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Gardner road map Bristol, Chepstow, Monmouth, Hereford, Leominster, Ludlow
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
Kitchin road map SHREWSBURY/CHESTER TO HOLYWELL
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
Road Map 57, John Ogilby, 1698
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.
Shropshire Samuel John Neele, c.1817
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
Shropshire, John Seller, c.1787
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
Shropshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810
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
Part of Shropshire and North Wales, John Bartholomew, c.1898
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
Shropshire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820
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
Shropshire, T.Badesladed and W. H.Toms 1742
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 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.
Shropshire, Reuben Ramble 1844
Shropshire Text, Reuben Ramble 1844
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.
Shropshire, Carington Bowles, 1785
Sir H. George Fordham
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.
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
Shropshire, John Cowley, 1744
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
Shropshire, William Hole, 1637
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
Shropshire, John Cary, 1802
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
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
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
At some time part of the Townsend Family library
Northern sheet of map of Shropshire by Edward Weller c.1883
Southern sheet of map of Shropshire by Edward Weller c.1883
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
Map of Shropshire, John Cary, 1792
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
Cary Titlepage and Munbee Bookplate
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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