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 African Islands 

Anonymous. [Map of Reunion]
Ile Bourbon. Paris, c.1820. Original colour. 110 x 120mm.
A charming antique map of La Réunion, an island located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar, about 200 kilometres (120 mi) south west of Mauritius
[Ref: 13520]    £130.00 ($179 • €146 rates)


Anonymous. [Map of England]
Charte von England. Nach den neuesten Angaben entworfen... Prague, 1809. Coloured. 430 x320mm.
A Czech map of England "Designed according to the latest information" from the early nineteenth century.
[Ref: 15581]    £200.00 ($275 • €225 rates)

 English Counties 

Anonymous. [Urban planning in Erith during the Age of the Railway]
Plan of Part of the Lesney Estate, Erith, Kent, The Property of Captain Wheatley, shewing proposed alterations and building arrangement of about 250 acres of land To be Let on Lease for 99 Years at a very moderate Ground Rent. London, c.1873. Tinted lithographic map. Sheet 690 x 990mm. Narrow margin lower left.
A developer's plan of the Lesney Estate, east of Erith Railway Station, with recognisable roads including Avenue Road, Park Crescent and Bexley Road (A220). Orientated with north to the bottom of the map, it shows the division of the estate into detached and semi-detached properties, and mark 'The Proposed Site for Lecture Hall, Public Library & Reading Rooms, Market Place, etc'. Along the Thames are Erith Gardens and a 'Proposed Esplanade'. The map would have been published as part of the prospectus for selling suburban houses to London's middle-class workers who could take advantage of the railways. The map notes that the railway station is '½ hour's journey from London'.
[Ref: 16089]    £600.00 ($826 • €675 rates)

 London Maps 

Anonymous. [A broadsheet antique map of roads between Greenwich & Woolwich]
A Plan of several Roads between Lord Cardigan's Corner on Black Heath, and Woolwich Warren. c.1760. 270 x 560mm. Some faint toning.
An odd sketch antique map, orientated with north to the top, comparing the different routes from Lord Cardigan's Corner, on the edge of Greenwich Park, through Charleton to Woolwich Warren, the old name for the Royal Arsenal. The roads, crossing Blackheath and Woolwich Common, are now Shooters Hill Road (A2 and A207) from the A205 to Greenwich Park, the A205 from Shooters Hill Road down to Woolwich, and the B210 through Charlton. 'Lord Cardigan's Corner' was Park Corner House, an addition to Montague House, the Earl of Cardigan's estate on on the edge of Greenwich Park. It would seems this map was drawn for his benefit. It appears the map is unfinished: a little vignette ship sits in the middle of blank space, roughly where the Thames would be.
[Ref: 12334]    £550.00 ($757 • €619 rates)

Anonymous. [Antique plan of the new Sand Hills Estate, St Pancras]
Plan of the Sand Hills Estate, in the Parish of St. Pancras and County of Middlesex: the Property of The Skinners Company. London: J. Shuttleworth &co., c.1830. Lithographic map with hand colour, dissected and laid on linen as issued, in morocco slipcase with 'S.C.' and 'Sandhills' in gilt. Box with some signs of wear.
A plan of the Sand Hills Estate, which straddled what is now the Euston Road, with each house delineated. The part north of the Euston Road has now been redeveloped with the British Library and King's Cross Station, but south of the road much is recognisable but renamed: Euston Road is simply 'The New Road'; Cartwright Crescent is named here 'Burton Crescent'; and Hastings Street is 'Spelhurst Street'. Judd Street and Leigh Street have retained their names. The estate was developed by The Skinners' Company, a medieval trade guild of the furriers, one of the 'Great Twelve' livery companies of London.
[Ref: 12359]    £1,750.00 ($2,410 • €1,969 rates)

Anonymous. [London's new Metropolitan Boroughs in 1832]
The Metropolitan Boroughs as defined by the Reform Bill. London, 1832. Coloured, 600 x 510mm. Folds flattened as usual on this issue.
Extending North to South from Tottenham to Norwood and East to West from West Ham to Kensington. This map was produced after the Electoral Reform Bill of 1831/32 that created the metropolitan boroughs of London. HOWGEGO: 338.
[Ref: 14974]    £600.00 ($826 • €675 rates)

Anonymous. [An early 'Underground' map]
London UndergrounD Railways. Johnson, Riddle & Co., 1910. Wood engraving, printed in colours. Sheet 220 x 270mm. Wear to folds reinforced.
An early paper folding map of the Underground, published only two years after the first. This version has the background road layout removed and the key of lines moved from top left to bottom right. The mainline stations are numbered 1-13 in black blocks; other attractions are numbered 14-42 in blue (listed on the reverse), including the Japanese-British Exhibiton at White City in 1910. The proposed extension of the Central Line (here coloured blue) from Bank to Liverpool Street is marked.
[Ref: 17437]    £400.00 ($551 • €450 rates)

Anonymous. [A pre-Beck poster of London's Underground]
Underground Map of London. London: Waterlow & Sons, 1919. Colour lithographic map. Sheet 1000 x 1260mm. Minor repairs at folds, a little creasing, laid on canvas.
A quad royal poster of the Underground, dated '31-12-19', well over a decade before the revolutionary Beck design. Despite still being owned by different companies, all the lines are printed in red over an outline map of the road network. Although more geographically correct than Beck's map, the centre of London is on a larger scale than the outskirts in order to separate the stations enough for clear naming.
[Ref: 17924]    £3,250.00 ($4,475 • €3,656 rates)

Anonymous. [A map of the Underground for the British Empire Exhibition]
Metropolitan Railway and Connections. How to get to and from the British Empire Exhibition, Wembley Park. Under Cover All The Way. London: Metropolitan Railway, 1925. Lithographic map, printed in red and blue. Sheet 110 x 150mm, folded twice.
A map of the electric railways routes to the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley, for which the orginal Wembley Stadium was built and a special 'Exhibition Station' opened on the Metropolitan Line. Despite the introduction of the 'Underground' publicity campaign in 1908, this card omits any mention of it despite showing all the lines in Central London, only naming the Metropolitan Railway.
[Ref: 17436]    £480.00 ($661 • €540 rates)


Anonymous. [Map of Scotland]
Charte von Schottland. Prague, 1810. Coloured. 430 x330mm.
A Czech map of Scotland from the early nineteenth century. Shows the tip of Ireland and the Shetland Isles.
[Ref: 15551]    £220.00 ($303 • €248 rates)

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