•  Oxfordshire Thomas Kitchin and Thomas Jefferys, 1749

    Oxfordshire Thomas Kitchin and Thomas Jefferys, 1749

Published in the Reign of George II

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE II
1727 - 1760

LIST OF TOWNS AND MARKET DAYS

14251 Oxfordshire Thomas Kitchin and Thomas Jefferys, 1749. Price: 70.00

A MAP OF OXFORDSHIRE. An engraved map of the county with scale and compass pointer. Beneath the map is a list of towns with their market and fair days. 5 1/4 x 5 inches, 130 x 128 mm. Original outline hand colouring. Good condition.

From: The Small English Atlas
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  •  Oxfordshire Owen and Bowen 1736

    Oxfordshire Owen and Bowen 1736

Published in the Reign of George II

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE II
1727 - 1760

16807 Oxfordshire, John Owen / Emanuel Bowen, 1736. Price: 40.00

A MAP OF OXFORDSHIRE An engraved county map with coat of arms, description and list of hundreds. Surmounted by a decorative baroque cartouche titled The Road from Bristol to Banbury.... Road map on verso from Saxmundham to Yarmouth. 4 x 7 inches, 110 x 177 mm. Hand coloured on both sides. Good clean undamaged condition.

From Britannia Depicta

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  •  Road Map - Plate 86 / 87, Thomas Kitchin, c.1765

    Road Map - Plate 86 / 87, Thomas Kitchin, c.1765

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

ROAD MAP

27728 Road Map - Plate 86 / 87, Thomas Kitchin, c.1765. Price: 36.00

THE ROAD FROM NOTTINGHAM TO GRIMSBY IN LINCOLNSHIRE...

Plate 86 of a double sided engraved strip road map. Starting at Nottingham and passing though Newark, Lincoln,Market Rasen and onto Grimsby. 8 1/2 x 6 inches. Uncoloured. Small blank margin on left hand side. On the verso is plate 87 THE ROAD FROM OXFORD TO BRISTOL. The route passes through Faringdon, Highworth, Tormanton and onto Bristol. This side is hand coloured. Good condition.
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  •  Oxfordshire, Archibald Fullarton, c.1840

    Oxfordshire, Archibald Fullarton, c.1840

Archibald Fullarton Information

Archibald Fullarton

Founded the Scottish publishing firm of A. Fullarton and Company

The company started in Glasgow in 1833 but further expansion came with moves to Edinburgh, London and Dublin. They published many geographical works but for map collectors they issued A New and Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales 1833 - 1837 produced in four volumes by James Bell which contained 44 maps by three renowned engravers Gray, Neele and Scott. The maps appeared again in 1843 in a renamed work Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales improved by the addition of railways. Some of the county maps are plain and others are embellished with an engraved vignette view of a local scene.

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

28739 Oxfordshire, Archibald Fullarton, c.1840. Price: 35.00

OXFORDSHIRE. A detailed engraved map of the county embellished with a vignette view of Oxford from the Meadows. Scale, compass pointer and list of hundreds. Uncoloured. 7 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches. Good condition.

From The Parliamentary Gazetteer
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  •  Oxfordshire, Emanuel Bowen, c.1761

    Oxfordshire, Emanuel Bowen, c.1761

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

WITH ORIGINAL TEXT

29249 Oxfordshire, Emanuel Bowen, c.1761. Price: 50.00

OXFORDSHIRE DIVIDED INTO ITS HUNDREDS CONTAINING TOWNS &C BY EMAN: BOWEN GEOGR. TO HIS MA6 3/4 x 88 x 6 3/4 inches. Uncoloured. Two vertical fold lines as it appears in the atlas. Uncoloured. Small slit in a fold and small piece of blank margin missing as will be seen in the illustration due to the way the map is bound into the atlas. This map is still bound to the pages of description numbered from 364 to 400. Publishers imprint beneath the map dated 1758.

From The Natural History of England
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  •  Oxfordshire, John Speed, 1646

    Oxfordshire, John Speed, 1646

Published in the Reign of Charles II

Published in the Reign of King
CHARLES II
1660 - 1685

ENGLAND'S MOST FAMOUS MAPMAKER - JOHN SPEED

29395 Oxfordshire, John Speed, 1646. Price: 1000.00

OXFORDSHIRE described with ye Citie and the Armes of the Colledges of ye famous University Ao. 1605. London. A fine decorative 17th century map of the county published by John Sudbury and George. Embellished withan inset town plan of Oxford. Two figures standing on either side of a globe. Down the two sides of the map are panels displaying a total of eighteen coats of arms. Royal arms and two others. English text on verso. 20 x 15 inches. Uncoloured. Repair to bottom blank margin near the centre fold. Brown mark on map north of Wallingford. Some darkening down the centre fold and a little light creasing. Good full original blank margins.

From Theatre Empire of Great Britaine
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  •  Oxfordshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

    Oxfordshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

EARLY HAND COLOURING

30052 Oxfordshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810. Price: 45.00

OXFORDSHIRE. A detailed map of the county engraved by J. Roper from a drawing by G. Cole. Publishers imprint beneath dated 1807. Explanation and list of hundreds. Compass rose. 7 x 9 1/4 inches. Original wash colouring colouring. Fine condition with wide blank margins. Straight from the atlas and not sold as a single map before.

From The British Atlas.
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  •  Oxfordshire, Thomas Osborne, 1748

    Oxfordshire, Thomas Osborne, 1748

Published in the Reign of George II

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE II
1727 - 1760

30422 Oxfordshire, Thomas Osborne, 1748. Price: 30.00

A CORRECT MAP OF OXFORDSHIRE An engraved county map with title panel. Compass rose. 6 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition

From Geographia Magnae Britanniae
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  •  Oxfordshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

    Oxfordshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

Published in the Reign of George II

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE II
1727 - 1760

EARLY HAND COLOURING - WITH ORIGINAL TEXT

30528 Oxfordshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810. Price: 45.00

OXFORDSHIRE. A good detailed engraved map of the county divided into hundreds. Bears the publishers imprint dated of 1807. Explanation. 7 x 9 1/4 inches. Original wash and outline hand colouring. Good condition. Straight from the atlas and not sold as a single map before. With original page of descriptive text.

From The British Atlas
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  •  Oxfordshire, John Cary, 1809

    Oxfordshire, John Cary, 1809

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

EARLY HAND COLOURING

30738 Oxfordshire, John Cary, 1809. Price: 49.00

OXFORDSHIRE. A good engraved map of the county. Title panel with compass rose. Publisher’s imprint beneath dated 1809. 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. Attractive original outline hand colouring. Good condition.

From Cary's New and Correct English Atlas.
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  •  Oxfordshire, James Pigot / Isaac Slater, c.1857

    Oxfordshire, 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

30794 Oxfordshire, James Pigot / Isaac Slater, c.1857. Price: 76.00

OXFORDSHIRE. An engraved map of the county with title, scale, explanation and list of hundreds. Embellished with an uncoloured view of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. 8 3/4 x 14 inches. Original outline hand colouring. On stout paper. Good undamaged condition.

From Isaac Slater’s New British Atlas
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  •  Oxfordshire, John Cary 1793

    Oxfordshire, John Cary 1793

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

PROVENANCE: FROM THE LIBRARY OF JOHN HOBSON MATTHEWS

30879 Oxfordshire, John Cary 1793. Price: 52.00

OXFORDSHIRE. A detailed engraved map of the county. Title panel and compass rose combined. Cary's imprint beneath dated 1793. 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Some of the town names are underlined in red. With the original page of descriptive text. Good condition.

From Cary's New and Correct English Atlas
The significance of some towns being underlined in red is given by the previous owner of the atlas John Hobson Matthews by means of a manuscript note in red ink he has added at the start of the atlas. He says
The places underlined in red ink are those in which a Catholic mission has been established between the era of the Reformation and the year 1840
John Hobson Matthews
John Hobson Matthews (1858 - 1914) Born in Croydon in 1858. Educated at schools at Blackheath and Cambridge. Worked for a shipping firm in Malta. A good linguist he was a Roman Catholic historian, archivist and solicitor. You will find more details about him here in the Dictionary of Welsh Biography.
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  •  Oxfordshire, George Washington Bacon, c.1896

    Oxfordshire, George Washington Bacon, c.1896

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

30899 Oxfordshire, George Washington Bacon, 1895. Price: 18.00

OXFORDSHIRE 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. Good condition.
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  •  Oxfordshire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820

    Oxfordshire, 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

30935 Oxfordshire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820. Price: 72.00

LANGLEY’S NEW MAP OF OXFORDSHIRE. An engraved map of the county. In the bottom left hand corner is a vignette view of the Entrance into Oxford from the London Road. 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, Septr. 1st, 1817. 6 3/4 x 10 inches. Manuscript number 30 in the bottom right hand corner. Original outline and wash hand colouring. A little light toning and some speckled foxing in the blank margins. No tears or repairs.

From Langley’s New County Atlas of England and Wales
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  •  Oxfordshire, John Cary 1793

    Oxfordshire, John Cary 1793

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

EARLY HAND COLOURING

31000 Oxfordshire, John Cary 1793. Price: 46.00

OXFORDSHIRE. A detailed engraved map of the county. Title panel and compass rose combined. Cary's imprint beneath dated 1793. 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. Centre fold. Old manuscript numbering in blank margin 124 and 125. 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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  •  Oxfordshire - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851

    Oxfordshire - 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

31057 Oxfordshire - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851. Price: 47.00

OXFORDSHIRE. A good detailed lithograph map of the county from Hobson's Fox Hunting Atlas showing the places of the Meeting of the Hounds. 12 1/2 x 15 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 Warwickshire, Neythrop, Mr. Drake, Vale of White Horse, Old Berkshire, Mr.Philips and South Berkshire 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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  •  Oxfordshire, T. Badesladed and W. H. Toms 1742

    Oxfordshire, T. Badesladed and W. H. Toms 1742

Published in the Reign of George II

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE II
1727 - 1760

Badeslade and Toms Information

Thomas Badeslade

Principally a surveyor and engineer working with his son Henry working on river improvements and fens reclamation

He started drawing maps of the Fens and waterways and was instrumental in a number of works in the first half of the 18th century. For county map collectors his one work was a series of very distinctive maps he drew for Chorographia Brittanniae engraved and published by W. H.Toms. First published in 1741 with a further edition in 1742 in which the maps show more place names. There were further edition up to 1749. The panel of information beside each map is particularly interesting listing towns in the county with their Market and Fair days.

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SHOWS MARKET AND FAIR DAYS

31109 Oxfordshire, Thomas Badeslade and William Henry Toms, 1742. Price: 47.00

A MAP OF OXFORD-SHIRE NORTH WEST 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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  •  Oxfordshire John Cary 1787

    Oxfordshire John Cary 1787

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

FIRST EDITION - EARLY HAND COLOURING

31298 Oxfordshire, John Cary 1787. Price: 52.00

OXFORDSHIRE. The FIRST EDITION of this detailed engraved map of the county. Title panel and compass rose combined. Cary's imprint beneath dated 1787. 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Good condition. With this map is the original page of descriptive text.

From Cary’s New and Correct English Atlas

THE SUBSCRIBERS TO THE FIRST EDITION

If you are thinking of buying this map you may be interested to see this list of the original subscribers to Cary's New and Correct English Atlas first published in 1787. It makes interesting reading and might even include one of your relatives.

  •  New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

    New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

  •  New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

    New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

  •  New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

    New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

  •  New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

    New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

  •  New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

    New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

  •  New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

    New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

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  •  Oxfordshire, Reuben Ramble 1845

    Oxfordshire, Reuben Ramble 1845

  •  Oxfordshire Text, Reuben Ramble 1844

    Oxfordshire 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

31382 Oxfordshire, Reuben Ramble, c.1845. Price: 105.00

OXFORDSHIRE. An uncommon lithograph miniature map of the county surrounded by a wide border of vignette views of local scenes including the Oxford, St. Mary’s Church, Christchurch, Radcliffe Library and Blenheim. 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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  •  Oxfordshire, Carington Bowles, 1785

    Oxfordshire, 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

31441 Oxfordshire, Carington Bowles, 1785. Price: 115.00

BOWLES’S NEW MEDIUM MAP OF OXFORD SHIRE 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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  •  Oxfordshire, Thomas Kitchin / J. Capper, 1769

    Oxfordshire, Thomas Kitchin / J. Capper, 1769

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

FOR THE MAP COLLECTOR

31476 Oxfordshire, Thomas Kitchin / J. Capper, 1769. Price: 65.00

OXFORDSHIRE. An untitled map of the county. 7 x 8 inches, 170 x 195 mm. Hand coloured. Good undamaged condition. Rare.

From Kitchin's Pocket Atlas.

This map was sold by me in my Chester shop in 1986 and now on offer again. I have marked it as a collector’s map as it rarely comes into stock. I see that I have not had another specimen of this map since I sold this specimen 31 years ago. At the time it had come from a complete copy of Kitchin’s Pocket Atlas that I was splitting
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  •  Oxfordshire, Samuel Lewis 1845

    Oxfordshire, 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

31610 Oxfordshire, Samuel Lewis, 1845. Price: 25.00

OXFORDSHIRE. A county map drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker. Reference to the Unions. Scale and compass rose. 7 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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PRINTS

37565 Magdelen Hall / New Inn Hall, Mackenzie/Bluck, c.1814. Price: 40.00

MAGDALEN HALL / NEW INN HALL. F. Mackenzie. Engraved by J. Bluck. Two early hand coloured aquatint views on one sheet. Imprint of R. Ackermann beneath dated 1814. Together 10 1/2 x 8 inches. Good clean condition.

From A History of the University of Oxford by R. Ackermann.
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08749 Christ Church Cathedral, 1814. Price: 50.00

PART OF CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL. A fine early hand coloured aquatint view from Ackermann's History of Oxford. Dated 1814. Engraved by W. Bennett from a work by W. Westall. The paper is watermarked 1812. 10 x 7 3/4 inches plus good wide blank margins. Fine condition.

From A History of the University of Oxford by R. Ackermann.
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36013 Radcliffe Library, 1814. Price: 60.00

THE VESTIBULE OF RADCLIFFE LIBRARY. A fine hand coloured aquatint viree engraved by J. Hill from a work by F. MacKenzie. Publishers imprint dated 1813. 10 1/2 x 8 inches plus wide blank margins. Fine condition.

From A History of the University of Oxford by R. Ackermann.
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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

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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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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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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LK
2015 
Thank you so much, it has already arrived and it is beautiful. Very satisfied customer!
AM
Many thanks. Received in really good condition.
DP
The map has arrived safely. Thank you. I am pleased to have it.
JH
I received the map today! It was in great condition! Thank you for a great transaction
CN
The Cheshire map arrived today.  Thank you so much, it is beautiful
RF
Many thanks for sending the map. I have just received it in a very good condition
IA
Very impressed with the print and the way it had been securely packaged. Thank you for excellent service.
DW
2014 
Thank you for the map of Northumberland, very well packed and delivered safely today. This will be added to my family history research. I do enjoy maps! MP
Map 'Leicestershire and Rutlandshire' arrived today. Delighted with the purchase. Thank you very much. PW
The map arrived this morning, very well packaged and I'm very happy with it. Thank you for the great service! HS
I received the map today. It was really well packed and arrived really fast. Thank you very much for an excellent item. KK
Hi, just wanted to say thank you for map, its fantastic. Much appreciated. TB
Thank you so much for the two prints of Chester which arrived yesterday.They were beautifully packed, arrived unharmed and are now in new frames. NP
Many thanks for the Ogilby maps, which I finally collected from the Post Office on Saturday morning. I'm so pleased with them that I'd like to order in addition your 1675 copy of plate 73. LA
The map has just arrived.  Thank you so much.  It's perfect for my research. LF
Antique Maps of Oxfordshire, England - Richard Nicholson

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