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Antique Maps of Somersetshire - Richard Nicholson
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19th Century - Early Hand Colouring

  •  Lundy Island, Camelford, Launceston

    Lundy Island, Camelford, Launceston

9096 Plate 11 Lundy Island, Camelford, Launceston. John Cary, 1794. Price: 22.00

Plate Number 11 from John’s Cary’s New Map of England and Wales with Part of Scotland on a scale of 5 miles to the inch. It shows part of the north west coast of Devon from Hartland down to Padstow with the towns of Tintagel, Camelford, Launceston and Holsworthy. Includes Lundy Island. 8 x 10 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Fine clean condition. 1824 edition. Good clean condition with original outline hand colouring.

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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 Plate 56 Bristol, Chepstow, Monmouth, Hereford, Leominster, Ludlow. Thomas Gardner, 1719, Price: 58.00

A strip road map in six sections. Dedicated to Earl of Carnarvan. 10 1/2 x 6 6/3 inches. Hand Coloured. Good condition.

From: Pocket Guide to The English Traveller

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18th Century Plan, River and Sea Chart

Published in the Reign of George III

29234 The River Avon, Captain Greenville Collins, c.1740. Price: 700.00

THE RIVER AVON FROM THE SEVERN TO THE CITTY OF BRISTOLL. A magnificent chart by Capt Greenville Collins. The title cartouche depicts the Avon Gorge with a sailing ship passing through. The sea area embellished with a compass rose and many ships is on the right of the map as the course has been inverted to show it flowing East to West. Dedication cartouche bearing the name of Robert Yate Esq. and surmounted by his coat of arms. This is one of the larger charts from The Coasting Pilot and shows vertical fold creases which is normal. A fine specimen with wide blank margins and finely executed later hand colouring. 36 1/4 x 15 1/2 inches. Good clean condition.

From: The Coasting Pilot

This chart was framed some years ago in a black and gilt moulding. A little wear but still in reasonable condition.

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18th Century

  •  Somersetshire, Robert Morden, 1722

    Somersetshire, Robert Morden, 1722

Published in the Reign of George III

30428 Somersetshire, Robert Morden, 1722. Price: 136.00

SOMERSET SHIRE BY ROBT. MORDEN. A good engraved map of the county divided into hundreds. Decorative title cartouche and three scales. 16 x 14 inches, 415 x 355 mm. Uncoloured. Good clean condition. A nice specimen.

From: Camden's Britannia

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Victorian - Fox Hunting

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  •  Somersetshire - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851

    Somersetshire - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

31060 Somersetshire - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851. Price: 52.00

SOMERSETSHIRE. A good detailed lithograph map of the county from Hobson's Fox Hunting Atlas showing the places of the Meeting of the Hounds. 15 1/2 x 12 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 West Somerset, Noeth Devon, Tiverton, Blacmore Vale and Mr. Farquharson 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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18th Century - In need fo Repair

  •  Somersetshire, Thomas Bowen 1784

    Somersetshire, Thomas Bowen 1784

Published in the Reign of George III

32198 Somersetshire, Thomas Bowen, 1784. Price: 5.00

SOMERSETSHIRE A NEW & CORRECT MAP OF SOMERSET SHIRE FRAWN FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES BY THOMAS BOWEN GEOGR. An engraved map of the county embellished with a pictorial title cartouche and coat of arms. 8 x 6 1/4 inches. Uncoloured. In need of some restoration as the bottom left hand corner of the printed border is missing. No top blank margin which is normal as the map was published ajoined to the county of Berkshire. This map comes from the single publication of George Augustus Walpoole The New British Traveller published by Alexander Hogg.

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19th Century

  •  Somersetshire, Joshua Archer c.1840

    Somersetshire, Joshua Archer c.1840

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

32251 Somersetshire, Joshua Archer, c.1840. Price: 9.00

SOMERSETSHIRE. A detailed engraved map of the county including the railways. 9 x 7 inches. Uncoloured. Lightly some light foxing. Small split at the bottom of the centre fold. Special Price.

From: Dugdale's England and Wales Delineated

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18th Century - County and Road Map

  •  Somersetshire, John Owen and Emanuel Bowen c.1730

    Somersetshire, John Owen and Emanuel Bowen c.1730

  •  Road from Breconshire to Cardiff, John Owen and Emanuel Bowen c.1730

    Road from Breconshire to Cardiff, John Owen and Emanuel Bowen c.1730

Published in the Reign of George II

32333 Somersetshire, John Owen and Emanuel Bowen, c.1730. Price: 28.00

A MAP OF SOMERSET SHIRE. An engraved county map embellished with a title panel, coat of arms, list of hundreds and a description of the county. Above the map is a decorative cartouche titled The Road from Dartmouth in Devonshire to Minhead in Somerset S. A strip road map on verso showing the road through Breconshire to Cardiff with coat of arms and engraved notes. 4 x 7 inches, 115 x 180 mm. Uncoloured on both sides. Small right hand blank margin otherwise good condition.

From: Britannia Depicta

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Early 17th Century

Early 17th Century

  •  Somersetshire by Pieter van den Keere, c.1627

    Somersetshire 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

32625 Somersetshire, Pieter van den Keere, c.1627. Price: 125.00

SOMERSET SHIRE A early engraved miniature map of the county. Embellished with decorative cartouche which displays the title, scale and name of Petrus Kaerius. Numbered 11. 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches. A good clean uncoloured and undamaged specimen Small top blank margin which is quite common. The description of Somersetshire starts on the verso, in English but with the map are the two original double sided pages of text which complete the text for the county. 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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18th Century Road Maps by John Owen and Emanuel Bowen

  •  Road Abingdon to Monmouth. Owen/Bowen c.1730

    Road Abingdon to Monmouth. Owen/Bowen c.1730

  •  Road Abingdon to Monmouth. Owen/Bowen c.1730

    Road Abingdon to Monmouth. Owen/Bowen c.1730

35/36 Abingdon, Faringdon, Lechlade / Gloucester Monmouth

30399

Side 35 Hand coloured. Side 36 Uncoloured. Little light water staining.

Price: 20.00

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  •  Road map Dartmouth to Monehead. Owen/Bowen c.1730

    Road map Dartmouth to Monehead. Owen/Bowen c.1730

  •  Road map Dartmouth to Monehead. Owen/Bowen c.1730

    Road map Dartmouth to Monehead. Owen/Bowen c.1730

169/170 Dartmouth, Exeter, Silverton, Bumpkin, Minehead. Price: 27.00

25066 Hand coloured

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  •  Road map Exeter to Lyme Regis Owen/Bowen c.1730

    Road map Exeter to Lyme Regis Owen/Bowen c.1730

  •  Road map Exeter to Lyme Regis Owen/Bowen c.1730

    Road map Exeter to Lyme Regis Owen/Bowen c.1730

253/254 Exeter, Lyme Regis, Description of Dorchester and Lyme Regis on verso. Price: 23.00

27502 Uncoloured

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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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RICHARD NICHOLSON of CHESTER

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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.

Antique Maps of Somersetshire - Richard Nicholson

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