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 London Maps 

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 folding pocket 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 ($515 • €438 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 ($4,183 • €3,562 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 ($618 • €526 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 ($283 • €241 rates)


Anonymous. [Map of Ireland]
Charte von Ireland. Prague, 1810. Coloured. 420 x300 mm.
A Czech map of Ireland at the beginning of the nineteenth century.
[Ref: 15580]    £240.00 ($309 • €263 rates)


Anonymous. [A World War One commemorative handkerchief]
[Europe at the outbreak of World War I.] Italian c. 1914. Colour-printed wood engraving on linen. 480 x 635mm. A very fine example.
A map of central and eastern Europe within a maritime ropework border. In the corners are Union flags paired with the flags of the principal allies at the beginning of WWI: France, Russia and Belgium.
[Ref: 15199]    £400.00 ($515 • €438 rates)


Anonymous. [The Battle of Zorndorf, 1758]
Plan of the Battle of Zorndorff fought 1758. London: T.Kinnersley, 1759, Sheet 205 x 105mm.
The Battle of of Zornsdorf (now Sarbinowo, Poland) was fought between the Prussians and Russians during the Seven Years' War, as Frederick II of Prussia came up behing the Russian army, which was besieging Küstrin. Because of unsuitable terrain flanking manoeuvres were impossible, so the battle became a bloody head-to-head clash. The Prussians lost a third of their 36,000 men and the Russians 18,000 of their 43,500. Because the Russians refused to retreat Frederick famously declared that 'it's easier to kill the Russians than to win over them'. This map was published in the February edition of 'The Grand Magazine of Magazines. or Universal Register'. Mostly written by David Henry, the magazine was published as a competitor to the 'Gentleman's Magazine'. The circulation was never high and it folded in 1760.
[Ref: 14895]    £225.00 ($290 • €247 rates)


Anonymous. [Scandinavia]
Li Regni Di Svezia Di Danimarca E Di Norvegia Rome, 1802, coloured, 335 x 240mm
An Italian edition after a map by Rigobert Bonne. Showing the whole of Scandinavia with borders, towns and cities marked
[Ref: 10245]    £160.00 ($206 • €175 rates)


Anonymous. [View of Stockholm & Swedish national costumes]
Stockholm and National Costumes of Sweden London: Vincent Brooks, Day & Son, c. 1880. Coloured lithograph. 530 x 680mm.
A view of Stockholm from Lake Malare, surrounded by twenty-two vignettes depicting Swedish national dress including those of a bride and groom, and scenes including elk hunters and the interior of a Lapp dwelling.
[Ref: 16092]    £650.00 ($837 • €712 rates)


Anonymous. [Antique map of Finland]
Magnus Ducatus Finlandiae. St Petersburg, Russian Academy of Sciences, c.1745. 520 x 580mm.
One of the few maps focussed on Finland, apparently a variant of one in the 'Atlas Russicus', published by the Russian Academy of Sciences, with placenames in Latin, not Cyrillic characters.
[Ref: 12271]    £2,200.00 ($2,831 • €2,411 rates)

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