Antique Maps of Essex

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THOMAS GARDNER ROAD MAP, 1719
Based on the earlier survey of the roads by John Ogilby each map measures about 10 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches and is made up of usually six panels with a central title panel and unlike other road maps of the period each map bears a dedication to a named person.

25387 Plate 92. Chelmsford, Sudbury, Bury St. Edmunds. Price: 36.00

Dedicated to Thomas Western

Uncoloured

Public Library Burnley stamp on verso which lightly shows on the front in the bottom left hand corner of the map. Very small surface loss at Laneham, third strip from the left. Special price
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28246 Essex, Archibald Fullarton, c.1842. Price: 16.00

ESSEX. A detailed engraved map of the county. List of hundreds, scale and compass rose. 7 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.
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28744 Essex, Archibald Fullarton, c.1842. Price: 16.00

ESSEX. A detailed engraved map of the county. List of hundreds, scale and compass rose. 7 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches. Uncoloured. A little very light spotting otherwise good condition.

From The Parliamentary Gazetteer
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Early Hand Colouring

29325 Essex, Charles Smith, 1818. Price: 95.00

A NEW MAP OF THE COUNTY OF ESSEX DIVIDED INTO HUNDREDS. LONDON printed for C. SMITH, NO. 172 STRAND JANUARY 6th 1804. 3rd EDITN. CORRECTED TO 1818. A fine detailed map of the county with compass rose, explanation and list of hundreds. 19 x 17 1/4 inches. Fine original outline and wash hand colouring. A little light vertical creasing but a nice specimen.

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Early Hand Colouring with Original Page of Text

29570 Essex, James Pigot, 1832. Price: 72.00

ESSEX. A good detailed engraved map of the county embellished with an uncoloured vignette view of Saffron Walden Church. List of Hundreds, explanation and scale. 14 x 8 3/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Good condition. With the original page of descriptive text.

From Pigot & Co’s British Atlas
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29629 Essex, George Alexander Cooke, 1824. Price: 30.00

ESSEX. A small engraved map of the county orientated with east the the top. Compass pointer, scale and list of hundreds. 4 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.

From Gray’s New Book of Roads
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30437 Durham, Charles Smith, 1801. Price: 72.00

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.

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Unusual Miniature Map

29633 Essex and Kent, Aristide M. Perrot, 1823. Price: 50.00

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.
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Rare Playing Card Map

29634 Essex, Robert Morden / Homan Turpin, c.1770. Price: 280.00

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.
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Large 18th Century County Map

29635 Essex, Emanuel Bowen, c.1780. Price: 200.00

AN ACCURATE MAP OF THE COUNTY OF ESSEX DIVIDED INTO ITS HUNDREDS... A good large detailed 18th century map of the county embellished with a large uncoloured pictorial cartouche showing a framer leading two calves. A rococo cartouche displays the dedication to Benjamin Mildmay Earl Fitzwalter. Around the map are the usual engraved historical notes. Beneath the map is the publishers imprint mentioning John Bowles, Carington Bowles and Robert Sayer. 28 x 20 inches. Hand coloured. About nine marginal tears repaired on verso with sellotape and masking tape.

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17th century Map with Early Hand Colouring

29636 Essex, Joan Blaeu, 1648. Price: 450.00

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.
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Early Hand Colouring

29637 Norfolk / Suffolk / Essex, Andrew Dury, 1764. Price: 40.00

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
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29658 Essex, George Washington Bacon, 1884. Price: 16.00

ESSEX. A detailed colour printed lithograph map of the county. 19 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches. Good condition.

From New Large Scale Ordnance Atlas of the British Isles published by George W. Bacon
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29984 Essex, George Cole and John Roper, c.1816. Price 15.00

ESSEX. A later edition of Cole and Roper’s map of the county with explanation and a list of hundreds, half hundreds and liberties. No publishers imprint. Page number 14 in top right hand corner. 8 3/4 x 7 inches. Original outline hand colouring. A little faint offsetting but otherwise good condition.
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Fine Condition with Early Hand Colouring

30004 Essex, George Cole and John Roper, 1810. Price: 40.00

ESSEX. A good engraved county map with explanation and a list of hundreds, hal hundreds and liberties. Publisher's imprint dated 1804. 8 3/4 x 7 inches. Original wash hand colouring. Fine clean condition. Straight from the atlas and not sold as a single map before.

From The British Atlas
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Town Plan

30005 Colchester, George Cole and John Roper, 1810. Price: 60.00

COLCHESTER. An interesting early 19th century engraved town plan. Engraved by J. Roper from a drawing by G. Cole. The publisher's imprint beneath the plan bears the date of 1805. The plan is embellished with a vignette view of the Entrance Gate to St. John's Abbey, Colchester. Arms of Colchester. Key listing 8 places of interest. 9 x 7 inches, 230 x 175 mm. Uncoloured. Good condition. Straight from the atlas and not sold as a single map before.

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Decorative Victorian

30014 Essex, Thomas Moule, c.1850. Price: 70.00

ESSEX. A decorative Victorian map of the county with two inset views of Chelmsford and Southend. Shipping scene with Neptune and putti. Floral border and two coats of arms. 10 x 8 inches. Hand coloured. Good condition. Presented in an ivory tint sunk mount with a line and wash border. Framed many years ago in black and gold hogarth moulding which is is still in good condition.

From Barclay's Dictionary

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30274 Essex, Pieter van der Aa, c.1719. Price: 80.00

LE COMTE D’ESSEX. An engraved map of the county embellished with a title panel, scale and compass rose. Hand coloured. 8 x 6 1/4 inches. Evidence of two early vertical folding creases. A little very light creasing in the top left hand corner otherwise good condition.

Pieter van der Aa was one of a small group of European cartographers who produced a series of county maps of England
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30511 Essex, John Cole and John Roper, 1810. Price: 42.00

ESSEX. A good detailed engraved map of the county divided into hundreds, half hundreds and liberties. 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.

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Early Hand Colouring - Sold for the first time as a single map

30570 Essex, John Cary, 1793. Price: 52.00

DURHAM. An engraved of the county. Title panel with compass rose. 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Imprint of the publisher John Cary dated 1793 beneath the map. Original outline hand colouring. Good clean undamaged condition. With this map is the original page of descriptive text relating to the county. Straight from the atlas and not sold as a single map before.

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Early Hand Colouring - Sold for the first time as a single map

30563 Berkshire, John Cary, 1793. Price: 44.00

BERKSHIRE. An engraved of the county. Title panel with compass rose. 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Imprint of the publisher John Cary dated 1793 beneath the map. Original outline hand colouring. Good clean undamaged condition. With this map is the original page of descriptive text. Straight from the atlas and not sold as a single map before.

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30562 Bedfordshire, John Cary, 1793. Price: 34.00

BEDFORDSHIRE. An engraved of the county. Title panel with compass rose. 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. Imprint of the publisher John Cary dated 1793 beneath the map. Original outline hand colouring. Good clean undamaged condition. With this map is the original page of descriptive text. Straight from the atlas and not sold as a single map before.

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30564 Buckinghamshire, John Cary, 1793. Price: 48.00

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE. An engraved of the county. Title panel with compass rose. 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. Imprint of the publisher John Cary dated 1793 beneath the map. Original outline hand colouring. Good clean undamaged condition. With this map is the original page of descriptive text. Straight from the atlas and not sold as a single map before.

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30566 Cheshire, John Cary, 1793. Price: 58.00

CHESHIRE. An engraved of the county. Title panel with compass rose. 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Imprint of the publisher John Cary dated 1793 beneath the map. Original outline hand colouring. Good clean undamaged condition. Lightly toned. With this map is the original page of descriptive text relating to the county. Straight from the atlas and not sold as a single map before.

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30567 Cornwall, John Cary, 1793. Price: 65.00

CORNWALL. An engraved of the county. Title panel with compass rose. Inset map of the Scilly Isles. 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Imprint of the publisher John Cary dated 1793 beneath the map. Original outline hand colouring. Good clean undamaged condition. With this map is the original page of descriptive text relating to the county. Straight from the atlas and not sold as a single map before.

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Early Hand Colouring - Sold for the first time as a single map

30570 Essex, John Cary, 1793. Price: 52.00

DURHAM. An engraved of the county. Title panel with compass rose. 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Imprint of the publisher John Cary dated 1793 beneath the map. Original outline hand colouring. Good clean undamaged condition. With this map is the original page of descriptive text relating to the county. Straight from the atlas and not sold as a single map before.

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Fine Condition with Early Hand Colouring

30556 Merionethshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810. Price: 28.00

MERIONETHSHIRE. A detailed engraved map of the county with explanation and list of hundreds. Publisher's imprint dated 1809. 8 x 6 inches, 220 x 173 mm. Fine early wash hand colouring. Good stout paper with wide blank margins. Good clean condition. With this map is the original page of descriptive text.

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Fine Condition with Early Hand Colouring

30553 Denbighshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810. Price: 38.00

DENBIGHSHIRE. A detailed engraved map of the county with explanation and list of hundreds. Publisher's imprint dated 1809. 8 x 6 inches, 220 x 173 mm. Fine early wash hand colouring. Wide blank margins. Good clean condition. With this map is the original page of descriptive text.

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Early Hand Colouring - With Text

30554 Flintshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810. Price: 38.00

FLINTSHIRE. A detailed engraved map of the county with explanation and list of hundreds. Publisher's imprint dated 1809. 8 x 6 inches, 220 x 173 mm. Fine early wash hand colouring. Good clean condition with wide blank margins. With this map is the original page of descriptive text.

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Early Hand Colouring - With Text

30560 Cardiganshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810. Price: 33.00

CARDIGANSHIRE. A detailed engraved map of the county with explanation and list of hundreds. Publisher's imprint dated 1809. 9 1/4 x 7 inches, 235 x 177 mm. Fine early wash hand colouring. Good wide blank margins. Good clean condition. With this map is the original page of descriptive text.,

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Not Sold as a Single Map Before

30241 Suffolk, John and Charles Walker, 1851. Price: 30.00

SUFFOLK. A good detailed engraved map of the county including the railways. Title panel with the names of J. & C. Walker beneath. Scale and explanation. List of hundreds and polling places. Original outline and wash hand colouring. Imprint of Longman, Rees, Orme, Browne & Co. beneath. Three short tears in the bottom blank margin repaired. Very small slit at the bottom of the centre fold. otherwise good clean condition. A nice specimen. This map has been taken from the atlas and not been offered before as a single map.

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Fine Condition with Early Hand Colouring

30548 Caernarvonshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810. Price: 38.00

CAERNARVONSHIRE. A detailed engraved map of the county with explanation and list of hundreds. Publisher's imprint dated 1809. 8 x 6 inches, 220 x 173 mm. Fine early wash hand colouring. Good stout paper with wide blank margins. Good clean condition.

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Early Hand Colouring - Stout Paper

30546 Flintshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810. Price: 34.00

FLINTSHIRE. A detailed engraved map of the county with explanation and list of hundreds. Publisher's imprint dated 1809. 8 x 6 inches, 220 x 173 mm. Fine early wash hand colouring. A few light blue watercolour marks in the bottom right hand corner otherwise good clean condition.

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30541 Part of Yorkshire North Riding, George Cole and John Roper, 1810. Price: 39.00

YORKSHIRE: PART OF THE NORTH RIDING. An engraved map of the north west part of the county including Settle, Knaresborough, Thirsk and Stokesley. Explanation and list of wapontakes. 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. Original hand colouring. Good condition. Straight from the atlas and not sold as a single map before. With original page of descriptive text.

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25395 Plate 100 York, Pickering, Whitby, New Malton, Sherburn, Scarborough.

Dedicated to Earl Stanhope, His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State

Some light soiling. Top right hand blank corner rounded with wear. Being the last map in the atlas specimens often get more handling and wear.
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