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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 ($901 • €767 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 ($1,223 • €1,041 rates)


MILLERD, James. [An extremely rare prospect of Bristol]
The Citty of Bristoll. Bristol: James Millerd, & London: John Overton & Thomas Wall, 1673. Two sheets conjoined, total 305 x 705mm. Repaired tear.
An elevated prospect of Bristol from the south, with Aston and Clifton on the left horizon, the Royal Fort in the centre and Horsfield & Ashley on the right. The title is on a banderole in the centre, with the arms of two Earls of Bristol underneath, with space for a third. In the top corners are the arms of Charles II and his Queen, Catherine of Braganza, with the arms of the City of Bristol and the Society of the Merchants of Bristol underneath. In the bottom corners are two verses in Latin, keys of Churches and other landmarks. Along the bottom is an advert for Millerd's four-sheet map of Bristol. Just above that is an oddity: a dedication to the major and aldermen of the city has had curtains engraved over the top, probably because Millerd did not receive the civic recognition he felt was his due. The example in the Bristol Museums Galleries has the same feature. Millerd's three works were first published between 1670 and 1677, the other two being maps of Bristol. He is also recorded as being a mercer and a 'Guardian of the Poor', appointed to administer the poor laws in the city. WORMS & BAYNTON-WILLIAMS: British Map Engravers, p. 450.
[Ref: 16868]    £3,500.00 ($4,505 • €3,836 rates)


MILTON, Thomas. [Fine plan of the naval dockyard at Sheerness, Kent]
A Geometrical Plan, & West Elevation of His Majesty's Dock-Yard and Garrison, at Sheerness; with the Ordnance Wharf &c. London, 1755. 495 x 660mm.
A plan and prospect of the famous naval dockyard, finely engraved by P.C.Canot after Milton, both with a 24-point key. Around the whole is a rococo frame-like border containing vignette scenes of the works of the dockyard, drawn by John Clevely, a shipwright whose son James Clevely jnr is famous for his painting of the death of Captain Cook. Sheerness Naval Dockyard was founded by Samuel Pepys in 1663 to improve the defences on the eastern coast of England, at a time the Dutch were a threat. Indeed the Dutch admiral De Ruyter actually occupied the town of Sheerness briefly in 1667. Consequently the defences were constantly improved, including a remodel by John Rennie, opened in 1823.
[Ref: 8492]    £1,100.00 ($1,416 • €1,206 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 ($997 • €849 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 ($772 • €658 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 ($1,030 • €877 rates)


  LONDON 
 London Maps 

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 ($1,416 • €1,206 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 ($644 • €548 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 ($553 • €471 rates)


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