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  BRITISH ISLES 
 English Counties 

BLAEU, Johannes. [17th century map of Staffordshire in fine colour]
Staffordiensis Comitatus; vulgo Stafford Shire. Amsterdam, 1647, Latin text edition. Original colour. 410 x 505mm. Some spotting in margins.
A fine map of Staffordshire, with elaborate cartouches for the title and scale, Royal crests and armorials. An early example, first published two years earlier. KOEMAN: Bl 44.
[Ref: 14620]    £450.00 ($605 • €511 rates)


BLAEU, Johannes. [Map of Lincolnshire published during the English Civil War]
Lincolnia Comitatus. Anglis Lincoln-Shire. Amsterdam, 1648, Latin text edition. Fine original colour. 420 x 505mm. A fine example with original colouring
A county map of Lincolnshire published the year Charles I reignited the Civil War by negotiating an invasion of England by the Scots. It is decorated with a pillar of armorials of the local nobles (including John of Gaunt), two Royal crests and a title cartouche with two putti holding a pair of compasses and a rule. KOEMAN: Bl 44.
[Ref: 14530]    £500.00 ($673 • €568 rates)


BLAEU, Johannes. [Map of Nottinghamshire published during the English Civil War]
Comitatus Nottinghamiensis. Nottingham Shire, Amsterdam, 1648, Latin text edition. Fine original colour. 390 x 500mm. Fine condition, wide margins.
A county map of Nottinghamshire, published the year Charles I reignited the Civil War by negotiating an invasion of England by the Scots. It is decorated with two large Royal arms, two banks of the arms of local nobles, a harvest-themed title cartouche and a scale cartouche with two putti, one with a pair of compasses. KOEMAN: Bl 44.
[Ref: 14532]    £500.00 ($673 • €568 rates)


BLAEU, Johannes. [16th century map of Cheshire from the Duke of York's Library]
Cestria Comitatus Palatinus. Amsterdam, 1648, German text edition. Original colour. 385 x 505mm. Library label pasted top right of verso
Decorative map of Cheshire, published in Blaeu's 'Atlas Major', with pictorial cartouches for the title and scale and a banderole of coats of arms. Pasted on the reverse is the bookplate of the Duke of York, bearing the motto of the Chivalric English Order of the Garter, 'Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense' and the initials D.Y., with 'Vol. 51, No. 80.' added underneath. The map was apparently bound into a large composite atlas, as noted by the volume number, probably by Prince Edward, Duke of York and Albany (1739-67, younger brother of George III), from maps already in his family's collection.
[Ref: 15535]    £460.00 ($619 • €523 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. [Classic 17th Century map of Oxfordshire]
Oxonium Comitatus, Vulgo Oxford Shire. Amsterdam, c.1650, Latin text edition. Original colour. 385 x 505mm.
A very decorative map of the county, with college crests in lines down the sides and a title cartouche depicting two scholars. On verso is a view of a prehistoric stone circle.
[Ref: 13381]    £680.00 ($915 • €772 rates)


BLAEU, Johannes. [A Classic 17th century Dutch map of Middlesex]
Middle-Sexia. Amsterdam, 1658, Spanish edition. Original colour. 395 x 410mm. Very fine condition
County map of Middlesex, with a decorative title cartouche and an armorial. London is shown pictorially, and Marylebone, Chelsea and Clerkenwell are marked as villages.
[Ref: 11946]    £600.00 ($807 • €682 rates)


BLAEU, Johannes. [17th century map of Dorset]
Comitatus Dorcestria sive Dorsettia vulgo Anglice Dorset Shire. Amsterdam, 1662, Spanish-text edition. Original colour. 380 x 510mm. Split in lower centre fold margin, small hole in printed border.
Decorative antique map of Dorset, published in Blaeu's 'Atlas Major', with a large title cartouche, armorials and galleons.
[Ref: 12141]    £600.00 ($807 • €682 rates)


SMITH, William. [The so-called "Anonymous" map of Surrey]
Surriæ Comitatus Continens in Se Oppida Mercatoria VII. Ecclesias Parochiales CXL. London: John Overton, c.1665. 385 x 485mm. Narrow margins as issued, otherwise a very good example, dark impression.
A close copy of John Norden's map of Surrey, but on a larger scale. It is one of a collection of twelve county maps drawn by William Smith and believed to have been engraved by Jodocus Hondius in Amsterdam in 1602-3. On the map Smith has marked the major roads, something which did not become a feature on other county maps until after Ogilby's 'Britannia' in 1675. The other counties were never engraved, possibly because Hondius dropped the project in favour of Speed's atlas. About 1650 the plates came into the possession of Peter Stent, who added "Printed andd Sould by P.Stent" bottom left; this example comes from the third and final state, with "Sould by Jo: Overton at the white horse without Newgate neere y fountaine tauern" centre bottom.
[Ref: 9177]    £2,000.00 ($2,690 • €2,272 rates)


MILLERD, James. [An extremely rare prospect of Bristol]
The Citty of Bristoll. Bristol: James Millerd, & London: John Overton & Thomas Wall, 1673. Two sheets conjoined, total 305 x 705mm. Repaired tear.
An elevated prospect of Bristol from the south, with Aston and Clifton on the left horizon, the Royal Fort in the centre and Horsfield & Ashley on the right. The title is on a banderole in the centre, with the arms of two Earls of Bristol underneath, with space for a third. In the top corners are the arms of Charles II and his Queen, Catherine of Braganza, with the arms of the City of Bristol and the Society of the Merchants of Bristol underneath. In the bottom corners are two verses in Latin, keys of Churches and other landmarks. Along the bottom is an advert for Millerd's four-sheet map of Bristol. Just above that is an oddity: a dedication to the major and aldermen of the city has had curtains engraved over the top, probably because Millerd did not receive the civic recognition he felt was his due. The example in the Bristol Museums Galleries has the same feature. Millerd's three works were first published between 1670 and 1677, the other two being maps of Bristol. He is also recorded as being a mercer and a 'Guardian of the Poor', appointed to administer the poor laws in the city. WORMS & BAYNTON-WILLIAMS: British Map Engravers, p. 450.
[Ref: 16868]    £3,500.00 ($4,708 • €3,976 rates)


SPEED, John. [Staffordshire]
Stafford Countie and Towne, with the ancient citie Lichfeild described. London, Bassett & Chiswell, 1676. Coloured. 385 x 510mm.
Engraved by Jodocus Hondius, this is one of the most decorative maps of the county, with inset plans of Stafford & Lichfield, armorials and vignette battle scene.
[Ref: 9870]    £620.00 ($834 • €704 rates)


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