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Kitchin Road Map Prestain to Carmarthen
Road from Presteigne to Carmarthen
The Road from PRESTAIN in Radnorshire to CARMARTHEN. Presteigne, Carmarthen.
The Road from SALISBURY to CAMPDEN in Gloucestershire Salisbury, Marlborough, Burford, Stow, Campden.
Double sided Road Map. About 8 x 6 inches.. Hand coloured. Good condition.
From: Kitchin's Post-Chaise Companion through England and Wales published in London in 1767
Part of Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, John Cary, 1824
Part of Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. Section 23 of John Cary’s Map of England and Wales on a scale of 5 miles to the inch. The plate centres on Cirencester and includes Cheltenham, Gloucester, Lechlade, Malmsbury, Wotton Bassett, Calne, Chippenham, Marlborough and Devizes. 8 x 10 inches. Early hand colouring. Good condition.
Wiltshire, Thomas Kitchin, 1769
WILTSHIRE DRAWN FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES AND REGULATED BY ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATIONS BY T. KITCHIN, GEOGR. An engraved map of the county embellished with a pictorial title cartouche. Arms of Salisbury. Compass pointer and explanation. 61/2 x 8 1/2 inches. Uncoloured. Small light mark above the explanation otherwise good condition.
From: England Displayed published by P. Russell and O. Price
Wiltshire, John Cary 1793
WILTSHIRE. A well engraved detailed map of the county. Imprint of John Cary and dated 1793. 8 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches, 210 x 260 mm. Original outline hand colouring. Some of the town names are underlined in red. Good condition. With original page of descriptive text.
From: Cary's New and Correct English Atlas
The significance of some towns being underlined in red is given by the previous owner of the atlas John Hobson Matthews by means of a manuscript note in red ink he has added at the start of the atlas. He says
John Hobson Matthews (1858 - 1914) Born in Croydon in 1858. Educated at schools at Blackheath and Cambridge. Worked for a shipping firm in Malta. A good linguist he was a Roman Catholic historian, archivist and solicitor. You will find more details about him here in the Dictionary of Welsh Biography.
Wiltshire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820
LANGLEY’S NEW MAP OF WILTSHIRE. An engraved map of the county. In the bottom right hand corner is a vignette view of Salisbury Cathedral. 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, July 1st, 1817. 6 3/4 x 10 inches. Manuscript number 38 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
Part of Wiltshire, John Bartholomew c.1898
SECTION XXII WILTS. A colour printed map showing part of Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Berkshire. Scale of 4 miles to the inch. Shows the railways. 16 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Centre fold as issued. Small nick on edge of bottom blank margin otherwise good clean condition.
From: The Royal Atlas
Wiltshire and Berkshire, John Bartholomew, c.1898
SECTION XXVI EXETER. A colour printed map showing parts of Somerset, Devon and Dorsetshire. Scale of 4 miles to the inch. Shows the railways. 16 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Centre fold as issued. Good clean condition.
From: The Royal Atlas
Wiltshire, John Cary, 1802
WILTSHIRE 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. I have dated this map 1802 because the many of the other maps in the atlas were watermarked with the date of 1802. Good condition.
From: Cary's New and Correct English Atlas
Map of Wiltshire by John Owen and Emanuel Bowen 1754
Road map from Shrewsbury to Welshpool by John Owen and Emanuel Bowen 1754
A MAP OF WILTSHIRE An engraved county map with title panel, list of hundreds and description. The map is surmounted by a decorative baroque cartouche titled The Road from London to Weymouth. Strip road map on verso showing the route from south of Fakenham in Norfolk to Wells and the road from Newmarket to Bury St. Edmunds with engraved notes. Uncoloured. This map has come straight from the atlas and not sold previously as a single map.Good condition.
From: Britannia Depicta
At some time part of the Townsend Family library
Map of Wiltshire, John Cary, 1792
WILTSHIRE 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
Berkshire by Pieter van den Keere, c.1627
Pieter van den Keere Atlas Titlepage, c.1627
WILTSHIRE A early engraved miniature map of the county. Embellished with decorative cartouches which displays the title and scale. Numbered 12. 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 Wiltshire starts on the verso, in English but with the map is the following double sided page of text. The final piece of text appears on the verso of the map of Berkshire. 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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