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  BRITISH ISLES 
 English Counties 

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 ($1,625 • €1,438 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 ($1,008 • €891 rates)


Anonymous. [Urban planning in Erith during the Age of the Railway]
Plan of Part of the Lesney Estate, Erith, Kent, The Property of Captain Wheatley, shewing proposed alterations and building arrangement of about 250 acres of land To be Let on Lease for 99 Years at a very moderate Ground Rent. London, c.1873. Tinted lithographic map. Sheet 690 x 990mm. Narrow margin lower left.
A developer's plan of the Lesney Estate, east of Erith Railway Station, with recognisable roads including Avenue Road, Park Crescent and Bexley Road (A220). Orientated with north to the bottom of the map, it shows the division of the estate into detached and semi-detached properties, and mark 'The Proposed Site for Lecture Hall, Public Library & Reading Rooms, Market Place, etc'. Along the Thames are Erith Gardens and a 'Proposed Esplanade'. The map would have been published as part of the prospectus for selling suburban houses to London's middle-class workers who could take advantage of the railways. The map notes that the railway station is '½ hour's journey from London'.
[Ref: 16089]    £600.00 ($780 • €690 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 ($1,040 • €920 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 ($9,750 • €8,625 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 ($1,430 • €1,265 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 ($650 • €575 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 ($559 • €495 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 ($585 • €518 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [Plan of Elizabethan London]
A Plan of London Westm.r and Southwark w.th ye Riv.r Thames, as they were Surveyd and publish't by Authority toward ye latter end of ye Raign of Queen Elizabeth; or about ye year of our Lord 1600. which being compared w.th ye new map of London ~ The prodigious increase of Building and other alteration of ye names and situation of Street &c in the last Centry will plainly appear. London, Hatton, 1708. Coloured. 330 x 475mm. Top cenetrfold tears repaired. Backed with archivist's paper.
The fourth and final state of the earliest printed map of London to survive, the only English edition. Originally published in 1572 for the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first series of printed town plans, the title had been 'Londinum Feracissimi Angliae Regni Metropolis', in a title cartouche top centre. When Jansson re-issued the plate in 1657 he had a new title 'Londinium Vulgo London' engraved in a new cartouche over the four figures in Elizabethan dress bottom centre. The old cartouche has been erased but no new information has been added in its place, so the roads just end in empty fields. The title estimates the date of the survey to be c.1600, but the likely date would be half-a-century earlier: in the centre of London is the old St. Paul's Cathedral, showing its spire, which was was hit by lighting and destroyed in 1561, and was not replaced before the Great Fire of London destroyed the building in 1666.
[Ref: 17647]    £2,300.00 ($2,990 • €2,645 rates)


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