Maps of England, Wales, Scotland & Ireland

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    Title:
    A General Map of Great Britain and Ireland with Part of Holland, Flanders, France &c. Agreable to modern History / Regnorum Magnae Britanniae et Hiberniae
    Date:
    C1749
    Mapmaker:
    Johann Baptist Homann (1663-1724)
    Image Size:
    510mm x 570mm
    Condition:
    Water stain to top sheet edge, will comfortably matt over, otherwise in good condition without added hand colouring to cartouche as issued. Centre fold as issued.
    Stock Number:
    HOMA BI 1749 (FLR)
    Description:

    Detailed large scale map by Homan Heirs with elaborate title decoration and inset of the Ornkey Islands at top right.

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    Title:
    A Map of Cornwall from the Best Authorities
    Date:
    C1806
    Mapmaker:
    John Cary (1755-1835)
    Image Size:
    410mm x 523mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, with folds as issued.
    Technique:
    Hand coloured engraving.
    Stock Number:
    BI ENG 1806 CARY (LF-05)
    Description:

    Very detailed large map of Cornwall with an inset of the Scilly Islands at left. A compass rose and scale of distances is at lower right.

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    Title:
    A Map of Ireland divided into Provinces and Counties shewing the Great and Cross Roads with the Distances of the Principal Towns from Dublin.
    Date:
    C1854
    Mapmaker:
    James Wyld (1812-1887)
    Image Size:
    710mm x 545mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, with centre fold as issued.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving with original hand colouring
    Stock Number:
    WNGA 017 IRE (RW01-C)
    Description:

    Very detailed large map of Ireland showing all the major roads by James Wyld, geographer to the Queen.

    James Wyld was one of Britain’s best known mapmakers and mapsellers. His many maps provided the most up to date and accurate information derived directly from explorers and parliamentary sources. He was famous for building ‘Wyld’s Great Globe’, a hall in the shape of a globe some 18 metres in diameter in which visitors could ‘see’ the world from inside out. The attraction, in London’s Leicester Square, was second only to the Great Exhibition in visitor numbers.

    Collections: 
    National Library of Australia: Bip id 44350647

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    Title:
    A Map Shewing the Places in England & Wales Sending Members to Parliament with the Numbers Returned. Divisions of Counties and Population. Places of County Election, Polling Places and Boroughs Disfranchised according to the Reform and Boundary Acts o
    Date:
    C1855
    Mapmaker:
    James Wyld (1812-1887)
    Image Size:
    460mm x 365mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    N/A
    Stock Number:
    WNGA 015 UK (F)
    Description:

    Wyld was one of Britain’s best known mapmaker and mapseller. His many maps often provided recent and accurate information derived directly from explorers and parliamentary sources. He was famous for building ‘Wyld’s Great Globe’, a hall in the shape of a globe some 18 metres in diameter in which visitors could ‘see’ the world from inside out. The attraction, in London’s Leicester Square, was second only to the Great Exhibition in visitor numbers.

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    Title:
    A Mapp of ye Great Levell of ye Fenns extending into ye Countyes of Northampton, Norfolk, Suffolke, Lyncolne, Cambridg & Huntington & the Isle of Ely Surveyed by Sr. Jonas Moor
    Date:
    C1693
    Mapmaker:
    Sir Jonas Moore (1617-1679)
    Engraver:
    John Harris
    Image Size:
    297mm x 410mm
    Condition:
    Repaired tear at lower sheet edge, otherwise in good condition.
    Technique:
    Hand coloured engraving.
    Stock Number:
    BI ENG 1693 HARR (F09)
    Description:

    Scarce C17th engraved map by Jonas Moore of the draining of the Fens by the Bedford Level Company. This was one the great engineering projects carried out in England.

    The Bedford Level Company was established in 1630, when the 4th Earl of Bedford and a group of other landowners set out to drain the area of the southern Fen, afterwards known as the Bedford Level. It contracted with Vermuyden to perform the necessary works. 

    In 1654, the company gave leave to Jonas Moore to print and publish a map of the area. Only one copy of the first edition printed in 1658 remains, that in the National Archives.

      

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    Title:
    A New Most Accurate & Complete Map of all the Direct and the Principal Cross Roads in England and Wales
    Date:
    C1784
    Mapmaker:
    Thomas Conder (1747-1831)
    Image Size:
    340mm x 348mm
    Condition:
    Narrow margins, otherwise in good condition.
    Technique:
    Hand coloured engraving.
    Stock Number:
    BI ENG 1784 COND (C020)
    Description:

    Detailed C18th map of English roads with decorative title at tp right and key to counties at top left.

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    Title:
    Ancient Britain I
    Date:
    C1834
    Mapmaker:
    J &C Walker
    Image Size:
    375mm x 320mm
    Condition:
    In good condition
    Technique:
    Copper engraving with original hand colouring
    Stock Number:
    SDUK 026 BI (F37)
    Description:

    Detailed map of ancient Britain published by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

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    Title:
    Ancient Britain II
    Date:
    C1834
    Mapmaker:
    J &C Walker
    Image Size:
    375mm x 320mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving with original hand colouring
    Stock Number:
    SDUK 027 BI SCO (F10)
    Description:

    Detailed map of ancient Scotland published by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

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    Title:
    Angleterre
    Date:
    C1850
    Mapmaker:
    Malte-Brun
    Image Size:
    295mm x 215mm
    Technique:
    N/A
    Stock Number:
    BI 1850 MALT 42 ()
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    Title:
    Bark Shire [Berkshire]
    Date:
    C1695
    Mapmaker:
    Robert Morden (1650-1703)
    Image Size:
    355mm x 415mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, with centre fold as issued.
    Technique:
    N/A
    Stock Number:
    CBRI 010 BI ENG (LF05)
    Description:

    First edition of Robert Morden's map of Berkshire. 

    Morden is best known for this series of English county maps based on Camden's "Britannia" which he first published in 1695. These maps were based on new information supplied by the gentlemen of each county, and were newly engraved. All the maps feature a decorative cartouche and display numerous place names.

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    Title:
    Barkshire (Berkshire)
    Date:
    C1701
    Mapmaker:
    Robert Morden (1650-1703)
    Image Size:
    162mm x 215mm
    Condition:
    Some minor tears on border, otherwise in good condition.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving hand coloured
    Stock Number:
    NDASOE BI ENG 049 (C020)
    Description:

    Rare map from Robert Morden's miniature atlas, "New Description and State of England", which was based on the same larger map issued in his "Camden's Britannia".
     

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    Title:
    Bedford Shire and the Situation of Bedford described with the armes of thos Honorable Familyes that have borne ye titles of Dukes and Earls thereof.
    Date:
    C1743
    Mapmaker:
    John Speed (1552-1629)
    Image Size:
    380mm x 500mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    N/A
    Stock Number:
    TOTE BI ENG 004 (LF05)
    Description:

    Speed map of Bedfordshire, with the imprint, 'Sold by Henry Overtone at ye white Horse without Newgate, London, with the verso blank.

    This edition with the main roads engraved on all maps. Decorative title with inset of Bedford at top right, coat of arms, scales and cherubs further decorate the map.

    References

    Chubb, The Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland.. pp.39-41 Overton with the verso blank.

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    Title:
    Berkshire
    Date:
    C1829
    Mapmaker:
    Robert Rowe (1775-1843)
    Engraver:
    Henry Teesdale (1776-1856)
    Image Size:
    345mm x 410mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving with original hand colouring
    Stock Number:
    NBAT BI ENG 007 (F09)
    Description:
    County map by Robert Rowe (1775-1843) an English engraver and publisher maps and atlases. The English Atlas contained maps of all the English counties, maps of Scotland, Ireland and Wales, which he published in 1813. Soon after Henry Teesdale (1776-1856) also a publisher of maps and atlases in London acquired the plates and published under his own name. 
    Ref Chubb CCCCIX
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    Title:
    Breakwater (Plymouth Sound)
    Date:
    C1880
    Mapmaker:
    Unknown
    Image Size:
    235mm x 150mm
    Technique:
    N/A
    Stock Number:
    z UK 1880 UNKN ()
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    Title:
    Breakwater (Plymouth Sound)
    Date:
    C1880
    Mapmaker:
    Unknown
    Image Size:
    235mm x 150mm
    Technique:
    Original engraving
    Stock Number:
    z UK 1880 UNKN 03 ()
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    Title:
    Brecknockshire
    Date:
    C1840
    Mapmaker:
    J&C Walker
    Image Size:
    230mm x 180mm
    Technique:
    Original engraving
    Stock Number:
    BI 1840 WALK ()
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    Title:
    Breknoke both Shyreand Towne described Ann. Domini 1610
    Date:
    C1676 (1680)
    Mapmaker:
    John Speed (1552-1629)
    Engraver:
    Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612)
    Image Size:
    385mm x 510mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, centre fold as issued.
    Technique:
    N/A
    Stock Number:
    TOTE BI WALES 052 (LF05)
    Description:

    Speed map of Breknoke, with the imprint, 'Sold by Thomas Basset and Richard Chiswell', lower left, only printed in 1676, with English text on verso.

    The map was also issued in 1680 but with the verso blank. Distinctive and and famous decorative map by John Speed with inset of Carmarthen (the oldest town in Wales) and engraved by the important Dutch mapmaker Jodocus Hondius. Inset plan of Brecon and Prince of Wales feathers and royal lions in the two cartouches. The arms of James Butler E. of Brecknock & D. of Ormond' are added.

    From;

    John Speed's 

    'The Theatre Of The Empire Of Great Britaine' /'The Second Booke Containing the Principalities of Wales.

    References

    Chubb, The Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland.. pp.39-40

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    Title:
    British Islands
    Date:
    C1823
    Mapmaker:
    Aaron Arrowsmith (1750-1823)
    Engraver:
    Sidney Hall
    Image Size:
    251mm x 203mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Original copper engraving
    Stock Number:
    ANCAT 004 BI GEN (F09)
    Description:

    Detailed early C19th map of the British Islands, by Aaron Arrowsmith, from the greatest English mapmaker of the late C18th.

    From Arrowsmith, A new general atlas.

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    Title:
    British Isles
    Date:
    C1881
    Mapmaker:
    Letts, Son & Co
    Image Size:
    397mm x 335mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Colour printed engraving.
    Stock Number:
    LPAT BI GEN 004 (F)
    Description:
    Detailed map of the British Isles with numerous insets, from Lett's Popular Atlas.
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    Title:
    British Isles
    Date:
    C1901
    Mapmaker:
    Unknown
    Image Size:
    375mm x 500mm
    Condition:
    Good condition centre fold as issued.
    Technique:
    N/A
    Stock Number:
    UK 1901 UNKN 15 ()
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    Title:
    British Isles-Railways
    Date:
    C1920
    Mapmaker:
    George Phillip (1799-1882)
    Image Size:
    655mm x 450mm
    Condition:
    In good condition with centre fold as issued.
    Technique:
    Colour printed engraving.
    Stock Number:
    PMMA BI ENG 005B (F09)
    Description:

    Large detailed chart of the British railway system, with numerous insets of the larger towns.

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    Title:
    Buckinghamshire
    Date:
    C1695
    Mapmaker:
    Robert Morden (1650-1703)
    Image Size:
    420mm x 360mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, with centre fold as issued.
    Technique:
    N/A
    Stock Number:
    CBRI 016 BI ENG (LF05)
    Description:

    First edition of Robert Morden's map of Buckinghamrshire. 

    Morden is best known for this series of English county maps based on Camden's "Britannia" which he first published in 1695. These maps were based on new information supplied by the gentlemen of each county, and were newly engraved. All the maps feature a decorative cartouche and display numerous place names.  

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    Title:
    Caermarden Both Shyre and Towne described
    Date:
    C1610 (1616)
    Mapmaker:
    John Speed (1552-1629)
    Engraver:
    Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612)
    Image Size:
    385mm x 510mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, with centre fold as issued.
    Technique:
    N/A
    Stock Number:
    TOTE BI WALES 055 (RW01-C)
    Description:

    An early edition, with English text on verso and with 'Sold by John Sudbury and George Humble', lower left, printed between 1611 and before the first Latin edition of 1616 identified by (apud (sold) Joann Sudburyet Georg Humble 1616).

    Distinctive and and famous decorative map by John Speed with inset of Carmarthen (the oldest town in Wales) and engraved by the important Dutch mapmaker Jodocus Hondius. Sold by 'John Sudburie and George Humble', lower left.

    From John Speed's 'The Theatre Of The Empire Of Great Britaine' / 'The Second Booke Containing the Principalities of Wales

    Reference: Chubb The Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland. p.29 -34

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    Title:
    Cantyra Chersonesus, Cantyr a Demie-yland
    Date:
    C1654
    Mapmaker:
    Timothy Pont (1564-1614)
    Engraver:
    Willem Blaeu (1571-1638)
    Image Size:
    415mm x 505mm
    Condition:
    Wear to centre fold see image, tears at sheet edge, wide margins.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving hand coloured
    Stock Number:
    BI SCOT 1654 BLAEU (LF05)
    Description:

    Map of Kintyre and the Isle of Gigha, situated off Glasgow and off the western coast of Isle of Arran. The map is oriented with north to the right. The map was by Timothy Pont (1564-C1614) and engraved by Blaeu. Decorated in Blaeu's famous style with a decorative title featuring a pair of cherubs holding fishing rod and line. The scale at lower right also has a pair of cherubs and with a armillary sphere at top. Latin text on verso.

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