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 London Maps 

TALLIS, John. [London during the Great Exhibition of 1851]
Tallis's Illustrated Plan of London and its Environs in Commemoration of the Great Exhibition if Industry of All Nations, 1851. London, John Tallis & Co., 1851. Old colour. Sheet 550 x 750mm. Repairs to binding folds and tears.
A detailed map of London, extending to Hammersmith in the west, clockwise to Cricklewood, Hampstead, Stamford Hill, Leytonstone, Greenwich, Peckham, Battersea Rise and Parson's Green. Around the edges are 49 views of buildings including, of course, the 'Crystal Palace' of the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park. HYDE: 22.
[Ref: 16905]    £2,200.00 ($2,919 • €2,572 rates)

WELLER, Edward. [A map illustrating Elizabethan London]
London in the reign of Queen Elizabeth. London, Cassel, Petter and Galpin, 1863. Coloured. Lithograph, two sheets conjoined, total 460 x 1240mm.
A reduced version of one of the first plans of London, a woodcut tenuously attributed to Ralph Agas, of which there are only three known examples. It is a map-view in much the same as the Braun & Hogenberg, with the buildings shown in profile, but is seems to be slightly later, as St Paul's Cathedral lacks the spire lost to lightening in 1561. Published in the 'Weekly Dispatch Atlas'.
[Ref: 19006]    £800.00 ($1,062 • €935 rates)

WYLD, James. [A fine wall map of London]
London and its Environs. London, c.1875. Coloured. Dissected & laid on linen as issued, 1090 x 1300mm. Repairs to linen folds.
A very large and detailed map of London in fine original colour, extending from Kew Bridge in the west, clockwise to Highgate, Leytonstone, Canning Town, Greenwich & Blackheath, Norwood and Richmond Park. The map is within a printed frame, pasted on, which contains the title and lists of parishes. HYDE: D & H 415.
[Ref: 19012]    £3,400.00 ($4,512 • €3,975 rates)

BECK, Henry C. [The iconic map of the London Underground]
Railway Map. No. 2. 1934. London: The Underground Group, 1934. Colour-printed map, 150 x 230mm.
A fine example of the pamphlet version of Beck's diagrammatic map of London's tube network, published the year after the first issue. Already the original diamonds for interchanges have been changed to the circles used today; the confusion between the original orange of the Central Line and red for Metropolitan has been clarified by making the Central Line red and the latter brown; and the Piccadilly Line has been extended from South Harrow to Uxbridge. Brompton Road has disappeared from the Piccadilly Line. Beck's revolutionary new 'electrical circuit' design dispensed with scale, bearing and surface landmarks other than the Thames, making the stations equidistant and limiting the curves to either 45 or 90º. Beck submitted two proposals to the Publicity manager before his idea was accepted, and was paid only 10 guineas (today £380) for the artwork of this card, and 5 guineas more for the poster. GARLAND: Mr Beck's Underground Map, 19.
[Ref: 17515]    £500.00 ($664 • €585 rates)

 London Views 

SERLIN, Wilhelm. [A near-contemporary view of the Great Fire of London]
Der grosse Brand zu Londen. Frankfurt am Main, 1669. 105 x 140mm.
A very rare small-format view of London in flames during the Great Fire of 1666.
[Ref: 19195]    £650.00 ($863 • €760 rates)

MALLET, Alain Manesson. [Miniature view of London]
Londres. Paris, c.1683, coloured, 145 x 100mm
A very attractive miniature view of pre-fire London taken from the south side of the river, showing Old St Paul's and London Bridge, with reclining and strolling figures in the foreground. From 'Le Description de L'Univers'. The verso with French text giving particulars about Whitehall and the merchant's guilds.
[Ref: 18950]    £350.00 ($464 • €409 rates)

SAYER, Robert. [One of the first images of Westminster Bridge]
A North View Of Westminster Bridge; Vue Du Pont De Westminster Du Côté Du Nord. London: Robert Sayer & henry Overton, 1751, Old colour, 265 x 405mm. Trimmed into plate at sides.
A view depicting Westminster Bridge in the year that it opened, with text underneath in both English and French giving particulars about cost, dimensions etc. The bridge was the second to span the Thames after London Bridge and was a wonder of engineering and modernity at the time, and was painted by Canaletto in 1746. Of interest is the depiction of the medieval Palace of Westminster which burnt down in the fire of 1834.
[Ref: 18629]    £300.00 ($398 • €351 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [16th century plan of Edinburgh]
Edenburg. Edenburgum Scotiae Metropolis. Cologne, 1581-, Latin text. Coloured. 345 x 460mm.
A very fine 'map-view' of Edinburgh with the major buildings shown in profile, with no consideration for perspective. Published in the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first series of printed town plans. KOEMAN: B&H 3.
[Ref: 18139]    £1,400.00 ($1,858 • €1,637 rates)

ZATTA, Antonio. [18th century map of Scotland]
Il Regno di Scozia di Nuova Projezione. Venice, 1776. Original colour. 315 x 405mm.
Map of Scotland, north of England and part of Ireland, wth a fine title cartouche and an inset of the Shetlands on a trompe-l'oeil scroll.
[Ref: 19008]    £280.00 ($372 • €327 rates)


ZATTA, Antonio. [18th century map of Ulster & Leinster]
Parte del Regno d' Irlanda, cioè Le Provincie d'Ulster, e Leinster. Venice, 1778. Original colour. 420 x 320mm.
Ulster and Leinster in Ireland, engraved by Pitteri, with a fine title cartouche of fishing nets.
[Ref: 19015]    £150.00 ($199 • €175 rates)

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