hertfordshire Joshua Archer c.1860

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32296 Hertshireshire, Joshua Archer c.1860. Price: 24.00

HERTFORDSHIRE. A detailed engraved map of the county including the railways. Explanation and list of hundreds. 9 1/4 x 7 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Good condition.

This map is adhered at the top to a piece of grey mount card. The card has my guarantee label on the reverse side with my Shotton, Deeside address which I left in 1970. So it look as if I can blame no one other than myself for this. However, the map is in good condition and could be put into a sunk mount.

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A must read

for the lover of Maps, Roads and History

I was 19 when I got hooked on antique maps. There are quite a few of the early cartographers who we know a bit about about and their life stories make interesting reading. There is one English mapmaker who stands out as someone rather special who appears to have had a most interesting life. He is JOHN OGILBY. Yes you know he was the first to map the roads of England and Wales and yes you might have read that he had an interest in dancing. If you want to know more about the man who created that 17th century map hanging on your wall then you must read this book published in 2016 - The Nine Lives of John Ogilby by Alan Ereira. In this book the author brings a fascinating hidden history to light, and reveals that Ogilby's celebrated Britannia is far more than a harmless road atlas: it is, rather, filled with secrets designed to serve Charles II's sinister purpose.

You can order this book now and get it for less than the cover price of 25 pounds.

  •  The Nine Lives of John Ogilby by Alan Ereira

    The Nine Lives of John Ogilby by Alan Ereira

Excellent Book for the County Map Collector

If you can find a copy

When I started collecting and selling maps back in the 1960's there were very few reference books on antique maps. The first book I remember buying was Maps and Mapmakers by R. V. Tooley. Full of wonderful information but over the years there were periods when it was out of print. The Antique Collectors Club used to produce a large range of books on all kinds of antiques and in 1983 - BRITISH COUNTY MAPS by YASHA BERISINER was published. To the best of my knowledge there has not been another book like it published. A most useful and informative work and essential for the avid county map collector. I think there was just the one edition. If you can get hold of a copy at a reasonable price my advice would be - Buy it. There is a link below that will search Amazon for copies on sale.

My well used copy pictured on the right still has its distinctive red cover illustrating Cambridgeshire by John Speed. The county I was born in.

British County Maps by Yasha Beresiner

ENJOY THE SLENDOUR OF THE MAGNIFICENT 17TH CENTURY MAPS BY

THE BLAEU FAMILY

Back in in the 1960's I was fortunate to buy my first set of atlases by Joan Blaeu. It was in fact an incomplete set of seven volumes all bound in contemporary Dutch cream calf decorated with gold. The colouring was superb and in a way unique in that if I see any Blaeu maps now I would be able to identify whether they came from this same set. I bought the atlases at a well know London auction house having set off early that morning on the train from Chester. These were the days before the hated buyer's premium arrived. In fact if you were able to buy the atlases today at auction the buyer's premium alone would probably be about the price I paid for the set. I remember struggling back to Euston station with the volumes and was so protective that I would not even let the porter help me along the platform and onto the train. The atlases were later split and brought a lot of pleasure to a lot of my customers.

You can enjoy looking at these remarkable engraved maps of most parts of the world via a series of reproduction atlases produced in full colour

AN ANTIQUE MAP OR PRINT MAKES THE PERFECT GIFT

RICHARD NICHOLSON of CHESTER

Stoneydale
Pepper Street
Christleton
Chester
CH3 7AG

Telephone
01244 336004

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Richard Nicholson

I have been buying and selling antique maps since the early 1960's during which time I had a gallery in Watergate Street, Chester for 30 years. I am now able to offer through my websites a personal service to map and print collectors.

Antique Maps of Hertfordshire, England - Richard Nicholson

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