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  •  Ceuta, Jacques Nicholas Bellin, 1764

    Ceuta, Jacques Nicholas Bellin, 1764

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31411 Ceuta, Jacques Nicholas Bellin, 1764. Price: 40.00

RADE ET VILLE DE CEUTE. An engraved chart and plan of this Spanish autonomous city on the north coast of Africa. Embellished with an uncoloured rococo title cartouche. 6 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches. Original outline and wash hand colouring. Fine condition.

Map number 73 from Volume 3 of Le Petit Atlas Maritime

More information about Ceuta on Wikipedia

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  •  Holland, Sebastian Munster, c.1550

    Holland, Sebastian Munster, c.1550

EARLY HAND COLOURING

29270 Holland, Sebastian Munster, c.1550. Price: 170.00

HOLLAND. An untitled woodcut map being one of the earliest maps of the country. Including the areas of Zeeland, Frisia, Gelre and Brabant. Orientated with north at the top. Showing the main towns and rivers before the reclamation of land in later years. 5 1/2 x 8 inches. Latin text beneath which continues on verso. Uncoloured. Good condition.

From the Cosmographia, one of the most popular and successful books of the 16th century.

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  •  Germany, Herman Moll, 1732

    Germany, Herman Moll, 1732

31408 Germany, Herman Moll, 1732. Price: 45.00

GERMANY DIVIDED INTO CIRCLES GREABLE TO MODERN HISTORY. BY H. MOLL GEOGRAPHER. An engraved map of the the whole of Germany. Title panel. Explanation. 10 x 7 3/4 inches. Light impression stamp of Bath Public Reference Library. Uncoloured. Good condition.

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  •  Ancient Germany, Alain Manesson-Mallet, 1693

    Ancient Germany, Alain Manesson-Mallet, 1693

31402 Ancient Germany, Alain Manesson-Mallet, 1693. Price: 20.00

CERCLE DE BASSE-SAXE. A miniature engraved map of the region. Title panel. 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. French text on verso. Uncoloured. Good condition. From Descriptin de L’Universe
Alain Manesson-Mallet

Alain Manesson-Mallet

Started his career as a musket bearer in the regiment of guards to Louis VIV, then became an engineer and Sergeant Major of artillery in Portugal. On returning to France and he was appointed to the court of Louis XIV where he took up a position teaching mathematics.

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  •  Katwijk, Holland, Luigi Guicciardini, 1582. Price: 95.00

    Katwijk, Holland, Luigi Guicciardini, 1582. Price: 95.00

29526 Katwijk, Holland, Luigi Guicciardini, 1582. Price: 95.00

RUINARUM ARCIS BRITANNICAE APUD BATAVOS TYPUS. A bird’s eye view of of the city of Katwijk, South Holland and the passage of the old Rhine to the North Sea showing the supposed Roman Heir armoury. Title banner, description cartouche, figures, ships and antiquities. 12 1/2 x 9 inches. Uncoloured. Four pages of text attached to centre fold on verso. Good condition.

From Description de Touts les Pais-Bas autrement appelles la Germamie Inferieure ou Basse Allemagne

Guicciardini wrote in his famous work "Beschryvinghe van alle de Nederlanden" that the remains of the armoury could be physically examined during 20 days in the year 1552. Inscriptions and coins were found and described. The print shows some found objects.



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  •  The World, Emanuel Bowen, 1748

    The World, Emanuel Bowen, 1748

31353 The World, Emanuel Bowen, 1748. Price: 495.00

A NEW AND ACCURATE MAP OF THE WORLD. Drawn from the best Authorities and regulated by Astronomical Observations: Describing the Course of each of the following Circum-Navigators Viz. Ferdinand Magellan, Sr. Francis Drake and Commodore Anson.

An interesting map of the world on an oval projection engraved by Thomas Kitchin showing circumnavigators routes. Published some 20 years before Captain Cook’s first circumnavigation the coastlines of Australia and New Zealand are incomplete. 21 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches. Uncoloured. Some vertical creasing. Strip pasted on verso repairing a 2 inch tear extending into the lower sea area. One other single marginal repair in bottom blank margin. Few small nicks along the top edge.

From John Harris’ Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels

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  •  Part of Northern Italy, John Dower, 1858

    Part of Northern Italy, John Dower, 1858

EARLY HAND COLOURING

18804 Part of Northern Italy, John Dower, 1858. Price: 23.00

ITALY NORTH PART. An engraved map of the northern half of Italy with an inset map of the Environs of Rome. Includes Corsica. 14 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches. Original hand colouring. Good condition.

From The Dispatch Atlas

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  •  North and Middle Italy, Charles Smith 1808

    North and Middle Italy, Charles Smith 1808

EARLY HAND COLOURING

23030 North and Middle Italy, Charles Smith 1808. Price: 24.00

NORTHERN AND MIDDLE ITALY. A good detailed engraved map of the region with Dalmatia. Title panel. Publishers imprint date 1808. 14 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches. Original outline and wash colouring. 6 inch tear with old repair on verso in the top left area of the map. Barely visible from the front.

From New General Atlas.

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  •  Russian Empire, Thomas Bowen, c.1790

    Russian Empire, Thomas Bowen, c.1790

31352 Russian Empire, Thomas Bowen, c.1790. Price: 36.00

THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE IN EUROPE & ASIA, WITH THE NORTHERN DISCOVERIES BETWEEN ASIA & NORTH AMERICA BY THOS. BOWEN, GEOGR. An engraved map with oval title panel. Above the map is shown Engraved for Bankes’s New System of Universal Geography, Published by Royal Authority. 17 3/4 x 12 1/2 inches. Uncoloured. Two small holes in top blank margin and small tear in right hand blank margin repaired. Some discolouration in the right hand blank margin. Original fold creases.

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  •  West Indies, Thoas Kitchin 1782

    West Indies, Thoas Kitchin 1782

31234 West Indies, Thomas Kitchin, 1782. Price: 70.00

WEST INDIES AGREEABLE TO THE MOST APPROVED MAPS AND CHARTS, MR. KITCHEN. An engraved map of the West Indies embellished with a pictorial title cartouche showing three figures. 15 x 13 1/8 inches. Uncoloured. Little to no top blank margin. Original fold creases. Otherwise good condition.

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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.
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