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  BRITISH ISLES 
 English Counties 

ALLEN, Joseph. [A scarce playing-card map of Norfolk]
Norfolk. Somers Town, London: Joseph Allen & Robert Rowe, 1811. Original hand colour, 93 x 63mm.
A rare first edition of this playing card map of Norfolk, 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 In the second edition, later the same year, Rowe's inscription had been replaced by a panel of topographical information; apparently the partnership of Allen & Rowe had been dissolved.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: 18734]    £450.00 ($585 • €503 rates)


ALLEN, Joseph. [A scarce playing-card map of Hampshire]
Hampshire. Somers Town, London: Joseph Allen & Robert Rowe, 1811. Original hand colour, 93 x 63mm.
A rare first edition of this playing card map of Hampshire, 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 In the second edition, later the same year, Rowe's inscription had been replaced by a panel of topographical information; apparently the partnership of Allen & Rowe had been dissolved.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: 18735]    £500.00 ($651 • €559 rates)


ALLEN, Joseph. [A scarce playing-card map of Sussex]
Sussex. Somers Town, London: Joseph Allen & Robert Rowe, 1811. Original hand colour, 93 x 63mm.
A rare first edition of this playing card map of Sussex, 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: 18736]    £500.00 ($651 • €559 rates)


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 ($651 • €559 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 ($1,756 • €1,508 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 ($455 • €391 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 ($455 • €391 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 ($3,122 • €2,681 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 ($2,862 • €2,457 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 ($1,171 • €1,005 rates)


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