On a Scale of one Inch to a Mile
Every Gentleman's Seat, situate on, or seen from the Road, (however distant) are laid down, with the Name of the Possessor; to which is added
The Number of INNS on each separate Route
Also The different TURKPIKE GATES, showing The Connection which one Trust has with another.
Published in London in 1801
The following road maps each measure about 5 x 7 1/2 inches. Original early hand colouring. A little soiling as noted but generally in the condition that one normally finds these maps in.
Some routes extend to two maps hence the use of the words PART or COMPLETE in the descriptions.
Egham to Binfield, Cary Road Map 1801
Houndslow to Windsor Road Map John Cary 1801
London to East Grinsted John Cary 1801
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.
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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.