Milford Haven, Captain Greenville Collins, c.1760
Published in the Reign of King
1760 - 1820
MILFORD HAVEN. A fine chart of Milford Haven with Haverfordwest and Pembroke. Engraved by James Moxon. The dedication to the Duke of Beaufort is displayed within a large decorative cartouche with putti, figures and coat of arms. 22 x 17 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.
From Coasting Pilot
Pembrokeshire, Joshua Archer, c.1840
Published in the Reign of Queen
1837 - 1901
PEMBROKESHIRE. A detailed engraved map of the county divided into hundreds and showing the railways. 9 1/8 x 6 7/8 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.
From Dugdales England and Wales Delineated
MINIMUM ORDER FIFTEEN POUNDS
Milford Haven, Captain Greenville Collins, c.1740
Published in the Reign of King
1727 - 1760
MILFORD HAVEN. A fine engraved chart showing the entrance to Milford Haven and continuing inland to Haverford. The title is displayed within a simple panel but the dedication to His Grace Henry Duke of Beaufort is displayed within a large decorative cartouche with figures of miners and putti. A second cartouche with figures displays the scale. 22 1/4 x 17 1/2 inches. Superb hand colouring. Light crease on the left hand side of the map but otherwise fine clean condition. Mounted and framed many years ago in a gilt moulding. The frame has a few defects which could be repaired.
From The Coasting Pilot
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.
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.
I was 19 when I got hooked on antique maps. There are quite a few of the early cartographers who we know a bit about about and their life stories make interesting reading. There is one English mapmaker who stands out as someone rather special who appears to have had a most interesting life. He is JOHN OGILBY. Yes you know he was the first to map the roads of England and Wales and yes you might have read that he had an interest in dancing. If you want to know more about the man who created that 17th century map hanging on your wall then you must read this book published in 2016 - The Nine Lives of John Ogilby by Alan Ereira. In this book the author brings a fascinating hidden history to light, and reveals that Ogilby's celebrated Britannia is far more than a harmless road atlas: it is, rather, filled with secrets designed to serve Charles II's sinister purpose.
You can order this book now and get it for less than the cover price of 25 pounds.
The Nine Lives of John Ogilby by Alan Ereira
This is John Booth's second book that was published in 1979, two years after his book on Welsh Maps. My copy is the first edition in which is a loose sheet giving a guide to prices. The format is very similar with a write up on a cartographer and a full page example illustration opposite. Lots of useful information and a very good introductory book for the collector of county maps. Recommended. Again click on the Amazon link on the right and treat yourself to a copy.
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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.