Maps

Current stock includes the following,

BLAEU, Joan Cantium Vernacule Kent, [1645 or later]. 

Hand coloured engraved map, title cartouche and armorials, 385 x 530 mm.

 

French text to verso.

 

An attractive map of Kent by the famous Dutch cartographer Blaeu (23 September 1596 – 28 May 1673). This English county map is highly decorative with figurative cartouches and heraldic family coats of arms as well as ships on the sea. The map is very detailed and gives many place names, smaller villages or settlements. Rivers, lakes, mountains and woods are also indicated. Jan Blaeu (1596-1673) was a son of a famous Dutch cartographer, Willem Janzoon Blaeu, and he shared his father’s passion and continued his work

 

 

Price £600

SPEED, John Kent, with her Cities and Earles described and observed. C 1670 

Hand coloured engraved map, inset town plans of Canterbury and Rochester.

385 x 510mm, English text on verso.

John Speed (1552-1629) is arguably the most famous English cartographer of any period, as a result of his atlas The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine. The individual maps are the best known and among the most sought-after of all county maps. The maps were used by both sides in the English Civil war.

 

Price £750

An atlas of ancient geography by Samuel Butler (1774-1839) 

Published in London by Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans [ca. 1840?] 22 numbered maps, prefatory note to the index and 32-page index, 16-page publisher's catalogue. 22cm x 15.5cms. Most of the maps are  hand-coloured in outline. Fair copy bound in red half red calf with marbled boards. Spine rebound. Original title label on front panel. Tipped in letter at the front.

 

Price £95  Sold

Paterson's Roads; being an entirely original and accuate description of the all the direct and principal cross roads in England and Wales, 1826

Paterson's Roads; being an entirely original and accurate description of all the direct and principal cross roads in England and Wales

The eighteenth edition by Edward Mogg. published in London 1826.

Includes several uncoloured engraved maps (such as London to Holyhead, the Isle of Thanet and adjacent country, the route from Deal to Hythe and route from Hythe to Rye) but missing engraved frontispiece.

Includes an extensive index to the country seats and a table of populations of the principal towns, parishes and places in England and Wales. This table also includes rates of postage and times of the arrival and departure of the mail, corrected to August 1826.

Rebound in full red leather with gilt title on spine and advertisments inserted at the front. Red speckled effect on page edges.

 

Price £65  Sold

The Road from London to Hith in Kent      by John Senex 1719 

Hand coloured copper plate engraving by John Senex (1690-1740) showing "The road from London to Hith in Kent, Actually Surveyed". The map dates from around 1719.

This road map is sold mounted.

Approx outside mount size 10.5 x 12ins

 

Price £45 Sold

MORDEN, Robert KENT  Circa 1695

Hand coloured copper plate engraving. Title cartouche lower right and scale of miles lower left.

C 1695

 

Robert Morden (c.1650-1703) was an English bookseller, publisher, and maker of maps and globes. He was among the first successful commercial map makers. Between about 1675 and his death in 1703, he was based under the sign of the Atlas at premises in Cornhill and New Cheapside, London. His cartographical output was large and varied. His best known maps are those of South Wales, North Wales and the English Counties first published in a new edition of Camden's "Britannia" in 1695.

 

Price £295

NORDEN, John and KIP, William Cantium Quod nunc Kent , [1637]. 

Hand coloured engraved map, elaborate strapwork cartouche and mileage scale, compass rose and numerous rhumb lines.

285 x 380 mm

 

Price £400

 

JANSSON, Jan Cantium Vernacule Kent c1646

Hand Coloured engraved map. Title cartouche lower left, with coats of arms. 390x505mm, French text on verso, central vertical fold. C 1646

 

Price £500

Visscher and Overton decorative hand coloured map of England and Wales 1695 with Accompanying Table of Information

Visscher and Overton engraved map of England and Wales

Fine hand coloured copper plate engraving published in 1695. The title has an extremely decorative title cartouche and some of the hand colouring (in particular the green) is original and would have been added before the map was bound at the end of the 17th century.

The far right hand side (which is where the map would have been bound in to the atlas) is discoloured and has been professionally restored.  

The separate accompanying engraved table (which is the same height as the map and would have accompanied the map in the atlas) includes information (such as the market days) of the principal towns and cities identified on the map.

 

Price £225

Carte de France Divisee en fes 83 Departments Largescale French Revolutionary Map 1790

Carte de France

Original hand coloured copper plate engraving.

Published in Paris in 1790

Some professional restoration has been undertaken especially at top edge and folds. The map would have originally been been bound.

Includes Revolutionary tricoleur as part of the title cartouche

 

Price £250

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