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British Isles Maps
Pre 1800

Richard Nicholson of Chester

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18th Century - Early Hand Colouring

  • North West England, Gerard Mercator c.1632

    North West England, Gerard Mercator c.1632

Published in the reign of George III

19334 North West England, Gerard Mercator, c.1632. Price: 68.00

WEST MORLAND, CASTRIA, CESTRIA ETC

A small early engraved map of the north west of England with North Wales and the Isle of Man. Decorative title and scale cartouches. Ship and sea monster. French text on verso. Title with page number 75 in top margin. 7 x 5 1/4 inches. Good condition.

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18th Century - Early Hand Colouring

  • The English Channel, R. & J. Ottens, c.1750

    The English Channel, R. & J. Ottens, c.1750

Published in the reign of George III

21417 The English Channel, R & J. Ottens, c.1750. Price: 350.00

LA PLUS GRANDE PARTIE DE LA MANCHE...

A fine engraved map showing the south east corner of England as far north as Colchester and as far west as Lulworth in Dorset and Gloucester. Part of the continental coast is shown with the island of Alderney. The title, scales and explanation appear across the top of the map. 23.25 x 19 inches. Fine original outline and wash hand colouring. Good condition.

18th Century - Early Hand Colouring

  • Central England, von Reilly 1789

    Central England, von Reilly 1789

Published in the reign of George III

24040 Central England, Franz Joseph von Reilly, 1789. Price: 68.00

Des Konigreichs ENGLAND westlicher Theil, oder Hereford Shire, Worcester Sh, Warwick Shire, Nordhampton Shire, Rutland Shire, Leicester Shire, Linkoln Shire, Notingham Shire, Derby Shire, Stafford Shire, Shrop Sh. und Sheshire Nro. 82

An engraved map of central England divided into counties. Uncoloured title cartouche. 10 3/4 x 8 inches. Early wash hand colouring. Good condition. Straight from the atlas and not sold as a single map before.

From: Schauplatz der funf Theile der Welt

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18th Century - Early Hand Colouring

  • Northern England, von Reilly 1789

    Northern England, von Reilly 1789

Published in the reign of George III

24041 Northern England, Franz Joseph von Reilly, 1789. Price: 68.00

Des Konigreichs ENGLAND nordlicker Theil oder York Shire, das Bithum Durham, Northumberland, Cumerland, Westmoreland, und Lancashire. Nro. 83

An engraved map of northern England embellished with a decorative uncoloured title cartouche. 10 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Early wash hand colouring. Slight vertical crease on the left hand side otherwise good condition.

From: Schauplatz der funf Theile der Welt

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18th Century - Sea Chart

  • East Coast and North Sea, Captain Greenville Collins, c.1745

    East Coast and North Sea, Captain Greenville Collins, c.1745

Published in the reign of George III

29259 East Coast and North Sea, Captain Greenville Collins, c.1745. Price: 300.00

An interesting untitled chart orientated with west at the top. The east coast of England is shown from Berwick to just west of Rye in Sussex. Arms of England. Continental coast from Holland to Calais. Decorative dedication cartouche with figures. Compass rose and rhumb lines. 21 x 17 inches, 550 x 440 mm. Fine hand colouring. Some light toning. Nice heavy paper. No tears or repairs.

From: Coasting Pilot

17th Century - Roads

  • England and Wales, John Ogilby, 1675

    England and Wales, John Ogilby, 1675

Published in the reign of George III

29678 England and Wales, John Ogilby, 1675. Price: 320.00

A NEW MAP OF THE KINGDOM OF ENGLAND & DOMINION OF WALES ACTUALLY MEASURED & DELINEATED BY JOHN OGILBY ESQR. HIS MA.TIES COSMOGRPHER

The lovely fascinating map of England and Wales that appears I think only in the early edition of the Britannia. Showing the routes that the 100 strip road maps in the atlas follow. A large decorative cartouche displays a Catalogue of Roads and beneath the title. Royal Arms, cartouche with three scales. Ships on the sea and two sea monsters. The paper of this map is in fine condition and thicker than some other specimens of this map I have had in the past. The imperfections are just small as there is little to no blank margin on the right hand side and trimming to the printed margin on the right hand side. Uncoloured.

From: Britannia

Historical

  • Saxon England, Robert Morden, 1722

    Saxon England, Robert Morden, 1722

Published in the reign of George III

30638 Saxon England, Robert Morden, 1722. Price: 60.00

BRITANNIA SAXONICA

An interesting engraved map of England and Wales in Saxon times. Two decorative cartouches. Small ships. 12 x 14 inches, 295 x 370 mm. Uncoloured. Nice clean condition with good wide margins.

From: Camden's Britannia

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18th Century - Sea Chart

  • St. George's Channel, Captain Greenville Collins, c.1760

    St. George's Channel, Captain Greenville Collins, c.1760

Published in the reign of George III

31028 St. George's Channel Captain Greenville Collins, c.1760. Price: 260.00

ST. GEORGE'S CHANNEL

An untitled chart orientated with west the at the top. Includes the coast of Ireland from Belfast to Cork and the coastline of England and Wales from the Mull of Galloway to the Lizard in Cornwall. Embellished with a cartouche bearing a dedication to Sir Richard Rooth, Knt.Late Governor of their Mahies Fort Castl-ny-Park near Kinsale. 22 3/4 x 18 inches. Uncoloured. Lightly toned but good condition with no tears or repairs.

From: Great Britains Coasting Pilot

18th Century

  • Enland and Wales Counties, T. Badeslade and W. H.Toms 1742

    Enland and Wales Counties, T. Badeslade and W. H.Toms 1742

31077 England and Wales Counties, Thomas Badeslade and William Henry Toms, 1742. Price: 33.00

ENGLAND

An interesting small engraved map of England and Wales divided into counties. Title panel. List of counties with a table showing their length, breadth and area. 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 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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18th Century

  • North West England, Pieter van der Aa c.1720

    North West England, Pieter van der Aa c.1720

Published in the reign of George III

31650 North West England and North Wales, Pieter van der Aa, c.1720. Price: 55.00

LES COMTES DE SHROPS, LANCASTRE, CHESTER, CARDIGAN, RADNOR, MONGOMERY, MERIONETH, CAENRVAN, DENBIGH, FLINT ET AUTRES

An engraved map after Mercator showing the north west of England with part of Wales, part of the coast of Ireland and part of the Isle of Man. Hand coloured. 7 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches. A little light creasing but otherwise good undamaged 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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17th Century

  • The Invasions of England and Wales, John Speed 1646

    The Invasions of England and Wales, John Speed 1646

Published in the reign of George III

32506 Invasions of England and Wales, John Speed 1646. Price: 1350.00

THE INVASIONS OF ENGLAND AND IRELAND WITH AL THEIR CIVILL WARS SINCE THE CONQUEST

A fascinating map engraved by Cornelius Danckerts showing the invasions and major battles from the time of the Norman Conquest to he Spanish Armada in the reign of Elizabeth I. Although the map was drawn by John Speed in the first part of the 7th century it did not appear in the Theatre until 1627. The title is displayed within a decorative cartouche surmounted by the royal armas. A splendid compass rose is shown in the Irish Sea from which radiates rhumb lines. The major land battles are depicted by their name and a small engraving of opposing troops. 20 x 14 3/4 inches. Uncoloured. A few small light brown marks but generally in nice condition with full blank margins. Small slit at the bottom of the centre fold in the margin area. On verso is part of a lengthy description in English. With this map I am able to provide the four additional pages of text that conclude the description started on the verso of the map. These pages are from the 1676 edition of the Theatre. The map has been taken from the atlas and not previously been sold as a single map.

A most desirable map for the collector

Early 17th Century

  • Saxon Heptarchy map by William Hole 1637

    Saxon Heptarchy map by William Hole 1637

Published in the reign of George III

33024 England and Wales - Saxon Heptarchy, William Hole, 1637. Price: 185.00

ENGLADOND ANGLIS ANGLOSAXONUM HEPTARCHIA

An early engraved map depicting England and Wales showing the ancient kingdoms during Saxon Heptarchy. Decorative title cartouche, scale panel, compass rose and ships. Engraved by William Hole who name appears by the scale cartouche. Number 1 in bottom left hand corner. 12 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches. Uncoloured. Original centre fold. Plain on verso with manuscript list John Higham 1734, Charles Higham and Ch... Higham. A little light browning in the top left and right blank margins. A little light creasing in the centre fold otherwise good undamaged condition.

From: Camden’s Britannia

18th Century - Sea Chart

  • Chart of English & St. George's Channels, John Dodsley 1744

    Chart of English & St. George's Channels, John Dodsley 1744

Published in the reign of George III

33034 English and St. George's Channels, John Dodsley, 1744. Price: 55.00

A CORRECT CHART OF THE ENGLISH AND ST. GEORGE’S CHANNELS WIGTH THE ADJACENT COASTS

An interesting engraved chart with title panel and compass rose with rhumb lines. The recently Nymph Bank off the southern coast of Ireland is shown. 15 x 7 1/4 inches. Three original vertical folds. Uncoloured. Very small top blank margin. Discolouration mark in a blank area of England and light brown mark above the title panel.

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18th Century

  • England and Wales, Herman Moll 1720

    England and Wales, Herman Moll 1720

Published in the reign of George III

33152 England and Wales, Herman Moll, 1729. Price: 30.00

A NEW MAP OF THE RIVERS & SEA COASTS OF ENGLAND

An engraved map of England and Wales divided into counties and showing the rivers. 11 1/4 x 11 3/8 inches. Uncoloured. Some original fold creases. Repair in the lower left hand blank margin which is often seen owing to how the map was bound into the book.

From: Magna Britannia Et Hibernia & Nova

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17th Century - Text

  • British Isles text by William Camden 1637

    British Isles text by William Camden 1637

33232 British Isles, William Camden, 1637. Price: 14.00

BRITISH ISLES

Pages 1 - 182 inclusive describing the county of Dorset in English. Plus some preliminary pages including the title page, soiled and repaired. Some wear to the bottom right hand corner of these preliminary pages. Odd tear in the text pages but otherwise good. Pages include the Scots, Saxons, Normans. A few pages show illustrations of coins. About 13 x 8 inches.

From: Camden’s Britannia

Published in the reign of George III

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18th Century

  • British Isles text by William Camden 1637

    British Isles text by William Camden 1637

33237 England and Wales, Jospeh Ellis, c.1777. Price 40.00

AN ACCURATE MODERN MAP OF ENGLAND AND WALES DRAWN FROM THE LATEST SURVEYS CORRECTED & IMPROVED BY THE BEST AUTHORITIES. Printed for Robert Sayer at the Golden Buck in Fleet Street and Carington Bowles next the Chapter House in St. Pauls Church Yard

An engraved map of England and Wales divided into counties. The title is displayed within a decorative pictorial cartouche. 15 3/4 x 18 1/4 inches. This map appears folded in the atlas and therefore is usually found as with this specimen as not having a complete blank border. Original fold creases. Some of these fold are strengthened on verso.. Uncoloured. Some traces of browning on verso from tape in the past. Clean condition.

From: Ellis's English Atlas or a Compleat Chorography of England and Wales in 50 Maps.

Published in the reign of George III

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18th Century

  • North East Coast of England Landshapes Captain greenville Collins c.1760

    North East Coast of England Landshapes Captain greenville Collins c.1760

33321 Land Shapes, Captain Greenville Collins, c.1760. Price: 24.00

An untitled folio page numbered V illustrating 15 separate land shaped from sea on the east coast of England and Scotland. These include Southwold, Lowestoft, Blakeney, Sunderland, Peterhead and Aberdeen. 11 x 17 1/4 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.

From: Coasting Pilot

Published in the reign of George III

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