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  BRITISH ISLES 
 Wales 

SPEED, John. [The rare Latin-text edition of Speed's map of Flintshire]
Flintshyre described... London, John Sudbury & George Humble, 1616, Latin text edition. 380 x 510mm. An early impression with good margins.
Engraved by Jodocus Hondius, this is one of the most decorative maps of the county, with an inset town plan of Flint and St. Aspah's, armorials and St. Winifred's Well. On verso is a Latin text history of the county. This example comes from the only non-English edition of Speed's Theatre, produced for the Continental market. Its lack of success makes it comparatively scarce: it was only after 1918 that the British Museum obtained a complete Latin volume. CHUBB: xxiv; SKELTON 11.
[Ref: 11628]    £450.00 ($605 • €511 rates)


SAXTON, Christopher. [Kip's Reduction of Saxton's Map of Breconshire]
Brecknoc comitatus pars olim Silurum. London: Andrew Hebb, 1637. Coloured. 270 x 320mm. Pair of small wormholes in margin.
Breconshire, a reduced engraving by William Kip from Christopher Saxton's map, which was the first map of the county. Decorated with strapwork cartouches for title and scale, it was published in Camden's 'Britannia'. In the margin is an old ink mss. note, 'Sends 2 members', referring to members of Parliament.
[Ref: 9357]    £150.00 ($202 • €170 rates)


LHUYD, Humfrey. [The first issue of Jansson's version of Lhuyd's map of Wales]
Cambriæ Typus Auctore Humfredo Lhuydo Denbigiense Cambrobritanno. Amsterdam: Jan Jansson, 1658, Latin text. Original colour. 340 x 480mm. A very fine example on heavy paper.
The first appearence of a new map of Wales after Lhuyd, a Welsh cartographer and physician, who surveyed the country c.1568. His map was used by Ortelius 1573 and later by Mercator and Blaeu. This example appeared in Jansson's 'Atlas of the Ancient World', replacing the old Mercator plate. KOEMAN: Me 177a.
[Ref: 17562]    £750.00 ($1,009 • €852 rates)


BLOME, Richard. [17th century map of Monmouthshire]
A Map of ye County of Monmouth Shire with Hundreds.. London, c.1673. Coloured. 320 x 260mm.
Published in Blome's 'Britannia', with two decorative cartouches (one with a dedication). Basing it on Speed's map, Blome, a renowned plagarist, said 'I do not own myself the Author, but the Undertaker of this work'.
[Ref: 15709]    £140.00 ($188 • €159 rates)


SPEED, John. [Radnor]
The Countie of Radnor Described and the Shyretownes Sittuatione Anno 1610. London, Bassett & Chiswell, 1676. Coloured. 390 x 510mm.
Engraved by Jodocus Hondius, this is one of the most decorative maps of the county, with an inset plan of Radnor, armorials and the Prince of Wales' feathers.
[Ref: 9874]    £280.00 ($377 • €318 rates)


SPEED, John. [The first British atlas map of Wales]
Wales. London, Bassett & Chiswell, 1676. Coloured. 385 x 515mm. Repaired tear in bottom margin.
Engraved by Jodocus Hondius, this is the most decorative map of the country, with twelve large prospects of the Shire Towns, four smaller ones of the Cathedral Cities, four armorials and a large compass rose. As neither Saxton's atlas nor Camden's 'Britannia' contained a map of the country this is the first map of Wales to appear in a British atlas. With an English text on the reverse.
[Ref: 11544]    £2,000.00 ($2,690 • €2,272 rates)


MORRIS, William. [A sea chart of Wales from the beginning of the 19th century]
To the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain, Ireland, &c. This Chart of St George's Channel &c. Surveyed under their Lordships' direction by the late Lewis Morris Esq.r which is now extended by an Actual Survey (the whole Corrected & much Improved) from Liverpool to Cardiff in the Bristol Channel; is by Permission most respectfully dedicated, by their Lorships' obedient humble servant, William Morris. London: William Morris, 1800. Two sheet conjoined and laid on blue paper, total 910 x 900mm. Old folds flattened.
A 'blue-back' seac hart of St George's Channel from Formby Point in Lancashire south around the coast of Wales to Cardiff, with Lundy, Ilfracombe and Minehead along the bottom edge of the Bristol Channel. In Ireland Dublin, Wicklow and Wexford Bay are marked. Lewis Morris (1701-65) was a self-taught hydrographer from Anglesey who published his important survey of the Welsh coast, ''Plans of harbours, bars, bays and roads in St. George’s Channel'' in 1748. His son William (1758-1808) continued his work, reissuing the survey in 1801, adding new harbours that had gained in importance since 1758, including Liverpool and Swansea. This chart was published separately the year before.
[Ref: 17925]    £1,100.00 ($1,480 • €1,250 rates)


ALEPH [HARVEY, William]. [Pictorial map of Wales]
Wales. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1869. 250 x 210mm.
Anthropomorphic map of Wales. The text below the image reads, ''Geography bewitch'd - Owen Glendowr, In Bardic grandeur, looks from shore to shore, And sings King Arthur's long, long pedigree, and cheese and leeks, and knights of high degree''. It was published in 'Geographical Fun', a charming atlas of caricature maps of European counties, drawn, according to the preface, by a fifteen-year-old girl to amuse her sick brother. The author was, however, William Harvey (1796-1873), a London Doctor and Journalist, best-known for his book 'London Scenes and London People', 1863. The maps contain many references to the political changes sweeping through continental Europe, with representations of Garibaldi and Bismarck.
[Ref: 17234]    £650.00 ($874 • €738 rates)


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