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  BRITISH ISLES 
 English Counties 

ALLEN, Joseph. [A scarce playing-card map of Lancashire]
Lancashire. Somers Town, London: Joseph Allen & Robert Rowe, 1811. Original hand colour, 93 x 63mm.
A rare first edition of this playing card map of Lancashire, decorated with a foliate border containing the title. The game was played by taking tricks by playing a county adjoining the card on the deck. The England & Wales map was included as an aid, with a different coloured back. In this first edition each card has the publishers inscription 'Pub. by J. Allen, 3 Hampden Str. Sommers's Town 1811' under the title at top, and 'Also by R. Rowe, No. 19 Bedford Str. Bedford Row London' in the bottom border. In the second edition, later the same year, Rowe's inscription had been replaced by a panel of topographical information; apparently the partnership of Allen & Rowe had been dissolved. The maps next appeared in J. Thomson's 'New English Atlas' in 1823, and finally in Orlando Hodgson's 'The Pocket tourist & English atlas, being a new and complete set of county maps', 1827, by which time the maps were hardly 'new'. Surprisingly it was Hodson's edition that was the most familiar to the map world: it was not until 1985 that London map and playing card dealer Yasha Beresiner discovered this playing-card format and recognised the connection. MAP COLLECTOR: 30, p.40-1; KING: Miniature Antique Maps, p192 + Addenda.
[Ref: 18737]    £500.00 ($654 • €567 rates)


MARTYN, Thomas. [Rare index to Martyn's Cornwall map]
A Complete Index to Martyn's large Map of the County of Cornwall, and of those parts of the County of Devon, which lie to the west of the River Tamar. To which is added a short account of the Archdeaconry of Cornwall. London, Printed by J. Liddell: and sold by Law and Whittaker, 1816. 8vo, half calf with marbled boards, spine in six compartments lettered in gilt, rubbed; title+ (ii)+95, errata slip tipped in at rear; old ink mss. copy of a letter by Thomas Martyn giving an account of his maps, dated ‘March, 14th 1749’ on rear endpapers.
A separately-published index to Martyn's nine-sheet map of Cornwall, originally published c. 1748. Such was its importance that there was sufficient interest in it to warrant this index nearly seventy years later.
[Ref: 11815]    £1,350.00 ($1,764 • €1,531 rates)


DIX, Thomas. [Antique map of Nottinghamshire in fine colour]
A New Map of the County of Nottingham, Divided into Hundreds, London: William Darton, 1818. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, 465 x 380mm, with slipcase with publisher's labels.
Antique map of Nottinghamshire in fine colour, with a vignette view of Nottingham Castle.
[Ref: 12603]    £350.00 ($457 • €397 rates)


DIX, Thomas. [Map of Cheshire in fine colour]
A New Map of the County of Cheshire, Divided into Hundreds. London: William Darton, 1818. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, 380 x 460mm, with slipcase with publisher's labels.
Antique map of Cheshire in fine colour, with a vignette view of Chester Bridge
[Ref: 15039]    £350.00 ($457 • €397 rates)


GREENWOOD, C. & J. [Large-scale map of Yorkshire]
To the Nobility, Gentry & Clergy of Yorkshire, this Map of the County constructed from a Survey commenced in the Year 1817 & Corrected in the years 1827 & 1828, Is respectfully dedicated by the Proprietors. London: Henry Teesdale, 1828. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen in three sections, total if joined 1840 x 2230mm. With original full calf slipcase.
An updated edition of the Greenwoods' map, originally published 1818. Superbly detailed, it marks hundreds, parishes, towns, villages, turnpike roads, toll-bars, cross-roads, churches, castles, chapels, heaths, commons, canals, railways, distances between towns. Bottom right is a vignette view of York Minster, added for this edition. Christopher & John Greenwood mapped all but five of the English counties in unprecedented detail, publishing their maps between 1817 and 1834. This one, the first to be published, was issued here without their names.
[Ref: 11797]    £2,400.00 ($3,137 • €2,722 rates)


GREENWOOD, Christopher. [Large-scale map of Yorkshire in fine colour]
Map of the County of York, Made on the Basis of Triangles in the County, determined by Lieut. Coll. W.m Mudge, Royal Art.y F.R.S. and Capt.n Thos. Colby, Royal Eng.rs, in the Trigonometrical Survey of England, by order of the Honourable Board of Ordnance, and Surveyed in the Years 1815, 1816, & 1817, By C. Greenwood, Wakefield. Leeds: Robinson, Son & Holdsworth; & Wakefield: John Hurst & C. Greenwood, 1817. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen in four sections, total if joined 1840 x 2230mm. With metal box.
Superbly detailed map of Yorkshire, marking hundreds, parishes, towns, villages, turnpike roads, toll-bars, cross-roads, churches, castles, chapels, heaths, commons, canals, railways, distances between towns. Bottom right is a finely-scripted dedication. Christopher Greenwood, later joined by his brother John, mapped all but five of the English counties in unprecedented detail, publishing their maps between 1817 and 1834.
[Ref: 11803]    £2,200.00 ($2,875 • €2,495 rates)


GREENWOOD, Christopher. [Large-scale 6-sheet map of Lancashire]
Map of the County Palatine of Lancaster, from an actual Survey made in the year 1818. To the Nobility, Clergy & Gentry of Lancashire. This map of the County is most respectfully dedicated by the proprietors. London & Wakefield: W. Fowler & C. Greenwood, 1818. 6 sheets, total (if joined) 2160 x 1420mm.
A highly-detailed map of Lancashire, containing hundreds, parishes, towns, villages, turnpike roads, toll-bars, cross-roads, churches, castles, chapels, heaths, commons, canals, railways, distances between towns. Top right, under the title, is a prospect of Liverpool. Christopher & John Greenwood mapped all but five of the English counties in unprecedented detail, publishing their maps between 1817 and 1834.
[Ref: 11792]    £900.00 ($1,176 • €1,021 rates)


GREENWOOD, C. & J. [Large-scale map of Somerset in fine colour]
Map of the County of Somerset from an Actual Survey made in the Years 1820 & 1821 by C. & J. Greenwood, London: Greenwood, Pringle & Co., 1822. Fine original colour. Dissected and laid on linen in two sections, edged with silk with marbled covers. Total 1860 x 1405mm. With original full calf box, with red morocco title label.
A highly-detailed map of Somerset, containing hundreds, parishes, towns, villages, turnpike roads, toll-bars, cross-roads, churches, castles, chapels, heaths, commons, canals, railways, distances between towns. Bottom left is a a fine vignette view of Wells Cathedral. Although not in Somerset, Bristol is shown in small but precise detail. Christopher & John Greenwood mapped all but five of the English counties in unprecedented detail, publishing their maps between 1817 and 1834.
[Ref: 18315]    £2,000.00 ($2,614 • €2,268 rates)


GREENWOOD, C. & J. [Large-scale map of Dorset in fine colour]
Map of the County of Dorset from an Actual Survey made in the Years 1825 & 1826 by C. & J. Greenwood, Most respectfully Dedicated to the Nobility, Clergy & Gentry of the County... London: Greenwood, Pringle & Co., 1826. Fine original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, edged with silk with marbled covers. Total 1190 x 1570mm. With original full calf box, with red morocco title label. Both map and box are in superb condition.
A highly-detailed map of Dorset, containing hundreds, parishes, towns, villages, turnpike roads, toll-bars, cross-roads, churches, castles, chapels, heaths, commons, canals, railways, distances between towns. Bottom left is a fine vignette view of Weymouth from the Nothe, drawn by R. Creighton. Christopher & John Greenwood mapped all but five of the English counties in unprecedented detail, publishing their maps between 1817 and 1834.
[Ref: 17600]    £2,400.00 ($3,137 • €2,722 rates)


HENNET, George. [An uncommon large scale map of Lancashire in fine colour]
A Map of the County Palatine of Lancaster Divided into Hundreds and Parishes from an accurate Survey made in the Years 1828 and 1829. London: Henry Teesdale, 1830. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, 1630 x 1290mm. With original full calf slip case, worn.
Detailed large scale map of Lancashire, surveyed by George Hennet (1799-1857) and engraved by James Bingley. Top right, under the title is a vignette view of the New Custom House, Liverpool, engraved by Woolnoth after Barrow.
[Ref: 11796]    £900.00 ($1,176 • €1,021 rates)


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