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Views in North Wales T.Catherall c.1845
Oblong 8vo. Blue gilt titled cloth .Pictorial titlepage and 29 steel engraved vignette views. Includes Caernarvon, Conway, Llandudno and Rhyl. Not dated, circa 1845. Published by T. Catherall, Chester and Bangor.
Map of Wales by Humphrey Lhuyd pubished 1636
CAMBRIA TYPUS AUCTORE. An attractive early 17th century map of the whole of Wales whose history dates back before this map was published in abut 1636. The map was compiled by Humphrey Lhuyd who was born in Denbigh in 1527. The first printed specimen of his map appeared in the Abraham Ortelius Theatrum in 1573 and was reprinted nearly fifty times more until 1741. This map is the Gerard Mercator/Henry Hondius/Jan Jansson variant published circa 1636 with English text on verso. The map is embellished with a decorative title cartouche bearing the name of Humphrey Lhuyd, scale cartouche, and a compass with radiating lines. A sea monster is show off Worm’s Head. 19 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches. Attractive hand colouring. Light crease on the left hand side and some light creasing in the centre fold. Otherwise good clean condition. The map is currently framed in an old black and gilt Hogarth moulding with double glazing to reveal the text on verso. For those customers unable to collect the map can be sent unframed post free to a U.K. address
West of England & Wales, George Phili c.1906
THE WEST OF ENGLAND & WALES. A detailed colour printed map extending from Southport in Lancashire in the north with the whole of Wales and South West England. Inset maps of the Manchester Ship Canal, Liverpool Docks, Barry, Cardiff, Bristol and Plymouth Sound. 13 3/4 x 18 3/4 inches. Original centre fold. Good condition.
From: The Harmsworth Universal Atlas published by The Amalgamated Press
East Wales, F. P. Becker, c.1842
WALES - EAST. A clearly engraved map showing part of Montgomeryshire, Merionethshire, Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire and Breconshire. Drawn by F. P. Becker & Co. 12 Paternoster Row. Engraved on Steel by the Omnigraph, F. P Becker. 13 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Good condition. This map has just been taken from the atlas and therefore not sold as a single map before.
From: Fishers County Atlas of England and Wales Compiled from Authentic Surveys and Corrected to the Present Time with Geographical and Statistical Description of each County.
Wales and adjoining English Counties by Francesco Constanino Marmocchi 1839
LE PROVINCIE CHE SONO OVEST DELL’ INGHILTERRA E QUELLE DEL PRINCIPATO GALLES. FIRENZE 1839. An interesting engraved map, published in Florence, of the whole of Wales plus the adjoinung counties of Cheshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Goucestershire and Warwickshire. Flag with an anchor and rope, list of Welsh counties and two scales. 12 x 9 inches. Original hand colouring. Good clean undamaged condition.
If you are a collector of Welsh antique maps and are looking for a good reference book then I would certainly recommend Antique Maps of Wales by John Booth. Mine is the first edition limited to 1,000 copies published in 1977 but there are later editions you could try and pick up. The main mapmakers are arranged chronologically and there is a good full page illustration to go with each.