Follow us on

facebook link

Altea Gallery on Twitter

Records: 41 to 50 of 360
« previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 next »

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 ($1,584 • €1,344 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 ($370 • €314 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 ($7,260 • €6,160 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 ($607 • €515 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 ($462 • €392 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 ($3,432 • €2,912 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 ($251 • €213 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 ($1,716 • €1,456 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 ($1,650 • €1,400 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 Alderney, 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.
[Ref: 16922]    £2,800.00 ($3,696 • €3,136 rates)

Records: 41 to 50 of 360
« previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 next »