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Antique Maps of Lancashire

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  •  Lancaster, Robert Kearsley Dawson, 1832

    Lancaster, Robert Kearsley Dawson, 1832

Published in the Reign of William IV

Published in the Reign of King
WILLIAM IV
1830 - 1837

EARLY HAND COLOURING

26854 Lancaster, Robert Kearsley Dawson, 1832. Price: 35.00

LANCASTER
A map of Lancaster 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 page of descriptive text.

From Plans of the Cities and Boroughs of England and Wales

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  •  Liverpool, Benjamin Rees Davies, c.1860

    Liverpool, Benjamin Rees Davies, c.1860

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

27765 Liverpool, Benjamin Rees Davies, c.1860 Price: 40.00

LIVERPOOL. An interesting plan of the city on a scale of 6 inches to the mile. 17 x 25 inches. Uncoloured. A few short tears in the bottom blank margin otherwise good clean condition.

From The Weekly Dispatch Atlas

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  •  Harbour of Liverpool, Peter Perez Burdett 1771

    Harbour of Liverpool, Peter Perez Burdett 1771

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

SEA CHART

29264 Harbour of Liverpool, Peter Perez Burdett, 1771. Price: 400.00

A CHART OF THE HARBOUR OF LIVERPOOL WITH THE SOUNDINGS AT LOW WATER SPRING TIDES BY P.P. BURDETT 1771. A fascinating engraved chart orientated with south at the top. It shows parts of Flintshire, the Wirral and Lancashire with the entraces to the River Dee and the River Mersey. 20 x 14 3/4 inches. Hand coloured. Infill to the blank margin in the bottom left hand corner which is normal as the map was published as folding. A unique opportunity to purchase this chart which rarely comes into stock .

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  •  Lancashire, Charles Smith, 1801

    Lancashire, Charles Smith, 1801

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

EARLY HAND COLOURING

30317 Lancashire, Charles Smith, 1801. Price: 100.00

A NEW MAP OF THE COUNTY PALATINE OF LANCASTER DIVIDED INTO HUNDREDS. LONDON printed for C. SMITH, NO. 172 STRAND 1801 The first edition of this fine detailed map of the county with compass rose, explanation and list of hundreds. 17 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches. Original outline and wash hand colouring. Good condition.

From Smith’s New English Atlas.

This map was put into a 2 1/2 inch sunk mount many years ago and framed in a black and gilt hogarth moulding. The frame is still in reasonably good condition. The map is therefore only available to customers who can collect from Christleton
  •  Liverpool George Washington Bacon, c.1908

    Liverpool George Washington Bacon, c.1908

  •  Liverpool George Washington Bacon, c.1908

    Liverpool George Washington Bacon, c.1908

Published in the Reign of Edward VII

Published in the Reign of King
EDWARD VII
1901 - 1910

30412 Liverpool George Washington Bacon, c.1908. Price: 30.00

BACON’S LARGE SCALE PLAN OF LIVERPOOL WITH STREET INDEX. A folding plan of the city of Liverpool. Scale of six inches to the mile. In red linen title covers. Some advert pages and loose index of streets. Label of mapsellers Foster Groom & Co. Ltd. stuck to inside front cover. 21 x 27 3/4 inches. Good condition. The illustration just shows part of the map.

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  •  Lancashire, James Pigot / Isaac Slater, c.1857

    Lancashire, James Pigot / Isaac Slater, c.1857

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

EARLY HAND COLOURING

30784 Lancashire, James Pigot / Isaac Slater, c.1857. Price: 70.00

LANCASHIRE. An engraved map of the county with title, scale, explanation and list of hundreds. Embellished with an uncoloured view of Collegiate Church, Manchester. 8 3/4 x 14 inches. Original outline hand colouring. On stout paper. Small splash of watercolour in the top right hand blank margin but otherwise good undamaged condition.

From Isaac Slater’s New British Atlas

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  •  Environs of Liverpool and Manchester, John Bartholomew, c.1898

    Environs of Liverpool and Manchester, John Bartholomew, c.1898

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

30839 Environs of Liverpool and Manchester, John Bartholomew, c.1898. Price: 22.00

ENVIRONS OF LIVERPOOL. ENVIRONS OF MANCHESTER. A colour printed map showing two panels with Liverpool, the Wirral and area around Manchester. 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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  •  Lancashire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820

    Lancashire, 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

30928 Lancashire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820. Price: 88.00

LANGLEY’S NEW MAP OF LANCASHIRE. An engraved map of the county. In the top right hand corner is a vignette view of Liverpool. 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, Febr. 1st, 1818. 6 3/4 x 10 inches. Manuscript number 21 in the bottom 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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  •  Lancashire, John Cary 1793

    Lancashire, John Cary 1793

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

30991 Lancashire, John Cary 1793. Price: 62.00

LANCASHIRE. 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 88 and 89. 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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  •  Lancashire, John and Charles Walker, 1851

    Lancashire, John and Charles Walker, 1851

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

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31048 Lancashire, John and Charles Walker, 1851. Price: 55.00

LANCASHIRE. A good detailed map of the county including the railways. The railways are shown very clearly with red lines. Title panel with the names of J. & C. Walker beneath. Scale and explanation. List of hundreds. Original outline hand colouring. Imprint of Longman, Rees, Orme, Browne & Co. Paternoster Row beneath. 12 1/2 x 15 1/5 inches. Fine condition. This map has been taken from the atlas and not been offered before as a single map.

From Hobson’s Fox Hunting Atlas

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

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Like all the maps on this page
GUARANTEED
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SHOWS MARKET AND FAIR DAYS

31100 Lancashire, Thomas Badeslade and W. H. Toms, 1742. Price: 55.00

A MAP OF LANCASHIRE 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. 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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  •  Lancashire, Reuben Ramble 1845

    Lancashire, Reuben Ramble 1845

  •  Lancashire Text, Reuben Ramble 1844

    Lancashire 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

31372 Lancashire, Reuben Ramble, c.1845. Price: 120.00

LANCASHIRE. An uncommon lithograph miniature map of the county surrounded by a wide border of vignette views of local scenes including Shipping, Christ Church, Railway and Cotton Mills. 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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  •  Lancashire, Carington Bowles, 1785

    Lancashire, Carington Bowles, 1785

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

  •  Sir H. George Fordham

    Sir H. George Fordham

EARLY HAND COLOURING

FOR THE MAP COLLECTOR

31432 Lancashire, Carington Bowles, 1785. Price: 140.00

BOWLES’S NEW MEDIUM MAP OF LANCASHIRE DIVIDED INTO ITS 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. 8 3/4 x 12 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

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  •  Liverpool Picking up a Pilot, Edward G. Walker

    Liverpool Picking up a Pilot, Edward G. Walker

WF15 Liverpool Picking up a Pilot, Edward G. Walker. Price: 30.00



Limited edition of 500 numbered prints signed by the artist

Image size: 29 1/2 x 19 3/4 inches

Here is the giant jute clipper Liverpool, the largest sailing ship under the red ensign at the beginning of the 1890's and specially built for the Calcutta jute trade, picking up a pilot off the mouth of the Mersey. This four masted iron ship built by Russel & Company of Glasgow in 1889 was owned by R. W. Leyland & Company of Liverpool. Her gross tonnage was 3396. Her length 333.2 feet, In breadth she measured 47.9 feet and in depth 26.5 feet. She could stow 26,000 bales of jute, a dead weight of nearly 6,000 tons. Her first master was Thomas Calder. When outward bound from Antwerp to San Francisco in 1902 under Captain Lewis, the Liverpoool went ashore in fog on the rocky coast of Aldnerey on the 25th February. She was under all plain sail at the time and the crash on the rocks broke her back. Her crew of 35 were saved.

The pilot schooner in the paining is the number 7 boat Lancashire Witch built by Michael Ratsey of West Cowes in 1863. Withdrawn from service in 1896. Sold in 1897 to Leith owners. Gross tonnage 56. 80.7 feet length, 18 feet breadth, 19.6 feet depth.

This picture is illustrated in Edward G. Walker's book Sea Liverpool which can be purchased clicking on the Amazon link on the left. The original painting is in the collection of Richard Nicholson

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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

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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

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RICHARD NICHOLSON of CHESTER

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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.
Is map number --- available?
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?
All the prices on my web sites are in English pounds or pounds sterling.
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 Lancashire, England - Richard Nicholson