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  BRITISH ISLES 
 English Counties 

JANSSON, Jan. [A map of Cheshire from the Duke of York's Library]
Cestria Comitatus Palatinus. The Countye Palatine of Chester. Amsterdam: Schenk & Valk, c.1700, Original colour. 380 x 500mm. Library label pasted top right of verso.
Decorative map of Cheshire, published in Blaeu's 'Atlas Major', with pictorial cartouches for the title and scale and a banderole of coats of arms. Pasted on the reverse is the bookplate of the Duke of York, bearing the motto of the Chivalric English Order of the Garter, 'Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense' and the initials D.Y., with 'Vol. 51, No. 80.' added underneath. The map was apparently bound into a large composite atlas, as noted by the volume number, probably by Prince Edward, Duke of York and Albany (1739-67, younger brother of George III), from maps already in his family's collection.
[Ref: 15537]    £450.00 ($566 • €501 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. [17th century map of Middlesex & Hertfordshire]
Middelsexiæ cum Hertfordiæ comitatu. Midlesex & Hertford Shire. Amsterdam: Schenk & Valk, c.1710, Blank verso. Original colour. 385 x 495mm.
Map of the two counties, orientated with north to the right, with the layout of London's streets depicted. The title and scale are decorated with rustic cartouches, one with a figure of a bagpiper. There is a large royal crest and the arms of two of the Earls of Hertford. Originally published in 1646 this example comes from early in the next century, with the addition of grid lines and Schenk & Valk's names.
[Ref: 14617]    £850.00 ($1,069 • €946 rates)


OVERTON, Henry. [Scarce map of Oxfordshire]
Provincia Oxoniensis; Oxford-shire London, c. 1713, original outline colour, 365 x 465mm Wide margins
Showing Oxfordshire divided into its hundreds with all the major towns marked, the title contained in a decorative baroque cartouche with swags and ribbons, the distance table contained in a cartouche flanked by putti and the printer's details contained in a further classical cartouche surmounted by an astrolabe. From Overton's "England Fully Described in a Compleatt Sett of Mapps of ye County's of England and Wales".
[Ref: 9339]    £980.00 ($1,233 • €1,091 rates)


SMITH, William. [The so-called "Anonymous" map of Suffolk]
A New Mapp of the Country of Suffolk; with the Post & Cross Roads and other remarks, according to the latest & best observations. 1713. London: Henry Overton, 1713. Original colour. 335 x 470mm.
A close copy of Christopher Saxton's map of Suffolk, but with additional information added. It is one of a collection of twelve county maps drawn by William Smith and believed to have been engraved by Jodocus Hondius in Amsterdam in 1602-3. The other counties were never engraved, possibly because Hondius dropped the project in favour of Speed's atlas. About 1650 the plates came into the possession of Peter Stent, followed by John Overton in 1665, then his son Henry in 1707. For this state the English title and the roads were added.
[Ref: 11951]    £1,200.00 ($1,510 • €1,336 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 ($189 • €167 rates)


SPEED, John. [Speed's map of Cambridgeshire]
Cambridgshire described with the division of the hundreds, the townes situation with the Armes of the Colleges of that famous Universiti. London: Henry Overton, c.1720. Original colour. 380 x 520mm, wide margins. Two expertly-repaired tears in margins.
Engraved by Jodocus Hondius, this is one of the most decorative maps of the county, with two columns of college arms, a plan of the city of Cambridge and the figures of four scholars. The last edition of Speed's county atlas with text was in 1676; afterwards the plates were sold to another publisher, Christopher Browne (c.1690), then John Overton (c.1700). His son Henry took over the business in 1707 and published four editions of his county atlas (generally using fewer than half the Speed maps, without text) before his death in 1751. SKELTON: 92.
[Ref: 15665]    £1,500.00 ($1,887 • €1,670 rates)


SPEED, John. [A rare later printing of John Speed's map of Kent]
Kent with Her Cities and Earles Described and observed. London, Henry Overton, c.1720, blank reverse. Contemporary colour. 380 x 510mm.
Speed's famous decorative map of Kent, with inset plans of Canterbury (with a 74-point key) and Rochester, seven armorials and a Royal Crest above the map. It was originally published in his county atlas, the 'Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain', first published in 1612, with an English text on verso giving a history of the county; this example was printed nearly fifty years after the last edition of the full atlas, with no text on the back. The only updating done to the century-old copper plates are: three roads, London to Dover, Hythe and Rye, taken from Ogilby's road atlas; and Overton's name as publisher.
[Ref: 18186]    £850.00 ($1,069 • €946 rates)


WARBURTON, John. [Rare map of Middlesex, Essex and Herts]
The Counties of Essex Middlesex & Hertfordshire Actualy Survey'd by Several Hands, Corrected and Amended & Humbly Dedicated to the Nobility of the Said Counties... London: Philip Overton and Thomas Bowles, 1726. Original colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 605 x 950mm. Some restoration.
A large map of the three counties, with an inset plan of St Albans and a prospect of Colchester. Warburton, Joseph Bland and Payler Smith published their survey in 1720, with the map surrounded with 738 armorials of local nobles whose subscription paid for the publication. As Overton and Bowles were not getting the subscriptions this pirate dispenses with the armorials but adds the plan and prospect. RODGER: Large Scale Maps of the British Isles, 181.
[Ref: 12907]    £1,100.00 ($1,384 • €1,224 rates)


COLLINS, Greenvile. [Sea chart of Fowey and Mounts Bay, Cornwall]
Fowey & Mounts-Bay Is Most Humbly Presented And Dedicates to the Right Reverend Father in God Jonathan Lord Bishop of Bristoll, by Capt. Greenvile Collins, Hydrographr. To the King. London: Mount & Page, c.1738. 480 x 580mm.
Sea chart of the west bank of the mouth of the river Fowey with towns, churches and castles. In the top left corner is an inset map of Mounts Bay with St Michael's Mount, Penzance and Mouse Hole. An elaborate cartouche holds the title and dediication. The chart was publshed in 'Great Britain’s Coasting Pilot', an atlas of 48 charts of British waters surveyed by Captain Greenvile Collins between 1681-88. Collins, who was made Hydrographer to King Charles II in 1679, was sponsored by Trinity House, the corporation in charge of Britain's lighthouses, buoys and other navigational aids, to whom this chart is dedicated.
[Ref: 17855]    £270.00 ($340 • €301 rates)


GRUNDY, John (Senior and Junior). [Antique map of the proposed canal scheme in Lincolnshire]
A Map of the Ancient River Witham... and... of all Rivers and Drains of any note that have their Outfalls into the same, together with... the Station Points of our Levelling Notes... by John Grundy Sen.r & Jun.r of Spalding in Lincolnshire, Engineers Anno Dom. 1743. Spalding, 1743. 440 x 725mm. Paper toned, single worm hole, ink stamp of the Depot de la Marine upper centre.
An antique plan to improve the river traffic between Lincoln and Boston, one of two competing schemes, against one by William Jackson and Daniel Coppin. It was not until 1762 that an Act of Parliament was passed for improvements to the river Witham and the final act for draining Holland Fen was not obtained until 1767.
[Ref: 12328]    £785.00 ($988 • €874 rates)


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