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ANTIQUE MAPS of MONMOUTHSHIRE

James Pepper

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Thomas Gardner Road Map

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.

From: "Pocket Guide to The English Traveller" published in 1719

  •  Gardner road map Bristol, Chepstow, Monmouth, Hereford, Leominster, Ludlow

    Gardner road map Bristol, Chepstow, Monmouth, Hereford, Leominster, Ludlow

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25351 Plate 56 Bristol, Chepstow, Monmouth, Hereford, Leominster, Ludlow. Price: 58.00

Dedicated to Earl of Carnarvan. Hand coloured. Good condition.

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Early Hand Colouring - With Original Text

  •  Monmouthshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

    Monmouthshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

Published in the Reign of George III

30522 Monmouthshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810. Price: 32.00

MONMOUTHSHIRE. A good detailed engraved map of the county divided into hundreds. Bears the publishers imprint dated of 1807. Explanation. 7 x 9 1/4 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.

From: The British Atlas

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Early Hand Colouring - With Original Text

  •  Monmouthshire, John Cary, 1809

    Monmouthshire, John Cary, 1809

Published in the Reign of George III

30714 Monmouthshire, John Cary, 1809. Price: 35.00

MONMOUTHSHIRE. A good engraved map of the county. Title panel with compass rose. Publisher’s imprint beneath dated 1809. 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Attractive original outline hand colouring. Good condition. With this map is the original pages of descriptive text. Straight from the atlas and not sold as a single map before. The earlier editions of this map were printed in a portrait mode. This edition Monmouthshire appears in landscape mode.

From: Cary's New and Correct English Atlas

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Early Hand Colouring

  •  Monmouthshire, James Pigot / Isaac Slater, c.1857

    Monmouthshire, James Pigot / Isaac Slater, c.1857

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30788 Monmouthshire, James Pigot / Isaac Slater, c.1857. Price: 50.00

MONMOUTHSHIRE. An engraved map of the county with title, scale, explanation and list of hundreds. Embellished with an uncoloured view of Chepstow Church. 8 3/4 x 14 inches. Original outline hand colouring. On stout paper. Good undamaged condition.

From: Isaac Slater’s New British Atlas

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Provenance: From the Library of John Hobson Matthews

  •  Monmouthshire, John Cary 1793

    Monmouthshire, John Cary 1793

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30876 Monmouthshire, John Cary 1793. Price: 30.00

MONMOUTHSHIRE. A good detailed engraved map of the county. Title panel and compass rose combined. Publisher's imprint dated 1793 beneath. 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Some of the town names are underlined in red. With the original page of descriptive text. Some soiling on the right hand side of the map otherwise good condition.

From: Cary’s New and Correct English Atlas

The significance of some towns being underlined in red is given by the previous owner of the atlas John Hobson Matthews by means of a manuscript note in red ink he has added at the start of the atlas. He says

The places underlined in red ink are those in which a Catholic mission has been established between the era of the Reformation and the year 1840

John Hobson Matthews (1858 - 1914) Born in Croydon in 1858. Educated at schools at Blackheath and Cambridge. Worked for a shipping firm in Malta. A good linguist he was a Roman Catholic historian, archivist and solicitor. You will find more details about him here in the Dictionary of Welsh Biography.

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18th century

  •  Monmouthshire, John Cary 1793

    Monmouthshire, John Cary 1793

Published in the Reign of George III

30995 Monmouthshire, John Cary 1793. Price: 32.00

MONMOUTHSHIRE. A well engraved detailed map of the county with title panel and compass rose combined. Scale. Imprint of John Cary dated 1793. Centre fold. Old manuscript numbering in blank margin 96 and 97. 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Good condition.

From: Cary's New and Correct English Atlas

TITLEPAGE AND ANNOTATED CONTENTS PAGE

  •  New and Correct English Atlas

    New and Correct English Atlas

  •  Hobsons Fox Hunting Atlas List of Hunts

    Hobsons Fox Hunting Atlas List of Hunts

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Victorian Fox Hunting Map

  •  Monmouthshire - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851

    Monmouthshire - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851

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31052 Monmouthshire - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851. Price: 38.00

MONMOUTHSHIRE. A good detailed lithograph map of the county from Hobson's Fox Hunting Atlas showing the places of the Meeting of the Fox Hounds. 12 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches. Published by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Co. Paternoster Row, London. Original outline hand colouring. Fine condition. Straight from the atlas so has not been sold as a single map before.

Shows Monmouthshire Hunt

Provenance: George Hayhurst - Royal Fusiliers and Henry H. France

TITLEPAGE AND LIST OF HUNTS

  •  Hobson Fox Hunting Atlas Titlepage

    Hobson Fox Hunting Atlas Titlepage

  •  Hobsons Fox Hunting Atlas List of Hunts

    Hobsons Fox Hunting Atlas List of Hunts

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  •  Monmouthshire, Joshua Archer c.1845

    Monmouthshire, Joshua Archer c.1845

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30210 Monmouthshire, Joshua Archer, c.1845. Price: 12.50

MONMOUTHSHIRE. An engraved map of the county map divided into hundreds. 7 x 9.25 inches. Uncoloured. Explanation, list of hundreds and scale. Original centre fold. Some light toning. No repairs.

From: Dugdales England and Wales Delineated

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First Edition - Early Hand Colouring

  •  Monmouthshire John Cary 1787

    Monmouthshire John Cary 1787

Published in the Reign of George III

31293 Monmouthshire, John Cary 1787. Price: 35.00

MONMOUTHSHIRE. The FIRST EDITION of this well engraved detailed map of the county with title panel and compass rose combined. Scale. Imprint of John Cary dated 1787. 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Good condition. With this map is the original page of descriptive text.

From: Cary's New and Correct English Atlas

THE SUBSCRIBERS TO THE FIRST EDITION

If you are thinking of buying this map you may be interested to see this list of the original subscribers to Cary's New and Correct English Atlas first published in 1787. It makes interesting reading and might even include one of your relatives.

  •  New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

    New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

  •  New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

    New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

  •  New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

    New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

  •  New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

    New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

  •  New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

    New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

  •  New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

    New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

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  •  Monmouthshire and Herefordshire, George A. Walpole, 1794

    Monmouthshire and Herefordshire, George A. Walpole, 1794

Published in the Reign of George III

TWO COUNTY MAPS

31319 Monmouthshire and Herefordshire, George A. Walpole, 1794. Price: 42.00

Two maps on one sheet

A NEW MAP OF MONMOUTHSHIRE DRAWN FROM THE LATEST AUTHORITIES. An engraved county map with a pictorial title cartouche. Coat of arms and compass pointer. 6 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches, 160 x 195 mm. Uncoloured.

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A NEW MAP OF HEREFORDSHIRE DRAWN FROM THE LATEST AUTHORITIES. An engraved map of the county embellished with a pictorial title cartouche. Coat of arms. 6 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches. Uncoloured. In goo condition. The bottom blank margin narrows a bit on the left hand side. A few light creases but good clean undamaged condition.

From: Walpoole’e New Complete English Traveller

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  •  Monmouthshire, Joshua Archer c.1845

    Monmouthshire, Joshua Archer c.1845

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31349 Monmouthshire, Josha Archer, c.1845. Price: 12.50

MONMOUTHSHIRE. An engraved map of the county with scale, list of hundreds and explanation. 7 x 9 1/4 inches. Uncoloured. 9 1/4 x 7 inches. Very lightly toned. Good condition.

Engraved for Dugdales England and Wales Delineated

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Early Hand Colouring

  •  Monmouthshire, Samuel Lewis 1845

    Monmouthshire, Samuel Lewis 1845

  •  Lewis' Atlas to the Topographical Dictionaries of England and Wales

    Lewis' Atlas to the Topographical Dictionaries of England and Wales

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31604 Monmouthshire, Samuel Lewis, 1845. Price: 14.00

MONMOUTHSHIRE. A county map drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker. Reference to the Unions. Scale. 7 x 9 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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  •  Monmouthshire, Archibald Fullarton c.1843

    Monmouthshire, Archibald Fullarton c.1843

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31631 Monmouthshire, Archibald Fullarton c.1843. Price: 12.50

MONMOUTHSHIRE. A good detailed engraved mid 19th century map of the county. Scale, compass pointer and list of hundreds. Uncoloured. 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. Lightly toned but good undamaged condition.

From: The Parliamentary Gazetteer

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Early Hand Colouring

  •  Monmouthshire, John Cary, 1802

    Monmouthshire, John Cary, 1802

Published in the Reign of George III

31713 Monmouthshire, John Cary, 1802. Price: 32.00

MONMOUTHSHIRE A well engraved detailed map of the county with title panel and compass rose combined. Scale. Imprint of John Cary dated 1793. With original page of descriptive text. 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Good condition. I have dated this map 1802 because the paper is watermarked 1802. The title page of the atlas is dated 1795.

From Cary's New and Correct English Atlas

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Excellent Book for the County Map Collector

If you can find a copy

When I started collecting and selling maps back in the 1960's there were very few reference books on antique maps. The first book I remember buying was Maps and Mapmakers by R. V. Tooley. Full of wonderful information but over the years there were periods when it was out of print. The Antique Collectors Club used to produce a large range of books on all kinds of antiques and in 1983 - BRITISH COUNTY MAPS by YASHA BERISINER was published. To the best of my knowledge there has not been another book like it published. A most useful and informative work and essential for the avid county map collector. I think there was just the one edition. If you can get hold of a copy at a reasonable price my advice would be - Buy it. There is a link below that will search Amazon for copies on sale.

My well used copy pictured on the right still has its distinctive red cover illustrating Cambridgeshire by John Speed. The county I was born in.

British County Maps by Yasha Beresiner

Antique Maps of Wales by John Booth

If you are a collector of Welsh antique maps and are looking for a good reference book then I would certainly recommend Antique Maps of Wales by John Booth. Mine is the first edition limited to 1,000 copies published in 1977 but there are later editions you could try and pick up. The main mapmakers are arranged chronologically and there is a good full page illustration to go with each.

Check on the link below to see if you can pick up a secondhand copy

Maps of Wales by John Booth
Illustration from Maps of Wales by John Booth

Looking at Old Maps by John Booth

This is John Booth's second book that was published in 1979, two years after his book on Welsh Maps. My copy is the first edition in which is a loose sheet giving a guide to prices. The format is very similar with a write up on a cartographer and a full page example illustration opposite. Lots of useful information and a very good introductory book for the collector of county maps. Recommended. Again click on the Amazon link on the right and treat yourself to a copy.

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I have been buying and selling antique maps since the early 1960's during which time I had a gallery in Watergate Street, Chester for 30 years. I am now able to offer through my websites a personal service to map and print collectors.

Antique Maps of Monmouthshire - Richard Nicholson

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