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[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, c. 1636. Latin text edition. Coloured. 360 x 425mm.
South west England and southern Wales, engraved by Mercator himself and first published in 1595, this example has been updated with a more contemporary style of title cartouche.
($448 • €411 rates)
[Speed's map of the Invasions of England] The Invasions of England & Ireland with al their Civill Wars Since the Conquest. London: Thomas Bassett & Richard Chiswell, 1676. 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).
($3,072 • €2,820 rates)
[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'.
($243 • €223 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'.
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[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 epair 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.
($1,600 • €1,469 rates)
HOOGHE, Romeyn de.
[Monumental sea chart of south-east England] Carte Nouvelle des Costes d'Angleterre depuis la Riviere de la Tamise jusques à Portland.. Amsterdam, Pierre Mortier, 1693. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 600 x 950mm. Some restoration, laid on archival paper.
A superb chart of south-east England showing the Thames to London, and the sea coast round to Portland with the Isle of Wight and Aldernay, an inset detail of the Strait of Dover and prospects of Portsmouth and Rochester & Chatham. The chart appeared in one part of Mortier's 'Neptune François', titled 'Cartes Marines a l'Usage des Armées du Roy de la Grande Bretagne'. The nine charts of this section, all engraved by Romeyn de Hooghe, one of the foremost artist/etchers of the period, was described by Koeman as the 'most spectacular type of maritime cartography ever produced in 17th century Amsterdam'. Mortier's motives in the production of this atlas was to flatter the Dutch king on the British throne since the Glorious Revolution of 1688, William III, to whom it is dedicated. The unprecedented size of the atlas and the use of artists such as de Hooghe were not cheap: Again Koeman calls it the 'most expensive sea atlas' of the period, 'intended more as a show-piece than something to be used by the pilots as sea'. KOEMAN: vol 4. p. 423-4, M.Mor 5.
($3,584 • €3,290 rates)
[An Anglo-Dutch separate-issue road map of England] A New Mapp of the Kingdome of England Representing the Princedome of Wales, and other Provinces, Cities, Market Towns, with the Roads from Town to Town. And the Number of reputed Miles between them, are given by Inspection without Scale or Compass. Printed and given out by Nicolas Visscher upon the Dam at the signe of the Fischer... and are to be sold by John Overton at the White Horse without Newgate. Amsterdam,, c.1694. 570 x 500mm. Trimmed close to neatline, laid on contemporary paper as originally issued.
A callaboration between publishers in Amsterdam and London. A detailed map of England and Wales criss-crossed by straight lines representing roads. This state, about ten years after the first, is identified by the dedication to William III under the elaborate title cartouche supported by putti and surmounted with the Royal Arms. Shirley "British Isles" Visscher 2 , State 4 of 5.
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[17th century sea chart of the English Channel] Manica, Gallis La Manche, et Belgis Het Canaal, Pars Oceani inter Angliam et Galliam... Amsterdam, c.1698. Original colour. 480 x 570mm. A fine example
A chart of the English Channel, showing the British coastline from Cardigan to Orford and the Continental coast from Calais to Nantes, with the River Seine to Paris.
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HOMANN, Johann Baptist.
[An early Georgian map of England] Magnae Britanniae Pars Meridionalis in qua Regnum Angliae tam in Septem Antiqua Anglo-Saxonum Regna... . Nuremberg, c.1730. Original colour with later additions 575 x 490mm.
Map of England and Wales, with an elaborate allegorical title cartouche and a vignette scene of Queen Anne and her councillors. The colouring of England marks the boundaries of the seven Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, predating the Norman Conquest of 1066.
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[18th Century antique map of The English Channel] La plus grande partie de la Manche, qui contient les cotes d' Angleterre et celles de France... Augsburg, c.1730. Original colour. 500 x 570mm. Excellent condition.
Antique 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.
($614 • €564 rates)
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