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The famous English cartographer Christoper Saxton

RICHARD NICHOLSON of CHESTER

A WORLD OF ANTIQUE MAPS AND PRINTS

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THE CARTOGRAPHER

CHRISTOPHER SAXTON

A famous 16th century cartographer who produced the first atlas of English and Welsh County maps during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I

1579
The first county maps of England and Wales. Some counties are grouped with others on a folio sheet.

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List of Maps in the Atlas
ENGLAND

1 England and Wales
2 Cheshire
3 Cornwall
4 Derbyshire
5 Devonshire
6 Dorsetshire
7 Durham
8 Essex
9 Gloucestershire
10 Hampshire
11 Herefordshire
12 Hertfordshire
13 Kent, Sussex, Surrey and Middlesex
14 Lancashire
15 Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire
16 Norfolk
17 Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire and Rutlandshire
18 Northumberland
19 Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire
20 Shropshire
21 Somersetshire
22 Staffordshire
23 Suffolk
24 Warwickshire and Leicestershire
25 Westmorland and Cumberland
26 Wiltshire
27 Worcestershire
28 Yorkshire

WALES

29 Anglesey and Caernarvonshire
30 Denbighshire and Flintshire
31 Glamorganshire
32 Monmouthshire
33 Montgomeryshire and Merionethshire
34 Pembrokeshire
35 Radnorshire, Breconshire, Cardiganshire and Carmarthenshire

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An 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.

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AN ANTIQUE MAP OR PRINT MAKES THE PERFECT GIFT

RICHARD NICHOLSON of CHESTER

Stoneydale
Pepper Street
Christleton
Chester
CH3 7AG

Telephone
01244 336004

International
44 1244 336004

email:
richard@antiquemapscom

Richard Nicholson

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.

The famous English cartographer Christoper Saxton

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