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  BRITISH ISLES 
 England 

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 ($1,441 • €1,236 rates)


THORNTON, John. [An early 18th century chart of the Thames Estuary]
A Draught of the Sands, Shoals, Buoys, Beacons, & Sea Marks Upon the Coast of England from the South Foreland to Orford. London: W. & J. Mount and T. Page, 1748. 440 x 530mm.
A sea chart of the coasts of England from Dover to Orford Ness, orientated with north to the right. Two insets detail the Thames to London and the coast of Reculvers in Kent. First published c,1692, this chart has an exceptional number of depth soundings for the period, a sign of how important safe navigation into the Thames was becoming.
[Ref: 16959]    £350.00 ($459 • €393 rates)


SEUTTER, Matthäus. [18th century map of the English Channel]
La plus grande partie de la Manche, qui contient les cotes d' Angleterre et celles de France... Augsburg: Tobias Lotter, c.1760. Original colour. 500 x 570mm. Very fine impression.
Map of the English Channel from Portland to Dover, but also showing England north to Gloucester, Oxford, London and Colchester, with the Post Roads marked. Filling the Channel is a large maritime-themed cartouche, showing mythological and allegorical figures including Poseidon, Mercury and Peace.
[Ref: 14061]    £480.00 ($629 • €540 rates)


SANTINI, Paolo. [18th century map of England & Wales]
Le Royaume d'Angleterre, divisé selon les Sept Royaumes, ou Heptarchie des Saxons, avec La Principauté de Galles; et subdivisé en Shires ou Comtés Par Le S.r Robert. Venice, 1778. Original outline colour. 480 x 520mm.
England & Wales, shown divided into the Saxon kingdoms, but with contemporary detail on the maps.
[Ref: 14161]    £225.00 ($295 • €253 rates)


DENIS, Louis. [A French map of the English Channel during the American Revolutionary War]
Carte de la Manche Dressée d'après les Origineaux Tirés de France et d'Angleterre. Paris: Bassett, 1780. Coloured. 515 x 730mm.
A French map of the English Channel published while the French and British were at war. France joined the American Revolutionary War in 1778, supplying arms and munitions to help the Americans fight the British. However the theatre of war was not only North America: the British and French also fought in the West Indies and India, although not in the English Channel.
[Ref: 14200]    £500.00 ($655 • €562 rates)


KITCHIN, Thomas. [A four-sheet wall map of England and Wales]
A New Map of England & Wales, Drawn from several Surveys on the New Projection; Corrected from Astronomical Observations, and the Places marked where the Observat.ns were made... The Canals inserted in 1792 by J.Phillips. London: Laurie & Whittle, 1794. Original outline colour. Four sheets conjoined, total 1280 x 1080mm. Minor repairs to binding folds.
A wall map of England and Wales, with the roads and canals marked. The elaborate title cartouche represents: the country's wealth, with sheep, fish and a chest of coins; and military & naval superiority, with a solider, sailor and a clock, the essential navigational tool.
[Ref: 16009]    £1,600.00 ($2,096 • €1,798 rates)


BASIRE, James. [Dover Harbour]
A Plan of Dover Harbour. This plate is engraved from an original drawing made in the Reign of Q. Elizabeth, and now remaining in the Stater Paper Office. Canterbury, 1797. Copperplate engraving. 240 x 325mm.
A plan of Dover Harbour in Kent, engraved by James Basire for Hasted's History of Kent.
[Ref: 17032]    £95.00 ($124 • €107 rates)


KEULEN, Gerard Hulst Van. [Pair of "Blue-backs" of the English Channel]
Nieuwe Wassende Zeekaart vanHet Geheele Canaal, met alle daar aanbehoorende Kusten van Frankryk en Engeland... Amsterdam, 1805. Four sheets joined in pairs, both totalling 805 x 990mm. Laid on blue back, as issued, some signs of wear.
A pair of Dutch blue-back charts of the English Channel, showing Southern Ireland, the Scillys and Cornwall on the west sheet, and from Dartmouth east to Sheppey and London on the English side, and Morlais to Calais on the continent. Insets show details of Ramsgate, Cherbourg and Le Havre harbours. Along the bottom are longitude numerals marked off from both Greenwich and Tenerife. Originally published a few years earlier, this example has a pasted label with the 1805 date. At the time the Dutch were allies of the French: the following year Louis Bonaparte was made king of Holland. Van Keulen credits Cassini, Thomas Jefferys and John Hamilton Moore.
[Ref: 7931]    £875.00 ($1,146 • €984 rates)


NORIE, John William. [Two-sheet sea chart of the eastern English Channel]
A New Chart of Part of the South Coast of England Extending from The Downs to Spithead. Drawn from the latest Surveys. London: Norie, 1816. Two sheets conjoined, total 640 x 1550mm. Some pencil annotations, a few small repairs.
A scarce sea chart of south east England, published by Norie at his 'Navigation Warehouse', famed for its 'Little Midshipman' figurehead, borrowed by Charles Dickens as the shop kept by Sol Gils in his 1846 novel 'Dombey and Son'. It shows from Portsmouth to the Straits of Dover, with an inset detail of Spithead and four coastal profiles, including Dover and Beachy Head.
[Ref: 16912]    £3,250.00 ($4,258 • €3,653 rates)


ARROWSMITH, Aaron. [A late-Georgian wall map of England and Wales in fine colour]
Map of the Hills, Rivers, Canals and Principal Roads of England and Wales Upon a Scale of Six Miles to an Inch. Exhibiting Most of the Places Whose Situation has been ascertained by the Stations and Intersections of the Trigonometrical Survey. London, 1813-1820. Original colour. Four sheets, dissected and laid on linen in four sections as issued, total if joined 1820mm x 14600mm, with marbled chemise.
A large and detailed map of England and Wales, with the counties delineated with fine original hand colour. Aaron Arrowsmith (1750-1823) was at the forefrond of the new, more scientific approach to mapping, reducing the ornament and concentrating on exactitude. However the quality of the colour means this is very striking map. Originally published in 1813, this example has been undated for re-issue in 1820, when Arrowsmith became 'Hydrographer to the King', when George IV became king instead of Prince Regent.
[Ref: 16225]    £900.00 ($1,179 • €1,012 rates)


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