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Antique Maps of Cornwall

Richard Nicholson of Chester

A World of Antique Maps and Prints

James Pepper reading

Established in 1961

All the Maps on this page are guaranteed to be genuine early specimens
published in or around the year stated

English and Welsh Counties Menu

Late 18th Century - Early Hand Colouring

  • Cornwall by John Cary, 1792

    Cornwall by John Cary, 1792

32576 Cornwall, John Cary, 1792. Price: 14.00

CORNWALL
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

Title page dated 1791, maps dated 1792. The atlas was formerly in the Mumbee family library - title page stamped V. Munbee

Provenance

  • Cary Titlepage and Munbee Bookplate

    Cary Titlepage and Munbee Bookplate

Published in the reign of George III

Minimum Order £15.00
POST FREE IN THE U.K.

If the map is to be sent to an address outside the UK. I will send you a PayPal Invoice for the Postage and Packing. This single charge covers any number of items in one order. EUROPE - 14 pounds. REST OF THE WORLD - 25 pounds

18th Century - Sea Chart

  • Chart of Fowey and Mounts Bay in Cornwall by Captain Greenville Collins 1764

    Chart of Fowey and Mounts Bay in Cornwall by Captain Greenville Collins 1764

Published in the reign of George III

32605 Fowey and Mounts Bay, Captain Greenville Collins, circa 1764. Price: 230.00

FOWEY & MOUNTS-BAY
A fine and impressive engraved chart of Fowey with an inset chart of Mounts Bay. Decorative cartouche displaying the title, scale and dedication. 22 x 17 inches. Attractive later hand colouring. Original centre fold. Good clean condition. From: Coasting Pilot.

This map was put into a 2 1/2 inch green sunk mount and framed some years ago in a rubbed gold moulding. The frame is still in reasonably good condiiton so the map is ready to hang.

Only available to customers who can collect from Christleton

Late 19th Century

  • Map of Cornwall by Richard Blome 1673

    Map of Cornwall by Richard Blome 1673

Published in the reign of George III

33163 Cornwall, Richard Blome. 1683. Price: 265.00

A MAPP of the county of CORNWAL; with its hundreds by Ric: Blome by his Matys. comand.

An interesting engraved map of the county. The title is shown on a banner, supported by two dolphins. Another banner displays the dedication to the Earl of Bath with his coat of arms. Four ships. 12 x 9 inches, 310 x 240 mm. Attractive later hand colouring. Original centre fold. Good condition with no tears or repairs.

From: Britannia

18th Century County and Road Map

  • Map of Cornwall by John Owen and Emanuel Bowen c.1730

    Map of Cornwall by John Owen and Emanuel Bowen c.1730

  • 18th century road map Exeter t Tavistock

    18th century road map Exeter t Tavistock

33175 Cornwall, John Owen and Emanuel Bowen, c.1730. Price: 55.00

A MAP OF CORNWALL.

A small engraved county map embellished with the royal arms. List of hundreds. Description beneath. The map is surmounted by a decorative baroque cartouche titled The Road from Exeter to Truro ... Strip road map on verso from Exeter to Tavistock with coat of arms and engraved notes. 4 1/2 x 7 inches. Hand coloured on both sides. Slight trimming to the top of the title cartouche. I have left the rough binding edge on the left of the map to allow a bit more room for a sunk mount to be dropped on the map.

From: Britannia Depicta

Published in the reign of George III

17th Century - Text

  • Northamptonshire text by William Camden 1637

    Northamptonshire text by William Camden 1637

33228 Cornwall, William Camden, 1637. Price: 10.00

CORNWALL

Pages 183 - 208 inclusive describing the county of Cornwall in English. About 13 x 8 inches. Good condition.

From Camden’s Britannia

Published in the reign of George III

Minimum Order £15.00
POST FREE IN THE U.K.

If the map is to be sent to an address outside the UK. I will send you a PayPal Invoice for the Postage and Packing. This single charge covers any number of items in one order. EUROPE - 14 pounds. REST OF THE WORLD - 25 pounds

Map Collectors' Circle Publications

33206 Map Collector’s Circle No. 3. Price: 16.00

Map Collectors' Series No. 3: The Isle of Scilly By Margaret Palmer

London: The Map Collectors' Circle, Softcover. Cream wraps, 16 pp. 8 black and white plates. Good clean condition.

Minimum Order £15.00
POST FREE IN THE U.K.

If the map is to be sent to an address outside the UK. I will send you a PayPal Invoice for the Postage and Packing. This single charge covers any number of items in one order. EUROPE - 14 pounds. REST OF THE WORLD - 25 pounds

Amazing book for the collector of maps of Cornwall but equally enthralling to all British county map collectors

First published in 1966 as one of the first such books to consider the maps of a specific county in terms of mapping history: this new 2nd edition retains the emphasis and principles of the first edition. The sections have been extended on contributing map makers from the end of the 16th Century to the mid 19th Century where decorative maps decline and are superseded by the cleaner lines of the Ordnance Survey.

The maps shown in this new edition come from a number of sources. They have been selected in order to give a story both over the span of these maps as they are drawn and also an analysis of how they reflect the history of cartography in the terms of the county of Cornwall.

The process of creating maps evolved at a stunning rate in the 280 years covered here and we have endeavoured to provide the reader with some analysis between maps as well as versions of the same map. Maps depict the lay of the land: there are instances where amendments to maps show changes in the physical geography on the ground thus fulfilling the role of the geographer and his map. This is the accurate depiction on paper of observed elements in the field.

In addition to the maps of Cornwall are charts generated for navigation of the treacherous seas around the Isles of Scilly. These notorious shores have proven fatal and the need for accurate maps around the coast drove some of the earliest maps of the area.

Presented with many full colour illustrations and extensively expanded from the 1966 edition, this book will aid the budding collector, as well as console the exile and, we hope, will be of interest to anyone keen in the mapped history of Cornwall.

The information concerning the cartographers applies to many of the British counties, so is an important and of interest to so many more collectors

Hardback A4 landscape volume of about 270 pages - ISBN: 978-1-5272-1503-0
87 sections dealing with cartographers from Saxton in 1576 to the mid 1800s with about 130 colour and b&w illustrations

*Oh fair Cornwall, thou art a jewel rare
With shores that gleam with golden light so fair
From ancient Tintagel to Land's End's steep
Thy rugged beauty doth my heart enrapture deep

In St. Ives, the sea doth kiss the shore
While Padstow's harbour bustles evermore
And Falmouth's port, a sight to see
Where ships and yachts doth dance in harmony

Majestic Truro, with its towering spire
Doth call to worship all who doth desire
To seek the grace of heaven's holy fire
And find sweet peace in Cornwall's green shire

In Helston, the Flora Dance doth sound
As dancers weave in joyous bounds
While in Penzance, the pirates roam
And tales of sea and adventure roam

Oh Cornwall, thy beauty doth surpass
The fairest dreams of men that ever was
With towns and hamlets, hills and dales
Thou art a land where beauty never fails.
*

RICHARD NICHOLSON
of CHESTER

Stoneydale
Pepper Street
Christleton
Chester
CH3 7AG

Telephone

01244 336004

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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.

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Antique Maps of Cornwall - Richard Nicholson

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