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 English Counties 

JACKSON, William & COPPIN, Daniel. [Antique map of the proposed canal scheme in Lincolnshire]
A Map of the Ancient River Witham, with its Alterations by William Jackson & c. To the right Worshipfull the Mayor and Corporation of Lincolnshire This Plan &c. is humbly Inscribed by their most humble serv.ts Will.m Jackson & D.Coppin. c.1745. 430 x 710mm. Paper toned, some worming, ink stamp of the Depot de la Marine upper centre.
Antique map showing a plan to improve the river traffic between Lincoln and Boston, using 'Lord Fitzwilliam's Forty Foot Drain', an unsucessful attempt to drain Holland Fen to the west of Boston built in 1720. This was one of two competing schemes, against one by John Grundy. It was not until 1762 that an Act of Parliament was passed for improvements to the river Witham and the final act for draining Holland Fen was not obtained until 1767. In 1745 Coppin published his 'Proposals for the more effectual draining all the levels contiguous to the river Witham from the city of Lincoln to Chappie Hill'.
[Ref: 12327]    £785.00 ($1,101 • €893 rates)

WILLDEY, George. [Uncommon map of Cambridgeshire from a Saxton county atlas]
Cambridge-Shire and the Great Level of ye Fenns extending into the Adjacent Shires, according to Surveys as it is now drained at the Charges of ye R.t Hon.ble W. Earl of Bedford, & ye other Proprieters by S.r Jonas Moore, &c. London: Thomas Jefferys, c.1749. Coloured. 404 x 480mm.
An uncommon map of Cambridgeshire, reduced from the 16-sheet map by Sir Jonas Moore, published in Jefferys' edition of the Saxton county atlas. In the original Saxton edition of 1579 Cambridge was one of five counties on one plate. Philip Lea had Moore's map copied for his 1689 edition, but when George Willdey bought Lea's stock in 1730 the plate was missing, so he had this close copy engraved. For his edition Jefferys had Willdey's imprint removed. SHIRLEY: BM Atlases T.SAX-1k.
[Ref: 15847]    £1,250.00 ($1,754 • €1,423 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 ($1,543 • €1,252 rates)

BOWEN, Emanuel. [A large-format map of Leicester and Rutland]
An Accurate Map of the Counties of Leicester and Rutland divided into their respective hundreds ... London: Tinney & Sayer, c.1756. Original colour. 570 x 740mm. A very good example.
A large map of Leicester and Rutland with dedications to the Most Noble John Duke of Rutland, ... and To the Rt. Honourable Brownlow Cecil, Earl of Exeter.
[Ref: 15152]    £280.00 ($393 • €319 rates)

ZATTA, Antonio. [Antique maps of Middlesex]
Provincia di Middlesex di nuova Projezione. Venice, 1779. Original colour. 205 x320mm.
Original Antique map of Middlesex, with a decorative title cartouche. Zatta only published maps of four English counties, the others being Essex, Kent and Surrey.
[Ref: 12482]    £150.00 ($210 • €171 rates)

ZATTA, Antonio. [Antique maps of Essex]
Provincia di Essex di nuova Projezione. Venice, 1779. Original colour. 205 x320mm.
Original antique map of Essex, with a decorative title cartouche. Zatta only published maps of four English counties, the others being Middlesex, Kent and Surrey.
[Ref: 12481]    £150.00 ($210 • €171 rates)

EYRE, Thomas. [The first large-scale survey of Northamptonshire]
The County of Northampton as Surveyed and Planned by the late Mr Thomas Eyre of Kettering. Revised by the late Mr Thomas Jefferys, Geographer to the Kind and engraved by William Faden in 1779. London: Faden, 1791. Four sheets, joined in pairs, total (if joined) 1280 x 1320mm. Hole in fold.
The first large-scale antique map of Northamptonshire, started by Thomas Eyre (1691-1757), a surveyor, bell-founder and clockmaker of Kettering. After he died the task was continued by Thomas Jefferys, who in turn died in 1771, and finally by William Faden. The map is dedicated to Dr John Hinchcliffe, Lord Bishop of Peterborough, John Clarke, High Sheriff, and "The Gentlemen of the Grand Jury for the said County at the Summer Assize 1775": an engraved note informs us that "the map was laid before these sixteen gentlemen for their observation and correction previous to its publication", doubtless contributing further to its delayed appearance. This third, revised edition has an added vignette of the "Geddington Cross" added to the one of "Queen's Cross" at Hardingstone; these are two of the three remaining "Eleanor Crosses", erected by King Edward I between 1291-4 to mark the route of his dead queen, Eleanor of Castile, from Lincoln to London for burial.
[Ref: 11807]    £1,000.00 ($1,403 • €1,138 rates)

LINDLEY, Joseph & CROSLEY, William. [The first trigonometrical map of Surrey]
To the Kings most excellent Majesty, This Map of the County of Surrey, From a Survey made in the Years 1789 and 1790 Is with his Majesty's gracious permission Most humbly Dedicated... London: the Authors, 1793. Original colour. Two sheets, dissected and laid on linen edged with silk, as issued, total 850 x 1120mm, with contemporary full calf gilt slipcase with maroon morocco title label. Slipcase rubbed.
A large and detailed map of Surrey in fine original colour, extending north of the Thames to show London's streets, the outlines of Hampton Court and Bushy Park, and also including Windsor Great Park in Berkshire. The title is within a fine cartouche of architectural ruins. This, the sixth survey of the county, was the last completed before the government-funded Ordnance Survey. It was the work of two experienced surveyors, Joseph Lindley and William Crosley, who also wrote a detailed account of their work, 'Memoir of a Map of the County of Surrey', which gives an unusual insight into the creation of such a map. Joseph Lindley (1756-1808) was born near Wakefield, the son of a local architect. He was sent to London to work in banking, but by 1781 he was employed at the Time Department at Greenwich where he rapidly rose to become Head of the Department and Assistant to Sir Nevil Maskelyne, the Astronomer Royal. In 1786 he helped General William Roy take chronometer readings for the triangulation of the line between Paris and London. Roy's Hounslow Heath baseline (1784), the basis of this measurement as well the modern Ordnance Survey, is marked here. Soon after Lindley's return from Paris he decided this survey of Surrey and asked Roy if he could use his triangulation of the South East as a basis. He then chose 85 'stations' (high points) to increase the accuracy of the triangulation. For help drawing the map Lindley went into partnership with William Crosley (died 1794). Crosley has begun as an estate surveyor before working on the surveying of canals, working for both John Rennie and Robert Mylne. He worked on the Rochdale, Lancaster and Kennett & Avon canals, as well as the Arun Navigation in Sussex. For this survey he was assisted by a local land surveyor, Richard Crabtree of Farnham; the pair augmented the trigonometry with more traditional methods, measuring many roads with surveying wheels. After the survey was completed in 1790 the orthography was proofed by or use of standard names by sending proofs to the local historians Rev Owen Manning, rector of Godalming, and William Bray (who later edited Manning's 'History of Surrey' for publication). On completion the map was passed to Benjamin Baker of Islington for engraving. The project was not a financial success: Lindley gave up surveying and sold a share in the plates and stock of maps to Netlam Giles (c.1775-1816, a civil engineer who also worked for Rennie) for £64 in 1799. William Faden bought the plates and reissued the map as a second edition in 1814 and again with revisions in 1819; his son-in-law and successor James Wyld re-issued the map in 1874, after removing the names of Lindley and Crosley Lindley & Crosley's 'Memoir' is available for free on Google Books.
[Ref: 16383]    £2,200.00 ($3,087 • €2,504 rates)

BURN, George. [Detailed chart of the approaches to Harwich Harbour]
A New Chart of Harwich Harbour with the Rolling Ground, Felstow Road, Goldermore's and Flats of the Naze most humbly Inscribed and Presented to the Hon.ble Capt.n James Lutterell... London: Laurie & Whittle, 1794. 520 x 510mm. Wide margins.
Harwich was important as the only safe anchorage on the east coast of England between the Thames and Humber. As such it was important for the Royal Navy, especially at the time this chart was published, as invasion by Revolutionary France was feared.
[Ref: 13254]    £400.00 ($561 • €455 rates)

HOGG, Alexander. [View of Newcastle Upon Tyne]
View of Newcastle, upon Tyne, in Northumberland. London, Hogg, 1795. 220 x 320mm.
Engraving of Newcatle Upon Tyne. From 'The New and Complete English Traveller' published by Alexander Hogg.
[Ref: 15710]    £120.00 ($168 • €137 rates)

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