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  BRITISH ISLES 
 English Counties 

SPEED, John. [Lincolnshire]
The Countie and Citie of Lyncolne Described with the Armes of Them That Have Bene Earles Thereof since the Conquest. London, William Humble, 1646. Coloured. 385 x 505mm. Narrow left margin.
Engraved by Jodocus Hondius, this is one of the most decorative maps of the county, with a town plan of Lincoln, a strapwork title cartouche with a royal crest and a compass rose, a scale cartouche with compass and putti, armorials and a stylised battle. On verso is an English text history of the county.
[Ref: 9785]    £850.00 ($1,143 • €966 rates)


SPEED, John. [Speed's famous map of Surrey]
Surrey Described and Divided into Hundreds. London: William Humble, 1646. Coloured. 385 x 510mm. Unprinted top left corner border filled with mss.
One of the most decorative early maps of Surrey, engraved by Jodocus Hondius in 1610. Inset elevations of Richmond and Nonsuch Palaces, armorials, a compass rose and strapwork decorations add to its attractiveness. By the time this edition was published the copper printing plate had been damaged, with the top left corner broken off.
[Ref: 16592]    £1,400.00 ($1,883 • €1,590 rates)


BLAEU, Johannes. [17th century map of Westmorland in fine colour]
Westmoria Comitatus; Anglice Westmorland. Amsterdam, 1647, Latin text edition. Original colour. 385 x 500mm. Some spotting in margins.
A fine map of Westmorland, with elaborate cartouches for the title and scale, Royal crests and armorials. An early example, first published two years earlier. KOEMAN: Bl 44.
[Ref: 14619]    £580.00 ($780 • €659 rates)


BLAEU, Johannes. [17th century map of Staffordshire in fine colour]
Staffordiensis Comitatus; vulgo Stafford Shire. Amsterdam, 1647, Latin text edition. Original colour. 410 x 505mm. Some spotting in margins.
A fine map of Staffordshire, with elaborate cartouches for the title and scale, Royal crests and armorials. An early example, first published two years earlier. KOEMAN: Bl 44.
[Ref: 14620]    £450.00 ($605 • €511 rates)


BLAEU, Johannes. [Map of Lincolnshire published during the English Civil War]
Lincolnia Comitatus. Anglis Lincoln-Shire. Amsterdam, 1648, Latin text edition. Fine original colour. 420 x 505mm. A fine example with original colouring
A county map of Lincolnshire published the year Charles I reignited the Civil War by negotiating an invasion of England by the Scots. It is decorated with a pillar of armorials of the local nobles (including John of Gaunt), two Royal crests and a title cartouche with two putti holding a pair of compasses and a rule. KOEMAN: Bl 44.
[Ref: 14530]    £500.00 ($673 • €568 rates)


BLAEU, Johannes. [Map of Nottinghamshire published during the English Civil War]
Comitatus Nottinghamiensis. Nottingham Shire, Amsterdam, 1648, Latin text edition. Fine original colour. 390 x 500mm. Fine condition, wide margins.
A county map of Nottinghamshire, published the year Charles I reignited the Civil War by negotiating an invasion of England by the Scots. It is decorated with two large Royal arms, two banks of the arms of local nobles, a harvest-themed title cartouche and a scale cartouche with two putti, one with a pair of compasses. KOEMAN: Bl 44.
[Ref: 14532]    £500.00 ($673 • €568 rates)


BLAEU, Johannes. [16th century map of Cheshire from the Duke of York's Library]
Cestria Comitatus Palatinus. Amsterdam, 1648, German text edition. Original colour. 385 x 505mm. Library label pasted top right of verso
Decorative map of Cheshire, published in Blaeu's 'Atlas Major', with pictorial cartouches for the title and scale and a banderole of coats of arms. Pasted on the reverse is the bookplate of the Duke of York, bearing the motto of the Chivalric English Order of the Garter, 'Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense' and the initials D.Y., with 'Vol. 51, No. 80.' added underneath. The map was apparently bound into a large composite atlas, as noted by the volume number, probably by Prince Edward, Duke of York and Albany (1739-67, younger brother of George III), from maps already in his family's collection.
[Ref: 15535]    £460.00 ($619 • €523 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. [Classic 17th Century map of Oxfordshire]
Oxonium Comitatus, Vulgo Oxford Shire. Amsterdam, c.1650, Latin text edition. Original colour. 385 x 505mm.
A very decorative map of the county, with college crests in lines down the sides and a title cartouche depicting two scholars. On verso is a view of a prehistoric stone circle.
[Ref: 13381]    £680.00 ($915 • €772 rates)


BLAEU, Johannes. [A Classic 17th century Dutch map of Middlesex]
Middle-Sexia. Amsterdam, 1658, Spanish edition. Original colour. 395 x 410mm. Very fine condition
County map of Middlesex, with a decorative title cartouche and an armorial. London is shown pictorially, and Marylebone, Chelsea and Clerkenwell are marked as villages.
[Ref: 11946]    £600.00 ($807 • €682 rates)


BLAEU, Johannes. [17th century map of Dorset]
Comitatus Dorcestria sive Dorsettia vulgo Anglice Dorset Shire. Amsterdam, 1662, Spanish-text edition. Original colour. 380 x 510mm. Split in lower centre fold margin, small hole in printed border.
Decorative antique map of Dorset, published in Blaeu's 'Atlas Major', with a large title cartouche, armorials and galleons.
[Ref: 12141]    £600.00 ($807 • €682 rates)


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