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  BRITISH ISLES 
 England 

VISSCHER, Nicolas. [17th century sea chart of the English Channel]
Manica, Gallis La Manche, et Belgis Het Canaal, Pars Oceani inter Angliam et Galliam... Amsterdam, c.1698. Original colour. 480 x 570mm. A fine example
A chart of the English Channel, showing the British coastline from Cardigan to Orford and the Continental coast from Calais to Nantes, with the River Seine to Paris.
[Ref: 15700]    £650.00 ($874 • €738 rates)


WILLDEY, George. [Superbly-decorated map of Ogilby's roads of England and Wales]
The Roads of England According to Mr Ogilby's Survey. London: George Willdey, c.1713. Contemporary colour refreshed. 590 x 595mm. Repairs to folds, laid on archival paper.
A scarce separate-issue map of England and Wales arranged to show the roads as surveyed for John Ogilby's 'Britannia'. To make the detail marked on the roads clear (for example the distances between towns) the geographical outline of the country is distorted, fitting into a circle. Bottom left there is no attempt to show the Cornish peninsula, yet Land's End is marked. The rich borders are decorated with acanthus leaves, with roundels containing armorials. The map is unusual in that it was printed from two plates, a circular plate, 525mm in diameter, for the map and a second plate for the border. As this border has no distinct 'up', examples exist where the border is rotated in relation to the map into all four cardinals. This example is rotated 90º clockwise to the illustration in Shirley. The map can also be found without the border. Ogilby's 'Britannia' was the world's first printed road atlas, published 1675, a hugely-influential publication; soon his roads started appearing on British county maps, and, nearly forty years later, Ogilby's work was still being used. SHIRLEY: Willdey 1, 'striking road map'; this second state, not listed in Shirley, has apparent 'crossing-out' lines through Willdey's imprint.
[Ref: 16276]    £4,250.00 ($5,716 • €4,828 rates)


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 ($2,488 • €2,102 rates)


HOMANN, Johann Baptist. [An early Georgian map of England]
Magnae Britanniae Pars Meridionalis in qua Regnum Angliae tam in Septem Antiqua Anglo-Saxonum Regna... . Nuremberg, c.1730. Original colour with later additions 575 x 490mm.
Map of England and Wales, with an elaborate allegorical title cartouche and a vignette scene of Queen Anne and her councillors. The colouring of England marks the boundaries of the seven Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, predating the Norman Conquest of 1066.
[Ref: 13373]    £400.00 ($538 • €454 rates)


PINE, John. [The story of the Spanish Armada from the House of Lords tapestries]
[The Spanish Armada entering the English Channel.] London, John Pine, 1739. Printed from three plates, outer plate 380 x 610mm.
A pair of sea charts of the English Channel, printed in blue, within a decorative border printed from a third plate. The left plate shows the Spanish Armada of 1588 entering the Channel, blown by a delicately-engraved windhead, watched by two putti and an allegorical figure of Britannia. The right plate shows the Armada in the famous crescent formation, with the English fleet behind them, pushing them up the Channel. In the centre of the decorative border is a portrait of Elizabeth I. This is a plate from 'The Tapestry Hangings of the House of Lords', drawn by by Hubert-François Gravelot, engraved and published by John Pine. It depicts one of ten tapestries commissioned from the Dutch marine painter Hendrik Cornelisz Vroom by Lord Howard of Effingham in 1591 to commemorate the defeat of the Armada. Unfortunately they were destroyed when the Houses of Parliament burnt down in 1834, leaving Pine's book as the only record. It is lucky that Pine worried that "'Time, or Accident, or moths may deface these valuable shadows". MCC: 4.
[Ref: 12114]    £1,200.00 ($1,614 • €1,363 rates)


PINE, John. [The story of the Spanish Armada from the House of Lords tapestries]
[The English sending the fire-ships in among the Spanish Fleet.] London, John Pine, 1739. Printed from three plates, outer plate 380 x 610mm.
A pair of sea charts of the English Channel, printed in blue, within a decorative border printed from a third plate. The left plate shows the Spanish Armada at anchor off Calais, and the eight fire-ships bearing down on them, blown by a delicately-engraved windhead. The right plate shows the Armada, having cut their anchors to escape the fire-ships, fleeing north in disarray. The decorative border has roundel portraits of Elizabeth I, Pope Sixtus V, Phillip II of Spain and Alessandro Farnese, governor of the Spanish Netherlands, and two putti weeping over the loss of life. A lighter note is struck by the text in Latin and English: "Upon the disappearance of this mighty Fleet, the following Writing was fixed up to Pasquin at Rome. The Pope from the Plenitude of his Power will grant Indulgences for a thousand Years, if any one will inform him with certainty, what is become of the Spanish Fleet, where it is gone; whether it be taken up into Heaven, sunk down into Tartarus, suspended somewhere in the Air, or floating upon some Sea." This is a plate from 'The Tapestry Hangings of the House of Lords', drawn by by Hubert-François Gravelot, engraved and published by John Pine. It depicts one of ten tapestries commissioned from the Dutch marine painter Hendrik Cornelisz Vroom by Lord Howard of Effingham in 1591 to commemorate the defeat of the Armada. Unfortunately they were destroyed when the Houses of Parliament burnt down in 1834, leaving Pine's book as the only record. It is lucky that Pine worried that "'Time, or Accident, or moths may deface these valuable shadows". MCC: 4.
[Ref: 12117]    £1,200.00 ($1,614 • €1,363 rates)


SEUTTER, Matthäus. [England divided into the Saxon Heptarchy]
Britanniæ sive Angliæ Regnum, tam secundum prisca Anglo-Saxonum Imperia... Augsburg, c.1740. Original body colour. 575 x 490mm. Dark impression, very fine example.
Seutter's map of England & Wales, with contemporary placenames but coloured to separate the Saxon kingdoms that existed before the Norman Conquest in 1066. The fine allegorical title cartouche represents the wealth of the country, including ships, sheep and knowledge. SHIRLEY: British Isles 1650-1750, Seutter 2, state 2.
[Ref: 15383]    £380.00 ($511 • €432 rates)


BUCK, Samuel & Nathaniel. [The Buck prospect of Liverpool]
The South West Prospect of Liverpoole, in the County Palatine of Lancaster. London: S. & N. Buck, 1728-. 255 x 715mm.
A prospect of Liverpool with a short description and a 20-point key. It was published in a series of 'Cities and Towns', available separately and bound. At the time they were printed each sheet would half cost approximately half a crown each.
[Ref: 16911]    £600.00 ($807 • €682 rates)


MOUNT & PAGE. [An important chart of the east coasts of England]
A Chart for the Newcastle Trade Describeing the Sea Coasts of England from the South Foreland to New:castle w.th the Soundings, Sands, Shoals, Harbours Buoys Beacons and Seamarks, upon ye said Coasts. London: W. & J. Mount and T. Page, 1747. Two sheets conjined, total 510 x 1000mm.
The east coast of England, orientatedwith north to the right, showing from Hythe in Kent to Tynemouth in what was Northumberland, also showing the Thames to London. Insets show the Harwich roads, the Yarmouth Sands and a detail of the coast from Sunderland to Blyth. This chart was first published in Mount & Page's 'The English Pilot. The Second Book' in 1729. It was replaced with a copy engraved by Mynde in 1770.
[Ref: 15582]    £650.00 ($874 • €738 rates)


THORNTON, John. [An important chart of the English Channel]
A New & Correct draught of the Channell between England & France Shewing ye Sands Shoales depth of Water & Anchorage on ye said Coasts with the setting of the tydes and the time of High Water as observed by Cap.t Edm. Halley. London: W. & J. Mount and T. Page, 1747. Two sheets conjined, total 450 x 820mm. Narrow margins top and bottom due to the size of the chart.
A detailed chart of the English Channel based on the observations carried out in 1701 by Edmond Halley. It shows from the Scilly Islands to the Straits of Dover, with insets of the Thames Estuary, the Scilly Islands and the Solent. It was first published in Thornton's 'Atlas Maritimus', with a dedication to Admiral of the Fleet Cloudesley Shovell, ironically placed next to the Scilly Islands inset, where Shovell's fleet famously ran around, prompting the institution of the Longitude Prize. This example was published in an edition of Mount & Page's 'The English Pilot. The First Book'.
[Ref: 15574]    £1,100.00 ($1,480 • €1,250 rates)


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