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  BRITISH ISLES 
 English Counties 

SAXTON, Christopher. [Saxton's map of Cornwall as revised by Philip Lea]
Cornwall Described by C. Saxton Corrected and many Additions as the Roads &c. by P. Lea. London: Lea, c.1694. 380 x 490mm.
The first map of the county of Cornwall, here printed one and a half centuries after its original publication. Over the years a number of changes had been made to the plate: the original title was replaced by the view of Launceston in c.1665; the arms of Elizabeth I were replaced by those of Charles I then Charles II; the panel of armorials were added c.1665 by an unknown publisher; and Lea added his name and Ogilby's roads in 1689 and changed the title for the second time in 1694. Still this was not the end of the Saxton plates: they were issued again by George Willdey, Thomas Jefferys and Cluer Dicey into the 1770s. Despite the number of editions any example of Saxton's map of Cornwall is uncommon.
[Ref: 11945]    £5,000.00 ($6,725 • €5,680 rates)


SAXTON, Christopher. [Saxton's map of Durham as revised by Philip Lea]
The County Palatine and Bishoprick of Durham Described by C. Saxton Corrected and Amended with Additions by P. Lea. London: Lea, c.1694. Original outline colour. 370 x 490mm. Laid on archivist's paper.
The first printed map of Durham, engraved by Augustus Ryther in 1576, this example from Lea's re-issue, a hundred and twenty years later. Over the years a number of changes had been made to the plate: the original title was replaced by an English title c.1642, then replaced by the plan of Durham c.1665, with the new title replacing Seckford's arms in the North Sea; the arms of Elizabeth I were replaced by those of Charles I. For this edition Lea has added Ogilby's Roads and changed the title for the second time. Still this was not the end of the Saxton plates: they were issued again by George Willdey, Thomas Jefferys and Cluer Dicey into the 1770s. Despite the number of editions any example of Saxton's map of Cornwall is uncommon. SKELTON: 110.
[Ref: 11959]    £1,200.00 ($1,614 • €1,363 rates)


MORDEN, Robert. [A 17th century map of Northumberland, marking Hadrian's Wall]
Northumberland. London, c.1695. Original colour. 420 x 360mm. Binding folds flattened, a few small cracks in folds.
A map of Northumberland but also showing Cumberland in order to show the length of Hardian's Wall from Newcastle to the Solway Firth. Marked with castellations, it is named 'The Wall of the Picts' and 'Vallum Severi', refering to Septimus Severus, who refortified the wall c.210, after the failure of the Antonine Wall further north. The map was drawn up by Robert Morden illustrate Gibson’s edition of William Camden’s 'Britannia', first published in 1695. However this example comes from a different source: it is printed on much thicker paper than usual and has been folded for binding into a small format book.
[Ref: 17722]    £200.00 ($269 • €227 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. [A map of Cheshire from the Duke of York's Library]
Cestria Comitatus Palatinus. The Countye Palatine of Chester. Amsterdam: Schenk & Valk, c.1700, Original colour. 380 x 500mm. Library label pasted top right of verso.
Decorative map of Cheshire, published in Blaeu's 'Atlas Major', with pictorial cartouches for the title and scale and a banderole of coats of arms. Pasted on the reverse is the bookplate of the Duke of York, bearing the motto of the Chivalric English Order of the Garter, 'Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense' and the initials D.Y., with 'Vol. 51, No. 80.' added underneath. The map was apparently bound into a large composite atlas, as noted by the volume number, probably by Prince Edward, Duke of York and Albany (1739-67, younger brother of George III), from maps already in his family's collection.
[Ref: 15537]    £450.00 ($605 • €511 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. [17th century map of Middlesex & Hertfordshire]
Middelsexiæ cum Hertfordiæ comitatu. Midlesex & Hertford Shire. Amsterdam: Schenk & Valk, c.1710, Blank verso. Original colour. 385 x 495mm.
Map of the two counties, orientated with north to the right, with the layout of London's streets depicted. The title and scale are decorated with rustic cartouches, one with a figure of a bagpiper. There is a large royal crest and the arms of two of the Earls of Hertford. Originally published in 1646 ths example comes from early in the next century, with the addition of grid lines and Schenk & Valk's names.
[Ref: 14617]    £850.00 ($1,143 • €966 rates)


OVERTON, Henry. [Scarce map of Oxfordshire]
Provincia Oxoniensis; Oxford-shire London, c. 1713, original outline colour, 365 x 465mm Wide margins
Showing Oxfordshire divided into its hundreds with all the major towns marked, the title contained in a decorative baroque cartouche with swags and ribbons, the distance table contained in a cartouche flanked by putti and the printer's details contained in a further classical cartouche surmounted by an astrolabe. From Overton's "England Fully Described in a Compleatt Sett of Mapps of ye County's of England and Wales".
[Ref: 9339]    £980.00 ($1,318 • €1,113 rates)


SMITH, William. [The so-called "Anonymous" map of Suffolk]
A New Mapp of the Country of Suffolk; with the Post & Cross Roads and other remarks, according to the latest & best observations. 1713. London: Henry Overton, 1713. Original colour. 335 x 470mm.
A close copy of Christopher Saxton's map of Suffolk, but with additional information added. It is one of a collection of twelve county maps drawn by William Smith and believed to have been engraved by Jodocus Hondius in Amsterdam in 1602-3. The other counties were never engraved, possibly because Hondius dropped the project in favour of Speed's atlas. About 1650 the plates came into the possession of Peter Stent, followed by John Overton in 1665, then his son Henry in 1707. For this state the English title and the roads were added.
[Ref: 11951]    £1,200.00 ($1,614 • €1,363 rates)


OVERTON, Henry. [Rare map of Nottinghamshire]
A New Map of Nottingham-Shire with the Post & Cross Roads, & other remarks according to the latest & best observations. 1714. London: Overton, 1713. Original colour. 345 x 490mm.
A scarce map of Nottinghamshire, from Overton's county atlas, "England Fully Described in a Compleatt Sett of Mapps of ye County's of England and Wales". It is unusual in that the map takes up less than half the area: a large plan of Nottingham fills the top left half of the sheet, not based on that by Speed but apparently a new survey. Under that is the title cartouche and a text box with a few statistics and sundry information, ending "the most noted rivers are the Trent and Erwash, its cheif Comõdities the best Liquorice, Plaster like that of Paris, Malt".
[Ref: 11955]    £850.00 ($1,143 • €966 rates)


OLIVER, John. [A scarce two-sheet map of Oxfordshire]
Oxfordshire Actualy Survey'd &c. Humbly Dedicated to the R.t Reverend Father in God George L.d Bishop of Bristol Dean of Christchurch & Lord Almoner to his Majesty. London: Philip Overton, 1715. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 585 x 900mm. Some restoration.
A majestic map of Oxfordshire, orientated with north to the right, with a decorative title cartouche; a prospect of Oxford from the east;, a depiction of a Romaic mosaic at Stonesfield, featuring Bacchus riding a panther (since destroyed); and elevations of Blenheim Palace and Bridge, the Radcliffe Camera and 'The Publick Schools in Oxford'. This is one of three two-sheet maps engraved for the abortive 'Atlas Anglicanus', a large folio county atlas, to be created in partnership with John Seller and Richard Palmer. After the project collapsed Overton bought the plates for this map; Oliver's name only remains as engraver. John Oliver (1616?-1701), a builder, architect and glass-painter as well as being a surveyor, engraver and publisher, married one of John Speed's grand-daughters. He became official surveyor of the City of London in 1668, two years after the Great Fire; the resultant map was published by Seller c.1680. Oliver associated with Robert Hooke and makes several appearances in his diary, in which Hooke calls him variously a rascal, villain, dog and devil; however this did not stop the pair visiting Bartholomew Fair together to see a tiger. In 1686 he became Master Mason to James II. WORMS & BAYNTON-WILLIAMS: British Map Engravers, p.501-2.
[Ref: 14550]    £2,200.00 ($2,959 • €2,499 rates)


SPEED, John. [17th Century English map of Nottinghamshire]
The Countie of Nottingham described The Shire Townes Situation and the Earls There of observed. London, Henry Overton, c.1715. Coloured. 390 x 500mm. Remargined.
Engraved by Jodocus Hondius in 1610, this is one of the most decorative maps of the county, with inset plan of Nottingham, armorials and cartouches for the title scale and plan. This example was printed after the last printing of the complete atlas in 1676. Henry Overton was in the process of having a set of county maps engraved, but gave the project up when he purchased the Speed plates from his father John c.1711. At this time the copper plates were already over a century old: some were still being printed in 1754.
[Ref: 14662]    £580.00 ($780 • €659 rates)


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