ESTABLISHED IN 1961

    Postal Address
    Stoneydale,
    Pepper Street, Christleton,
    Chester,
    CH3 7AG
    England

    Telephone 01244 336004

    email:
    richard@earlymaps.com
    Antique Maps

    You are now in the
    British Isles Section of the Web Site
    If you want Rest of the World

    Search
    Antique Prints
    The Antique Prints I am able to offer are on a separate web site.
    Maps and prints from the two web sites can be ordered together and there is just the one postage and packing charge. The postage and packing charge covers any number of items in one order.

    Subscribe to our mailing list

    * indicates required

    A large selection of Antique Maps of the British Isles and many parts of the world

    All available by post


    All the maps are guaranteed to be genuine early specimens published in or around the year stated. There are no modern reproductions

    Ordering
    Payment direct to my Bank Account or by Credit Card - Visa and Mastercard

    If you prefer to order by telephone please ring 01244 336004. Overseas 44 1244 336004

    Some of the Recent Additions

    30475 Leith, Captain Greenville Collins, c.1760. Price: 70.00

    An untitled engraved chart of Leith embellished with a large inset prospect of Leith from the East. Decorative cartouche with figure bearing a dedication to the Rt. Hon. Sir James Fleming. Coat of Arms held by two putti. Two ships. Compass rose. 22 x 17 inches. Hand coloured. Some restoration is evident the top of the centre fold and to the bottom of the centre fold.

    From The Coasting Pilot.

    This chart was framed some years ago in a green and gilt moulding. This is still in reasonable condition. Only available to customers who can collect from Christleton.
    30470 Bedfordshire, Robert Morden, c.1722. Price: 40.00

    BEDFORD SHIRE By Robt. Morden. A good engraved map of the county embellished with a decorative title cartouche. Three scales. 15 x 12 inches. Hand coloured.

    From Camden's Britannia

    This map was framed some years ago in a green sunk mount and a gilt moulding. The frame has a few blemishes but is well worth touching up. Only available to customers who can collect from Christleton

    Early Hand Colouring

    30463 Dumfries and Kircudbright, John Cary, 1794. Price: 23.00

    Part of Dumfries and Kircudbrightshirs. Section 66 of John Cary’s Map of England and Wales on a scale of 5 miles to the inch. Includes the towns of Biggar, Sanquhar, New Galloway and Dumfries. 8 x 10 inches. Early hand colouring. Good condition.

    This map was framed some years ago in a black and gilt hogarth moulding. This is still in good condition. Only available to customers who can collect from Christleton.

    Early Hand Colouring

    30462 Gloucestershire, Herman Moll, c.1724. Price: 120.00

    GLOCESTER SHIRE BY H. MOLL GEOGRAPHER. An engraved map of the county divided into lathes and hundreds. Title panel, scale and list of hundreds. Down the two sides of the maps are engravings of early British Coins. 12 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches. Original outline hand colouring.

    From A Set of Fifty New and Correct Maps of England and Wales.

    This map was framed some years ago in a black and gilt hogarth moulding which is still in reasonably good condition. Only available to customers who can collect from Christleton.
    30460 Cheshire, James Pigot, c.1837. Price: 70.00

    CHESHIRE. A detailed engraved map of the county divided into hundreds. Uncoloured vignette view of Chester Cathedral. Explanation and list of hundreds. 14 x 9 inches, 360 x 228 mm. Original outline hand colouring. Good condition.

    From British Atlas

    This map was framed some years ago in a black and gilt hogarth moulding. This is still in good condition but needs a little touching up on parts of the black area where the gilt has rubbed through.
    30459 Cheshire, Thomas Moule, c.1837. Price: 38.00

    CHESHIRE. A decorative Victorian map of the county within an architectural border. Embellished with vignette views of Chester Cathedral and Eaton Hall. Seven coats of arms. 10 x 7 inches, 255 x 190 mm. Uncoloured. Good condition. This is an early edition of the map with the imprint beneath the map Engraved for Moule’s English Counties by W. Schmollinger 27 Goswell Terrace.

    This map was framed some years ago in a black and gilt hogarth moulding which is is still in good condition. Available only to customers who can collect from Christleton.

    30458 Cheshire, Herman Moll, c.1725. Price: 120.00

    THE COUNTY PALATINE OF CHESTER 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 map are engravings of antiquities found in the county. 12 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. Hand coloured. Good condition.

    The map was framed some years ago probably in 1986 when I first sold it. The black and gilt frame is still in fair condition and just needs some of the black area touching up where the gilt is showing though. This map is only available to customers who can collect from Christleton.
    30456 Flintshire, John Seller, c.1787. Price: 36.00

    FLINT-SHIRE. A small engraved map of the county embellished with an oval title panel. 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches. Beneath the map and on verso is a description of the county in English. Uncoloured. Good condition.

    From Grose’s Antiquities.

    This map ws mounted in a green mount and framed with a hogarth black and gilt moulding with a glass back. This is still in nice condition. Only available to customers who can collect from Christleton.
    30457 Cheshire, John Seller, c.1787. Price: 42.00

    CHESHIRE. An engraved map of the county with title panel and scale. 6 x 5 inches. Descriptive text beneath and continuing on verso. Attractive hand colouring. Good condition.

    From Supplement to Grose's Antiquities.

    This map was framed some years ago in a dark green mountl mount and black and gilt hogarth moulding. The frame has a glass back. The frame is still in good condition. At present this map is only available to customers able to collect it from Christleton

    Early Hand Colouring

    30461 Part of Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, John Cary, 1824. Price: 36.00

    Part of Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. Section 23 of John Cary’s Map of England and Wales on a scale of 5 miles to the inch. The plate centres on Cirencester and includes Cheltenham, Gloucester, Lechlade, Malmsbury, Wotton Bassett, Calne, Chippenham, Marlborough and Devizes. 8 x 10 inches. Early hand colouring. Good condition.

    This map was framed some years ago in a black and gilt hogarth moulding. This is still in good condition although the black area could do with touches to hide where the gilt has rubbed through. Only available to customers who can collect from Christleton.

    Early Hand Colouring

    30454 Suffolk, John Seller, c.1787. Price: 24.00 1

    SUFFOLK. An engraved county map with title panel. 5 x 4 inches. Uncoloured Description beneath and continuing on verso. Good condition.

    From Grose's Antiquities.

    Fine Condition with Early Hand Colouring

    30455 Scilly Isles, Thomas Kitchin, c.1753. Price: 65.00

    THE ISLANDS OF SCILLY DRAWN FROM THE BEST SURVEYS BY T. KITCHIN GEOGR. An interesting engraved map embellished with a pictorial cartouche, compass rose with rhumb lines. Small inset map showing the distance of the islands from Cornwall. 8 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.

    From The London Magazine
    30452 Devonshire, Thomas Kitchin, c.1749. Price: 56.00

    DEVONSHIRE DRAWN FROM THE BEST SURVEYS, MAPS CHARTS, &C AND REGULATED BY ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATIONS BT T. KITCHIN. An engraved map of the county embellished with a pictorial title cartouche, arms of Exeter, explanation and scale. Printed for R. Baldwin Junior at the Rose in Pater Noster Row. 7 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Uncoloured. Lightly toned all over. Small slit at the end of a fold otherwise good.

    From The London Magazine
    30453 North Wales, George A. Walpole, 1784. Price: 50.00

    A NEW & CORRECT MAP OF NORTH WALES DRAWN FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES. A map of North Wales divided into counties, engraved by T. Conder. Embellished with a pictorial title cartouche and six coats of arms. Decorative patterned border. 12 x 8 inches, 320 x 200 mm. Uncoloured. Tear in the bottom left hand border repaired on verso with a paper patch. Barely visible on the front. A nice dark impression.

    From The New British Traveller

    30418 Wiltshire, Thoms Osborne, 1748. Price: 22.00

    A CORRECT MAP OF WILT SHIRE An engraved county map with title panel. Compass rose. 6 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Uncoloured. Small slit at the bottom of the centre fold otherwise good condition.

    From Geographia Magnae Britanniae
    30420 Devonshire, Thomas Osborne, 1748. Price: 23.00

    A CORRECT MAP OF DEVONSHIRE An engraved county map with title panel. Compass rose. 6 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Uncoloured. Light brown stain in bottom blank margin and tiny split at the bottom of the centre fold.

    From Geographia Magnae Britanniae
    30421 Cornwall, Thomas Osborne, 1748. Price: 32.00

    A CORRECT MAP OF CORNWALL An engraved county map with title panel. Inset map of the Scilly Isles. Compass rose. 6 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition

    From Geographia Magnae Britanniae
    30422 Oxfordshire, Thoms Osborne, 1748. Price: 26.00

    A CORRECT MAP OF OXFORDSHIRE An engraved county map with title panel. Compass rose. 6 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition

    From Geographia Magnae Britanniae

    Early Hand Colouring

    30437 Durham, Charles Smith, 1801. Price: 69.00

    A NEW MAP OF THE COUNTY OF DURHAM DIVIDED INTO WARDS. LONDON PRINTED FOR C. SMITH, NO. 172 STRAND January 6th 1801. The first edition of this fine detailed map of the county with compass rose, explanation and list of wards. 19 x 17 1/2 inches. Good original outline and wash hand colouring. Good condition with wide margins.

    From Smith’s New English Atlas

    Early Hand Colouring

    30438 Berkshire, Charles Smith, 1801. Price: 79.00

    A NEW MAP OF THE COUNTY OF BERKS DIVIDED INTO HUNDREDS. LONDON printed for C. SMITH, NO. 172 STRAND January 6th 1801. The first edition of this fine detailed map of the county with compass rose, explanation and list of hundreds. 19 3/4 x 17 1/2 inches. Good original outline and wash hand colouring. Good condition with wide margins.

    From Smith’s New English Atlas

    Early Hand Colouring

    30439 Buckinghamshire, Charles Smith, 1801. Price: 76.00

    A NEW MAP OF THE COUNTY OF BUCKINGHAM DIVIDED INTO HUNDREDS. LONDON printed for C. SMITH, NO. 172 STRAND January 6th 1801. The first edition of this fine detailed map of the county with compass rose, explanation and list of hundreds. 17 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches. Good original outline and wash hand colouring. Good condition with wide margins.

    From Smith’s New English Atlas

    Early Hand Colouring

    30440 Northumberland, Charles Smith, 1801. Price: 62.00

    A NEW MAP OF THE COUNTY OF NORTHUMBERLAND DIVIDED INTO HUNDREDS. LONDON printed for C. SMITH, NO. 172 STRAND January 6th 1801. A fine detailed map of the county with compass rose, explanation and list of hundreds. 17 1/2 x 19 1/4 inches. Fine original outline and wash hand colouring. Good condition with wide blank margins.

    From Smith’s New English Atlas

    Early Hand Colouring

    30442 Lancashire, John Cary, 1793. Price: 58.00

    LANCASHIRE. A good engraved county map. Title panel and compass rose combined. Cary's imprint dated 1793 beneath the map. 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. Original hand colouring. Good clean condition. With the original page of descriptive text.

    From Cary's New and Correct English Atlas

    Early Hand Colouring

    30443 Hertfordshire, John Cary, 1793. Price: 52.00

    HERTFORDSHIRE. A good detailed engraved county map. The title panel and compass rose are combined. Imprint of John Cary dated 1793 beneath the map. 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. With original page of descriptive text.

    From New and Correct English Atlas
    30423 Cambridgeshire, Robert Morden, 1753. Price: 70.00

    CAMBRIDGESHIRE. A good engraved map of the county embellished with a decorative title cartouche. Three scales. Publisher's imprint. 14 x 16 1/2 inches, 360 x 425 mm. Hand coloured. Good condition.

    From Camden's Britannia
    30428 Somersetshire, Robert Morden, 1722. Price: 130.00

    SOMERSET SHIRE BY ROBT. MORDEN. A good engraved map of the county divided into hundreds. Decorative title cartouche and three scales. 16 x 14 inches, 415 x 355 mm. Uncoloured. Good clean condition. A nice specimen.

    From Camden's Britannia.
    30427 Hampshire, Robert Morden, 1722. Price: 140.00

    HAMPSHIRE by Robt. Morden. A good engraved map of the county embellished with a decorative title cartouche. Two scales. 16 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches, 420 x 365 mm. Uncoloured. Good clean condition. A nice specimen.

    From Camden's Britannia

    30426 Dorsetshire, Robert Morden, 1722. Price: 125.00

    DORSET SHIRE By Robt. Morden. A good engraved map of the county divided into hundreds. Decorative title cartouche, three scales and the publisher's imprint. 16 1/4 x 14 inches, 410 x 360 mm. Uncoloured. Good clean condition. A nice specimen.

    From Camden's Britannia.
    30425 Devonshire, Robert Morden, 1753. Price: 120.00

    DEVONSHIRE By Robt. Morden. A good engraved map of the county embellished with a decorative title cartouche. Three scales and the publisher's imprint. 16 1/4 x 14 inches, 410 x 360 mm. Uncoloured. Tiny piece out of the bottom left hand blank border corner otherwise nice clean condition.

    From Camden's Britannia
    30424 Cumberland, Robert Morden, 1753. Price: 90.00

    CUMBERLAND By Robt. Morden. A good engraved map of the county embellished with a decorative title cartouche. Six ships displayed on the sea area. Three scales and publisher's imprint. 16 1/2 x 14 1/4 inches, 420 x 360 mm. Uncoloured. Good clean condition.

    From Camden's Britannia.
    30429 Berkshire, Robert Morden, 1722. Price: 120.00

    BARK SHIRE by Robt. Morden. A good engraved map of the county embellished with a decorative title cartouche. Three scales. Imprint of the publishers Abel Swale, Awnsham Churchill and John Churchill. 16.5 x 14 inches, 420 x 355 mm. Uncoloured. Good clean condition.

    From Camden's Britannia.

    Early Hand Colouring

    30445 Devonshire, John Cary, 1793. Price: 52.00

    DEVONSHIRE. A good detailed engraved map of the county. Title panel and compass rose combined. Publisher’s imprint beneath the map dated 1793. 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. With the original page of descriptive text. Original outline hand colouring. Good condition.

    From Cary's New and Correct English Atlas.

    Early Hand Colouring

    30446 Norfolk, John Cary, 1793. Price: 52.00

    NORFOLK. A detailed and well engraved map of the county. Title panel and compass rose combined. Imprint of John Cary dated 1793. 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. With original page of descriptive text. Good condition.

    From New and Correct English Atlas.

    Early Hand Colouring

    30447 Suffolk, John Cary, 1793. Price: 45.00 1

    SUFFOLK. A good detailed and well engraved map of the county. Title panel and compass rose combined. Imprint of John Cary dated 1793. 10 x 8 1/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. With original page of descriptive text. Good undamaged condition.

    From New and Correct English Atlas

    Early Hand Colouring

    30448 Somersetshire, John Cary, 1809. Price: 46.00

    SOMERSETSHIRE. A good detailed engraved map of the county. Title panel and compass rose combined. Cary's imprint dated 1809. 10 1/4 x 84 inches. Attractive original outline hand colouring. With original page of descriptive text. Good condition.

    From New and Correct English Atlas
    30451 Dorsetshire, Emanuel Bowen, c.1749. Price: 38.00

    DORSETSHIRE DRAWN FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES. An engraved map of the county embellished with a rococo title cartouche and the Arms of Dorchester. Explanation and scale. Above the map appears Engraved for the Universal Magazine. Beneath the publisher Hinton’s imprint dated 1749. 7 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches. Uncoloured. A little light offsetting in the blank margins. Two small single worm holes in the left hand printed border and blank margin.

    From The Universal Magazine
    30449 Dorsetshire, John Owen and Emanuel Bowen, c.1720. Price: 38.00

    DORSETSHIRE. An engraved county map with list of hundreds and coat of arms. Beneath is a panel with description of the county. The map is surmounted by a baroque cartouche titles The Road from Bristol to Weymouth. On the verso is a strip road map from Gloucester to Worcester with coat of arms and engraved notes. 4 1/2 x 7 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition. A nice dark impression.

    From Britannia Depicta.
    30430 Buckinghamshire, John Ellis, 1777. Price: 50.00

    A MODERN MAP OF BUCKINGHAM SHIRE, Drawn from the latest Surveys, Corrected & Improved by the best Authorities W. Palmer 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. 7 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.

    From Ellis's English Atlas or a Compleat Chorography of England and Wales in Fifty Maps.
    30433 Dorsetshire, John Seller, 1701. Price: 38.00

    A MAPP OF DORSETSHIRE. BY JOHN SELLER HYDROG. REG: AT THE WEST END OF YE EXCHANGE LONDON. A small engraved map of the Decorative title cartouche. List of hundreds. 6 x 4 3/4 inches. Two small grey spots in lower blank margin otherwise good condition with wide blank margins.

    From Camden's Britannia Abridg'd.
    30431 Berkshire, John Ellis, 1777. Price: 50.00

    A MODERN MAP OF BERKSHIRE, 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. Uncoloured. Small slit at the bottom of the centre fold otherwise good condition.

    From Ellis's English Atlas or a Compleat Chorography of England and Wales in 50 Maps.
    30435 Shropshire, John Seller, c.1787. Price: 28.00

    SHROPSHIRE. An engraved map the county with title panel. 5 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches. Text beneath and continuing on verso. Uncoloured. Good condition.

    From Grose's Supplement to the Antiquities of England and Wales
    30436 Yorkshire North Riding, John Ellis, 1777. Price 36.00

    A MODERN MAP OF THE NORTH RIDING OF YORKSHIRE, DRAWN FROM THE LATEST SURVEYS; CORRECTED & IMPROVED BY THE BEST AUTHORITIES. J. ELLIS SCULPT. An engraved map of the Riding embellished with a pictorial title cartouche. Imprint of Carington Bowles and Robert Sayer. 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. Uncoloured. Lightly soiled but no tears or repairs.

    From Ellis's English Atlas or A Compleat Chorography of England and Wales in 50 Maps
    30432 Berkshire, John Seller, 1701. Price: 38.00

    BARKSHIRE. A small engraved map of the county embellished with a decorative title cartouche. 5 x 4 inches. Uncoloured. Some small light grey spots which show more on the verso otherwise good condition with wide blank margins.

    From Camden's Britannia Abridg'd.
    30434 Anglesey, John Seller, c.1787. Price: 30.00

    ANGLESEA ISLAND. An engraved map of Anglesey with title panel. 5 1/4 x 4 inches. Text beneath and continuing on verso. Uncoloured. Good condition.

    From Grose's Supplement to the Antiquities of England and Wales
    30412 Liverpool George Washington Bacon, c.1908. Price: 32.00

    BACON’S LARGE SCALE PLAN OF LIVERPOOL WITH STREET INDEX. A folding plan of the city of Liverpool. Scale of six inches to the mile. In red linen title covers. Some advert pages and loose index of streets. Label of mapsellers Foster Groom & Co. Ltd. stuck to inside front cover. 21 x 27 3/4 inches. Good condition. The illustration just shows part of the map.
    POST FREE TO ANY UK ADDRESS
    30411 Carmarthenshire and Glamorganshire, Ordnance Survey, c.1920. Price: 20.00

    ORDNANCE SURVEY. A folding Ordnance Survey map mounted on linen showing most of Carmarthenshire and Glamorganshire. No scale and no date shown. Caermarthenshire in ink on front green cover. 36 1/2 x 48 inches. In a card slip case with paper label attached with hand written title Ordnance Map for Carmarthenshire and Glamorganshire. Good condition.
    POST FREE TO ANY UK ADDRESS

    Eary 19th century Town Plan - Straight from the atlas

    30409 Northampton, George Cole and John Roper, 1810. Price: 42.00

    NORTHAMPTON. An interesting engraved Georgian plan of the town embellished with a vignette view of Northampton which stretches right across the base of the plan. Town arms and compass rose. 7 x 9 1/2 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition. This map has come straight from the atlas and not sold as a single map before.

    From The British Atlas.

    Early Hand Colouring - Straight from the Atlas

    30408 Bedfordshire, John Cary, 1793. Price: 25.00

    BEDFORDSHIRE. A good detailed engraved county map. Title panel and compass rose combined. 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. With the original page of descriptive ext. Some light scattered foxing, more evident on verso. Otherwise good condition.

    From Cary's New and Correct English Atlas.

    Ordering Information

    I try to deal with enquiries as quickly as possible. Many orders are sent off the same day if they arrive by mid morning.

    You will find details about postage and packing as well as payment methods
    here. Please remember that the postage and packing is a single charge which covers any number of items in one order.

    You are currently in the British Isles section of the web site. To go to the Rest of the World section
    click here.

    My antique prints are on a separate web site
    www.oldprints.co.uk

    About Me

    My interest in antique maps was sparked by a map dealer named P. J. Radford who lived in Denmead near Portsmouth. He got me going and by 1961 I had started to buy and sell antique maps and prints. By the late 60's I had opened a shop in Watergate Street Chester. The shop closed in 1998 when the whole business was moved to the internet.

    I am also the webmaster for my village -
    Christleton

    Customer Comments

    2014 - Some of the nice things my customers have said this year
    Thank you so much for the two prints of Chester which arrived yesterday.They were beautifully packed, arrived unharmed and are now in new frames. NP
    Many thanks for the Ogilby maps, which I finally collected from the Post Office on Saturday morning. I'm so pleased with them that I'd like to order in addition your 1675 copy of plate 73. LA
    The map has just arrived.  Thank you so much.  It's perfect for my research. LF