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DENBIGHSHIRE

17th Century - Miniature

  •  Denbighshire, Pieter van den Keere, c.1630

    Denbighshire, Pieter van den Keere, c.1630

Published in the Reign of Charles I

17285 Denbighshire and Flintshire, Pieter van den Keere, c.1630. Price: 37.00

DENBIGH AND FLINT DISCRIBED. A miniature engraved map of the two counties. Often referred to as a “Miniature Speed”. 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches. Uncoloured. No bottom blank margin and slight trimming. Parrt of a description of Denbighshire in English on verso. Otherwise good condition.

From: England Wales Scotland and Ireland Described

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18th Century

  •  Denbighshire, John Seller, 1787

    Denbighshire, John Seller, 1787

Published in the Reign of George III

20097 Denbighshire, John Seller, 1787. Price: 29.00

DENBEIGHSHIRE. The later edition of John Seller's map of the county of Denbighshire. Oval title panel. Description of the county beneath and continuing on the verso. 5 x 4 inches. Hand coloured. A little very light foxing but otherwise good condition.

From: Grose's Antiquities

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18th Century - County and Road Map

  •  Denbighshire, John Owen / Emanuel Bowen, c.1730

    Denbighshire, John Owen / Emanuel Bowen, c.1730

Published in the Reign of George III

27404 Denbighshire, John Owen / Emanuel Bowen, c.1730. Price: 20.00

A MAP of DENBIGHSHIRE. An engraved county map with description and coat of arms, surmounted by a decorative cartouche. Road map on verso from St. Ives to Truro with three coats of arms and notes. 4 1/4 x 7 inches, 107 x 180 mm. Uncoloured. Slight crease in top left hand corern. Minor repair in bottom blank margin otherwise good condition.

From: Britannia Depicta

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Early 17th Century - Unusual

  •  Denbighshire & Flintshire, Michael Drayton, 1622

    Denbighshire & Flintshire, Michael Drayton, 1622

Published in the Reign of William IV

28775 Denbighshire & Flintshire, Michael Drayton, 1622. Price: 185.00

The untitled map of Denbighshire and Flintshire from Michael Drayton’s Poly-Olbion. Probably engraved by William. Hole. 13 x 10 inches. A good clean sharp impression of this unusual map embellished with many small figures and water nymphs. Good blank margins with no trimming of the margins as is sometimes the case with this map. Good clean condition.

From: Poly-Olbion

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Early 17th Century

  •  Denbighsire, William Kip, 1637

    Denbighsire, William Kip, 1637

Published in the Reign of Charles I

30083 Denbighshire, William Kip, c.1637. Price: 75.00

DENBIGH COMITATUS... An early map of the county engraved by William Kip after the survey by Christopher Saxton. Embellished with decorative title and scale cartouches. 12 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.

From: Camden's Britannia

I have date this map 1637 but it could well be 1610. All this is explained in my Guide to Collecting British County Maps

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For the Collector

  •  Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820

    Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820

Published in the Reign of George III

30948 Denbighshire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820. Price: 68.00

LANGLEY’S NEW MAP OF DENBIGHSHIRE. An engraved map of the county. In the top bottom hand corner is a vignette view of Llangollen. The title appears above the map. Beneath the map is the publishers imprint Printed and Published by Langley & Belch, No. 173 High Street, Borough, London, July 1st, 1818. 10 x 6 3/4 inches. Manuscript number 43 in the top right hand corner. Original outline and wash hand colouring. A little light toning and some speckled foxing in the blank margins. No tears or repairs.

From: Langley’s New County Atlas of England and Wales

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19th Century - Early Hand Colouring

  •  Denbighshire, Samuel Lewis 1845

    Denbighshire, Samuel Lewis 1845

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

31583 Denbighshire, Samuel Lewis, 1845. Price: 19.00

DENBIGHSHIRE. A county map drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker. 9 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. 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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17th Century

  •  Denbighshire and Fintshire Joan Blaeu c.1648

    Denbighshire and Fintshire Joan Blaeu c.1648

Published in the Reign of Charles I

32040 Denbighshire and Flintshire, Joan Blaeu, c.1648. Price: 120.00

DENBIGIENSIS COMITATUS ET COMITATUS FLINTENSIS. DENBIGH ET FLINTSHIRE. A fine 17th century map of the two counties. Decorative title and scale carotuches. Blank cartouche with putti. Royal Arms, Arms of Wales and the Prince of Wales Feathers. Ship in the Dee estuary. 19 x 15 inches. Hand coloured. This map was framed in a black and gilt hogarth moulding many years ago. The frame is still in reasonable condition.

This map is only available for collection from Christleton.

The label on the back of the frame is of particular interest to me as it is that of Raymond Plant who was a member of the BADA. His address is 25 Watergate Street, Chester. It was Raymond who telephoned one day back in 1968 and asked if I was interested in buying the remainder of his lease in Watergate Street. I did and was there at number 25 for the next 30 years closing the shop in 1998 and moving to the internet the same year.

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FLINTSHIRE

John Speed - The Rare Latin Edition

  •  Flintshire, John Speed 1616

    Flintshire, John Speed 1616

Published in the Reign of William IV

22770 Flintshire, John Speed 1616. Price: 350.00

FLINT-SHIRE. The rare 1616 edition of this decorative 17th century map of the county published in London by John Sudbury and George Humble. Inset town plans of Flint and St. Asaph. View of St. Winifred's Well. Description and illustration of the capture of King Richard II at Flint Castle. Compass rose, coats of arms, sea monsters and ships further embellish the map. Description of the county with a list of towns in Latin on verso. Uncoloured. A little surface loss in the St. Asaph plan area otherwise good condition.

From: Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain

There was just the one edition of the atlas in 1616 to have Latin text.

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17th Century Town Plan

  •  St. Asaph, John Speed, c.1611

    St. Asaph, John Speed, c.1611

Published in the Reign of William IV

27820 St. Asaph, John Speed, c.1611. Price: 24.00

SAINT ASAPH. An engraved plan of the town with strap work title cartouche, coat of arms and scale. 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches. Cut out and mounted on a sheet of old paper. Uncoloured. Good condition. In all the years I have been selling maps I cannot remember ever having the opportunity to sell this plan. For it is the plan of St. Asaph that appears on John Speed’s county map of Flintshire. For some unknown reason someone has cut this from the folio map and mounted it on paper. Holding it up to the light you can see the English test that appears on the verso.

From: Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine

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19th Century - Large

  •  Mold Water, Ordnance Survey, c.1892

    Mold Water, Ordnance Survey, c.1892

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

29384 Mold Water, Ordnance Survey, c.1892. Price: 30.00

MOLD WATER. An interesting Ordnance Survey sheet dated 1833 including parts of Denbighshire, Flintshire, Cheshire and Shropshire. The interest come from the additional printing added in the top left hand margin MOLD WATER. DISTRICT DEFINED BY COMPANY'S ACT. 1892. The area referred to around Mold has been hand coloured in pink, yellow and green. 32 x 24 1/2 inches. The map is mounted on linen and has fold creases. Lightly soiled all over. Some splitting. Traces of 8 pieces of sellotape brown stains. Nicks around the outer edges.

The illustration just shows the top left hand side.

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19th Century - Early Hand Colouring

  •  Flintshire, Samuel Lewis, c.1840

    Flintshire, Samuel Lewis, c.1840

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

29704 Flintshire, Samuel Lewis, c.1840. Price: 17.00

FLINTSHIRE. An engraved map of the county. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker. 9 x 7 inches. Early outline hand colouring. Good condition.

From: Lewis' Topographical Dictionary

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19th Century - Early Hand Colouring

  •  Flintshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

    Flintshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

Published in the Reign of George III

29925 Flintshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810. Price: 35.00

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 stout paper with wide blank margins. Good clean condition.

From: The British Atlas

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17th Century - First Map to Show Flintshire lone

  •  Flintshire, William Kip after Christopher Saxton, 1637

    Flintshire, William Kip after Christopher Saxton, 1637

Published in the Reign of Charles I

30085 Flintshire, William Kip after Christopher Saxton, 1637. Price: 70.00

DENBIGH COMITATUS... An early map of the county engraved by William Kip after the survey by Christopher Saxton. Embellished with decorative title and scale cartouches. 12 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.

This good well be the 1610 edition as there is no way to differentiate between the 1610 and 1637 editions. It is a very nice dark impression.

From: Camden's Britannia

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18th Century

  •  Flintshire, John Seller, c.1787

    Flintshire, John Seller, c.1787

30456 Flintshire, John Seller, c.1787. Price: 37.00

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

19th Century - Early Hand Colouring

  •  Flintshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

    Flintshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

Published in the Reign of George III

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.

From: The British Atlas

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19th Century - Early Hand Colouring

  •  Flintshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

    Flintshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

Published in the Reign of George III

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.

From: The British Atlas

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For the Collector

  •  Flintshire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820

    Flintshire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820

Published in the Reign of George III

30949 Flintshire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820. Price: 68.00

LANGLEY’S NEW MAP OF FLINTSHIRE. An engraved map of the county. In the bottom left hand corner is a vignette view of Flint Castle. The title appears above the map. Beneath the map is the publishers imprint Printed and Published by Langley & Belch, No. 173 High Street, Borough, London, August 1st, 1818. 10 x 6 3/4 inches. Manuscript number 44 in the top right hand corner. Original outline and wash hand colouring. A little light toning and some speckled foxing in the blank margins. No tears or repairs.

From: Langley’s New County Atlas of England and Wales

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19th Century

  •  Flintshire, Joshua Archer 1845

    Flintshire, Joshua Archer 1845

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

31250 Flintshire, Joshua Archer, c.1845. Price: 12.50

FLINTSHIRE. A detailed engraved map of the county divided into hundreds. 9 x 7 inches. Uncoloured. Some light foxing. Otherwise good condition with no tears or repairs.

From: Dugdale’s England and Wales Delineated

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Early Hand Colouring

  •  Flintshire, Samuel Lewis 1845

    Flintshire, Samuel Lewis 1845

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

31589 Flintshire, Samuel Lewis, 1845. Price: 20.00

FLINTSHIRE. A county map drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker. Inset map of the separate area of the county. Reference to the Unions. 9 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. 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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Antique Maps of Denbighshire and Flintshire - Richard Nicholson

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