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Berkshire, John Gibson, 1759
BERKSHIRE A miniature engraved map of the county. Uncoloured rococo title cartouche. Description. Compass pointer and scale. 4.5 x 2.5 inches, 110 x 63 mm. Early outline hand colouring. Good condition.
From: New and Accurate Maps of the Counties of England and Wales
Berkshire, J. Wallis / W. Lewis, 1819
BERKSHIRE A small engraved county map with short description beneath. 3.75 x 4.75 inches. Original outline and wash colouring. Good condition. With original page of descriptive text giving details of the county, towns, inns, rivers and fairs. First published by James Wallis this map comes from William Lewis' New Traveller's Guide
Berkshire, Joan Blaeu, 1662
BERCHERIA VERNACULE BARK SHIRE. A fine 17th century engraved map of the county. Central title cartouche with figures of Knights of the Gartar. Surveyor and putti. Royal Arms and Arms of England. 19 x 1 5 inches, 500 x 382 mm. Spanish text on verso. Early hand colouring. Fine condition.
Road from Banbury to Campden, Thiomas Kitchin 1767
Road from London to Abingdon, Thiomas Kitchin 1767
Double sided Road Map. 8 x 6 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.
Side 14. Untitled
Banbury, Stratford, Bromsgrove, Kidderminster, Bridgnorth. Banbury, Shipton, Campden.
Side 15. The Road from LONDON to ST DAVIDS on the sea coast in Pembrokeshire
London, Colbrook, Maidenhead, Henley on Thames, Abingdon,
Berkshire, Thomas Kitchin and Thomas Jefferys, c.1749
A MAP OF BERK-SHIRE. An engraved map of the county with scale and compass pointer. Beneath the map is a list of towns with their market and fair days. 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches, 135 x 115 mm. Original outline and wash hand colouring. Good condition.
From: The Small English Atlas published by Robert Sayer
Berkshire, T. Badeslade and W. H. Toms, 1742
A MAP OF BERKSHIRE. A small engraved map of the county orientated with west at the top. On the left of the map is a panel listing the main towns in the county with their market and fair days. 5 x 5 inches, 145 x 140 mm. Uncoloured. The map has two repairs. A portion of the bottom blank margin filled in and a two inch tear going across the top right hand corner of the map is repaired on verso. Special price.
From: Chorographia Britanniae
Berkshire, John Seller, 1701
BARKSHIRE. A small engraved map of the county embellished with a decorative title cartouche. 5 x 4 inches. Uncoloured. Some small light grey spots which show more on the verso otherwise good condition with wide blank margins.
From: Camden's Britannia Abridg'd.
Berkshire, John Owen and Emanuel Bowen, c.1730
BERKSHIRE. An engraved county map with description, surmounted by a decorative cartouche titled The Roads from Oxford to Salisbury &c.. A strip road map on verso showing the route from Oxford to beyond Hungerford with coat of arms and engraved notes. 4 x 7 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.
From: Britannia Depicta
The Upper Thames, John Bartholomew, c.1898
THE UPPER THAMES. A colour printed map showing parts of Reading and Windsor with surrounding area. Inset map of Oxford and environs. Scale of 4 miles to the inch. Shows the railways. 16 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Good clean condition.
From: The Royal Atlas
Berkshire, T. Badeslade and W. H.Toms 1742
BERKSHIRE. A delightful small engraved map of the county with scale and compass rose. To the left of the map is a panel providing information on Members of Parliament and listing the major towns with the Market and Fair Days. 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 Dedication
It is interesting to note that the atlas was intended for the use of his Majesty King George I for his 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.
Berkshire, Carington Bowles, 1785
Sir H. George Fordham
BOWLES’S NEW MEDIUM MAP OF BERKSHIRE DIVIDED INTO ITS HUNDREDS.. A good detailed late 18th century map of the county. The title appears within a circular panel bearing the imprint of Carington Bowles No. 69 in St. Paul’s Church Yard. Beneath the map is a further imprint Published as the Act directs, 3 Jan. 1785. Around the map are interesting engraved notes pertaining to the county. 12 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches. Explanation and scale. Original outline hand colouring. Superb clean condition having been taken straight from the atlas and not sold previously as a single map.
From Bowles’s New Medium English Atlas. The maps in this atlas are based on the maps by Emanuel and Thomas Bowen in their Atlas Anglicanus. The title cartouche has been changed as well as the addition of the distance in miles from London shown by some town names.
This map comes from an atlas which was once in the library of the renowned carto-bibliographer Sir Herbert George Fordham (1854 - 1929). He was the first to attempt the systematic cataloguing of the maps of an English county. Born on 9th May 1854 at Odsey, a manor on the borders of Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire sold to the Fordham family in 1793 by the 5th Duke of Devonshire. The flyleaf of the atlas was signed H.George Fordham, Odsey, 1925. Further reading: Map Collectors' Circle No. 51: Sir H.George Fordham Carto-bibliographer by J. M. Henshall.
The atlas was later in the library of Professor Eva Germaine Remington Taylor (1879 - 1966) Distinguished geographer. Presented after her death to Birbeck College, University of London. Sold by their order at Sotheby's, London and purchased by Richard Nicholson
Berkshire, Samuel Lewis 1845
Lewis' Atlas to the Topographical Dictionaries of England and Wales
BERKSHIRE. A map drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker. 9 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
Berkshire, George Augustus Walpole, c.1784
A NEW & CORRECT MAP OF BERK SHIRE, DRAWN FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES BY THOMAS BOWEN, GEOGR. A map of the county engraved by Thomas Bowen. Embellished with a pictorial title cartouche, compass rose, coat of arms and remarks. 8 x 6 1/4 inches. Uncoloured. Small light crease on the left of the map and another in the blank margin. This map comes from George Augustus Walpoole’s British Traveller published by Alexander Hogg. It has been re-margined on the bottom as it appears in the atlas abutting Somerset with no border between the two. Uncoloured.
From: Walpoole’s British Traveller
Neighbourhood of Windsor, James Hakewill c.1813
THE NEIGHBOURHOOD OF WINDSOR. An interesting engraved map centred on Windsor and showing the surrounding areas including Colnbrook, Staines and Chertsey. About 10 1/2 x 8 inches. Uncoloured. Some light dust soiling around the edges light crease in the bottom left hand blank area, otherwise good condition. Uncoloured.
From: The History of Windsor and its Neighbourhood
Berkshire, Thomas Moule, c.1850
BERKSHIRE. A decorative Victorian map of the county including the railways. The map is set within a fine border incorporating four circular views, two knights in armour, two maidens pouring water into the Thames, title and royal arms. 10 x 7 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.
From: Barclay's Dictionary
Map of Berkshire, John Cary, 1792
BERKSHIRE A small engraved map of the county. Tile panel surmounted by half compass rose. Panel at bottom with list of distances from London. Publisher’s imprint beneath dated 1792. 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches. Thin paper. Original outline hand colouring. Good condition.
From: Cary’s Traveller’s Companion
Titlepage dated 1791, maps dated 1792. The atlas was formerly in the Mumbee family library - titlepage stamped V. Munbee
Cary Titlepage and Munbee Bookplate
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