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  BRITISH ISLES 
 England 

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 ($1,956 • €1,683 rates)


TOMBLESON, William. [The famous map of the Thames]
Tombleson's Panoramic Map of the Thames and Medway. London: J. Reynolds, c.1876. Colour-printed wood-engraving, Sheet 1250 x 250mm. Folded as issued, repaired tear. Unexamined out of frame.
The famous tall and narrow strip map of the Thames from its source near Cirencester to the Isle of Sheppy, with the Medway from Easton Bridge also to Sheppy. Many of the landmarks, for example St Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey, are illustrated in profile, making this a very decorative item. Th emap first appeared as a steel engraving in Tombleson and Fearnside's 'Eighty Picturesque Views on the Thames and Medway'. However only one in five books had the map inserted: they were sold sealed, so only a lucky minority of purchasers received the map. Because of its popularity this wood engraved version was produced and sold as a folding booklet c.1850.
[Ref: 18412]    £950.00 ($1,239 • €1,066 rates)


 English Counties 

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [16th century prospects of Windsor & Oxford]
Oxonium nobile Anglie oppidum...; Vindesorium celeberrimum Anglie castrum... Cologne, 1598, Latin text edition. Coloured. 365 x 490mm.
A classic prospects of Oxford and Windsor Castle after Hofnagle, published for the Civitates Orbis Terrarum, the first series of printed town plans. French text on verso.
[Ref: 17668]    £900.00 ($1,174 • €1,010 rates)


DRAYTON, Michael. [Map of Herefordshire, with parts of Gloucestershire & Worcestershire from Drayton's fantastical 'Poly-Olbion']
[Hereford Shyre; Parte of Glocester Shyre; Parte of Worcester Shyre.] London, 1612. 260 x 340mm.
A very decorative map of the upper Severn River, ignoring political boundaries and instead focusing on natural features, with hills and rivers populated by allegorical figures, with a shepherd on the Malvern Hills, a huntress for the Forest of Dean and a nymph for the Severn. Only major towns are marked, for example Hereford. Michael Drayton (1563-1631), a prominent poet, is believed to have started work on his 'Poly-Olbion' in 1598. This epic topographical poem, divided into thirty songs written in alexandrine couplets, ran to nearly 15,000 lines of verse. Each song described one, two or three counties, describing their topography, traditions and histories. The First Part was published in 1612, with eighteen maps probably engraved by William Hole (who signed the frontispiece). Drayton had been a favourite of Queen Elizabeth's court, but was not so popular with James I. Perhaps to rectify this the 'Poly-Olbion' was dedicated to Henry, Prince of Wales, but Henry died in 1612, the year of publication. The work did not sell well, and it was not until 1622 that Drayton could find a publisher for the second part, which contained ten more maps. Drayton intended to compose a further part to cover Scotland, but no part of this work is known to have survived. Despite these setbacks Drayton was still prominent enough to be buried in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey when he died in 1631. It was only posthumously that the Poly-Olbion became a literary classic.
[Ref: 14045]    £400.00 ($522 • €449 rates)


SPEED, John. [17th century English map of Lincolnshire]
The Countie and Citie of Lyncolne Described with the Armes of Them That Have Bene Earles Thereof since the Conquest. London: Bassett & Chiswell, 1676. Coloured. 385 x 505mm.
Engraved by Jodocus Hondius, this is one of the most decorative maps of the county, with a town plan of Lincoln, a strapwork title cartouche with a royal crest and a compass rose, a scale cartouche with compass and putti, armorials and a stylised battle. On verso is an English text history of the county.
[Ref: 9869]    £800.00 ($1,043 • €898 rates)


VALEGIO, Francesco & ROSACCIO, Guiseppe. [Miniature map of Cambridge]
Cantebrigia. Padova: Alphonsus Lasor a Varea, 1713. 85 x 135mm, set in text. Trimmed through text.
A miniature plans of Cambridge derived from Braun & Hogenberg.
[Ref: 18705]    £150.00 ($196 • €168 rates)


Anonymous. [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.
[Ref: 15436]    £240.00 ($313 • €269 rates)


ALLEN, Joseph. [A scarce playing-card map of Buckinghamshire]
Buckinghamshire. Somers Town, London: Joseph Allen & Robert Rowe, 1811. Original hand colour, 93 x 63mm.
A rare first edition of this playing card map of Buckinghamshire, decorated with a foliate border containing the title. The game was played by taking tricks by playing a county adjoining the card on the deck. The England & Wales map was included as an aid, with a different coloured back. In this first edition each card has the publishers inscription 'Pub. by J. Allen, 3 Hampden Str. Sommers's Town 1811' under the title at top, and 'Also by R. Rowe, No. 19 Bedford Str. Bedford Row London' in the bottom border. In the second edition, later the same year, Rowe's inscription had been replaced by a panel of topographical information; apparently the partnership of Allen & Rowe had been dissolved. The maps next appeared in J. Thomson's 'New English Atlas' in 1823, and finally in Orlando Hodgson's 'The Pocket tourist & English atlas, being a new and complete set of county maps', 1827, by which time the maps were hardly 'new'. Surprisingly it was Hodson's edition that was the most familiar to the map world: it was not until 1985 that London map and playing card dealer Yasha Beresiner discovered this playing-card format and recognised the connection. MAP COLLECTOR: 30, p.40-1; KING: Miniature Antique Maps, p192 + Addenda.
[Ref: 18715]    £450.00 ($587 • €505 rates)


ALLEN, Joseph. [A scarce playing-card map of Huntingdonshire]
Huntingdonshire.. Somers Town, London: Joseph Allen & Robert Rowe, 1811. Original hand colour, 93 x 63mm. Top right corner lost.
A rare first edition of this playing card map of Huntingdonshire, decorated with a foliate border containing the title. The game was played by taking tricks by playing a county adjoining the card on the deck. The England & Wales map was included as an aid, with a different coloured back. In this first edition each card has the publishers inscription 'Pub. by J. Allen, 3 Hampden Str. Sommers's Town 1811' under the title at top, and 'Also by R. Rowe, No. 19 Bedford Str. Bedford Row London' in the bottom border. In the second edition, later the same year, Rowe's inscription had been replaced by a panel of topographical information; apparently the partnership of Allen & Rowe had been dissolved. The maps next appeared in J. Thomson's 'New English Atlas' in 1823, and finally in Orlando Hodgson's 'The Pocket tourist & English atlas, being a new and complete set of county maps', 1827, by which time the maps were hardly 'new'. Surprisingly it was Hodson's edition that was the most familiar to the map world: it was not until 1985 that London map and playing card dealer Yasha Beresiner discovered this playing-card format and recognised the connection. MAP COLLECTOR: 30, p.40-1; KING: Miniature Antique Maps, p192 + Addenda.
[Ref: 18711]    £300.00 ($391 • €337 rates)


ALLEN, Joseph. [A scarce playing-card map of Lincolnshire]
Lincolnshire. Somers Town, London: Joseph Allen & Robert Rowe, 1811. Original hand colour, 93 x 63mm.
A rare first edition of this playing card map of Lincolnshire, decorated with a foliate border containing the title. The game was played by taking tricks by playing a county adjoining the card on the deck. The England & Wales map was included as an aid, with a different coloured back. In this first edition each card has the publishers inscription 'Pub. by J. Allen, 3 Hampden Str. Sommers's Town 1811' under the title at top, and 'Also by R. Rowe, No. 19 Bedford Str. Bedford Row London' in the bottom border. In the second edition, later the same year, Rowe's inscription had been replaced by a panel of topographical information; apparently the partnership of Allen & Rowe had been dissolved. The maps next appeared in J. Thomson's 'New English Atlas' in 1823, and finally in Orlando Hodgson's 'The Pocket tourist & English atlas, being a new and complete set of county maps', 1827, by which time the maps were hardly 'new'. Surprisingly it was Hodson's edition that was the most familiar to the map world: it was not until 1985 that London map and playing card dealer Yasha Beresiner discovered this playing-card format and recognised the connection. MAP COLLECTOR: 30, p.40-1; KING: Miniature Antique Maps, p192 + Addenda.
[Ref: 18712]    £400.00 ($522 • €449 rates)


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