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Antique Maps of Leicestershire - Richard Nicholson
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19th Century - Early Hand Colouring

  •  Leicestershire, Samuel Lewis, c.1835

    Leicestershire, Samuel Lewis, c.1835

Published in the Reign of William IV

7640 Leicestershire, Samuel Lewis, c.1835. Price: 14.00

LEICESTERSHIRE An engraved map of the county with few place names but showing the electoral divisions. Key to Places, of Elections, Polling Places and Borough Towns. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. and C. Walker. 7 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Good condition.

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19th Century - Early Hand Colouring

  •  Leicester, Lt. Robert Kearsley Dawson, 1832

    Leicester, Lt. Robert Kearsley Dawson, 1832

Published in the Reign of William IV

26858 Leicester, Lt. Robert Kearsley Dawson, 1832. Price: 35.00

LEICESTER FROM THE ORDNANCE SURVEY. Lithograph map of Leicester and environs on a scale of 2 inches to the mile. Compass pointer and explanation. About 10 1/2 x 11 inches. Original hand colouring. Good clean condition. With the original pages of descriptive text.

From: Plans of the Cities and Boroughs of England and Wales

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19th Century - Early Hand Colouring

  •  Leicestershire, Lt. R. K. Dawson, 1832

    Leicestershire, Lt. R. K. Dawson, 1832

Published in the Reign of William IV

27984 Leicestershire, Lt. R. K. Dawson, 1832. Price: 25.00

LEICESTERSHIRE A simple lithograph map of the county divided into hundreds and showing the Principal Places of County Election and Polling Places. Compass pointer and explanation. About 10 x 9 inches plus large blank margins. Original hand colouring. Good clean condition. With the original page of descriptive text.

From: Plans of the Cities and Boroughs of England and Wales

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18th Century - Market & Fair Days

  •  Leicestershire, T.Badeslade and W.H. Toms 1742

    Leicestershire, T.Badeslade and W.H. Toms 1742

Published in the Reign of George II

28762 Leicestershire, Thomas Badeslade and W. W. Toms, 1742. Price: 38.00

A MAP OF LEICESTER SHIRE. An engraved map of the county. Panel with a list of towns and their market days. 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches. Hand coloured. Good condition.

From: Chorographia Britanniae

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19th Century

  •  Leicestershire, Archibald Fullarton, c.1843

    Leicestershire, Archibald Fullarton, c.1843

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

29684 Leicestershire, Archibald Fullarton, c.1843. Price: 32.00

LEICESTERSHIRE. A detailed engraved map of the county embellished with a vignette view of Belvoir Castle. Scale and list of hundreds. 9 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.

From: The Parliamentary Gazetteer

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Early 19th Century - Orignal Hand Colouring

  •  Leicestershire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

    Leicestershire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

Published in the Reign of George III

30041 Leicestershire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810. Price: 37.00

LEICESTERSHIRE. A good detailed engraved county map with explanation and list of hundreds. Publisher's imprint dated 1807. 9 x 7 inches. Original wash hand colouring. Good clean condition with wide blank margins. Straight from the atlas and not sold as a single map before.

From The British Atlas

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19th Century - Early Hand Colouring

  •  Victorian map of Leicestershire, John and Charles Walker, 1851

    Victorian map of Leicestershire, John and Charles Walker, 1851

Published in the Reign of George III

30228 Leicestershire, John and Charles Walker, 1851. Price: 39.00

LEICESTERSHIRE. A good detailed engraved map of the county including the railways. Inset map “Continuation of Rutlandshire on the same scale”. Title panel with the names of J. & C. Walker beneath. Scale and explanation. Original outline and wash hand colouring. Imprint of Longman, Rees, Orme, Browne & Co. Paternoster Row beneath. 12 1/2 x 15 1/4 inches. Good condition. This map has been taken from the atlas and not been offered before as a single map.

From The British Atlas

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19th Century - Early Hand Colouring

  •  Leicestershire and Rutlandshire, James Pigot / Isaac Slater, c.1857

    Leicestershire and Rutlandshire, James Pigot / Isaac Slater, c.1857

Published in the Reign of George III

30785 Leicestershire and Rutlandshire, James Pigot / Isaac Slater, c.1857. Price: 59.00

LEICESTERSHIRE & RUTLANDSHIRE. An engraved map of the two counties with title, scale, explanation and list of hundreds. Embellished with an uncoloured view of St. Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray. 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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  •  Leicestershire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820

    Leicestershire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820

Published in the Reign of George III

30929 Leicestershire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820. Price: 56.00

LANGLEY’S NEW MAP OF LEICESTERSHIRE. An engraved map of the county. In the bottom left hand corner is a vignette view of Belvoir 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, Novr. 1st, 1818. 10 x 6 3/4 inches. Manuscript number 22 in the top right hand corner. Original outline and wash hand colouring. Some light soiling with a little speckled foxing mainly in blank margins. No tears or repairs.

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

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18th Century - Early Hand Colouring

  •  Leicestershire, John Cary 1793

    Leicestershire, John Cary 1793

Published in the Reign of George III

30992 Leicestershire, John Cary 1793. Price: 40.00

LEICESTERSHIRE. 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 92 and 93. 8 1/4 x 10 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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18th Century -Market & Fair Days

  •  Leicestershire, T.Badesladed and W. H.Toms 1742

    Leicestershire, T.Badesladed and W. H.Toms 1742

Published in the Reign of George II

31101 Leicestershire, Thomas Badeslade and William Henry Toms, 1742. Price: 39.00

A MAP OF LEICESTER SHIRE NORTH FROM LONDON. 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. Thick paper. 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

  •  Chorographia Britanniae 1742 Dedication

    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 intended 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.

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19th Century

  •  Leicestershire, Joshua Archer, c.1845

    Leicestershire, Joshua Archer, c.1845

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

31343 Leicestershire, Joshua Archer, c.1845. Price: 18.50

LEICESTERSHIRE. An engraved map of the county with scale, list of hundreds and explanation. 9 1/4 x 7 inches. Uncoloured. 9 1/4 x 7 inches. A little lights scattered foxing otherwise good condition.

Engraved for Dugdales England and Wales Delineated

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  •  Leicestershire, Reuben Ramble 1845

    Leicestershire, Reuben Ramble 1845

  •  Leicestershire Text, Reuben Ramble 1844

    Leicestershire Text, Reuben Ramble 1844

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

31373 Leicestershire, Reuben Ramble, c.1845. Price: 75.00

LEICESTERSHIRE. An uncommon lithograph miniature map of the county surrounded by a wide border of vignette views of local scenes including Fox Hunting, Cheese, Stocking Frame and Farming. The maps first appeared in Miller’s New Miniature Atlas published in 1810. The decorative views were added and the maps republished by Darton & Clark in “Reuben Ramble’s Travels Through the Counties of England” in 1844. 6 x 7 1/4 inches. This is the size of overall area and not the contained map. Original hand colouring. With this map is the original double sided page of text describing the county.

Reuben Ramble was a pseudonym of the Reverend Samuel Clark (1810 - 1875). The Rector of Eaton-Bishop in Herefordshire and later a curate in Northamptonshire. He wrote geography books for children being in partnership with the publisher William Darton from c.1836 to 1843. Many copies of Reuben Ramble's Travels will no doubt have been lost over the years through mistreatment by children. I have seen specimens with drawings, scribbles and doodles during the time I have been dealing in maps. A whimsical addition for your map collection.

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  •  Leicestershire and Rutlandshire, Carington Bowles, 1785

    Leicestershire and Rutlandshire, Carington Bowles, 1785

Published in the Reign of George III
  •  Sir H. George Fordham

    Sir H. George Fordham

31433 Leicestershire and Rutlandshire, Carington Bowles, 1785. Price: 75.00

BOWLES’S NEW MEDIUM MAP OF LEICESTER & RUTLAND DIVIDED INTO THEIR 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.

Provenance
  •  Titlepage

    Titlepage

  •  Signature

    Signature

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

19th Century - Early Hand colouring

  •  Leicestershire, Samuel Lewis 1845

    Leicestershire, Samuel Lewis 1845

Published in the Reign of George III

31599 Leicestershire, Samuel Lewis, 1845. Price: 24.00

LEICESTERSHIRE. A county map drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker. Reference to the Unions. 9 1/2 x 9 inches. Single fold crease as issued. 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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Early 19th Century

  •  Leicestershire, John Cary, 1802

    Leicestershire, John Cary, 1802

Published in the Reign of George III

31708 Leicestershire, John Cary, 1802. Price: 42.00

LEICESTERSHIRE 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 many of the other maps in the atlas were watermarked with the date of 1802. The title page of the atlas is dated

From Cary's New and Correct English Atlas

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18th Century - County and Road Map

  •  Road map from Pembridge to Mongomry by John Owen and Emanuel Bowen, 1753

    Road map from Pembridge to Mongomry by John Owen and Emanuel Bowen, 1753

  •  Map of Leicestershire by John Owen and Emanuel Bowen, 1753

    Map of Leicestershire by John Owen and Emanuel Bowen, 1753

Published in the Reign of George II

32461 Leicestershire, John Owen and Emanuel Bowen, 1753. Price: 33.00

A MAP OF LEICESTER SHIRE. An engraved map of the county with a list of hundreds and coat of arms. Description of the county beneath whilst the map is surmounted by a decorative baroque cartouche titled The Road From Hereford to Leicester. Road map on verso from Pembridge to Montgomery with coat of arms and engraved notes. 4 1/2 x 7 inches, 115 x 185 mm. Uncoloured. Good condition. This map has just been from the atlas and therefore not sold before as a single map.

From: Britannia Depicta

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At some time part of the Townsend Family library

Late 18th Century - Early Hand Colouring

  •  Map of Leicestershire, John Cary, 1792

    Map of Leicestershire, John Cary, 1792

Published in the Reign of George III

32560 Leicestershire, John Cary, 1792. Price: 12.00

LEICESTERSHIRE 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

Provenance
  •  Cary Titlepage and Munbee Bookplate

    Cary Titlepage and Munbee Bookplate

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Early 17th Century

  •  Leicestershire by Pieter van den Keere, c.1627

    Leicestershire by Pieter van den Keere, c.1627

Published in the Reign of Charles I
  •  Pieter van den Keere Atlas Titlepage, c.1627

    Pieter van den Keere Atlas Titlepage, c.1627

32644 Leicestershire, Pieter van den Keere, c.1627. Price: 60.00

LEICESTER SHIRE A early engraved miniature map of Leicestershire. Embellished with title and scale cartouches. Numbered 30. 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches. A clean undamaged uncoloured specimen. On verso is the start of a description of Leicestershire in English. With this map are two original pages of double sided text that conclude the description of the county. Straight from the atlas and not previously sold as a single map. The title page of the atlas is dated 1627

From England Wales Scotland and Ireland Described.

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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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Antique Maps of Leicestershire - Richard Nicholson

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