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  LONDON 
 London Maps 

FAIRBURN, John. [A rare handkerchief map of the Environs of London]
The Travelling Handkerchief. Fairburn's Map of the Country Twelve Miles Round London. London: Fairburn, 1831. Engraved map printed on calico. 590 x 540mm.
A handkerchief map of the environs of London, printed on calico as an alternative to paper . The map is circular, and reaches Teddington in the south west, clockwise to Norwood, Harrow on the Hill, Chipping Barnet, Dagenham, Purley and Kingston. It is decorated by vignette views of Chelsea and Greenwich Hospitals in the bottom corners, and the part of the title is on a banner held aloft in an eagle's beak. HOWGEGO: 216 (3).
[Ref: 13642]    £2,800.00 ($3,752 • €3,195 rates)


  EUROPE 
 Denmark 

FAIRBURN, John. [Rare broadsheet plan of Nelson at the Battle of Copenhagen, 1801]
Fairburn's Plan of Parker and Nelson's Victory before Copenhagen, April 2.d 1801. London: Fairburn, April 22nd, 1801. Broadsheet plan. Original colour. Engraving, 340 x 450mm, set in letterpress, sheet size 565 x 480mm. A few repairs.
A broadsheet published only twenty days after the naval battle regarded as Nelson's hardest-fought battle. The engraving is divided between an antique chart of the 'Passage of the Sound to Copenhagen & Drago' and a view of Nelson's attack on the Danish fleet. The text contains a key to the view, listing the ships, the despatches from Parker and Nelson (neither mentioning Nelson disobeying Parker's order to withdraw) and a list of casualties.
[Ref: 12715]    £2,500.00 ($3,350 • €2,853 rates)


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