•  Rochester, Kent, Lt. Robrt Kearsley Dawson, 1832

    Rochester, Kent, Lt. Robrt Kearsley Dawson, 1832

Published in the Reign of William IV

Published in the Reign of King
WILLIAM IV
1830 - 1837

EARLY HAND COLOURING

26863 Rochester, Kent, Lt. Robert Kearsley Dawson, 1832. Price: 39.00

ROCHESTER FROM THE ORNANCE SURVEY. A lithograph map of Rochester and environs on a scale of 2 inches to the mile. Compass pointer and explanation. About 8 x 10 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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  •  Kent, Lt. R. K. Dawson, 1832

    Kent, Lt. R. K. Dawson, 1832

Published in the Reign of William IV

Published in the Reign of King
WILLIAM IV
1830 - 1837

EARLY HAND COLOURING - WITH ORIGINAL TEXT

29138 Kent, Lt. R. K. Dawson, 1832. Price: 23.00

KENT. A simple map of the county with explanation. Shows the principal places of County Election and the Borough Towns to return 2 members. About 12 x 8 inches, 330 x 210 mm. Early hand colouring. Three vertical folds which is normal. A little creasing to the centre fold otherwise good condition. With the map is the original page of text concerning the proposed Division of Kent.

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  •  Essex and Kent, Aristide M. Perrot, 1823

    Essex and Kent, Aristide M. Perrot, 1823

Published in the Reign of Charles I

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE IV
1820- 1830

MINIATURE MAP

29633 Essex and Kent, Aristide M. Perrot, 1823. Price: 50.00

ESSEX KENT. A miniature engraved map by Adrien Migneret of the two counties within a pictorial border. 2 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Vertical crease on the left of the map. Traces of two pieces of white tape on verso probably used to hold the map into a mount at some time. Otherwise good condition.

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  •  Part of Essex and Kent, John Bartholomew, c.1898

    Part of Essex and Kent, John Bartholomew, c.1898

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

STRAIGHT FROM THE ATLAS

30832 Part of Essex and Kent, John Bartholomew, c.1898. Price: 24.00

SECTION XXIV. CANTERBURY. A colour printed map showing parts of Essex and Kent. Scale of 4 miles to the inch. Shows the railways. Centre fold. 16 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Good clean condition.

From The Royal Atlas

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  •  Kent, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820

    Kent, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

FOR THE MAP COLLECTOR

30927 Kent, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820. Price: 90.00

LANGLEY’S NEW MAP OF KENT. An engraved map of the county. In the bottom left hand corner is a vignette view of Agriculture with a distant view of a dock yard. The title appears above the map. Beneath the map is the publishers imprint Printed and Published by Langley & Belch, No. 173 High Street, Borough. 10 6 3/4 inches inches. Manuscript number 20 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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  •  Kent - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851

    Kent - 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

31047 Kent - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851. Price: 55.00

KENT. A good detailed lithograph map of the county from Hobson's Fox Hunting Atlas showing the places of the Meeting of the Hounds. 15 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Published by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Co. Paternoster Row, London. Original outline hand colouring. Fine condition. Straight from the atlas so has not been sold as a single map before.

Shows Mr. Colyer, The Tickham and East Kent Hunts as well as part of the Surrey Hunt

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

    Lancashire, T. Badesladed 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

31099 Kent, Thomas Badeslade and William Henry Toms, 1742. Price: 55.00

A MAP OF KENT SOUTH EAST 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. 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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  •  Kent and Essex, John Bartholomew c.1898

    Kent and Essex, John Bartholomew c.1898

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

31242 Part of Kent and Essex, John Bartholomew, c.1898. Price: 12.50

SECTION XXIV, CANTERBURY. A colour printed map showing parts of Essex and Kent. Scale of 4 miles to the inch. Shows the railways. 16 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Centre fold as issued. Good clean condition. From The Royal Atlas

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  •  Kent, Reuben Ramble 1845

    Kent, Reuben Ramble 1845

  •  Kent Text, Reuben Ramble 1844

    Kent 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

31371 Kent, Reuben Ramble, c.1845. Price:115.00

KENT. An uncommon lithograph miniature map of the county surrounded by a wide border of vignette views of local scenes including Canterbury Cathedral, Rochester Cliffs, Dover Castle and Hop Picking. 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. 7 1/2 x 6 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 Kent, John Bartholomew, c.1898

    Part of Kent, John Bartholomew, c.1898

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

31502 Part of Kent, John Bartholomew, c.1898. Price: 18.00

SECTION XXIX. DOVER. A colour printed map showing part of Kent with the English Channel and section of the French coast. Scale of 4 miles to the inch. Shows the railways. 16 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Good clean condition.

From The Royal Atlas

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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

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

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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

AN ANTIQUE MAP OR PRINT MAKES A VERY SPECIAL RETIREMENT GIFT

RICHARD NICHOLSON of CHESTER

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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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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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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.