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Antique Maps of Northumberland

James Pepper

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  •  Northumberland, Joshua Archer, c.1845

    Northumberland, Joshua Archer, c.1845

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

30810 Northumberland, Joshua Archer, c.1845. Price: 17.00

NORTHUMBERLAND. An engraved county map with explanation and list of wards. 7 x 9 1/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Good condition.

From Dugdales England and Wales Delineated

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

    Northumberland, 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
to be a genuine early specimen

SHOWS MARKET AND FAIR DAYS

31107 Northumberland, Thomas Badeslade and William Henry Toms, 1742. Price: 47.00

A MAP OF NORTHUMBERLAND 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. 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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  •  Northumberland, Joshua Archer, c.1845

    Northumberland, Joshua Archer, c.1845

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

SHOWS THE RAILWAYS

31128 Northumberland, Joshua Archer, c.1845. Price: 13.50

NORTHUMBERLAND. An engraved county map with explanation and list of wards. 7 x 9 1/4 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.

From Dugdales England and Wales Delineated.

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  •  Northumberland, John Owen and Emanuel Bowen c.1730

    Northumberland, John Owen and Emanuel Bowen c.1730

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

31253 Northumberland, John Owen and Emanuel Bowen c.1730. Price: 9.00

A MAP OF NORTHUMBERLAND. An engraved county map with description surmounted by a baroque cartouche titled The Road from Tinmouth Com. Northumb. to Carlisle. Strip road map on verso from Marsham to Campden. with coat of arms and engraved notes. 4 x 7 inches. Uncoloured. Two inch tear on the left hand side just below cartouche just reaching the Northumberland text. Otherwise clean condition. Special price.

From Britannia Depicta

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  •  Nothumberland, George Washington Bacon, c.1896

    Nothumberland, George Washington Bacon, c.1896

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

31261 Northumberland, George Washington Bacon, c.1896. Price: 19.00

NORTHUMBERLAND REDUCED FROM THE ORDNANCE SURVEY. DIVIDED INTO 5 MILE SQUARES. A good detailed late 19th century colour printed map of county. Shows the railways. 12 x 18 inches. Small split at one end of the centre fold and small nick in blank margin otherwise good condition.

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  •  Northumberland, Reuben Ramble 1845

    Northumberland, Reuben Ramble 1845

  •  Northumberland Text, Reuben Ramble 1844

    Northumberland Text, Reuben Ramble 1844

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

Reuben Ramble Information

Reuben Ramble

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 added drawings, scribbles and doodles done with pencil and crayons during the time I have been dealing in maps. An interesting and whimsical addition for your map collection.

EARLY HAND COLOURING

FOR THE MAP COLLECTOR

31377 Northumberland, Reuben Ramble, c.1845. Price: 75.00

NORTHUMBERLAND. An uncommon lithograph miniature map of the county surrounded by a wide border of vignette views of local scenes including Bamborough and Alnwick Castles, Hexham Abbey, Lumley Castle and Trains of Coal Wagons. 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. Small repair to tear in the top right hand corner. 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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  •  Ports and Harbours East Coast of England, Archibald Fullaton 1862

    Ports and Harbours East Coast of England, Archibald Fullaton 1862

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

31468 Ports and Harbours East Coast of England, Archibald Fullaton 1862. Price: 50.00

MOUTH OF THE RIVER TYNE, SUNDERLAND, HARTLEPOOL, WHITBY, SCARBOROUGH, GOOLE, HULL, GREAT GRIMSBY, HARWICH. Nine colour printed maps of varying sizes on one sheet. Together they measure 11 1/2 x 16 3/4 inches. GVery sight trimming to the title above the map otherwise good conditon.

From The Royal Illustrated Atlas published by Archibald Fullarton and Company.

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  •  Road map  by Thomas Gardner Tynemouth, Newcastle, Hexham, Haltwhistle,Corby Carlisle

    Road map by Thomas Gardner Tynemouth, Newcastle, Hexham, Haltwhistle,Corby Carlisle

THOMAS GARDNER ROAD MAP 1719

Based on the earlier survey of the roads by John Ogilby each map measures about 10 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches and is made up of usually six panels with a central title panel and unlike other road maps of the period each map bears a dedication to a named person.

From: "Pocket Guide to The English Traveller" published in 1719

31481 Plate 96 Tynemouth, Newcastle, Hexham, Haltwhistle, Corby Carlisle. Price: 60.00

THE ROAD FROM TINMOUTH IN NORTHUMBERLD. TO YE CITY OF CARLISLE IN CUMBERLD. BY THOMAS GARDNER. An engraved 18th century road map of the route from Tynemouth to Carlisle shown in six vertical panels. Title panel bearing a dedication to Rt. Honourable the Earl of Carlisle. 10 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches. Hand coloured. Good clean undamaged condition. From A Pocket Guide to the English Traveller

This map is on offer again after having been sold in my Chester shop in 1988. At that time it had come straight from a copy of A Pocket Guide to the English Traveller that I was splitting.
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  •  Part of Northumberland and Durham, John Bartholomew, c.1898

    Part of Northumberland and Durham, John Bartholomew, c.1898

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

31494 Part of Northumberland and Durham, John Bartholomew, c.1898. Price: 18.00

SECTION III. NEWCASTLE. A colour printed map extemding from Morpeth in the north to Barnard Castle in the south and including the coast from Blyth to Whitby. 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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  •  Norhtumberland, Samuel Lewis 1845

    Norhtumberland, Samuel Lewis 1845

  •  Lewis' Atlas to the Topographical Dictionaries of England and Wales

    Lewis' Atlas to the Topographical Dictionaries of England and Wales

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

EARLY HAND COLOURING

31608 Northumberland, Samuel Lewis, 1845. Price: 24.00

NOTTINGHMSHIRE. A county map drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker. Reference to the Unions. Scale and compass rose. 6 3/4 x 9 inches. 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

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  •  Norhern England, von Reilly 1789

    Norhern England, von Reilly 1789

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

EARLY HAND COLOURING

24041 Northern England, Franz Joseph von Reilly, 1789. Price: 68.00

Des Konigreichs ENGLAND nordlicker Theil oder York Shire, das Bithum Durham, Northumberland, Cumerland, Westmoreland, und Lancashire. Nro. 83. An engraved map of northern England embellished with a decorative uncoloured title cartouche. 10 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Early wash hand colouring. Slight vertical crease on the left hand side otherwise good condition.

From Schauplatz der funf Theile der Welt

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An Amazing New Reference Book for the Map Collector

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First published in 1966 as one of the first such books to consider the maps of a specific county in terms of mapping history: this new 2nd edition retains the emphasis and principles of the first edition. The sections have been extended on contributing map makers from the end of the 16th Century to the mid 19th Century where decorative maps decline and are superseded by the cleaner lines of the Ordnance Survey.

The maps shown in this new edition come from a number of sources. They have been selected in order to give a story both over the span of these maps as they are drawn and also an analysis of how they reflect the history of cartography in the terms of the county of Cornwall.

The process of creating maps evolved at a stunning rate in the 280 years covered here and we have endeavoured to provide the reader with some analysis between maps as well as versions of the same map. Maps depict the lay of the land: there are instances where amendments to maps show changes in the physical geography on the ground thus fulfilling the role of the geographer and his map. This is the accurate depiction on paper of observed elements in the field.
In addition to the maps of Cornwall are charts generated for navigation of the treacherous seas around the Isles of Scilly. These notorious shores have proven fatal and the need for accurate maps around the coast drove some of the earliest maps of the area.

Presented with many full colour illustrations and extensively expanded from the 1966 edition, this book will aid the budding collector, the confused auction-goer as well as console the exile and, we hope, will be of interest to anyone keen in the mapped history of Cornwall.

Hardback A4 landscape volume of about 270 pages - ISBN: 978-1-5272-1503-0

87 sections dealing with cartographers from Saxton in 1576 to the mid 1800s with about 130 colour and b&w illustrations

Price: 30.00

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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

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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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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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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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.

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