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  BRITISH ISLES 

BRADSHAW, George? [A rare old railway map on cloth]
The Railways in Great Britain also the line of Navigation from the principal Sea Ports to both home amd Foreign Stations. Manchester? c.1850. Printed on cloth in black and red. 580 x 600mm. Some faint toning.
A scarce antique map on cloth of England, Wales and Southern Scotland with the railways overprinted in red. It shows a line to Plymouth, opened in 1848; and the line from London to Norwich is named the Eastern Counties Railway, before it became the Great Eastern Railway in 1862. The title cartouche features a train crossing a viaduct. Bradshaw published a smaller map on paper with the same title in 1843.
[Ref: 12333]    £1,200.00 ($1,528 • €1,339 rates)


TALLIS, John. [19th century decorative map of the British Isles]
The British Isles. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 350 x 250mm.
A detailed map of British Isles with an inset of the Shetland Islands and decorative vignettes of London, Edinburgh and Dublin.
[Ref: 18024]    £240.00 ($306 • €268 rates)


 England 

WAGHENAER, Lucas Janzoon. [Waghenaer's distinctive sea chart of the Bristol Channel]
Canalis celebris vel navigationis à Bristovio, atque totius situs inter Galliam Belgicam, et Britannicam aacurata deliniatio, eiusdemque terræ verus vultus cun suis miliaribus, ventis ac ascendentibus. Amsterdam, Cornelis Claesz, 1591, Latin text edition. 350 x 520mm. Minor restoration in lower margin.
The first printed sea chart of the Bristol Channel, first published in 1588 and this example coming from a Latin edition of 1591, with the plate number (XIX) added lower left. It shows the south coast from Padstow coast east to Aust, marking Barnstable, Ilfrancombe, Minehead and, of course. Bristol. The Welsh coast shows from Milford Haven and Pembroke east to Chepstow, with Tenby, Swansea, Cardiff and Newport. It was engraved by the renowned engraver Johannes van Doetichum for Waghenaer's sea-atlas, the 'Spieghel der Zeevaerdt'. It has all the decorative details that make the series so attractive: strapwork cartouches for the title and scale, galleons and seamonsters. Koeman (IV, p.469) writes: 'Thanks to the unparalleled skill of the engravers, Baptist and Johannes van Doetichum, the original ms. charts by Waghenaer were transformed into the most beautiful maps of the period.' KOEMAN: IV, p.474, Wag 9B.
[Ref: 18369]    £2,200.00 ($2,801 • €2,455 rates)


VRIENTS, Jan Baptist. [Vrients's scarce map of England, Wales & Ireland]
Angliae et Hiberniae Accurata Descriptio... 1605. Antwerp: Plantin, 1609 or 1612, Latin text edition. Coloured. 435 x 570mm. Slightly trimmed at sides due to the width of the map, new margins added as normal on this map.
A most decorative map, showing England, Wales & Ireland, issued in only eight posthumous editions of Ortelius’ atlas, with a royal family tree, armorials and vignettes including Neptune on a sea-horse. This example is from the second state, with the controversial description of James I as king of France removed. As this map only appears in the later editions of the Theatrum it is comparatively rare: Van den Broecke estimates that only about 1,250 were printed. Shirley notes that because the map is larger than the standard Ortelius maps it is 'often found with damage to the margins'. SHIRLEY: 323 & 275 for main description, 'an exceptionally fine map'.
[Ref: 15776]    £5,500.00 ($7,002 • €6,138 rates)


MERCATOR, Gerard. [Early 17th century map of south-west England]
Cornubia, Devonia, Somersetus, Dorcestria, Wiltonia, Glocestria, Monumetha, Glamorgan, Caemarden, Penbrok, Cardigan, Radnor, Breknoke, Herefordia & Wigornia. Amsterdam, Jan Jansson & Henricus Hondius, 1633. German text edition. Original colour. 360 x 425mm. Tiny repair in map area, a good impression, very attractive colours.
South west England and southern Wales engraved by Mercator himself.
[Ref: 12653]    £460.00 ($586 • €513 rates)


SPEED, John. [Speed's map of the Invasions of England]
The Invasions of England & Ireland with al their Civill Wars Since the Conquest. London: George Humble, 1627. Coloured. 385 x 510mm.
A fascinating map of England, Wales and Ireland, showing the sites of battles 1066 - 1588, each with a little vignette scene. Of particular interest is the route of the Spanish Armada of 1588, from their entrance into the Channel, their crescent formation, their dispersal by the fireships and the trail of wrecks around the northern coasts. On the reverse is a companion text. First issued in 1627, this map was engraved by Cornelius Danckerts from a prototype published by Speed c.1601 (of which Shirley notes only three known copies). It retains an obsolete form of the Isle of Man discarded by Speed in his map of 1611. It also holds a unique position in Speed's atlases, only appearing in volumes with the 'Theatre' and 'Prospect' combined: bound between the two were this map and four pages of accompanying text. SHIRLEY: 397 (see 239 for the prototype).
[Ref: 17065]    £2,600.00 ($3,310 • €2,902 rates)


STENT, Peter. [A very scarce map of England and Wales with town prospects]
A New Map of the Kingdome of England and the Principality of Wales taken out of J.S. Printed and Sould by John Overton at the White Horse without Newgate. London: John Overton, c.1673. Contemporary colour. 400 x 510mm. Repairs at centre fold.
A scarce separate-issue map of England and Wales, first issued by Stent in 1662 but this example was printed about a decade later. Stent acknowledges his source for the map as John Speed ('J.S.'), but has replaced Speed's costume panels with 29 city prospects, all English, including pre-fire London. The style of the engraved script suggests the map was etched by Wenceslas Hollar. SHIRLEY: Stent 1, state 6 of 6.
[Ref: 18258]    £3,950.00 ($5,028 • €4,408 rates)


MOORE, Jonas. [Seventeenth century map of England]
England. London, Robert Scott, 1681. 210 x 170mm.
Scarce map of England, published in 'Moore's ''A new Geography with the maps to each Country and Tables of Longitude & Latitiude'.
[Ref: 16793]    £190.00 ($242 • €212 rates)


CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [Two-sheet map of England & Wales]
Parte Settentrionale del Regno D'Inghilterra...; Parte Meridionale... Venice, 1691. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 900 x 615mm.
Highly decorative map of England and Wales in Coronelli's unique style and with attractive colour. Each sheet has a title within a cartouche, and there is an inset map of the British Isles in the top right corner. SHIRLEY: British Isles 1650-1750: Coronelli 2, 'well engraved'.
[Ref: 7576]    £1,300.00 ($1,655 • €1,451 rates)


COLLINS, Greenvile. [An English 17th century sea-chart of Dover to Spurn Head with the River Thames]
The River of Thames from London to the Buoy of the Noure. To the Right Worpp.ll the Master and Wardens of Trinity House of Deptford Strond This Mapp is most humbly Dedicat.d and Presented by Cap.t G. Collins. 1681-88. London, R. Mount, c.1693. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 590 x 930mm. Minor repair to bottom left margin.
A superb chart of the east coast of England from Dover to Spurn Head, orientated with north to the right, showing the Thames to London. Inland East Anglia is filled with a dedication to the Masters and Wardens of Trinity House, depicted on the mast of a warship. An inset at the top of the map shows the Thames to London in greater detail, embellished with an allegorical figure of 'Father Thames' holding a cornucopia. The chart was engraved by John Harris and publshed in 'Great Britain’s Coasting Pilot', an atlas of 48 charts of British waters surveyed by Captain Greenvile Collins between 1681-88. Collins, who was made Hydrographer to King Charles II in 1679, was sponsored by Trinity House, the corporation in charge of Britain's lighthouses, buoys and other navigational aids, to whom this chart is dedicated.
[Ref: 16523]    £1,250.00 ($1,591 • €1,395 rates)


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