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Antique Maps of Wiltshire

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The air is sweet sharp and healthy, and as it is wholesome and pleasant, so it is generally fruitful. its Downs feeding vast flocks of sheep. its meadows yealding great plenty of grass, its fields abundance of corn and its towns enriched by the clothing trade and other branches of the woollen manufacture.
  •  Kitchin Road Map Prestain to Carmarthen

    Kitchin Road Map Prestain to Carmarthen

  •  Road from Presteigne to Carmarthen

    Road from Presteigne to Carmarthen

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

DOUBLE SIDED 18TH CENTURY ROAD MAP

Measuring about 8 x 6 inches.

From: Kitchin's Post-Chaise Companion through England and Wales published in London in 1767

27035 Plate 94/95. Thomas Kitchin, 1765. Price: 45.00

The Road from PRESTAIN in Radnorshire to CARMARTHEN.
Presteigne, Carmarthen.
The Road from SALISBURY to CAMPDEN in Gloucestershire
Salisbury, Marlborough, Burford, Stow, Campden.

Hand coloured. Good condition.
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  •  Wiltshire, Francis Sydney Weller, c.1898

    Wiltshire, Francis Sydney Weller, c.1898

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

28711 Wiltshire, Francis Sydney Weller, c.1898. Price: 10.00

WILTSHIRE. A colour print lithograph county map. Includes the railways at that time. 11 x 8 1/2 inches. Good condition.

From The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England Wales

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  •  Wiltshire Text from Britannia, Richard Blome

    Wiltshire Text from Britannia, Richard Blome

Published in the Reign of Charles II

Published in the Reign of King
CHARLES II
1660 - 1685

TEXT ONLY

29289 Text from Britannia, Richard Blome, 1673. Price: 5.00


WILTSHIRE / WORCESTERSHIRE / YORKSHIRE. Pages 239 to 260 inclusive describing Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Yorkshire and the Ridings. 7 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Stapled at edges.

From Blome's Britannia

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  •  Wiltshire, Thomas Kitchin, 1769

    Wiltshire, Thomas Kitchin, 1769

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

30607 Wiltshire, Thomas Kitchin, 1769. Price: 37.00

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
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  •  Wiltshire, George Washington Bacon, c.1905

    Wiltshire, George Washington Bacon, c.1905

Published in the Reign of Edward VII

Published in the Reign of King
EDWARD VII
1901 - 1910

30819 Wiltshire, George Washington Bacon, c.1905. Price: 17.00


WILTSHIRE REDUCED FROM THE ORDNANCE SURVEY. DIVIDED INTO 5 MILE SQUARES. A good detailed Edwardian colour printed map of the county Shows the railways and Parliamentary Divisions. 12 x 18 1/4 inches. Good condition.
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  •  Wiltshire, John Cary 1793

    Wiltshire, John Cary 1793

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

PROVENANCE: FROM THE LIBRARY OF JOHN HOBSON MATTHEWS

30888 Wiltshire, John Cary 1793. Price: 62.00

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
The places underlined in red ink are those in which a Catholic mission has been established between the era of the Reformation and the year 1840
John Hobson Matthews
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.
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  •  Wiltshire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820

    Wiltshire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

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30943 Wiltshire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820. Price: 78.00

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
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  •  Wiltshire, John and Charles Walker, 1851

    Wiltshire, John and Charles Walker, 1851

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

EARLY HAND COLOURING

31020 Wiltshire, John and Charles Walker, 1851. Price: 45.00

WILTSHIRE. A good detailed engraved map of the county including the railways. Title panel with the names of J. & C. Walker beneath. Scale and explanation. List of divisions. Original outline and wash hand colouring. Imprint of Longman, Rees, Orme, Browne & Co. Paternoster Row beneath. 12 3/4 X 15 1/4 inches. Good condition.

From The British Atlas
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  •  Wiltshir - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851

    Wiltshir - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

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VICTORIAN FOX HUNTING MAP

31067 Wiltshire - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851. Price: 56.00

WILTSHIRE. A good detailed lithograph map of the county from Hobson's Fox Hunting Atlas showing the places of the Meeting of the Hounds. 12 1/2 x 15 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 Vale of White Horse, Buke of Beaufort, Craven, South Wilts, Mt. T. A. Smith with parts of Mr.Farquharson and New Forest 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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  •  Wiltshire, T.Badesladed and W. H.Toms 1742

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

Published in the Reign of George II

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE II
1727 - 1760

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31119 Wiltshire, Thomas Badeslade and William Henry Toms, 1742. Price: 47.00

WILTSHIRE 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. Centre fold. Uncoloured. Publisher’s imprint beneath dated 1742 with the names of Thomas Badeslade the surveyor and W. H. Toms the engraver. 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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  •  Part of Wiltshire, John Bartholomew c.1898

    Part of Wiltshire, John Bartholomew c.1898

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

31247 Part of Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Berkshire, John Bartholomew c.1898. Price: 12.50

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

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  •  Wiltshire John Cary 1787

    Wiltshire John Cary 1787

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

FIRST EDITION - EARLY HAND COLOURING

31308 Wiltshire, John Cary 1787. Price: 65.00

WILTSHIRE. The FIRST EDITION of this detailed engraved map of the county. Title panel and compass rose combined. Cary's imprint beneath dated 1787. 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Good condition.

From Cary’s New and Correct English Atlas

THE SUBSCRIBERS TO THE FIRST EDITION

If you are thinking of buying this map you may be interested to see this list of the original subscribers to Cary's New and Correct English Atlas first published in 1787. It makes interesting reading and might even include one of your relatives.

  •  New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

    New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

  •  New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

    New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

  •  New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

    New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

  •  New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

    New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

  •  New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

    New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

  •  New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

    New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

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  •  Wiltshire, Carington Bowles, 1785

    Wiltshire, Carington Bowles, 1785

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

  •  Sir H. George Fordham

    Sir H. George Fordham

EARLY HAND COLOURING

FOR THE MAP COLLECTOR

31449 Wiltshire, Carington Bowles, 1785. Price: 115.00

BOWLES’S NEW MEDIUM MAP OF WILTSHIRE 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. 8 1/2 x 12 1/4 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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  •  Wiltshire, Samuel Lewis 1845

    Wiltshire, Samuel Lewis 1845

  •  Lewis' Atlas to the Topographical Dictionaries of England and Wales

    Lewis' Atlas to the Topographical Dictionaries of England and Wales

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

EARLY HAND COLOURING

31623 Wiltshire, Samuel Lewis, 1845. Price: 25.00

WESTMORLAND. A county map drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker. Reference to the Unions. Scale and compass rose. 6 3/4 x 9 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Good clean condition. Straight from the atlas and not sold as a single map before now.

From Lewis' Atlas to the Topographical Dictionaries of England and Wales

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  •  Wiltshire and Berkshire, John Bartholomew, c.1898

    Wiltshire and Berkshire, John Bartholomew, c.1898

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

EARLY HAND COLOURING

31248 Wiltshire and Berkshire,John Bartholomew, c.1898. Price: 18.50

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

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  •  Wiltshire, John Cary, 1802

    Wiltshire, John Cary, 1802

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

EARLY HAND COLOURING

31725 Wiltshire, John Cary, 1802. Price: 63.00

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

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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. The county I was born in.

British County Maps by Yasha Beresiner
  •  Liverpool Picking up a Pilot, Edward G. Walker

    Liverpool Picking up a Pilot, Edward G. Walker

WF15 Liverpool Picking up a Pilot, Edward G. Walker. Price: 30.00



Limited edition of 500 numbered prints signed by the artist

Image size: 29 1/2 x 19 3/4 inches

Here is the giant jute clipper Liverpool, the largest sailing ship under the red ensign at the beginning of the 1890's and specially built for the Calcutta jute trade, picking up a pilot off the mouth of the Mersey. This four masted iron ship built by Russel & Company of Glasgow in 1889 was owned by R. W. Leyland & Company of Liverpool. Her gross tonnage was 3396. Her length 333.2 feet, In breadth she measured 47.9 feet and in depth 26.5 feet. She could stow 26,000 bales of jute, a dead weight of nearly 6,000 tons. Her first master was Thomas Calder. When outward bound from Antwerp to San Francisco in 1902 under Captain Lewis, the Liverpoool went ashore in fog on the rocky coast of Aldnerey on the 25th February. She was under all plain sail at the time and the crash on the rocks broke her back. Her crew of 35 were saved.

The pilot schooner in the paining is the number 7 boat Lancashire Witch built by Michael Ratsey of West Cowes in 1863. Withdrawn from service in 1896. Sold in 1897 to Leith owners. Gross tonnage 56. 80.7 feet length, 18 feet breadth, 19.6 feet depth.

This picture is illustrated in Edward G. Walker's book Sea Liverpool which can be purchased clicking on the Amazon link on the left. The original painting is in the collection of Richard Nicholson

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Antique Prints of Wiltshire

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Earl Stoke Park, Wiltshire
63289
Earl Stoke Park, Wiltshire, J. P. Neale, 1830. Price: 11.00
A hand coloured steel engraved view of the house. 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches. In a sunk mount. Good condition.
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Wardour Castle Wiltshire
87677
Wardour Castle, J. P. Neale, 1830. Price: 10.00

WARDOUR CASTLE, SOUTH FRONT WILTSHIRE. An uncoloured steel engraved view by J. P. Neale. 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches. In a sunk mount. Good condition.

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Melksham Wiltshire
95224 Melksham, W. Westall, 1830. Price: 11.80
MELKSHAM. Drawn by W. Westall / Engraved by E. Francis. A hand coloured steel engraved view. 51/2 x 3 1/4 inches. Hand coloured and in a sunk mount. Good condition.
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Wardour Castle, Wiltshire
51534 Wardour Castle, Wiltshire, J. P. Neale, 1830. Price: 11.00
A hand coloured steel engraved view of the house. 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches. In a sunk mount. Good condition.

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Earl Stoke Park, Wiltshire
16068 Earl Stoke Park, Wiltshire, J. P. Neale, 1830. Price: 11.00
A hand coloured steel engraved view of the house. 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches. In a sunk mount. Good condition.
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Charlton House, Wiltshire
38854 Charlton House, Wiltshire, J. P. Neale, 1830. Price: 10.00
An uncoloured steel engraved view of the house. 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches. In a sunk mount. Good condition.
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Corsham House Wiltshire
65402
Corsham House, North View, Wiltshire, Wiltshire, J. P. Neale, 1830. Price: 10.00
An uncoloured steel engraved view of the house. 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches. In a sunk mount. Good condition.

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Earl Stoke Park, Wiltshire
16068
Earl Stoke Park, Wiltshire, J. P. Neale, 1830. Price: 11.00
A hand coloured steel engraved view of the house. 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches. In a sunk mount. Good condition.
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Charlton House, Wiltshire
38854 Charlton House, Wiltshire, J. P. Neale, 1830. Price: 10.00
An uncoloured steel engraved view of the house. 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches. In a sunk mount. Good condition.
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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are the maps old or are they just copies of old maps?
The maps are all genuine early specimens published in or around the year stated. A guarantee label is provided with each map.
How quickly are order sent off?
Orders are dealt quickly. Orders received in the morning are usually sent off the same day as I receive them. Failing this it is usually the next day.
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The web site is updated daily and sold items are removed so it is most likely that the map is available. You can always email me to check availability
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There is a Shopping Cart for most of the maps to pay by PayPal. The best way is to email me to check a map is available then pay the total amount to my bank account and advise me you have done so. Telephone orders using your Mastercard or Visa Card are also welcome. Overseas customers may find the PayPal Cart the easiest way to by. The reason I prefer the bank payment method is simply because the charges to me are far less than the other methods.
Can I call and see the maps?
I am sorry, no. I had a map and print shop in the centre of Chester for 30 years. Since closing the shop the business is postal only except for the few maps that are available only for collection from Christleton.
How many copies do you have of each map?
I only have one specimen of each map offered. If I had a second similar specimen it would be offered separately under a different reference number.
Antique Maps of Wiltshire, England - Richard Nicholson

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