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  BRITISH ISLES 
 English Counties 

PARKER, Samuel. [A striking 18th century map of Kent on two sheets]
A Map of the County of Kent. London: D. Midwinter, 1719. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 585 x 800mm. Narrow margins, binding folds flattened with repairs to splits.
A large and beautifully produced map of Kent, derived from Philip Symonson's map of 1598, but with corrections and the addition of the major roads. Engraved by Samuel Parker for Harris's History of Kent, the map is decorated with a border containing 118 armorials andf an inset view of Dover in the bottom right corner. Bottom left are tables of Lathes, Cities, Ports and Franchises.
[Ref: 18034]    £2,200.00 ($2,959 • €2,499 rates)


SPEED, John. [Speed's map of Cambridgeshire]
Cambridgshire described with the division of the hundreds, the townes situation with the Armes of the Colleges of that famous Universiti. London: Henry Overton, c.1720. Original colour. 380 x 520mm, wide margins. Two expertly-repaired tears in margins.
Engraved by Jodocus Hondius, this is one of the most decorative maps of the county, with two columns of college arms, a plan of the city of Cambridge and the figures of four scholars. The last edition of Speed's county atlas with text was in 1676; afterwards the plates were sold to another publisher, Christopher Browne (c.1690), then John Overton (c.1700). His son Henry took over the business in 1707 and published four editions of his county atlas (generally using fewer than half the Speed maps, without text) before his death in 1751. SKELTON: 92.
[Ref: 15665]    £1,500.00 ($2,018 • €1,704 rates)


WARBURTON, John. [Rare map of Middlesex, Essex and Herts]
The Counties of Essex Middlesex & Hertfordshire Actualy Survey'd by Several Hands, Corrected and Amended & Humbly Dedicated to the Nobility of the Said Counties... London: Philip Overton and Thomas Bowles, 1726. Original colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 605 x 950mm. Some restoration.
A large map of the three counties, with an inset plan of St Albans and a prospect of Colchester. Warburton, Joseph Bland and Payler Smith published their survey in 1720, with the map surrounded with 738 armorials of local nobles whose subscription paid for the publication. As Overton and Bowles were not getting the subscriptions this pirate dispenses with the armorials but adds the plan and prospect. RODGER: Large Scale Maps of the British Isles, 181.
[Ref: 12907]    £1,100.00 ($1,480 • €1,250 rates)


GRUNDY, John (Senior and Junior). [Antique map of the proposed canal scheme in Lincolnshire]
A Map of the Ancient River Witham... and... of all Rivers and Drains of any note that have their Outfalls into the same, together with... the Station Points of our Levelling Notes... by John Grundy Sen.r & Jun.r of Spalding in Lincolnshire, Engineers Anno Dom. 1743. Spalding, 1743. 440 x 725mm. Paper toned, single worm hole, ink stamp of the Depot de la Marine upper centre.
An antique plan to improve the river traffic between Lincoln and Boston, one of two competing schemes, against one by William Jackson and Daniel Coppin. 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.
[Ref: 12328]    £785.00 ($1,056 • €892 rates)


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 ($1,056 • €892 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 ($1,681 • €1,420 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 ($1,480 • €1,250 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 ($377 • €318 rates)


BOWEN, Emanuel. [Cambridgeshire]
An Accurate Map of Cambridgeshire Divided into its Hundreds Tinney, Bowles & Son, Sayer, London, c.1760, original outline colour, 700 x 515mm
A large and attractive map of Cambridgeshire, with a detailed inset view of Ely in the top right hand corner. The title contained in a cartouche with locals catching eels on the fens. With a dedicatory text contined in a rococo cartouche surmounted by a coat of arms and a large amount of inset explanatory text giving information about the county in the left and bottom margins. From Kitchin's "Large English Atlas"
[Ref: 10012]    £280.00 ($377 • €318 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 ($202 • €170 rates)


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