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Antique Maps of Shropshire, England - Richard Nicholson
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Early 18th Century Road Map

  •  Gardner road map Bristol, Chepstow, Monmouth, Hereford, Leominster, Ludlow

    Gardner road map Bristol, Chepstow, Monmouth, Hereford, Leominster, Ludlow

Published in the Reign of George III

25351 Bristol to Lundlow Road Map, Thomas Garnder, 1719. Price: 58.00

Plate 56 Bristol, Chepstow, Monmouth, Hereford, Leominster, Ludlow

Dedicated to Earl of Carnarvan. 10 1/2 c 6 3/4 inches. Hand coloured. Good condition.

From: Pocket Guide to The English Traveller

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18th Century Road Map

  •  Kitchin road map SHREWSBURY/CHESTER TO HOLYWELL

    Kitchin road map SHREWSBURY/CHESTER TO HOLYWELL

Published in the Reign of George III

27081 Plate 96/97. Thomas Kitchin, 1767 Price: 48.00

The Roads from SHREWSBURY/CHESTER TO HOLYWELL The First containing from Shrewsbury to.. Shrewsbury/ Ellesmere, Wrexham, Mold, Holywell. Chester, Hawarden, Flint, Holywell. The Road from TINMOUTH TO CARLISLE Tynemouth, Newcastle upon Tyne, Hexham, Haydon, Haltwhistle, Carlisle.

A double-sided strip road map. 8 x 6 inches. Hand coloured. Good condition.

From: Kitchin's Post-Chaise Companion through England and Wales

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17th Century Road Map

  •  Road Map 57, John Ogilby, 1698

    Road Map 57, John Ogilby, 1698

Published in the Reign of William and Mary

29419 Road Map, John Ogilby, 1698.Price: 150.00

Plate 57. The Road from Bristol to West Chester. Plate 2. Ludlow, Shrewsbury, Whitchurch, Chester.

An uncoloured specimen of the 1698 edition. Lightly toned but a nice specimen.

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Early 19th Century

  •  Shropshire Samuel John Neele, c.1817

    Shropshire Samuel John Neele, c.1817

Published in the Reign of George III

30100 Shropshire Samuel John Neele, c.1817. Price: 24.00

SHROPSHIRE. An engraved map of the county with a small inset map of the area near Dudley in the bottom right hand corner. Title panel and compass rose. Hand coloured. 7 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches. Closely mounted in a dark green sunk mount. Framed many years ago in a black and gilt hogarth moulding with a tiny chip in the bottom right hand corner but otherwise in good condition.

This map is only available to customers who can collect from Christleton

18th Century

  •  Shropshire, John Seller, c.1787

    Shropshire, John Seller, c.1787

Published in the Reign of George III

30435 Shropshire, John Seller, c.1787. Price: 34.00

SHROPSHIRE. An engraved map the county with title panel. 5 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches. Text beneath and continuing on verso. Uncoloured. Good condition.

From: Grose's Supplement to the Antiquities of England and Wales

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19th Century - Early Hand Colouring

  •  Shropshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

    Shropshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

Published in the Reign of George III

30530 Shropshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810. Price: 36.00

SHROPSHIRE. 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. Old mark in the bottom blank margin about an inch away from the printed border which could easily be hidden by a mount. Otherwise good fresh 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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19th Century

  •  Part of Shropshire and North Wales, John Bartholomew, c.1898

    Part of Shropshire and North Wales, John Bartholomew, c.1898

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

30827 Part of Shropshire and North Wales, John Bartholomew, c.1898. Price: 18.00

SECTION XI, SHREWSBURY. A colour printed map showing parts of Caernarvonshire, Merionethshire, Montgomeryshire, Shropshire and Cheshire. Scale of 4 miles to the inch. Shows the railways. 16 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Centre fold. Good clean condition.

From: The Royal Atlas

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For the Collector

  •  Shropshire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820

    Shropshire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820

Published in the Reign of George III

30937 Shropshire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820. Price: 56.00

LANGLEY’S NEW MAP OF SHROPSHIRE. An engraved map of the county. In the bottom left hand corner is a vignette view of Shrewsbury. 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, Octr. 1st, 1817. 6 3/4 x 10 inches. Manuscript number 32 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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18th Century - Market & Fair Days

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

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

Published in the Reign of George II

31111 Shropshire, Thomas Badeslade and William Henry Toms, 1742. Price: 43.00

A MAP OF THE COUNTY OF SALOP 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 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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For the Collector

  •  Shropshire, Reuben Ramble 1844

    Shropshire, Reuben Ramble 1844

  •  Shropshire Text, Reuben Ramble 1844

    Shropshire Text, Reuben Ramble 1844

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

31383 Shropshire, Reuben Ramble, c1845. Price: 70.00

SHROPSHIRE. An uncommon lithograph miniature map of the county surrounded by a wide border of vignette views of local scenes including the Ludlow Castle, the Wrekin, Battle of Shrewsbury and Farming. 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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For the Collector

  •  Shropshire, Carington Bowles, 1785

    Shropshire, Carington Bowles, 1785

Published in the Reign of George III
  •  Sir H. George Fordham

    Sir H. George Fordham

31442 Shropshire, Carington Bowles, 1785. Price: 95.00

BOWLES’S NEW MEDIUM MAP OF SHROP 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. 12 1/2 x 8 1/2 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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18th Century

  •  Shropshire, John Cowley, 1744

    Shropshire, John Cowley, 1744

Published in the Reign of George II

31475 Shropshire, John Cowley, 1744. Price: 42.00

AN IMPROVED MAP OF SHROPSHIRE CONTAINING THE BOROUGH & MARKET TOWNS WITH THOSE ADJOINING; ALSO ITS PRINCIPAL ROADS AND RIVERS. BY J. COWLEY GEOGRAPHR. TO HIS MAJESTY. An interesting small engraved map of the county. A banner displays the title. 5 x 7 inches. Hand coloured. Good condition.

From: The Geography of England

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17th Century

  •  Shropshire, William Hole, 1637

    Shropshire, William Hole, 1637

Published in the Reign of Charles I

31477 Shropshire, William Hole, 1637. Price: 120.00

SAOLOPIA COMITATUS QUEM CORNAUII OLIM INCOLUORUN DESCRIPTIO. An early map of the county engraved by William hole after the survey by Christopher Saxton. Decorative title cartouche. Scale with pair of dividers. Compass rose. 13 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches. Hand coloured. Coat of arms watermark. Some very small repairs on verso to the bottom blank margin. Lightly toned all over and some light foxing in the bottom right hand corner.

From: Camden’s Britannia

This map was last sold in 1988 in my shop Chester and now on the market again

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Early 19th Century - Original Hand Colouring

  •  Shropshire, John Cary, 1802

    Shropshire, John Cary, 1802

Published in the Reign of George III

31718 Shropshire, John Cary, 1802. Price: 49.00

SHROPSHIRE A well engraved detailed map of the county with title panel and compass rose combined. Scale. Imprint of John Cary dated 1793. With original page of descriptive text. 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Good condition. I have dated this map 1802 because the many of the other maps in the atlas were watermarked with the date of 1802. The title page of the atlas is dated 1793.

From: Cary's New and Correct English Atlas

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18th Century - County and Road Map

  •  Map of Shropshire by John Owen and Emanuel Bowen 1753

    Map of Shropshire by John Owen and Emanuel Bowen 1753

  •  Road map Meriden to Bridgnorth and Wenlock in Shropshire by John Owen and Emanuel Bowen 1753

    Road map Meriden to Bridgnorth and Wenlock in Shropshire by John Owen and Emanuel Bowen 1753

Published in the Reign of George II

32430 Shropshire, John Owen and Emanuel Bowen, 1753. Price: 38.00

SHROPSHIRE. An engraved county map with note and list of hundreds, surmounted by a decorative baroque cartouche titled The Road from London to Shrewsbury. Road map on verso from south of Birmingham to Wenlock with coat of arms and notes. 4 x 7 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition Straight from the atlas and not been sold previously as a single map.

From: Britannia Depicta

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Provenance

At some time part of the Townsend Family library

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Late 19th Century

  •  Northern sheet of map of Shropshire by Edward Weller c.1883

    Northern sheet of map of Shropshire by Edward Weller c.1883

  •  Southern sheet of map of Shropshire by Edward Weller c.1883

    Southern sheet of map of Shropshire by Edward Weller c.1883

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

32532 Shropshire, Edward Weller, c.1883. Price: 25.00

SHROPSHIRE REDUCED FROM THE ORDNANCE SURVEY BY EDWD. WELLER F.R.G.S. DIVIDED INTO 5 MILE SQUARES. A detailed lithograph map of the county on two sheets. Published by George Washington Bacon. Each sheet measures 18 x 11 3/4 inches Good clean condition.

From: The New Ordnance Atlas of the British Isles

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Late 18th Century - Early Hand Colouring

  •  Map of Shropshire, John Cary, 1792

    Map of Shropshire, John Cary, 1792

Published in the Reign of George III

32553 Shropshire, John Cary, 1792. Price: 14.00

SHROPSHIRE A small engraved map of the county. Tile panel surmounted by half compass rose. Panel at bottom with list of distances from London. Publisher’s imprint beneath dated 1792. 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches. Thin paper. Original outline hand colouring. Good condition.

From: Cary’s Traveller’s Companion

Titlepage dated 1791, maps dated 1792. The atlas was formerly in the Mumbee family library - titlepage stamped V. Munbee

Provenance
  •  Cary Titlepage and Munbee Bookplate

    Cary Titlepage and Munbee Bookplate

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Early 17th Century

  •  Shropshire by Pieter van den Keere, c.1627

    Shropshire by Pieter van den Keere, c.1627

Published in the Reign of Charles I
  •  Pieter van den Keere Atlas Titlepage, c.1627

    Pieter van den Keere Atlas Titlepage, c.1627

32649 Shropshire, Pieter van den Keere, c.1627. Price: 69.00

SHROPSHIRE A early engraved miniature map of the county.A strapwork cartouche displays the title and scale along with the name of Pieter van den Keere in Latin. Numbered 35. 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches. A clean undamaged uncoloured specimen. On verso is the ending of a description of Staffordshire in English. With this map are the two following original double sided pages of text with the description of Shropshire. Straight from the atlas and not previously sold as a single map. The title page of the atlas is dated 1627

From England Wales Scotland and Ireland Described.

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An 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.

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Antique Maps of Shropshire, England - Richard Nicholson

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