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Leicestershire, Samuel Lewis, c.1835
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.
Leicester, Lt. Robert Kearsley Dawson, 1832
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
Leicestershire, Lt. R. K. Dawson, 1832
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
Leicestershire, T.Badeslade and W.H. Toms 1742
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
Leicestershire, Archibald Fullarton, c.1843
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
Leicestershire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810
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
Victorian map of Leicestershire, John and Charles Walker, 1851
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
Leicestershire and Rutlandshire, James Pigot / Isaac Slater, c.1857
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
Leicestershire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820
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
Leicestershire, John Cary 1793
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
New and Correct English Atlas
Hobsons Fox Hunting Atlas List of Hunts
Leicestershire, T.Badesladed and W. H.Toms 1742
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 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.
Leicestershire, Joshua Archer, c.1845
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
Leicestershire, Reuben Ramble 1845
Leicestershire Text, Reuben Ramble 1844
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.
Leicestershire and Rutlandshire, Carington Bowles, 1785
Sir H. George Fordham
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.
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
Leicestershire, Samuel Lewis 1845
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
Leicestershire, John Cary, 1802
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
Road map from Pembridge to Mongomry by John Owen and Emanuel Bowen, 1753
Map of Leicestershire by John Owen and Emanuel Bowen, 1753
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
At some time part of the Townsend Family library
Map of Leicestershire, John Cary, 1792
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
Cary Titlepage and Munbee Bookplate
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.