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  BRITISH ISLES 
 English Counties 

SPEED, John. [Leicestershire]
Leicester both Countye and Citie described... London, Bassett & Chiswell, 1676. Coloured. 380 x 510mm. Lower centerfold restored with slight manuscript reinstatement.
Engraved by Jodocus Hondius, this is one of the most decorative maps of the county, with an inset town plan of Leicester, a royal crest and armorials, and a vignette scene of the Battle of Bosworth. On verso is an English text history of the county.
[Ref: 9881]    £650.00 ($874 • €738 rates)


SPEED, John. [Somerset]
Somerset_Shire Described ãd into Hundreds devided, with the plott of the most famous and most wholsom waters and citie of the Bathe. London, Bassett & Chiswell, 1676. Coloured. 380 x 510mm. Small crack in lower centrefold margin repaired.
Engraved by Jodocus Hondius, this is one of the most decorative maps of the county, with escutcheons, a plan of the city of Bath, and vignettes of the baths.
[Ref: 9889]    £750.00 ($1,009 • €852 rates)


SPEED, John. [Speed's map of Buckinghamshire]
Buckingham Both Shyre, and Shyre_towne describ. London: Bassett & Chiswell, 1676. Coloured. 380 x 510mm. A good example
One of the most decorative maps of Buckinghamshire, with inset plans of Buckingham and Reading and armorials within architectural frames.
[Ref: 13988]    £925.00 ($1,244 • €1,051 rates)


SPEED, John. [Berkshire, with a prospect of Windsor Castle]
Barkshire Described. London, Bassett & Chiswell, 1676. Coloured. 385 x 510mm. Centrefold reinforced.
Engraved by Jodocus Hondius, this is one of the most decorative maps of the county, with a large prospect of Windsor Castle.
[Ref: 16465]    £750.00 ($1,009 • €852 rates)


SPEED, John. [Speed's classic map of Surrey]
Surrey Described and Divided into Hundreds. London, Bassett & Chiswell, 1676. Coloured. 385 x 510mm. Top left corner missing as usual in this edition due to the printing plate being broken, minor repairs.
One of the most decorative maps of Surrey, engraved by Jodocus Hondius in 1610. Inset elevations of Richmond and Nonsuch Palaces, armorials, a compass rose and strapwork decorations add to its attractiveness.
[Ref: 16920]    £1,200.00 ($1,614 • €1,363 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. [17th Century map of Oxfordshire]
Oxonium Comitatus Vulgo Oxford Shire. Amsterdam, Schenk & Valk, c.1680, blank verso. Original colour. 380 x 480mm. Verdigris reinforced on verso
Jansson's antique map of Oxfordshire, with fine body colour, decorated with 18 armorials on banners held aloft by putti and a title cartouche featuring two scholars. After Jan Jansson died in 1664 the business was shared between his two daughters (a share each) and his nephews and nieces (also one share). The firm continued for another decade, but in 1674 the assets were put into auction. Much was bought by Petrus Schenk and Leonard Valk, including the plates for the Novus Atlas, of which this is one. Apart from adding their names they have added grid lines.
[Ref: 12286]    £550.00 ($740 • €625 rates)


SAXTON, Christopher. [The Lea edition of Saxton's map of Essex]
A Map of Essex, newly revised & Amended by P. Lea London: Philip Lea, c.1693. Coloured. 415 x 525mm. Narrow margins, extra margin added at top.
Philip Lea's uncommon re-issue of the Saxton map of Essex, the first printed map of the county, engraved in 1576. When Lea first published his edition of Saxton's atlas c.1689 this map was not included, replaced by the Ogilby-Morgan map of 1676. Either the Saxton map was not available or needed too much updating. The additions here are considerable: the title is now in English rather than Latin; a plan of Colchester has been added, surrounded by eight armorials; Ogilby's roads are shown; and thew initials W R have been added by the Royal Arms, for William III. SKELTON: 27.
[Ref: 15846]    £1,600.00 ($2,152 • €1,818 rates)


SAXTON, Christopher. [Saxton's map of Cornwall as revised by Philip Lea]
Cornwall Described by C. Saxton Corrected and many Additions as the Roads &c. by P. Lea. London: Lea, c.1694. 380 x 490mm.
The first map of the county of Cornwall, here printed one and a half centuries after its original publication. Over the years a number of changes had been made to the plate: the original title was replaced by the view of Launceston in c.1665; the arms of Elizabeth I were replaced by those of Charles I then Charles II; the panel of armorials were added c.1665 by an unknown publisher; and Lea added his name and Ogilby's roads in 1689 and changed the title for the second time in 1694. Still this was not the end of the Saxton plates: they were issued again by George Willdey, Thomas Jefferys and Cluer Dicey into the 1770s. Despite the number of editions any example of Saxton's map of Cornwall is uncommon.
[Ref: 11945]    £5,000.00 ($6,725 • €5,680 rates)


SAXTON, Christopher. [Saxton's map of Durham as revised by Philip Lea]
The County Palatine and Bishoprick of Durham Described by C. Saxton Corrected and Amended with Additions by P. Lea. London: Lea, c.1694. Original outline colour. 370 x 490mm. Laid on archivist's paper.
The first printed map of Durham, engraved by Augustus Ryther in 1576, this example from Lea's re-issue, a hundred and twenty years later. Over the years a number of changes had been made to the plate: the original title was replaced by an English title c.1642, then replaced by the plan of Durham c.1665, with the new title replacing Seckford's arms in the North Sea; the arms of Elizabeth I were replaced by those of Charles I. For this edition Lea has added Ogilby's Roads and changed the title for the second time. Still this was not the end of the Saxton plates: they were issued again by George Willdey, Thomas Jefferys and Cluer Dicey into the 1770s. Despite the number of editions any example of Saxton's map of Cornwall is uncommon. SKELTON: 110.
[Ref: 11959]    £1,200.00 ($1,614 • €1,363 rates)


MORDEN, Robert. [A 17th century map of Northumberland, marking Hadrian's Wall]
Northumberland. London, c.1695. Original colour. 420 x 360mm. Binding folds flattened, a few small cracks in folds.
A map of Northumberland but also showing Cumberland in order to show the length of Hardian's Wall from Newcastle to the Solway Firth. Marked with castellations, it is named 'The Wall of the Picts' and 'Vallum Severi', refering to Septimus Severus, who refortified the wall c.210, after the failure of the Antonine Wall further north. The map was drawn up by Robert Morden illustrate Gibson’s edition of William Camden’s 'Britannia', first published in 1695. However this example comes from a different source: it is printed on much thicker paper than usual and has been folded for binding into a small format book.
[Ref: 17722]    £200.00 ($269 • €227 rates)


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