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  BRITISH ISLES 

RAMSAY, Andrew C. [A large rolled geological folding map of the British Isles]
Geological Map of the British Isles, by Andrew C. Ramsay, LL.D., F.R.S., Director General of H.M. Geological Survey. London: Stanford, c.1875. Original colour. Four sheets conjoined, total 1510 x 1260mm, laid on canvas as issued. Varnish slightly browned, some surface creasing.
A large wall map of the British Isles, on a scale of 11½ miles to an inch, first published in a series of geological maps in 1875. Scottish geologist Sir Andrew Crombie Ramsay (1814-91) joined the Geological Survey in 1841, succeded Roderick Impey Murchison as Director General in 1871 and retired in 1881. A second edition was published by Stanford with an added date of 1878.
[Ref: 17512]    £1,500.00 ($2,022 • €1,710 rates)


 England 

SCHEDEL, D. Hartmann. [Incunable view of 'England'.]
Anglia. Nuremberg, Anton Kolberger, 1493, Latin text edition. Woodcut, image 200 x 225mm, set in a page of text with contemporary rubrication.
A view representing England from the famous 'Nuremberg Chronicle', showing a hill-side city with a series of gates leading up to a citadel, one of two woodcuts used for England in the work. It is unlikely that there was an available prospect of London, so a generic town view was used. On the reverse is a similarly-fantastical view of Spain. SHIRLEY: 6a.2, "[the two woodcuts] are masterful examples of the medieval woodcutter's skill."
[Ref: 13445]    £450.00 ($607 • €513 rates)


QUAD, Matthias. [England by the Welsh cartographer Humphrey Lhuyd]
Angliae regni florentissimi nova descriptio auctore Humeredo Lhuÿd Denbÿgiense. Cologne: Johann Bussemacher, c.1592. 185 x 270mm. Very sharp impression on heavy paper and wide margins.
England & Wales, engraved by Henrich Nagel after Humphrey Lhuyd's map as published by Ortelius. SHIRLEY: 172.
[Ref: 11288]    £280.00 ($377 • €319 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 ($7,414 • €6,270 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 ($620 • €524 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, 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.
[Ref: 15288]    £350.00 ($472 • €399 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: 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).
[Ref: 17066]    £2,600.00 ($3,505 • €2,964 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 ($256 • €217 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 ($1,752 • €1,482 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 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.
[Ref: 16523]    £1,250.00 ($1,685 • €1,425 rates)


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