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  BRITISH ISLES 
 Road Maps 

OGILBY, John. [An early road map of York to Chester-le-Street]
The Continuation of the Road from London to Barwick... London, c.1675, second state. Coloured. 330 x 445mm.
From York to Chester-le-Street, via Darlington & Durham. Plate 8 from Ogilby's 'Britannia', the first national road-atlas of any country in Western Europe. It was composed of maps of seventy-three major roads and cross-roads, presented as trompe-l'œil scrolls, each with a decorative title cartouche. It was the first English atlas on a uniform scale, at one inch to a mile, and the 'mile' Ogilby used became the national standard, the statute mile of 1,760 yards. Ogilby claimed that 26,600 miles of roads were surveyed in the course of preparing the atlas, on foot using the surveyor's wheel depicted in the cartouche, but only about 7,500 were actually depicted in print. It was only after the 'Britannia' that roads started being shown on county maps. Second state, with plate number bottom right.
[Ref: 15323]    £240.00 ($312 • €276 rates)


 British Islands 

MALLET, Alain Manesson. [17th century miniature map of the Isle of Wight]
Die Insel Wigh. Frankfurt, 1686. Coloured. 150 x 110mm.
Miniature decorative map of the Isle of Wight and parts of the south coast of England, including Portsmouth. Published in a German edition of Mallet's 'Description de l'Univers '.
[Ref: 17519]    £125.00 ($163 • €144 rates)


 Scotland 

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [16th century plan of Edinburgh]
Edenburg. Edenburgum Scotiae Metropolis. Cologne, 1581-, Latin text. Coloured. 345 x 460mm.
A fine 'map-view' of Edinburgh with the major buildings shown in profile, with no consideration for perspective. It shows the medieval city walls which, at the time, protected a population of about 12,000; top left is Edinburgh Castle with the Grassmarket underneath; in the centre is St Giles' Cathedral. The plan was published in the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the largest series of printed town plans of the period. KOEMAN: B&H 3.
[Ref: 17666]    £1,400.00 ($1,820 • €1,610 rates)


BRIET, Philippe. [A scarce miniature map of Scotland]
Le Royaume dEscosse. Paris, Sebastian & Gabriel Cramoisy, 1648. 145 x 185mm.
A miniature map of Scotland divided into counties, published in Briet's rare atlas 'Parallela geographiae veteris et novae'. PASTEREAU: Briet 1, 31.
[Ref: 17264]    £240.00 ($312 • €276 rates)


ALLARD, Carel. [An 18th century map of Scotland]
Novissima Regni Scotiæ Septentrionalis et Meridionalis Tabula divisae in Ducatus, Comitatus, Vice-Comitatus, Provincias, Praefecturas, Dominia et Insulas Amsterdam, Covens & Mortier, c.1730. Coloured. 505 x 595mm.
A decorative map of Scotland, divided between north and south, with an inset of the Orkneys. It is decorated with a title cartouche featuring the Roman gods, an elaborate dedication cartouche (to Nicolaes Witsen, a confidant of William III, administrator of the VOC and ambassador to the English Court) and a vignette featuring the Scottish Royal Arms. This map was originally published by Allard in 1697.
[Ref: 17552]    £950.00 ($1,235 • €1,093 rates)


KITCHIN, Thomas. [A wall map of Scotland in strong original colour]
A New and Complete Map of Scotland, And Islands thereto belonging; From Actual Surveys, The Shires properly Divided, and Subdivided, the Forts lately erected & Roads of Communication, or Military Ways; Carried on by His Majesty's Command; The Tme when, and Places where the most remarkable Battles have been fought. Likewise the Roman Camps, Forts, Walls, & Military Ways; The Danish Camps, & Forts; Also the Seats of the Nobility in each Shire distinguished, with several other remarkable Places, that Occur in the History of Scotland. London: Laurie & Whitte, c.1794. Original colour. Four sheets conjoined, dissected and laid on linen as issued, total 1200 x 1015, folded into contemporary marbled slipcase. Some surface wear in unprinted areas.
A large and colourful map of Scotland, first published in the 1760s by Carington Bowles, at the end of the project to build Military Roads across Scotland. It was started by General George Wade in 1724 because of the continuing Jacobite threat and ended with the death of Major William Caulfeild in 1767. On this example the original publisher's name has been erased but, unusually, Laurie and Whittle have not added their names. Unusally the map appears in atlases in two sections, with outline colour; full-colour examples such as this are uncommon.
[Ref: 17433]    £1,500.00 ($1,950 • €1,725 rates)


 Wales 

LHUYD, Humfrey. [The first issue of Jansson's version of Lhuyd's map of Wales]
Cambriæ Typus Auctore Humfredo Lhuydo Denbigiense Cambrobritanno. Amsterdam: Jan Jansson, 1658, Latin text. Original colour. 340 x 480mm. A very fine example on heavy paper.
The first appearence of a new map of Wales after Lhuyd, a Welsh cartographer and physician, who surveyed the country c.1568. His map was used by Ortelius 1573 and later by Mercator and Blaeu. This example appeared in Jansson's 'Atlas of the Ancient World', replacing the old Mercator plate. KOEMAN: Me 177a.
[Ref: 17562]    £750.00 ($975 • €863 rates)


 Ireland 

WEIGEL, Christoph. [Decorative 18th century map of Ireland]
Regni Hiberniae accurata tabula oer Hermañum Moll recognita... Nuremberg, c.1718. Original body colour. 395 x 330mm.
A map of Ireland engraved by Kauffer after a map by Hermann Moll.
[Ref: 17561]    £475.00 ($618 • €546 rates)


HOMANN, Johann Baptist. [18th century map of Ireland]
Hiberniæ Regnum tam in præcipuas Ultoniæ, Connaciæ, Laceniæ et Momoniæ... Nuremberg, c.1720. Original colour with additions. 585 x 495mm.
A large map, with an allegorical title cartouche and a fishing-themed one for the scale. BONAR LAW: 63.
[Ref: 13371]    £600.00 ($780 • €690 rates)


ALLARD, Carel. [A large early 18th Century folio map of Ireland]
Hyberniæ Regni in Provincias Ultoniam, Connachiam, Lageniam, Momoniamq. divisi Tabula accuratissima. Amsterdam, Covens & Mortier, c.1733. 590 x 510mm. A dark impression.
An large and decorative map of Ireland which, despite the date, still uses the elongated mapping of Gerard Mercator. The elaborate title cartouche features Hercules standing with one foot on a prostrate harpy, the arms of William & Mary adorning an arch behind. The scale cartouche depicts the Roman gods, including Neptune, around the Gaelic harp, a volcano erupting behind. Koeman gives the original publication date as 1697. BONAR LAW: DS 5, State iii.
[Ref: 17556]    £1,100.00 ($1,430 • €1,265 rates)


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