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  •  Cornwall, Archibald Fullarton, c.1840

    Cornwall, Archibald Fullarton, c.1840

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

29534 Cornwall, Archibald Fullarton, c.1840. Price: 40.00

CORNWALL. A detailed county map embellished with a vignette view of Launceston Castle. Inset map of the Scilly Isles. 9 x 7 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.

From The Parliamentary Gazetteer

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  •  Cornwall, James Pigot, 1832

    Cornwall, James Pigot, 1832

Published in the Reign of William IV

Published in the Reign of King
WILLIAM IV
1830 - 1837

EARLY HAND COLOURING

29565 Cornwall, James Pigot, 1832. Price: 120.00

CORNWALL. A detailed engraved map of the county with an inset map of the Scilly Isles. Explanation and list of hundreds. 13 3/4 x 9 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Two small fox spots in the map area and a little browning in the bottom blank margin otherwise good condition. With the original page of descriptive text.

From Pigot & Co’s. British Atlas

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Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

EARLY HAND COLOURING

30771 Cornwall, James Pigot / Isaac Slater, c.1857. Price: 110.00

CORNWALL. An engraved map of the county with title, scale, explanation and list of hundreds. Inset map of the Scilly Isles. Embellished with an uncoloured view of St. Mary’s Church, Truro. 14 x 8 3/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. On stout paper. Good undamaged condition.

From Isaac Slater’s New British Atlas

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Hobson's Fox Hunting Atlas
  •  Cornwall - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851

    Cornwall - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

VICTORIAN FOX HUNTING MAP

31035 Cornwall - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851. Price: 60.00

CORNWALL. A good detailed lithograph map of the county with inset map of the Scilly Isles from Hobson's Fox Hunting Atlas showing the places of the Meeting of the Hounds. 15 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Fine condition. Straight from the atlas so has not been sold as a single map before.

Shows the Four Burrow, Mr. Morga and Mr. Marshall Hunts

Provenance: George Hayhurst - Royal Fusiliers and Henry H. France

TITLEPAGE AND LIST OF HUNTS

  •  Hobson Fox Hunting Atlas Titlepage

    Hobson Fox Hunting Atlas Titlepage

  •  Hobsons Fox Hunting Atlas List of Hunts

    Hobsons Fox Hunting Atlas List of Hunts

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

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

Published in the Reign of George II

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE II
1727 - 1760

My Image

Like all the maps on this page
GUARANTEED
to be a genuine early specimen

SHOWS MARKET AND FAIR DAYS

31087 Cornwall, Thomas Badeslade and William Henry Toms, 1742. Price: 55.00

CORNWALL. 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

  •  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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  •  Conwall, Reuben Ramble 1844

    Conwall, Reuben Ramble 1844

  •  Cornwall Text, Reuben Ramble 1844

    Cornwall Text, Reuben Ramble 1844

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

EARLY HAND COLOURING

FOR THE MAP COLLECTOR

31357 Cornwall, Reuben Ramble, c1845. Price: 125.00

CORNWALL. An uncommon lithograph miniature map of the county surrounded by a wide border of vignette views of local scenes including St. Michaels Mount, Edystone Lighthouse and Cheese Ring. 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. 5 3/4 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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  •  Part of Cornwall, John Bartholomew, c.1898

    Part of Cornwall, John Bartholomew, c.1898

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

31506 Part of Cornwall, John Bartholomew, c.1898. Price: 18.00

SECTION XXX. LAND’S END. A colour printed map showing a large section of Cornwall. Inset map of the Scilly Isles. Scale of 4 miles to the inch. Shows the railways. Centre fold as issued. 16 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Single small tear in the bottom blank margin just to the left of the centre fold just reaching border line. Otherwise good clean condition.

From The Royal Atlas

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A must read

for the lover of Maps, Roads and History

I was 19 when I got hooked on antique maps. There are quite a few of the early cartographers who we know a bit about about and their life stories make interesting reading. There is one English mapmaker who stands out as someone rather special who appears to have had a most interesting life. He is JOHN OGILBY. Yes you know he was the first to map the roads of England and Wales and yes you might have read that he had an interest in dancing. If you want to know more about the man who created that 17th century map hanging on your wall then you must read this book published in 2016 - The Nine Lives of John Ogilby by Alan Ereira. In this book the author brings a fascinating hidden history to light, and reveals that Ogilby's celebrated Britannia is far more than a harmless road atlas: it is, rather, filled with secrets designed to serve Charles II's sinister purpose.

You can order this book now and get it for less than the cover price of 25 pounds.

  •  The Nine Lives of John Ogilby by Alan Ereira

    The Nine Lives of John Ogilby by Alan Ereira

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. The county I was born in.

British County Maps by Yasha Beresiner

ENJOY THE SLENDOUR OF THE MAGNIFICENT 17TH CENTURY MAPS BY

THE BLAEU FAMILY

Back in in the 1960's I was fortunate to buy my first set of atlases by Joan Blaeu. It was in fact an incomplete set of seven volumes all bound in contemporary Dutch cream calf decorated with gold. The colouring was superb and in a way unique in that if I see any Blaeu maps now I would be able to identify whether they came from this same set. I bought the atlases at a well know London auction house having set off early that morning on the train from Chester. These were the days before the hated buyer's premium arrived. In fact if you were able to buy the atlases today at auction the buyer's premium alone would probably be about the price I paid for the set. I remember struggling back to Euston station with the volumes and was so protective that I would not even let the porter help me along the platform and onto the train. The atlases were later split and brought a lot of pleasure to a lot of my customers.

You can enjoy looking at these remarkable engraved maps of most parts of the world via a series of reproduction atlases produced in full colour

Richard Nicholson Antique Maps

AN ANTIQUE MAP OR PRINT MAKES A VERY SPECIAL RETIREMENT GIFT

RICHARD NICHOLSON of CHESTER

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Telephone
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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.

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All the maps are guaranteed to be genuine early specimens

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the maps old or are they just copies of old maps?
The maps are all genuine early specimens published in or around the year stated. A guarantee label is provided with each map.
How quickly are order sent off?
Orders are dealt quickly. Orders received in the morning are usually sent off the same day as I receive them. Failing this it is usually the next day.
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The web site is updated daily and sold items are removed so it is most likely that the map is available. You can always email me to check availability
What currency are your prices in?
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What is the best way to pay?
There is a Shopping Cart for most of the maps to pay by PayPal. The best way is to email me to check a map is available then pay the total amount to my bank account and advise me you have done so. Telephone orders using your Mastercard or Visa Card are also welcome. Overseas customers may find the PayPal Cart the easiest way to by. The reason I prefer the bank payment method is simply because the charges to me are far less than the other methods.
Can I call and see the maps?
I am sorry, no. I had a map and print shop in the centre of Chester for 30 years. Since closing the shop the business is postal only except for the few maps that are available only for collection from Christleton.
How many copies do you have of each map?
I only have one specimen of each map offered. If I had a second similar specimen it would be offered separately under a different reference number.
Antique Maps of Cornwall, England - Richard Nicholson