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[A French map of the English Channel during the American Revolutionary War] Carte de la Manche Dressée d'après les Origineaux Tirés de France et d'Angleterre. Paris: Bassett, 1780. Coloured. 515 x 730mm.
A French map of the English Channel published while the French and British were at war. France joined the American Revolutionary War in 1778, supplying arms and munitions to help the Americans fight the British. However the theatre of war was not only North America: the British and French also fought in the West Indies and India, although not in the English Channel.
($640 • €588 rates)
[A four-sheet wall map of England and Wales] A New Map of England & Wales, Drawn from several Surveys on the New Projection; Corrected from Astronomical Observations, and the Places marked where the Observat.ns were made... The Canals inserted in 1792 by J.Phillips. London: Laurie & Whittle, 1794. Original outline colour. Four sheets conjoined, total 1280 x 1080mm. Minor repairs to binding folds.
A wall map of England and Wales, with the roads and canals marked. The elaborate title cartouche represents: the country's wealth, with sheep, fish and a chest of coins; and military & naval superiority, with a solider, sailor and a clock, the essential navigational tool.
($2,048 • €1,880 rates)
[Miniature map of England & Wales] England and Wales or South Britain London: Faden, 1798. Original colour. Sheet size 155 x 180 mm.
Map of England and Wales engraved by William Palmer for Faden's 'Atlas Minimus Universalis'. William Faden was geographer to George III.
($96 • €88 rates)
KEULEN, Gerard Hulst Van.
[Pair of "Blue-backs" of the English Channel] Nieuwe Wassende Zeekaart vanHet Geheele Canaal, met alle daar aanbehoorende Kusten van Frankryk en Engeland... Amsterdam, 1805. Four sheets joined in pairs, both totalling 805 x 990mm. Laid on blue back, as issued, some signs of wear.
A pair of Dutch blue-back charts of the English Channel, showing Southern Ireland, the Scillys and Cornwall on the west sheet, and from Dartmouth east to Sheppey and London on the English side, and Morlais to Calais on the continent. Insets show details of Ramsgate, Cherbourg and Le Havre harbours. Along the bottom are longitude numerals marked off from both Greenwich and Tenerife. Originally published a few years earlier, this example has a pasted label with the 1805 date. At the time the Dutch were allies of the French: the following year Louis Bonaparte was made king of Holland. Van Keulen credits Cassini, Thomas Jefferys and John Hamilton Moore.
($1,120 • €1,028 rates)
[Map of England] Charte von England. Nach den neuesten Angaben entworfen... Prague, 1809. Coloured. 430 x320mm.
A Czech map of England "Designed according to the latest information" from the early nineteenth century.
($256 • €235 rates)
[Plan of Manchester & Salford] Plan von Manchester und Saalford in England. Prague, 1810. 360 x 440mm.
Highly detailed plan of the City of Manchester and Salford, streets, rivers and buildings are named.
($243 • €223 rates)
NORIE, John William.
[Two-sheet sea chart of the eastern English Channel] A New Chart of Part of the South Coast of England Extending from The Downs to Spithead. Drawn from the latest Surveys. London: Norie, 1816. Two sheets conjoined, total 640 x 1550mm. Some pencil annotations, a few small repairs.
A scarce sea chart of south east England, published by Norie at his 'Navigation Warehouse', famed for its 'Little Midshipman' figurehead, borrowed by Charles Dickens as the shop kept by Sol Gils in his 1846 novel 'Dombey and Son'. It shows from Portsmouth to the Straits of Dover, with an inset detail of Spithead and four coastal profiles, including Dover and Beachy Head.
($4,160 • €3,819 rates)
[A late-Georgian wall map of England and Wales in fine colour] Map of the Hills, Rivers, Canals and Principal Roads of England and Wales Upon a Scale of Six Miles to an Inch. Exhibiting Most of the Places Whose Situation has been ascertained by the Stations and Intersections of the Trigonometrical Survey. London, 1813-1820. Original colour. Four sheets, dissected and laid on linen in four sections as issued, total if joined 1820mm x 14600mm, with marbled chemise.
An large and detailed map of England and Wales, with the counties delineated with fine original hand colour. Aaron Arrowsmith (1750-1823) was at the forefrond of the new, more scientific approach to mapping, reducing the ornament and concentrating on exactitude. However the quality of the colour means this is very striking map. Originally published in 1813, this example has been undated for re-issue in 1820, when Arrowsmith became 'Hydrographer to the King', when George IV became king instead of Prince Regent.
($1,152 • €1,058 rates)
[Georgian wall map of England & Wales] Cary's New Map of England and Wales, With Part of Scotland. On which are carefully laid down All the Direct and Principal Cross Roads, the Course of the Rivers and Navigable Canals, Cities, Market and Borough Towns, Parishes and most considerable Hamlets, Prks, Forests &c &c... Second Edition, Corrected to 1820. London: G. & J. Cary, 1820. Original outline colour. Dissected and laid on linen in three sections, total if joined 2310 x 1830mm, with diced calf slipcase with James Wyld's label inside lid. Light offset, slipcase scuffed.
Cary's monumental map of England and Wales, first published in 1794, this example from the second edition of 1816 updated to 1820. The map was published just prior to the age of railways: Britain's first public railway, the Stockton and Darlington Railway, opened only five years later, in 1825.
($1,920 • €1,763 rates)
[Georgian map of England & Wales in fine colour] Cary's New Map of England and Wales, With Part of Scotland. On which are carefully laid down All the Direct and Principal Cross Roads, the Course of the Rivers and Navigable Canals, Cities, Market and Borough Towns, Parishes and most considerable Hamlets, Prks, Forests &c &c... Second Edition, Corrected to 1822. London: G. & J. Cary, 1822. Original body colour. Folding map, dissected and laid on linen in three sections, total if joined 2310 x 1830mm, with slipcase. Index map pasted on covers of each map and under the title. Light offset, slipcase scuffed.
Cary's monumental antique map of England and Wales, superbly-detailed and in fine colour. The map was published just prior to the age of railways: Britain's first public railway, the Stockton and Darlington Railway, opened only three years later, in 1825.
($1,920 • €1,763 rates)
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