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  BRITISH ISLES 
 England 

CARY, John. [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.
[Ref: 12402]    £1,500.00 ($2,010 • €1,709 rates)


CARY, John. [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.
[Ref: 12401]    £1,500.00 ($2,010 • €1,709 rates)


SEATON, Robert. [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, 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 Marlborough and Wellington; down the left are politicians, including Fox, Pitt and Canning; down the right are intellectuals, including Shakespeare, Newton, Pope, Byron and Burns.
[Ref: 10838]    £1,500.00 ($2,010 • €1,709 rates)


CREIGHTON, R. [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.
[Ref: 10621]    £800.00 ($1,072 • €911 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Map of England and Wales with vignettes]
England and Wales. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 350 x 260mm.
A detailed map of England and Wales with attractive printed borders of entwined oak leaves and seven decorative vignettes of London, Oxford, Sunderland and Newcastle and scenes of hunting and racing at Doncaster.
[Ref: 17765]    £180.00 ($241 • €205 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 throne, - Grandly she rules, - with half the world her own; From her vast empire the sun ne'er departs: She reigns a Queen - Victoria, Queen of Hearts''. It was published in 'Geographical Fun', a charming atlas of caricature maps of European counties, drawn, according to the preface, by a fifteen-year-old girl to amuse 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 and Bismarck.
[Ref: 17235]    £700.00 ($938 • €797 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'.
[Ref: 16619]    £550.00 ($737 • €626 rates)


 English Counties 

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [Early views of Windsor & Oxford]
Oxonium nobile Anglie oppidum...; Vindesorium celeberrimum Anglie castrum... Cologne, 1575. Coloured. 365 x 490mm.
Prospects of Windsor Castle and Oxford after Joris Hofnagle, published for the Civitates Orbis Terrarum, the first series of printed town plans.
[Ref: 16784]    £750.00 ($1,005 • €854 rates)


SAXTON, Christopher. [The first printed map of the county of Devon]
Devoniae Comitat, Rerumquae omnium in eodem memorabilium recens, vers pticularisq. Descriptio. London, 1575-c.1579. Original colour lightly refreshed. 400 x 450mm. Narrow top margin, minor repairs, laid on linen.
A rare example of the first published state of Saxton's map of Devon, engraved in 1575 by Remigius Hogenberg (brother of the more famous Frans Hogenberg) for Saxton's county atlas of 1579. The arms above the title are those of Thomas Seckford (1515 -87), who commissioned Saxton's survey, with those of Queen Elizabeth I top left. On the map towns, rivers and hills are marked, but it was not until nearly a century later that roads were routinely shown on county maps. Saxton's copperplates had a long career: after being eclipsed by John Speed's atlas of 1611, the plates were re-engraved and re-issued in 1642 by William Web. Although most of the other plates were still being printed as late as 1770, the Devon plate had either been lost or destroyed by the 1689 Lea edition. BATTEN: 1.
[Ref: 15840]    £3,800.00 ($5,092 • €4,328 rates)


SAXTON, Christopher. [The first printed map of Westmorland and Cumberland]
Westmorlandiae et Cumberlandiae Comit. nova vera et Elaborata descriptio. Anº Dni 1576. London, 1576-c.1579. Original colour lightly refreshed. 395 x 450mm. A few nicks in the margins.
The first published state of Saxton's map of both Cumberland and Westmorland, engraved in 1576 by Augustine Ryther for Saxton's county atlas of 1579. Top right are the arms of Queen Elizabeth, with the arms of Thomas Seckford (1515 -87, who commissioned Saxton's survey) underneath, balanced with the strapwork title cartouche and a pair of compasses on the scale on the left. On the map towns, rivers and hills are marked, but it was not until nearly a century later that roads were routinely shown on county maps. Saxton's copperplates had a long career: after being eclipsed by John Speed's atlas of 1611, the plates were re-engraved and re-issued in 1642 by William Web; most of the other plates were still being printed as late as 1770.
[Ref: 17807]    £3,200.00 ($4,288 • €3,645 rates)


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