RICHARD NICHOLSON of CHESTER

A World of Antique Maps and Prints

Antique Road Maps of England and Wales

James Pepper
Road maps of England and Wales shown in a strip form first appeared in 1675 with the publications of John Ogilby's Britannia. There then followed a number of series of road maps by a number of mapmakers. They were smaller than the folio maps by Ogilby so that they could be carried by the early 18th century traveller but were based on Ogilby's amazing survey of the roads.

The first strip Road Maps first published in 1675
JOHN OGILBY

Just one edition in 1719 of these reduced strip road maps taken from Ogilby's Survey
THOMAS GARDNER

Double Sided Road Maps pubished in 1767
THOMAS KITCHIN

Small Road Maps based on John Ogilby. First published in 1720.
JOHN OWEN & EMANUEL BOWEN

The High Roads from London on a scale of 1 inch to the Mile.
JOHN CARY

Just the one edition of this detailed series of road maps covering the counties of Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall.
EDWARD MOGG

Not strip Road Maps but a series of maps of England and Wales drawn in sections at a scale of 5 inches to the mile so they show the roads and a good amount of detail for the period. First published in 1784
JOHN CARY

AN ANTIQUE MAP OR PRINT MAKES A VERY SPECIAL RETIREMENT GIFT

RICHARD NICHOLSON of CHESTER

Stoneydale
Pepper Street
Christleton
Chester
CH3 7AG

Telephone
01244 336004

International
44 1244 336004

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.

James Pepper
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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.
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 Road Maps of the British Isles

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