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  BRITISH ISLES 
 English Counties 

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 ($721 • €613 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 ($2,097 • €1,782 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 ($6,555 • €5,570 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 ($1,573 • €1,337 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 Hadrian'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 ($262 • €223 rates)


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 ($590 • €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 ($1,114 • €947 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 ($1,285 • €1,092 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 ($1,573 • €1,337 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 ($197 • €167 rates)


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