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    Fine Early Hand Colouring

    30480 Perigord, Joan Blaeu, 1662.Price: 125.00

    PETROCORIUM COMITATUS VULGO LA COMTEE DE PERIGORT. A superb 17th century map centred on the towns of Perigueux and Bergerac. Decorative title and scale carouches. 20 1/2 x 15 inches. Fine early outline and wash hand colouring. Wide blank margins. Spanish text on verso. Good condition.

    This map came from a set of Blaeu atlases that I split in the late 1960’s. All the maps were hand coloured in this most distinctive way and over the years I have been able to spot specimens due to the colouring that I once sold. The map was framed in a black and gilt hogarth moulding and double glazed by us some years ago. The frame is in good condition and available to anyone who can collect from Christleton. Alternatively the map can be unframed and posted to you like many other maps I am offering.

    16th century

    30479 Italy, Giovanni Antonio Magini, c.1597. Price: 80.00

    TABULA EUROPAE VI. A Ptolemaic map showing Italy, part of Sicily, Corsica and part of Sardinia. Two small sea monsters. 6 1/2 x 5 inches. Hand coloured. Good condition.

    This map was presented in a green sunk mount and framed in a gilt and green moulding some years ago. The frame is still in good condition. Only available to customers who can collect from Christleton.
    30478 Paris and French Ports and Harbours, Archibald Fullarton, c.1862. Price: 52.00

    FRENCH PORTS & HARBOURS, AND PLAN OF PARIS. A coloured lithograph sheet the lower half displaying a town plan of Paris. Above the Paris plan are six small charts of Boulogne, Cherebourg, Brest, Le Havre, Toulon Harbour, Marseilles. 11 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches. Good condition. From The Royal Illustrated Atlas published by Archibald Fullarton and Company.

    This map was put into a dark green sunk mount and framed in a black and gilt hogarth moulding. This is still in good condition. Only available to customers who can collect from Christleton

    Early 17th century

    30477 Orvieto, Pieter ven den Keere, c.1605. Price: 50.00

    ORVIETUM. An early 17th century engraved miniature map of Umbria by Petrus Bertius engraved by Pieter van den Keere. Strapwork title cartouche with a further title above the map. 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches. French text on verso. Hand coloured. Good condition.

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

    16th Century

    30476 Scandinavia, Sebastian Munster, c.1580. Price: 40.00

    GOTLANDT ODER GOTHEN. A wood cut map of Scandinavia set within a page of letter press in German. The map itself measures 5 1/4 x 4 inches. Text on verso. Uncoloured. Good condition.

    From Cosmographia

    This map was framed some years ago in a black hockey moulding with a glass back. The frame is still in reasonable condition. Only available to customers who can collect from Christleton
    30474 Nurnberg, Joan Blaeu, c.1631. Price: 80.00

    TERRITORIUM NORIMBERGENSE. A fine engraved map centred on the town of Nuremberg or Nurnberg. Decorative title and scale cartouches. Inset town plan of Nuremberg with key. 18 x 14 inches, 470 x 360 mm. Latin text on verso. Hand coloured. The map looks good but this is a little deceptive as explained by a label under the double glazing on the back. It says “Portion of extreme left of the map completely torn off. Paper from very wide margin on right of map used to replace missing strip which is drawn in from a photograph and then coloured. R. S. Cossham.” The map was put into a sunk mount and framed in a black and gilt hogarth moulding many years ago. This is still in good condition. The price is just a fraction of what an undamaged specimen would cost. The restoration is very convincing.

    Only available to customers who can collect from Christleton
    30473 Verona, Abraham Ortelius, c.1590. Price: 320.00

    VERONAE URBIS TERRITORIUM A BERNDO BROGNOLO DESCRIPTUM. An early engraved map of the region around Vernoa inclusing Mantua and Trento. Large decorative title cartouche bearing an attribution to the cartographer Beernado Brognolio (1539-83) Scale with pair of dividers. Italian text on verso. 18 1/2 x 13 inches. Attractive hand colouring. Appears to be in good condition. This map was presented in a green sunk mount and framed in a green and gilt moulding some years ago. The frame is still in reasonable condition.

    Only available to customers who can collect from Christleton
    30472 Normandy, William Faden, 1793. Price: 36.00

    5TH CHART OF THE COAST OF FRANCE FROM FECAMP TO CAPE BARFLEUR. An engraved chart showing part of the coast of Normany and Le Havre. The publishers imprint beneth is dated 1793. 9 3/4 x 7 inches. Hand coloured. Presented some years ago in a maroon sunk mount and framed in a black and gilt hogarth moulding. This is still in good condition.

    Only available to customers who can collect from Christleton
    30471 Bologne, G. Mercator, c.1630. Price: 49.00

    TERRITORIUM BONONIENSE IL BOLOGNESE. A small early engraved map centred on Bologne. Extends to include Ferrara and Modena. Decorative title and scale cartouches. 8 x 6 inches. Hand coloured. Appears to be in good condition. Presented in a brown sunk mount and 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
    30469 Languedoc, Robert de Vaugondy, c.1760. Price: 60.00

    GOUVERNEMENT GENERAL DU LANGUREDOC.... 1752. A good sized and detailed map of the province. Embellished with a large rococo and pictorial title cartouche dated 1752. Panel with four scales. 19 x 18 3/4 inches. Hand coloured. Good condition. Mounted some years ago in a dark green sunk mount and framed in a black and gilt hogarth moulding. This is still in good condition.

    Only available to customers who can collect from Christleton
    30468 Kingdom of Naples, G. Robert de Vaugondy, 1762. Price: 34.00

    ROYAUME DE NAPLES PAR LE S. ROBERT DE VAUGONDY AVEC PRIVILEGE 1762. An engraved map of the Kingdom of Naples with an inset map of the island of Sicily. Decorative title cartouche. 11 x 98 1/4 inches. Hand coloured. Some light scattered foxing.

    Presented in a maroon sunk mount some years ago and framed in a black and gilt hogarth moulding. Only available to customers who can collect from Christleton.

    16th century

    30467 Salzburg, Sebestian Munster, 1598. Price: 36.00

    SALTZBURG. An early woodcut view of Salzburg set within a page of German text. The view measures 6 x 5 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition. In a green sunk mount and framed many years ago in a black and gilt mouding which is still good condition.

    Only available to customers who can collect from Christleton
    30466 Bresse, Henri du Sauzet, 1734. Price: 34.00

    BRESSE. An engraved map of the provinve. Decorative title cartouche. Two scale. 10 x 7 1/4 inches. Hand coloured. Littley toned but appears to be in good condition. Sunk mount dropped close to the map and framed some years ago in a black and gilt hogarth moulding which is still in good condition.

    Only available to customers who can collect from Christleton

    16th century

    29263 Brabant, Sebastian Munster c.1598. Price: 85.00

    BRABANTIA III RHENI ET X NOVA TABULA. An early woodcut map of the Rhine Valley orientated with west at the top including the towns of Bonn, Cologne, Dordrecht, Amsterdam, Brussels, Maastricht and Liege. 13 1/4 x 10 inches. Hand coloured. Appears to have had some restoration in the centre of the top blank margin.

    Framed many years ago in a grey sunk mount and a plain wood moulding. Only available to customers who can collect from Christleton.

    Early Hand Colouring

    29267 Austria, Johann Baptist Homann, c.1730. Price: 86.00

    BERMANIA AUSTRIACA S R I CIRCULUM AUSTRIAMCUM...... An engraved map centred on Salzburg and extending to include present day Czech Republic, Hungary, Bavaria and Ausria, Extending south to include part of Italy with Venice and Istria. Decorative title cartouche with allegorical figures and coast of arms. Smaller uncoloured carouche displays the explanation and scale. 22 x 19 inches. Good condition.

    Framed some years ago in a dark green mount and a stained wood moulding. This is still in good order. This map is only available to customers who an collect from Christleton

    Early Hand Colouring

    28764 Holstein, William Faden, 1804. Price: 155.00

    A MAP OF THE DUTCHY OF HOLSTEIN, WITH THE TERRITORIES OF THE IMPERIAL TOWNS HAMBURG & LUBECK, ALSO THE BISOPRICK OF EUTIN, LAID DOWN FROM FISCHER'S MAP AND CORRECTED BY B. A detailed engraved map of the region bearing a publisher's imprint dated 1804. 23 x 18 1/2 inches. Original outline and wash hand colouring. Good clean undamaged condition with wide margins.

    From A New General Atlas.

    Early Hand Colouring

    30417 Picardie and Artois, G. Robert de Vaugondy, c.1750. Price: 18.00

    GOUVERNEMENS GENERAUX DE PICARDIE ET ARTOIS DU BOULONOIS, DE FLANDRE ET DE DUNQUERQUE.... 1748. An engraved map of the region with a title panel bearing the date of 1748. 6 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches. Original outing hand colouring. Good condition with large blank margins.
    30413 Russia Europe, Jean B. Nolin, 1754. Price: 16.00

    CARTE DE LA RUSSIE EN EUROPE..... An graved map of Russia in Europe embellished with a rococo cartouche displaying the title and three scales. 8 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches. Uncoloured. Some original folding creases. Good condition.

    Early Hand Colouring

    30416 Swabia, G. Robert de Vaugondy, c.1750. Price: 18.00

    CERCLE DE SOUABE.... 1749. An engraved map of the region with a title panel bearing the date of 1749. 7 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches. Original outing hand colouring. Good condition with large blank margins.
    30387 New York, John Bartholomew, c.1895. Price: 14.00

    NEW YORK HARBOUR AND VICINITY. A colour printed map. Published by A. Fullarton & Co. London & Edinburgh. 5 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches. Good clean condition.

    Early Hand Colouring

    29733 France, John Thomson, c.1820. Price: 16.00

    FRANCE IN DEPARTMENTS. Drawn by Wyld. An engraved map of the country Hewitt. Embellished with an uncoloured vignette view of the Palace of Versailes. Imprint of the publisher beneath. 11 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Good condition.

    From A New General Atlas

    Early Hand Colouring

    29734 France, James Wyld, c.1850. Price: 16.00

    FRANCE IN DEPARTMENTS. An engraved map of the whole country. 10 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches. Attractive original outline and was hand colouring. Good stout paper. Good condition.

    Early Hand Colouring

    29735 Orleanois, Robert de Vaugondy, 1749. Price: 14.00

    GOUVERNEMENT GENERAL D’ORLEANOIS.... 1748. An engraved map of the region with title panel dated 1748. 7 x 6 1/2 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Some old ink stains in the right hand blank margin and just reaching into the map area otherwise good condition.

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    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.

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