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  BRITISH ISLES 
 England 

VRIENTS, Jan Baptist. [Vrients's scarce map of England, Wales & Ireland]
Angliae et Hiberniae Accurata Descriptio... 1605. Antwerp: Plantin, 1609 or 1612, Latin text edition. Coloured. 435 x 570mm. Slightly trimmed at sides due to the width of the map, new margins added as normal on this map.
A most decorative map, showing England, Wales & Ireland, issued in only eight posthumous editions of Ortelius’ atlas, with a royal family tree, armorials and vignettes including Neptune on a sea-horse. This example is from the second state, with the controversial description of James I as king of France removed. As this map only appears in the later editions of the Theatrum it is comparatively rare: Van den Broecke estimates that only about 1,250 were printed. Shirley notes that because the map is larger than the standard Ortelius maps it is 'often found with damage to the margins'. SHIRLEY: 323 & 275 for main description, 'an exceptionally fine map'.
[Ref: 15776]    £5,500.00 ($7,821 • €6,320 rates)


MERCATOR, Gerard. [Early 17th century map of south-west England]
Cornubia, Devonia, Somersetus, Dorcestria, Wiltonia, Glocestria, Monumetha, Glamorgan, Caemarden, Penbrok, Cardigan, Radnor, Breknoke, Herefordia & Wigornia. Amsterdam, Jan Jansson & Henricus Hondius, 1633. German text edition. Original colour. 360 x 425mm. Tiny repair in map area, a good impression, very attractive colours.
South west England and southern Wales engraved by Mercator himself.
[Ref: 12653]    £460.00 ($654 • €529 rates)


SPEED, John. [Speed's map of the Invasions of England]
The Invasions of England & Ireland with al their Civill Wars Since the Conquest. London: George Humble, 1627. Coloured. 385 x 510mm.
A fascinating map of England, Wales and Ireland, showing the sites of battles 1066 - 1588, each with a little vignette scene. Of particular interest is the route of the Spanish Armada of 1588, from their entrance into the Channel, their crescent formation, their dispersal by the fireships and the trail of wrecks around the northern coasts. On the reverse is a companion text. First issued in 1627, this map was engraved by Cornelius Danckerts from a prototype published by Speed c.1601 (of which Shirley notes only three known copies). It retains an obsolete form of the Isle of Man discarded by Speed in his map of 1611. It also holds a unique position in Speed's atlases, only appearing in volumes with the 'Theatre' and 'Prospect' combined: bound between the two were this map and four pages of accompanying text. SHIRLEY: 397 (see 239 for the prototype).
[Ref: 17065]    £2,600.00 ($3,697 • €2,987 rates)


STENT, Peter. [A very scarce map of England and Wales with town prospects]
A New Map of the Kingdome of England and the Principality of Wales taken out of J.S. Printed and Sould by John Overton at the White Horse without Newgate. London: John Overton, c.1673. Contemporary colour. 400 x 510mm. Repairs at centre fold.
A scarce separate-issue map of England and Wales, first issued by Stent in 1662 but this example was printed about a decade later. Stent acknowledges his source for the map as John Speed ('J.S.'), but has replaced Speed's costume panels with 29 city prospects, all English, including pre-fire London. The style of the engraved script suggests the map was etched by Wenceslas Hollar. SHIRLEY: Stent 1, state 6 of 6.
[Ref: 18258]    £3,950.00 ($5,617 • €4,539 rates)


MOORE, Jonas. [Seventeenth century map of England]
England. London, Robert Scott, 1681. 210 x 170mm.
Scarce map of England, published in 'Moore's ''A new Geography with the maps to each Country and Tables of Longitude & Latitiude'.
[Ref: 16793]    £190.00 ($270 • €218 rates)


CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [Two-sheet map of England & Wales]
Parte Settentrionale del Regno D'Inghilterra...; Parte Meridionale... Venice, 1691. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 900 x 615mm.
Highly decorative map of England and Wales in Coronelli's unique style and with attractive colour. Each sheet has a title within a cartouche, and there is an inset map of the British Isles in the top right corner. SHIRLEY: British Isles 1650-1750: Coronelli 2, 'well engraved'.
[Ref: 7576]    £1,300.00 ($1,849 • €1,494 rates)


COLLINS, Greenvile. [An English 17th century sea-chart of Dover to Spurn Head with the River Thames]
The River of Thames from London to the Buoy of the Noure. To the Right Worpp.ll the Master and Wardens of Trinity House of Deptford Strond This Mapp is most humbly Dedicat.d and Presented by Cap.t G. Collins. 1681-88. London, R. Mount, c.1693. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 590 x 930mm. Minor repair to bottom left margin.
A superb chart of the east coast of England from Dover to Spurn Head, orientated with north to the right, showing the Thames to London. Inland East Anglia is filled with a dedication to the Masters and Wardens of Trinity House, depicted on the mast of a warship. An inset at the top of the map shows the Thames to London in greater detail, embellished with an allegorical figure of 'Father Thames' holding a cornucopia. The chart was engraved by John Harris and 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: 16523]    £1,250.00 ($1,778 • €1,436 rates)


HOOGHE, Romeyn de. [Monumental sea chart of south-east England]
Carte Nouvelle des Costes d'Angleterre depuis la Riviere de la Tamise jusques à Portland.. Amsterdam, Pierre Mortier, 1693. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 600 x 950mm. Some restoration, laid on archival paper.
A superb chart of south-east England showing the Thames to London, and the sea coast round to Portland with the Isle of Wight and Alderney, an inset detail of the Strait of Dover and prospects of Portsmouth and Rochester & Chatham. The chart appeared in one part of Mortier's 'Neptune François', titled 'Cartes Marines a l'Usage des Armées du Roy de la Grande Bretagne'. The nine charts of this section, all engraved by Romeyn de Hooghe, one of the foremost artist/etchers of the period, was described by Koeman as the 'most spectacular type of maritime cartography ever produced in 17th century Amsterdam'. Mortier's motives in the production of this atlas was to flatter the Dutch king on the British throne since the Glorious Revolution of 1688, William III, to whom it is dedicated. The unprecedented size of the atlas and the use of artists such as de Hooghe were not cheap: Again Koeman calls it the 'most expensive sea atlas' of the period, 'intended more as a show-piece than something to be used by the pilots as sea'. KOEMAN: vol 4. p. 423-4, M.Mor 5.
[Ref: 16922]    £2,800.00 ($3,982 • €3,217 rates)


HOOGHE, Romeyn de. [Monumental sea chart of south-west England]
Carte Maritime de l'Angleterre depuis les Sorlingues jusques à Portland... Amsterdam, Pierre Mortier, 1693. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 600 x 950mm. Repairs to edges and a split in map area.
A superb sea chart of south-west England from the Scilly Isles to Portland, with an inset detail of the Scillies and prospects of Portland, Truro and Wolf Rock (half-way between the Scilly Isles and the Lizard, and a renowned maritime hazard). The chart appeared in one part of Mortier's 'Neptune François', titled 'Cartes Marines a l'Usage des Armées du Roy de la Grande Bretagne'. The nine charts of this section, all engraved by Romeyn de Hooghe, one of the foremost artist/etchers of the period, was described by Koeman as the 'most spectacular type of maritime cartography ever produced in 17th century Amsterdam'. Mortier's motives in the production of this atlas was to flatter the Dutch king on the British throne since the Glorious Revolution of 1688, William III, to whom it is dedicated. The unprecedented size of the atlas and the use of artists such as de Hooghe were not cheap: Again Koeman calls it the 'most expensive sea atlas' of the period, 'intended more as a show-piece than something to be used by the pilots as sea'. KOEMAN: vol 4. p. 423-4, M.Mor 5.
[Ref: 17872]    £2,800.00 ($3,982 • €3,217 rates)


VISSCHER, Nicolas. [An Anglo-Dutch separate-issue road map of England]
A New Mapp of the Kingdome of England Representing the Princedome of Wales, and other Provinces, Cities, Market Towns, with the Roads from Town to Town. And the Number of reputed Miles between them, are given by Inspection without Scale or Compass. Printed and given out by Nicolas Visscher upon the Dam at the signe of the Fischer... and are to be sold by John Overton at the White Horse without Newgate. Amsterdam,, c.1694. 570 x 500mm. Trimmed close to neatline, laid on contemporary paper as originally issued.
A callaboration between publishers in Amsterdam and London. A detailed map of England and Wales criss-crossed by straight lines representing roads. This state, about ten years after the first, is identified by the dedication to William III under the elaborate title cartouche supported by putti and surmounted with the Royal Arms. Shirley "British Isles" Visscher 2 , State 4 of 5.
[Ref: 10557]    £480.00 ($683 • €552 rates)


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