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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.
($4,079 • €3,754 rates)
NORIE, John William.
[Two-sheet sea chart of the central 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 the south coast of 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 Selsey Bill in Sussex west to Bridport and 'Golden Cap', the highest point on the south coast of England, in Dorset. Inset give details of Bridport and Weymouth; fifteen coastal profiles include one of the whole of Dorset.
($4,079 • €3,754 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.
($1,130 • €1,040 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.
($1,883 • €1,733 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.
($1,883 • €1,733 rates)
[A reduction of the Agas plan of Oxford] Skelton's Reduced Engraving of the Original Plan of Oxford taken by Ralph Agas in the Year 1578. Published as the Act directs Jany. 1st 1823 by J. Skelton Magdalen Bridge Oxford. Skelton: Oxford, 1823. Coloured. 340 x 490mm.
An early nineteenth century reduction of the Elizabethan plan of Oxford by Ralph Agas. This bird's-eye view, plan of Oxford is highly decorative, with several amorials of Oxford University colleges and aristocratic families. Three elaborate cartouches and a figure of Mercury decorate the map.The buildings of the university, as well as churches, houses, gardens and streets are laid out within the walls of the city. The plan is oriented with south to the top and the High Street runs from the left to the right. Many of the buildings and major areas are labeled and there are extensive comments by way of explanation. Ralph Agas was an English land surveyor. He is best known for his large maps of Oxford and Cambridge, which are now only extant in a couple of examples preserved in institutions. Skelton's work on the antiquities of Oxford was issued in parts between 1816 and 1823
($690 • €635 rates)
[A decorative wall map of England & Wales] This New Map of England and Wales, with the Adjacent Countries, Compiled by Surveyors in the Ordnance Department, is Respectfully Dedicated to the King, by his Majestys Most Obedient Servant and Geographer, Robert Seaton. London, James Neele & Co, c.1835. Fine original colour. Dissected and laid on linen as issued, total 1170 x 940mm, with slipcase.
A detailed map of England and Wales in fine original colour, with regional boundaries, roads, railways, settlements and topography marked. Dedicated to William IV, it has a large vignette of Windsor Castle above the title, views of Westminster Abbey, York Minster and St Paul's and Canterbury Cathedral in the four corners, and 28 portraits of British worthies in the borders. Along the top are soldiers, including Marlborugh and Wellington; down the left are politicians, including Fox, Pitt and Canning; down the right are intellectuals, including Shakespeare, Newton, Pope, Byron and Burns.
($2,322 • €2,137 rates)
[Four-sheet folding map of England & Wales] A Map of England & Wales Divided into Counties, Parliamentary Divisions & Dioceses shewing the principal Roads, Railways, Rivers and Canals and Seats of the Nobility and Gentry with the Distance of Each Town from the General Post Office, London. Projected from the Triangulation for the Survey made under the Direction of the Honorable The Board of Ordnance on a scale of Five Miles to an Inch and Corrected to the Present Time. London: Samuel Lewis, c.1839. Original colour. Four sheets, dissected and laid on linen, each 1040 x 860mm, folded into original morocco gilt covers. Hinges defective.
A four-sheet map of England and Wales, drawn by Creighton, engraved by John Dower, in fine original colour, with a list of dioceses with coats of arms, a table of distances by sea and a large vignette view of the General Post Office in London, engraved by Griffiths after Thomas Allom.
($1,004 • €924 rates)
ALEPH [HARVEY, William].
[Pictorial map of England] England. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1869. 250 x 210mm.
Anthropomorphic map of England. The text below the image reads, "Beautiful England, - on her Island thorne, - Grandly she rules, -with half the world her own; From her vast empire the sun ne'er depats: She reigns a Queen - Victoria, Queen of Hearts". From a charming atlas of caricature maps of European counties, drawn, according to the preface, by a fifteen-year-old girl to muse her sick brother. The author, was however, William Harvey (1796-1873), a London Doctor and Journalist, best-known for his book 'London Scenes and London People', 1863. The maps contain many references to the political changes sweeping through continental Europe, with representations of Garibaldi, Bismark & Tzar Alexander II.
($879 • €809 rates)
BACON, George Washington.
[A contour map of England & Wales with braille] England & Wales. Issued by the National Institute for the Blind. London & Edinburgh: G.W. Bacon & Co., c.1953. Colour lithographic map, embossed with relief and braille. Sheet 565 x 450mm, on board as issued, with 8pp. braille booklet and the original NIB mail packaging, franked date 1953.
A map of England and Wales, embossed so that relief can be felt, with many names given in braille. The booklet is titled 'Key to Embossed Map'. The map was sent out in 1953, the same year that the Institute changed its name to the 'Royal National Institute for the Blind'.
($690 • €635 rates)
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