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 English Counties 

MALTON, James. [View of Stonehenge]
To the Society of Antiquarians London, This Plate, A View of Stone-Henge Wiltshire, with its accompanying Plate of explanation, is humbly dedicated by their obedient Servant, James Malton. London, 1800. 340 x 460mm. Repaired tears.
A view of Stonehenge in Wiltshire, from a watercolour by James Malton (1761-1803), 'View taken March 1796'.
[Ref: 17139]    £220.00 ($289 • €245 rates)

GREENWOOD, C. & J. [Large-scale map of Dorset in fine colour]
Map of the County of Dorset from an Actual Survey made in the Years 1825 & 1826 by C. & J. Greenwood, Most respectfully Dedicated to the Nobility, Clergy & Gentry of the County... London: Greenwood, Pringle & Co., 1826. Fine original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, edged with silk with marbled covers. Total 1190 x 1570mm. With original full calf box, with red morocco title label. Both map and box are in superb condition.
A highly-detailed map of Dorset, containing hundreds, parishes, towns, villages, turnpike roads, toll-bars, cross-roads, churches, castles, chapels, heaths, commons, canals, railways, distances between towns. Bottom left is a a fine vignette view of Weymouth from the Nothe, drawn by R. Creighton. Christopher & John Greenwood mapped all but five of the English counties in unprecedented detail, publishing their maps between 1817 and 1834.
[Ref: 17600]    £2,400.00 ($3,151 • €2,674 rates)

 London Maps 

CRUCHLEY, George Frederick. [London at the end of the Georgian era]
Cruchley's New Plan of London Shewing all the New and Intended Improvements to the Present Time. London, 1830. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen as issued, total 420 x 600mm, folded into original slipcase with title label dated 1830. A few signs of age to map, slipcase worn.
A detailed folding map of London, published the year of the death of George IV and the accession of his brother William IV. Of interest are the parallel Old and New London Bridges, the 'New' being the one designed by John Rennie now in Arizona. The planned improvements at Charing Cross, in which the King's Mews was demolished to make way for the National Gallery and Trafalgar Square, are marked. HOWGEGO: 307, 4.
[Ref: 17650]    £650.00 ($853 • €724 rates)

DAVIES, Benjamin Rees. [Plan of London and its suburbs]
London and its Environs. Containing the Boundaries of the Metropolitan Boroughs, the different Railroads & Stations, The New Cemeteries, Roads, Docks, Canals and all modern improvements. London: Letts, Cheffins, Orr & Corss, 1847. Coloured. Dissected and laid down on linen, as issued, 555 x 700mm. Some wear to linen at folds.
A mid-19th century plan of London with fine original colour. With the advent of the railways extending the reach of Londoners, the map shows what was then the environs but are now the suburbs, with Teddington, Twickenham, Isleworth, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Hendon, Finchley, Walthhamstow and Barking shown north of the Thames, and Kingston, Richmond, Wimbledon, Streatham, Beckenham, Bromley and Chislehurst south of the river. HOWGEGO No. 372.
[Ref: 17599]    £850.00 ($1,116 • €947 rates)

Anonymous. [A pre-Beck poster of London's Underground]
Underground Map of London. London: Waterlow & Sons, 1919. Colour lithographic map. Sheet 1000 x 1260mm. Minor repairs at folds, a little creasing, laid on canvas.
A quad royal poster of the Underground, dated '31-12-19', well over a decade before the revolutionary Beck design. Despite still being owned by different companies, all the lines are printed in red over an outline map of the road network. Although more geographically correct than Beck's map, the centre of London is on a larger scale than the outskirts in order to separate the stations enough for clear naming.
[Ref: 17924]    £3,250.00 ($4,267 • €3,621 rates)

GILL, Leslie MacDonald. [Map of London's Underground as run by separate companies]
London's UndergrounD. Map of the Electric Railways of London. London: Dangerfield Printing Company for Electric Railway House, 1922. 280 x 340mm.
A map of the London underground rail network, marked '1-3-22' on reverse, so published over a decade before the operating companies were amalgamated as 'London Transport'. It shows the stations with more geographic accuracy than the iconic design of Henry C. Beck of 1933. The style of the map is influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement: the script used for the station names is particularly striking. Leslie MacDonald Gill (1884-1947), younger brother of Eric Gill, specialised in graphic design in the Arts and Crafts style. His most important commission was from the Imperial War Graves Commission, designing the script used on Commission headstones and war memorials, including the 'Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme'. He produced a number of maps, two of which appeared in the British Museum exhibition 'Magnificent Maps in 2010: 'The Wonderground Map of London' (1914) & 'Tea Revives the World' (1940).
[Ref: 17493]    £550.00 ($722 • €613 rates)

 London Views 

MALLET, Alain Manesson. [Miniature pre-Fire view of London]
Londres. Paris, 1683. 145 x 100mm.
A view of pre-fire London taken from the south side of the river, showing Old St Paul's Cathedral and London Bridge, with reclining and strolling figures in the foreground. FromMallet's 'Le Description de L'Univers'.
[Ref: 17555]    £350.00 ($460 • €390 rates)

BOYDELL, John. [A prospect of London after Wenceslaus Hollar]
A View of London as it was in the Year 1647... London: Boydell, 1756. Coloured. 300 x 950mm.
A magnificent view of pre-fire London, taken from the roof of St Mary Overy and based on that of Wenceslas Hollar. John Boydell (1720-1804), was a publisher who helped alter the trade imbalance between Britain and France in engravings and initiated a British tradition of engraving. Boydell also found time to be alderman of Cheap Ward in 1782, master of the Stationers' Company in 1783, sheriff of London in 1785, and eventually Lord Mayor of London in 1790.
[Ref: 17808]    £3,000.00 ($3,939 • €3,342 rates)

BANKS, J.H. [A 'balloon view' of Victorian London]
A Panoramic View of London. London, Edward Wallis, c.1850. Coloured. 440 x 1000mm. A few small repairs
A superbly detailed 'balloon-view' of London, taken from a point above Kennington. On the left edge are Vauxhall Bridge, Hyde Park Corner and Regents Park; on the right the Tower and West India Docks; in the foreground Lambeth Palace and the Elephant & Castle; and on the far horizon Highgate Archway. First published in 1843 with the title 'A Cosmogramic View…', this state was retitled with 'Panoramic' as 'Cosmoramic' had dropped from usage.
[Ref: 17856]    £2,600.00 ($3,414 • €2,896 rates)


BRIET, Philippe. [A scarce miniature map of Ornkey and Shetland]
Les Isles de Schetland ou Thylinsel et Orknay. Paris, Sebastian & Gabriel Cramoisy, 1648. 145 x 185mm, with wide margins.
A miniature map of the northern islands of Scotland, published in Briet's rare atlas 'Parallela geographiae veteris et novae'. PASTEREAU: Briet 1, 32.
[Ref: 17240]    £220.00 ($289 • €245 rates)

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