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  BRITISH ISLES 
 England 

SAXTON, Christopher. [Saxton's map of South East England]
Sussex, Surry and Kent, by C.S. Corrected and Amended with many Additions by Phil Lea. Cantii, Southsexiæ, Surriæ et Middelsexiæ comitat. Una cum suis Undique confinibus, Oppidis, pagis, Villis, et Fluminibus, in eisdem vera descriptio. London: George Willdey, c.1715. Original outline colour. 410 x 540mm.
A scarce map of South East England, depictng Surrey, Sussex, Kent and, despite not being listed in the English title, Middlesex. The map first appeared in Saxton's atlas of England and Wales published 1579, the first county atlas. The plate has a long and interesting history. It was engraved by Remigius Hogenberg (c.1536-c.1588), older brother of Frans (engraver of the Ortelius atlas and the Braun & Hogenberg townplans), when the pair were taking refuge in England from the religious turmoil in the southern Netherlands. When John Speed copied most of Saxton's maps for his 'Theatre' atlas of 1611, he decided to use individual maps of these counties by John Norden instead. Superceded by Speed, Saxton's plates lay unused until 1645, when William Web published a new edition, with this map only updated with the arms of Charles I and the date 1642. After a 'ghost' edition of c.1665, the next edition was published by Philip Lea (c.1689), when the English title, the hundreds and symbols (crosses, crowns & mitres) were added. A second Lea edition (c.1693) saw the addition of Ogilby's roads, five armorials and Lea's address added under the original Latin title. Willdey was the next publisher, leaving Lea's details but adding his own along the bottom edge, as this example. A final edition of the atlas was published by Thomas Jefferys in 1749, 170 years after the first edition!
[Ref: 18099]    £1,850.00 ($2,442 • €2,072 rates)


 English Counties 

SAXTON, Christopher. [The first printed map of the county of Devon]
Devoniae Comitat, Rerumquae omnium in eodem memorabilium recens, vers pticularisq. Descriptio. London, 1575-c.1579. Original colour lightly refreshed. 400 x 450mm. Narrow top margin, minor repairs, laid on linen.
A rare example of the first published state of Saxton's map of Devon, engraved in 1575 by Remigius Hogenberg (brother of the more famous Frans Hogenberg) for Saxton's county atlas of 1579. The arms above the title are those of Thomas Seckford (1515 -87), who commissioned Saxton's survey, with those of Queen Elizabeth I top left. On the map towns, rivers and hills are marked, but it was not until nearly a century later that roads were routinely shown on county maps. Saxton's copperplates had a long career: after being eclipsed by John Speed's atlas of 1611, the plates were re-engraved and re-issued in 1642 by William Web. Although most of the other plates were still being printed as late as 1770, the Devon plate had either been lost or destroyed by the 1689 Lea edition. BATTEN: 1.
[Ref: 15840]    £3,800.00 ($5,016 • €4,256 rates)


SAXTON, Christopher. [The first printed map of Westmorland and Cumberland]
Westmorlandiae et Cumberlandiae Comit. nova vera et Elaborata descriptio. Anº Dni 1576. London, 1576-c.1579. Original colour lightly refreshed. 395 x 450mm. A few nicks in the margins.
The first published state of Saxton's map of both Cumberland and Westmorland, engraved in 1576 by Augustine Ryther for Saxton's county atlas of 1579. Top right are the arms of Queen Elizabeth, with the arms of Thomas Seckford (1515 -87, who commissioned Saxton's survey) underneath, balanced with the strapwork title cartouche and a pair of compasses on the scale on the left. On the map towns, rivers and hills are marked, but it was not until nearly a century later that roads were routinely shown on county maps. Saxton's copperplates had a long career: after being eclipsed by John Speed's atlas of 1611, the plates were re-engraved and re-issued in 1642 by William Web; most of the other plates were still being printed as late as 1770.
[Ref: 17807]    £3,200.00 ($4,224 • €3,584 rates)


SAXTON, Christopher. [The Web edition of Saxton's map of Herefordshire]
Frugiferi Ac Ameni Herefordiæ Comitatus Delineatio Anmp Dñi 1642. London: William Web, 1645. 380 x 500mm.
An example of William Web's rare re-issue of the Saxton map of Herefordshire, the first printed map of the county, engraved by Remy Hogenberg in 1577. Web has made only two significant changes: the date has been updated, and the arms of Elizabeth have been replaced by those of Charles I (with a unicorn instead of a Welsh dragon. SKELTON: 27.
[Ref: 11957]    £2,400.00 ($3,168 • €2,688 rates)


SAXTON, Christopher. [The Web edition of Saxton's map of Suffolk]
Suffolkiæ comitatus continens in se Oppida mercatoria: 25 Pagos et Villas 264 Una cum singulis Hundredis & fluminibus in eodam Vera description Anno Domini 1642. London: William Web, 1645. 335 x 480mm.
An example of William Web's rare re-issue of the Saxton map of Suffolk, the first printed map of the county, engraved in 1575. Web has made only two significant changes: the date has been updated, and the small armorial in the title cartouche is that of Charles I rather than Elizabeth I. SKELTON: 27.
[Ref: 11958]    £3,500.00 ($4,620 • €3,920 rates)


SAXTON, Christopher. [The Web edition of Saxton's map of Wiltshire]
WIltoniæ Comitatus herbida Planitie nobilis hic ob oculos proponitur. Anno Dñi 1642. London: William Web, 1645. 425 x 470mm. Narrow margins top and bottom due to the height of the map.
An example of William Web's rare re-issue of the Saxton map of Wiltshire, the first printed map of the county, engraved in 1577. Web has made only two significant changes: the date has been updated, and the Royal Crest is that of Charles I rather than Elizabeth I (with a unicorn instead of a Welsh Dragon), although the engraver has left behind the Queen's initials, 'E R'. SKELTON: 27.
[Ref: 11961]    £3,400.00 ($4,488 • €3,808 rates)


SAXTON, Christopher. [The Web edition of Saxton's map of Essex]
Essexiæ Comitat Nova vera ac absoluta desciption Anº D.ni 1642. London: William Web, 1645. 415 x 525mm. Trimmed top and bottom, printed border reinstated with mss.
An example of William Web's rare re-issue of the Saxton map of Essex, the first printed map of the county, engraved in 1576. Web has made only two significant changes: the date has been updated, and the arms of Elizabeth have been replaced by those of Charles I (with a unicorn instead of a Welsh dragon), although the initials 'E R' have been left behind in error. SKELTON: 27.
[Ref: 11956]    £2,750.00 ($3,630 • €3,080 rates)


SAXTON, Christopher. [The Lea edition of Saxton's map of Essex]
A Map of Essex, newly revised & Amended by P. Lea London: Philip Lea, c.1693. Coloured. 415 x 525mm. Narrow margins, extra margin added at top.
Philip Lea's uncommon re-issue of the Saxton map of Essex, the first printed map of the county, engraved in 1576. When Lea first published his edition of Saxton's atlas c.1689 this map was not included, replaced by the Ogilby-Morgan map of 1676. Either the Saxton map was not available or needed too much updating. The additions here are considerable: the title is now in English rather than Latin; a plan of Colchester has been added, surrounded by eight armorials; Ogilby's roads are shown; and thew initials W R have been added by the Royal Arms, for William III. SKELTON: 27.
[Ref: 15846]    £1,600.00 ($2,112 • €1,792 rates)


SAXTON, Christopher. [Saxton's map of Cornwall as revised by Philip Lea]
Cornwall Described by C. Saxton Corrected and many Additions as the Roads &c. by P. Lea. London: Lea, c.1694. 380 x 490mm.
The first map of the county of Cornwall, here printed one and a half centuries after its original publication. Over the years a number of changes had been made to the plate: the original title was replaced by the view of Launceston in c.1665; the arms of Elizabeth I were replaced by those of Charles I then Charles II; the panel of armorials were added c.1665 by an unknown publisher; and Lea added his name and Ogilby's roads in 1689 and changed the title for the second time in 1694. Still this was not the end of the Saxton plates: they were issued again by George Willdey, Thomas Jefferys and Cluer Dicey into the 1770s. Despite the number of editions any example of Saxton's map of Cornwall is uncommon.
[Ref: 11945]    £5,000.00 ($6,600 • €5,600 rates)


SAXTON, Christopher. [Saxton's map of Durham as revised by Philip Lea]
The County Palatine and Bishoprick of Durham Described by C. Saxton Corrected and Amended with Additions by P. Lea. London: Lea, c.1694. Original outline colour. 370 x 490mm. Laid on archivist's paper.
The first printed map of Durham, engraved by Augustus Ryther in 1576, this example from Lea's re-issue, a hundred and twenty years later. Over the years a number of changes had been made to the plate: the original title was replaced by an English title c.1642, then replaced by the plan of Durham c.1665, with the new title replacing Seckford's arms in the North Sea; the arms of Elizabeth I were replaced by those of Charles I. For this edition Lea has added Ogilby's Roads and changed the title for the second time. Still this was not the end of the Saxton plates: they were issued again by George Willdey, Thomas Jefferys and Cluer Dicey into the 1770s. Despite the number of editions any example of Saxton's map of Cornwall is uncommon. SKELTON: 110.
[Ref: 11959]    £1,200.00 ($1,584 • €1,344 rates)


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