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  BRITISH ISLES 
 English Counties 

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [A 16th century plan of Norwich]
Nordovicum, Angliae Civitas. Cologne, 1581-. Old colour. 325 x 440mm.
The earliest printed map of Norwich, a 'map-view' with the major buildings, in this case the colleges, shown in profile, with no consideration for perspective. Published in the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first series of printed town plans. KOEMAN: B&H 2.
[Ref: 16817]    £700.00 ($896 • €823 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [Early bird's eye view of Canterbury]
Cantuarbury. Cantuaria urbs Angliae celebris; Archiepiscopati sede commendata. Cologne, 1588-, German text edition. Fine original colour. 290 x 430mm. A couple of repaired tears at the bottom left and bottom margin, glue residue on verso of centerfold, overall a good example.
A fine 'map-view' of Canterbury with the major buildings shown in profile, with no consideration for perspective. Published in Volume IV of the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first series of printed town plans. KOEMAN: B&H 4.
[Ref: 17298]    £950.00 ($1,216 • €1,116 rates)


LONGMATE, L. [A scarce map of Oxford]
New Map of the City of Oxford London, 1773, coloured, 370 x 435mm.
A well engraved town-plan of Oxford with trhee separate keys which identify important town sites and university buildings.
[Ref: 17082]    £1,250.00 ($1,600 • €1,469 rates)


TAYLOR, Isaac. [An early town plan of Wolverhampton]
A Plan of Wolverhampton Surveyed in MDCCL By Isaac Taylor and Engraved by Thomas Jefferys Geographer to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. London, c.1798. Town plan printed from three plates on one sheet. Total 475 x 600mm. Narrow lateral margins, repairs to binding folds.
A plan of Wolverhampton, with a large roccoco title cartouche and insets of St. Peter's Collegiate Church and the Wolverhampton Free School in John Street. Among the buildings marked are the Meeting Houses of the Presbyterians and the Quakers. First published by Jefferys in 1751, this second state comes from a county history published at the end of the century. Originally printed from a single plate, the map is now cut into three vertical strips, presumably because of damage.
[Ref: 14270]    £775.00 ($992 • €911 rates)


BREWER, H.W. [Detailed prospect of Manchester]
A Bird's-Eye View of Manchester in 1889. London: The Graphic, 1889. Wood engraving. 550 x 1190mm. Repaired tear in bottom right corner.
Issued as a supplement to the Graphic newspaper on 9th November, 1889, this view of Manchester is taken from above Victoria Bridge, looking down on the Cathedral and Town Hall.
[Ref: 16113]    £800.00 ($1,024 • €940 rates)


  LONDON 
 London Maps 

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [The first available printed map of London]
Londinum Feracissimi Angliae Regni Metropolis. Koln: c.1574. Coloured. 330 x 490mm.
The earliest town plan of London to survive, a 'map-view' with the major buildings shown in profile, and no consideration for perspective. It was published in the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first series of printed town plans, inspired by the success of the 'Theatrum', the atlas compiled by Abraham Ortelius. This example is from the second state of the plate, issued two years after the first, with the spelling 'West Muster' and the addition of the Royal Exchange. The plan was engraved by Frans Hogenberg, copied from a 15-or-20-sheet printed map, probably commissioned by the merchants of the Hanseatic League, who had significant commercial interests in England. For over two centuries they had enjoyed tax and customs concessions in the trade of wool and finished cloth, allowing them to control that trade in Colchester and other cloth-making centres. Their base in the City was the Steelyard (derived from 'Stalhof'), named 'Stiliyards' by the side of the Thames on this map and described in the text panel lower right. They purchased the building in 1475; part of the deal was their obligation to maintain Bishopsgate, the gate through the city walls that led to their interests in East Anglia. The rump cities of the Hanseatic League sold the building in 1853 and it is now the site of Cannon Street Station. The map must have been drawn fifteen years or so before publication: in the centre is the Norman St. Paul's Cathedral, with the spire that was hit by lighting and destroyed in 1561 and not replaced before the Great Fire of London destroyed the building in 1666. HOWGEGO: 2 (2).
[Ref: 17284]    £7,500.00 ($9,600 • €8,813 rates)


MUNSTER, Sebastian. [Early woodblock plan of London]
Londinum Feracis: Ang. Met. Basle, 1628, German edition. Coloured. Woodcut map, printed area 245 x 360mm.
An early map of London derived from the Braun & Hogenberg map, surveyed c.1560, so one of the earliest depictions of the city. HOWGEGO: 6, first issued 1598.
[Ref: 17693]    £1,100.00 ($1,408 • €1,293 rates)


MORTIER, Pieter. [Antique map of London and surroundings]
Les Environs de Londres, Ou se trouve toutte les Villes, Villages, Maisons, Chemins, Rivieres, a Vinct Milles autour de Londres. Amsterdam, c.1700. Coloured. 490 x 560mm. A few repairs.
Antique map of the environs of London, extending to Staines in the west, clockwise to St Albans & Hatfield, Brentwood & Tilbury, and Leatherhead and Chertsey. HOWGEGO: 51.
[Ref: 12568]    £500.00 ($640 • €588 rates)


FER, Nicolas de. [London at the beginning of the 18th century]
Plan des Villes de Londres et de Westminster et de leurs Faubourgs avec le Bourg de Southwark. Paris, 1705. Coloured. 225 x 340mm.
A plan of London and Westminster, with a 113-point key engraved by Inselin for the 'Atlas Curieux'. HOWGEGO: 44. State 2.
[Ref: 14414]    £430.00 ($550 • €505 rates)


KNYFF, Leonard. [An early plan of St James's Park]
Le Palais et Park de St James. St James Palace and Park. London, 1707. Coloured. 350 x 485mm.
A plan of St James's Park as laid out by André Mollet, gardener-in-chief of the park for Charles II after the Restoration in 1660. It shows the park before the canal was widened to make to look more natural and the east end was filled to build Horse Guards Parade. In the west Buckingham House has yet to be built (1703). This plate was engraved by John Kip after the transcription of Leonard Knyff (1650-1722), a Dutch landscape painter. The view was published in ''Britannia Illustrata: Or Views of Several of the Queens Palaces, as Also of the Principal seats of the Nobility and Gentry of Great Britain, Curiously Engraven on 80 Copper Plates'', published the year that Queen Anne signed the Act of Union that created Great Britain.
[Ref: 17166]    £450.00 ($576 • €529 rates)


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