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  BRITISH ISLES 
 Road Maps 

OGILBY, John. [Early map of the roads from London to Oxford, illustrated with the waywiser cartouche]
The Road from London to Aberistwith... London, c.1675, second state. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
The first sheet of three showing the route from London to Aberystwyth, beginning in the centre of the City, passing through Uxbridge, Beaconsfield and High Wycombe, ending at Islip, but with a spur to Oxford. Plate 1 from Ogilby's 'Britannia', the first national road-atlas of any country in Western Europe. It was composed of maps of seventy-three major roads and cross-roads, presented as trompe-l'œil scrolls, each with a decorative title cartouche, this being one of only four featuring the way-wiser. It was the first English atlas on a uniform scale, at one inch to a mile, and the 'mile' Ogilby used became the national standard, the statute mile of 1,760 yards. Ogilby claimed that 26,600 miles of roads were surveyed in the course of preparing the atlas, on foot using the surveyor's wheel depicted in the cartouche, but only about 7,500 were actually depicted in print. It was only after the 'Britannia' that roads started being shown on county maps. Second state, with plate number bottom right.
[Ref: 16319]    £750.00 ($953 • €852 rates)


 Scotland 

ALEPH [HARVEY, William]. [Pictorial map of Scotland]
Scotland. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1869. 250 x 210mm.
Anthropomorphic map of Scotland. The text below the image reads: ''A gallant piper, struggling through the bogs, His wind bag broken, wearing his clay clogs; Yet strong of heart, a fitting emblem makes, For Scotland - land of heroes and of cakes''. It was published in 'Geographical Fun', a charming atlas of caricature maps of European counties, drawn, according to the preface, by a fifteen-year-old girl to amuse her sick brother. The author was, however, William Harvey (1796-1873), a London Doctor and Journalist, best-known for his book 'London Scenes and London People', 1863. The maps contain many references to the political changes sweeping through continental Europe, with representations of Garibaldi and Bismarck.
[Ref: 17270]    £650.00 ($826 • €738 rates)


 Wales 

SPEED, John. [The first British atlas map of Wales]
Wales. London, Bassett & Chiswell, 1676. Coloured. 385 x 515mm. Repaired tear in bottom margin.
Engraved by Jodocus Hondius, this is the most decorative map of the country, with twelve large prospects of the Shire Towns, four smaller ones of the Cathedral Cities, four armorials and a large compass rose. As neither Saxton's atlas nor Camden's 'Britannia' contained a map of the country this is the first map of Wales to appear in a British atlas. With an English text on the reverse.
[Ref: 11544]    £2,000.00 ($2,540 • €2,272 rates)


ALEPH [HARVEY, William]. [Pictorial map of Wales]
Wales. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1869. 250 x 210mm.
Anthropomorphic map of Wales. The text below the image reads, ''Geography bewitch'd - Owen Glendowr, In Bardic grandeur, looks from shore to shore, And sings King Arthur's long, long pedigree, and cheese and leeks, and knights of high degree''. It was published in 'Geographical Fun', a charming atlas of caricature maps of European counties, drawn, according to the preface, by a fifteen-year-old girl to amuse her sick brother. The author was, however, William Harvey (1796-1873), a London Doctor and Journalist, best-known for his book 'London Scenes and London People', 1863. The maps contain many references to the political changes sweeping through continental Europe, with representations of Garibaldi and Bismarck.
[Ref: 17234]    £650.00 ($826 • €738 rates)


 Ireland 

HEFFERNAN, Daniel Edward. [A very scarce plan of Dublin with vignettes]
Dublin in 1861. Dublin: Heffernan, 1861. Steel engraving on india. 630 x 940mm, wide margins. Some restoration, card backing reinforced with canvas.
A detailed plan of Dublin with the important buildings shown in elevation, with oval prospects of the city in the four corners, two lists of events and a border of 32 oval views of buildings. The artist was an engineer, surveyor and valuator of Dublin, active in the mid-nineteenth century. He published similar plans of Bray and Wicklow and supplied 18 engravings for 'The Official Railway Hand-book' to Bray, including some that decorate this plan. http://architectureireland.ie/daniel-edward-heffernans-map-of-dublin-1861
[Ref: 17296]    £3,250.00 ($4,128 • €3,692 rates)


ALEPH [HARVEY, William]. [Pictorial map of Ireland]
Ireland. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1869. 250 x 210mm.
Anthropomorphic map of Ireland The text below the image reads, ''And what shall typify the Emerald Isle? A Peasant, happy in her baby's smile? No fortune her's, though rich in native grace , - Herrings, potatoes, and a joyous face''. It was published in 'Geographical Fun', a charming atlas of caricature maps of European counties, drawn, according to the preface, by a fifteen-year-old girl to amuse her sick brother. The author was, however, William Harvey (1796-1873), a London Doctor and Journalist, best-known for his book 'London Scenes and London People', 1863. The maps contain many references to the political changes sweeping through continental Europe, with representations of Garibaldi and Bismarck.
[Ref: 17236]    £650.00 ($826 • €738 rates)


  EUROPE 

DE WIT, Frederick. [Separately issued carte à figure map of Europe]
Nova Europæ Descriptio. Amsterdam, c.1660. Original colour. 445 x 555mm. Lower centrefold reinforced.
De Wit's first map of Europe, a carte à figure with six town prospects along the top and eight costumes of monarchs down the sides. The comparable map of Africa is dated 1660.
[Ref: 7679]    £3,250.00 ($4,128 • €3,692 rates)


OVERTON, John. [A rare English separate-issue map of Europe]
A New and most Exact map of Europe Described by NI Vischer and don into English and corected according to I. Bleau and Others with ye Habits of ye people & ye manner of ye cheife citties the like never before. London, 1671. Coloured. 425 x 545mm. Trimmed to plate on all sides for binding, expertly re-margined with old paper, original binding folds flattened, tear from a fold repaired.
A very scarce panelled map of Europe, based on the Visscher issue of Keere's map of 1614, with borders decorated with costumes, town views and portraits of monarchs including Charles II. Originally issued in 1668, this is an example of the second state, with Overton's new address. Apparently Overton was planning a world atlas and lacked maps of the continents, so had them engraved. As the matching map of Africa is signed by Philip Holmes the stylistic similarity makes it likely that Holmes also engraved the Europe. This world atlas never seems to have been published (although the British Library holds a bound collection of maps by Overton's son Henry containing this Europe); this example was issued as an illustration in a smaller-format book. Little of Overton's output was original: he bought the stock of Peter Stent after his death from the plague in 1665, and c.1700 he bought the plates for Speed's county maps. This is one of the scarcest 17th century maps of Europe published in England, rarely found undamaged.
[Ref: 15639]    £3,800.00 ($4,826 • €4,317 rates)


SPEED, John. [Speed's classic carte à figure map of Europe]
Europ, and the Cheife Cities Contained therein Described; with the Habits of Most Kingdoms Now in Use. By Jo: Speed. Ano: Dom: 1626. London, Bassett & Chiswell, 1676. Coloured. 390 x 510mm.
A classic decorative map of Europe, published in Speed's 'Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World', with ten costume vignettes down the sides and eight city prospects, including London, Rome & Venice, along the top. Of interest is the continued presence of the mythical island of Frisland, south west of Iceland.
[Ref: 13726]    £3,500.00 ($4,445 • €3,976 rates)


DANET, Guillaume. [A scarce map of Europe]
L'Europe Divisée dans ses Principaux Etats Subdivisés en leurs Principales Provinces... Paris: L.C. Desnos, 1760. Original colour. 715 x 740mm. Centre fold restored, pair of printer's creases in bottom border.
A French map of Europe decorated with a large baroque title cartouche and a decorative border containing the arms of countries, states and towns throughout the continent. The map was only occasionally published in composite atlases and is therefore quite scarce.
[Ref: 16587]    £2,200.00 ($2,794 • €2,499 rates)


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