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  BRITISH ISLES 

JANVIER, Jean. [Janvier's scarce large-format map of the British Isles]
Les Isles BritanniquesComprenant les Royaumes D'Angleterre D'Ecosse et D'Irlande.. Paris: Jean Lattré, 1791. Original colour. 490 x 560mm.
The British Isles divided into the Saxton kingdoms, with an inset of the Orkneys & Shetlands and a finely-engraved title cartouche. This is a very uncommon large folio version of Lattre's own "Atlas Moderne" map, with an identical title and maritime design of the title cartouche.
[Ref: 16030]    £600.00 ($808 • €683 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [Map of the ancient British Isles]
Le Isole Britanniche Antiche cioe' La Britannia Maggiore o sia Albione e la Britannia Minore o sia Ivernia. Rome, 1799, original colour, 380 x 505mm
A scarce and decorative map of the British Isles divided according to their ancient boundaries with the names of the tribes marked in each region, also shown are cities and towns called according to their old names. With a large and attractive title cartouche in the upper left-hand corner depicting Neptune in a shell chariot urging on his team of hippocamps.
[Ref: 13868]    £300.00 ($404 • €342 rates)


BOWLES & CARVER. [The British Isles at the end of the 18th century]
Bowles's New One-Sheet Map of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland; delineated from the latest Surveys, London, c.1800. Original body colour. Dissected and laid on linen, as issued, total 675 x 555mm. Repairs to linen.
A scarce map of the British Isles in particularly fine colour marking the counties, not just the countries of standard colouring. The title cartouche features a busy port scene. Henry Carington Bowles and Samuel Carver continued the family firm after the death of Carington Bowles in 1793.
[Ref: 17557]    £700.00 ($942 • €797 rates)


SOCIETA CALCOGRAFICA. [Uncommon Italian map of the British Isles]
Les Isles Britanniques Assujetties aux Observations Astronomiques Combinées avec les Iteneraires Anciens et Modernes Par Robert de Vaugondy Geographe et Delamarche Geographes. Venice: la Societa' Calcografica, 1800. Original colour. 495 x 600mm. Narrow top margin
A very scarce map of the British Isles, with an inset of the Orkneys and Shetlands in a trompe-l'œil border in the style of Antonio Zatta. It comes from a never-finished atlas by the ‘Società Calcografica’, a partnership of the two main Venetian publishers of the period, Zatta and Giuseppe Antonio Remondini, which probably ended with Zatta’s death in 1804.
[Ref: 16616]    £900.00 ($1,211 • €1,025 rates)


CARY, John. [A wall map of the British Isles in fine colour]
Cary's Reduction of his Six Sheet Map of the British Isles; Comprehending the whole of the Turnpike Roads. With the Great Rivers and Course of the different Navigable Canals, Also The Market and Borough Towns and Villages adjoining the Road, to which is added The actual Distance from one Market Town to another, with The exact measurement to each from the Metropolis. Drawn from the most Recent Surveys. 1836. London: John Cary, 1836. Fine original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, total 1260 x 985, folded into original paper slipcase with publisher's label. Slipcase scuffed.
A large and detailed map of the British Isles, published the year before Queen Victoria came to the throne. Despite its age the original hand colour is still fine and bright.
[Ref: 15007]    £800.00 ($1,077 • €911 rates)


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 ($1,615 • €1,367 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 ($323 • €273 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 ($2,961 • €2,506 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 ($7,403 • €6,265 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 ($619 • €524 rates)


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