Antique County Maps: North West
Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancs, Westmorland, Isle of Man.

A General Mapp of the Countie of Cumberland.

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BLOME, Richard.

Origin: London, 1673.

From the First Edition of the "Britannia", Blome's larger series of county maps, decorated with cartouches around the title and dedication, based on Speed's map. Blome, renowned as a plagarist, said "I do not own myself the Author, but the Undertaker of this work".

Condition: Uncoloured; minor age-toning to margins, printers crease just above lower margin, otherwise good.

Size: 320 x 255mm (12½ x 10 inches).

Reference: 5136

Price: £110

A Map of Cheshire.

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BOWEN, Emanuel.

Origin: London, c.1720.

A miniature map of the county from the 'Britannia Depicta or Ogilby Improved' by John Owen and Emanuel Bowen. The verso has the road from York, passing through Tadcaster and Leeds.

Condition: Uncoloured; light age-toning and minor nicks to margins, otherwise fine condition.

Size: 115 x 110mm (4½ x 4¼ inches).

Reference: 11417

Price: £38

A Map of Cumberland from the best Authorities.

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LODGE, John.

Origin: London, 1790-95.

A rare map of the county originally published in the 'Political Magazine' from 1782-90. Engraved by John Lodge, this atlas edition of 1795 has the name erased. Ink manuscript details about the county on the verso.

Condition: Uncoloured; light soiling and minor spotting, otherwise a good example.

Size: 325 x 265mm (12¾ x 10½ inches).

Reference: 12834

Price: £86

A Map of Westmorland.

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OWEN, John & BOWEN, Emanuel.

Origin: London, 1720.

From Britannia Depicta.

Condition: unknown

Size: 120 x 115mm (4¾ x 4½ inches).

Reference: 5615

Price: £24

A Mapp of the County of Westmorland.

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BLOME, Richard.

Origin: London, 1673.

From the First Edition of the "Britannia", Blome's larger series of county maps, decorated with cartouches around the title and dedication, based on Speed's map. Blome, renowned as a plagarist, said "I do not own myself the Author, but the Undertaker of this work".

Condition: Uncoloured; some brown spotting, probably ink, otherwise a fine dark impression.

Size: 320 x 255mm (12½ x 10 inches).

Reference: 5593

Price: £98

A New Map of Cheshire, Divided into Hundreds; Exhibiting its Roads, Rivers, Parks &c.

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CARY, John.

Origin: London, 1809.

From the first edition of Cary's New English Atlas, although the maps were issued in parts 1801-9. With the hundreds separately coloured.

Condition: Original body colour; light soiling and age-toning to the margins, other minor spotting, otherwise a good example.

Size: 480 x 540mm (19 x 21¼ inches).

Reference: 12248

Price: £110

A New Map of Cheshire, from the best Authorities.

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LODGE, John.

Origin: London, 1790-95.

A rare map of the county originally published in the 'Political Magazine' from 1782-90. Engraved by John Lodge, this atlas edition of 1795 has the name erased. Ink manuscript details about the county on the verso.

Condition: Uncoloured; some light brown staining, other light soiling and minor spotting, otherwise a good example.

Size: 265 x 323mm (10½ x 12¾ inches).

Reference: 12848

Price: £120

A New Map of Cumberland, Divided into Hundreds; Exhibiting its Roads, Rivers, Parks &c.

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CARY, John.

Origin: London, 1801.

From the first edition of Cary's New English Atlas, although the maps were issued in parts 1801-9. With the hundreds separately coloured.

Condition: Original body colour; light soiling and age-toning to margins, otherwise a good example.

Size: 530 x 480mm (20¾ x 19 inches).

Reference: 12233

Price: £68

A New Map of Lancashire, Divided into Hundreds, Exhibiting its Roads, Rivers, Parks &c.

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CARY, John.

Origin: London, 1809.

From the first edition of Cary's New English Atlas, although the maps were issued in parts 1801-9. With the hundreds separately coloured.

Condition: Original body colour; light toning to the margins, very light signs of staining from the guard paste down centrefold, otherwise a good example.

Size: 535 x 480mm (21 x 19 inches).

Reference: 12238

Price: £90

A New Map of Westmoreland, from the latest Authorities.

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LODGE, John.

Origin: London, 1790-95.

A rare map of the county originally published in the 'Political Magazine' from 1782-90. Engraved by John Lodge, this atlas edition of 1795 has the name erased. Ink manuscript details about the county on the verso.

Condition: Uncoloured; light soiling and minor spotting, otherwise a good example.

Size: 260 x 320mm (10¼ x 12½ inches).

Reference: 12821

Price: £86

A New Map of the County Palatine of Lancaster divided into hundreds.

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SMITH, C.

Origin: London, 1804.

A large and well coloured map of Bucks with a key listing reference to the hundreds and an explanation.

Condition: Original colour; light toning and minor soiling to margins, otherwise a good example.

Size: 500 x 450mm (19¾ x 17¾ inches).

Reference: 12237

Price: £75

A New Map of the County of Cumberland divided into Wards.

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SMITH, C.

Origin: London, 1804.

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Condition: Original colour; old paper repair to centrefold mainly in the left margin, light age-toning and soiling in the margins, otherwise a good example.

Size: 485 x 440mm (19 x 17¼ inches).

Reference: 12222

Price: £56

An Accurate Map of the County Palatine of Chester.

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BOWEN, Emanuel - KITCHIN, Thomas.

Origin: London, J.Tinney, 1753.

A fine and detailed map of Cheshire. Published by John Tinney 1753 (2nd state). The production history of the 'Large English Atlas' was not an easy one and appeared to be plagued with financial difficulties. In 1752 or 1753, with only 28 county plates completed, Hinton finally sold his ailing project to the printseller John Tinney. In 1755 or 1756 Tinney was joined in a partnership by Thomas Bowles, John Bowles and Son and Robert Sayer. Their imprint was to be added to the new maps for publication in 1758, although any book production still lacked a title-page. John Tinney died in 1761 and it wasn't until 1762 that the atlas was finally completed together with the title-page with his name omitted. This map is an early example and a pre-complete atlas issue.

Condition: Original outline colour; small hole in the lower part of centrefold, with no loss of printed surface, probably a paper fault, also the copper plate has cut the paper in a short section in the lower margin, about 1" inch, light marginal spotting, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 535 x 695mm (21 x 27¼ inches).

Reference: 12865

Price: £380

Carlile in Anglia.

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MEISNER, Daniel.

Origin: Frankfurt, c.1623.

Map-View of Carlisle with German verse under the image.

Condition: Uncoloured; overall fine condition.

Size: 100 x 145mm (4 x 5¾ inches).

Reference: 9942

Price: £65

Cestria (vulgo) Chester, Anglæ civitas.

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BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Franz.

Origin: Cologne, 1574-.

From Braun and Hogenberg's 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first collection of town plans. It is a "map-view", with the buildings shown in perspective with a 24-point key, and three figures with a wolfhound in the foreground. Around the plan the Royal Crest, the arms of the city and the local Bishop, also seven local nobles. John Speed copied this map for the town plan on his map of Cheshire 1611.

Condition: Finely coloured; some light soiling and staining to the margins, some paper creases in the margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 325 x 440mm (12¾ x 17¼ inches).

Reference: 12900

Price: £620

Cestria Comitatus Palatinus. The Countye Palatine of Chaster.

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JANSSON, Jan.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1647, French text edition.

Similar in style to the Blaeu map of the county, but with changes to the armorials, mile scale and title cartouche. Jansson has also added a compass rose with radiating lines in the sea area.

Condition: Original colour; light age-toning as is often the case with maps by Jansson, minor marginal spotting, slightly darker in the top margin near the centrefold, some light ink staining in the area of Lancashire, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 380 x 500mm (15 x 19¾ inches).

Reference: 11454

Price: £450

Cheshire.

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WALKER, John & Charles.

Origin: London, J & C Walker, 1835-.

A detailed map of the county. Shows the places of the meeting of foxhounds and the areas marked. From Hobson's Fox Hunting Atlas.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning to the edges of the paper, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 320 x 385mm (12½ x 15¼ inches).

Reference: 12094

Price: £42

Clitheroe.

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of Clitheroe in Lancashire from a composite volume of the 'Plans of the Cities and Boroughs of England and Wales'. Robert Kearsley Dawson (1798 -1861) the son of surveyor Robert Dawson, was born in Dover, he went on to study at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. In 1818 he was commissioned into the Royal Engineers, and between 1819 and 1829 took part in the triangulation and mapping of Ireland and Scotland under Thomas Colby. In 1831 he was to survey the boundaries of the proposed Parliamentary Boroughs for the Great Reform Act.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; light age-toning to the edges of the paper, minor spotting and surface soiling, onl vertical fold from book torn and repaired with tape, otherwise a fair example.

Size: 280 x 290mm (11 x 11½ inches).

Reference: 12370

Price: £8

Cumberland - Westmorland.

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PERROT, Aristide Michel.

Origin: Paris, 1823.

A miniature map of the counties with highly decorative border engraved by Adrien Migneret (1786-1840), the text by George Bernard Depping.

Condition: Original outline colour; minor spotting to the margins, otherwise a good example.

Size: 115 x 70mm (4½ x 2¾ inches).

Reference: 11779

Price: £48

Cumberland and the Ancient Citie Carlile Described with Many Memorable Antiquities Therein Found Observed.

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SPEED, John.

Origin: London, John Sudbury & George Humble, 1610-27.

With an inset plan of Carlisle. The imprint remains unchanged from an earlier edition and reads; J. Sudbury & Georg Humble 1610 as publishers. From Speed's atlas 'The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine'.

Condition: Coloured; trimmed margins and cut close but with enough paper to facilitate framing, otherwise a good example.

Size: 385 x 510mm (15¼ x 20 inches).

Reference: 10443

Price: £480

Cumberland and the Ancient Citie Carlile Described with Many Memorable Antiquities Therein Found Observed.

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SPEED, John.

Origin: London, Sudbury & Humble, 1616, Latin text edition.

From Speed's atlas 'The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine', the Latin edition is arguably the rarest of all editions, being produced for the overseas market. Thomas Chubb states in his book, "The Latin edition of Speed's atlas of great Britain and Ireland is extremely rare, it was not until 1918 that the British Museum obtained a copy.

Condition: Uncoloured; dark impression, two small worm holes at centrefold, light waterstain to lower margin, overall a fine example.

Size: 385 x 515mm (15¼ x 20¼ inches).

Reference: 12910

Price: £820

Cumberland and the Ancient Citie Carlile Described with Many Memorable Antiquities Therein Found Observed.

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SPEED, John.

Origin: London, John Sudbury & George Humble, 1627-32.

From Speed's atlas 'The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine'.

Condition: Finely coloured; short repair to lower margin, now expertly repaired, light age-toning and minor soiling to margins, otherwise very good.

Size: 385 x 505mm (15¼ x 20 inches).

Reference: 12933

Price: £620

Cumberland.

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MORDEN, Robert.

Origin: London, 1695-.

Published in Camden's Britannia.

Condition: Uncoloured; minor blemishes, but otherwise a fine example.

Size: 365 x 430mm (14¼ x 17 inches).

Reference: 9530

Price: £100

Cumberland.

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WALKER, John & Charles.

Origin: Longman, Rees, Orne, Brown & Co. 1850.

A detailed map of the county. Shows the places of the meeting of foxhounds and the areas marked. From Hobson's Fox Hunting Atlas.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning to the edges of the paper, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 395 x 320mm (15½ x 12½ inches).

Reference: 12099

Price: £32

Cumberland.

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WALKER, John & Charles.

Origin: Longman, Rees, Orne, Brown & Co. 1850.

A detailed map of the county. Shows the places of the meeting of foxhounds and the areas marked. From Hobson's Fox Hunting Atlas.

Condition: Original outline colour; very light age-toning to the edges of the paper, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 395 x 320mm (15½ x 12½ inches).

Reference: 12178

Price: £35

Cumberland.

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BOWEN, Emanuel.

Origin: London, c.1720.

A miniature map of the county from the 'Britannia Depicta or Ogilby Improved' by John Owen and Emanuel Bowen. The verso has the road from Kendal to Keswick.

Condition: Uncoloured; light age-toning and minor nicks to margins, otherwise fine condition.

Size: 120 x 120mm (4¾ x 4¾ inches).

Reference: 12605

Price: £28

Cumbria sive Cumberlandia.

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SAXTON, Christopher - KIP, William.

Origin: London, Georgii Bishop & Ioannis Norton, 1607-10.

A map of the county from the first English edition of the 'Britannia', translated by Philémon Holland. Engraved by William Kip, from the Christopher Saxton survey of 1576. The Saxton map is of both Cumberland and Westmorland, therefore this example is one of the earliest separate printed maps of the county. State III with plate number 54 added in the bottom left corner.

Condition: Uncoloured; light toning in the margins, bottom left corner of margin torn off, but well away from printed area (this would be covered in mounting), otherwise a very good example.

Size: 285 x 325mm (11¼ x 12¾ inches).

Reference: 9702

Price: £180

Cumbria sive Cumberlandia.

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SAXTON, Christopher - KIP, William.

Origin: London, Georgii Bishop & Ioannis Norton, 1607-10.

A map of the county from the first English edition of the 'Britannia', translated by Philémon Holland. Engraved by William Kip, from the Christopher Saxton survey of 1576. The Saxton map is of both Cumberland and Westmorland, therefore this example is one of the earliest separate printed maps of the county. State III with plate number 54 added in the bottom left corner.

Condition: Coloured; light toning in the margins, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 285 x 325mm (11¼ x 12¾ inches).

Reference: 15422

Price: £180

Is. de Man et D'Anglesey.

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MALLET, Alain Manesson.

Origin: Paris, 1683, French text edition.

A fine miniature map of The Isle of Man, also shows the mainland coast of England and Wales, with Anglesey. From the French text edition of the five volume work 'Description de l'univers'.

Condition: Uncoloured; light age-toning and minor soiling mainly to margin in the right corner, missing left corner in the margin and well away from the printed surface, otherwise a good example.

Size: 155 x 110mm (6 x 4¼ inches).

Reference: 9921

Price: £50

Is. de Man et D'Anglesey.

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MALLET, Alain Manesson.

Origin: Paris, 1683, French text edition.

A fine miniature map of The Isle of Man, also shows the mainland coast of England and Wales, with Anglesey. From the French text edition of the five volume work 'Description de l'univers'.

Condition: Coloured, with gum arabic highlighting; minor soiling mainly to margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 155 x 110mm (6 x 4¼ inches).

Reference: 12975

Price: £75

Lanca Shire.

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BOWEN, Emanuel.

Origin: London, c.1720.

A miniature map of the county from the 'Britannia Depicta or Ogilby Improved' by John Owen and Emanuel Bowen. The verso has the road from Llandura (Llanddwywe) and on to Carnarvon.

Condition: Uncoloured; light age-toning and minor nicks to margins, otherwise fine condition.

Size: 120 x 120mm (4¾ x 4¾ inches).

Reference: 12630

Price: £38

Lancashire.

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KITCHIN, Thomas.

Origin: London, Universal Magazine, c.1760.

Printed for John Hinton 1747.

Condition: Uncoloured; signs of old vertical folds, light toning, bottom margin trimmed off by binder with loss of imprint, there is just enough margin to mount and frame, also some show through of text, otherwise a good example.

Size: 200 x 185mm (7¾ x 7¼ inches).

Reference: 9677

Price: £68

Lancashire.

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WALKER, John & Charles.

Origin: London, Longman, Rees, Orme, & Co., 1835-.

A detailed map of the county.

Condition: Original colour; very light marginal age-toning, otherwise very good.

Size: 395 x 330mm (15½ x 13 inches).

Reference: 10990

Price: £45

Lancaster.

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of Lancaster from a composite volume of the 'Plans of the Cities and Boroughs of England and Wales' and engraved by J. Henshall. Robert Kearsley Dawson (1798 -1861) the son of surveyor Robert Dawson, was born in Dover, he went on to study at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. In 1818 he was commissioned into the Royal Engineers, and between 1819 and 1829 took part in the triangulation and mapping of Ireland and Scotland under Thomas Colby. In 1831 he was to survey the boundaries of the proposed Parliamentary Boroughs for the Great Reform Act.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; light age-toning to the edges of the paper, some minor spotting and soiling to the margins, otherwise a good example.

Size: 310 x 190mm (12¼ x 7½ inches).

Reference: 11806

Price: £38

Lancastria palatinatus Anglis Lancaster et Lancas shire.

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BLAEU, Joan.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1658, Dutch text edition.

A fine and decorative map of the county of Lancashire.

Condition: Fine original colour; light marginal age-toning, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 395 x 510mm (15½ x 20 inches).

Reference: 10359

Price: £550

Liverpool.

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, Baldwin & Cradock, 1836.

An early Victorian detailed plan of the city, engraved and printed by T.Starling, with the important buildings in profile along the bottom and three insets, two views and a map of Liverpool in 1729. From the 1844 edition published by Chapman & Hall, for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning to the edges of the margins, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 305 x 385mm (12 x 15¼ inches).

Reference: 10630

Price: £80

Liverpool.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, John Tallis & Co., 1851.

A superbly detailed steel engraved plan of the city of Liverpool, with a finely engraved view of the port with many sailing and steam powered vessels on the River Mersey. Insets of St. George's Hall, The Custom House and the Sailors' Home. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Uncoloured; very minor spotting and light age-toning, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 360 x 510mm (14¼ x 20 inches).

Reference: 11157

Price: £170

Liverpool.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, John Tallis & Co., 1851.

A superbly detailed steel engraved plan of the city of Liverpool, with a finely engraved view of the port with many sailing and steam powered vessels on the River Mersey. Insets of St. George's Hall, The Custom House and the Sailors' Home. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Uncoloured; very minor spotting and light age-toning, split to centrefold (repaired), short tear to the right of the title scroll, (repaired), otherwise presentable.

Size: 360 x 510mm (14¼ x 20 inches).

Reference: 15451

Price: £120

Manchester and its Environs.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, John Tallis & Co., 1851.

A superbly detailed steel engraved plan of the city of Manchester, surrounded by vignettes showing Collegiate Church, Royal Infirmary, Royal Institute, Town Hall, Post Office and Free Library. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Uncoloured; very minor spotting and light age-toning to the edges of the paper, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 365 x 495mm (14¼ x 19½ inches).

Reference: 12566

Price: £180

Map of the County Palatine of Chester, from an Actual Survey.

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GREENWOOD, C. & J.

Origin: London, Greenwood & Co., 1834.

One of the last large series of county maps, produced in competition with the Ordnance Survey, and consequently very detailed. Fine inset view of Chester Cathedral, also a key in the bottom left corner.

Condition: Fine original colour; very light print offset, minor age-toning and soiling to the edges of the paper, short repaired tear to lower margin, otherwise a fine example without centrefold.

Size: 575 x 680mm (22¾ x 26¾ inches).

Reference: 11493

Price: £210

Map of the County of Cumberland from an Actual Survey.

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GREENWOOD, C. & J.

Origin: London, Greenwood & Co., 1834.

One of the last large series of county maps, produced in competition with the Ordnance Survey, and consequently very detailed. Inset view of Carlisle Cathedral, also a key to the top right corner.

Condition: Fine original colour; very light print offset, minor age-toning and soiling to the edges of the paper, otherwise a fine example without centrefold.

Size: 610 x 690mm (24 x 27¼ inches).

Reference: 11484

Price: £120

Mona.

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BLAEU, Johannes.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1662, Latin text edition.

A fine map of the Isle of Man. Latin text on the verso, together with an adjoining sheet of text (small paper fault to text page).

Condition: Fine original colour; minor defects and light waterstaining to the margins, otherwise a good example.

Size: 380 x 273mm (15 x 10¾ inches).

Reference: 10935

Price: £340

Plan von Manchester und Saalford in England.

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WEIMAR. Geographisches Institut.

Origin: Weimar, 1805.

A detailed plan of the City of Manchester and Salford, streets, rivers and buildings are named.

Condition: Uncoloured; minor age-toning to guard area caused by paste, signs of old folds, otherwise very good.

Size: 355 x 445mm (14 x 17½ inches).

Reference: 8418

Price: £190

Preston.

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of Preston from a composite volume of the 'Plans of the Cities and Boroughs of England and Wales'. Robert Kearsley Dawson (1798 -1861) the son of surveyor Robert Dawson, was born in Dover, he went on to study at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. In 1818 he was commissioned into the Royal Engineers, and between 1819 and 1829 took part in the triangulation and mapping of Ireland and Scotland under Thomas Colby. In 1831 he was to survey the boundaries of the proposed Parliamentary Boroughs for the Great Reform Act.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; light age-toning to the edges of the paper, minor spotting, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 320 x 200mm (12½ x 7¾ inches).

Reference: 11728

Price: £45

Stockport.

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of Stockport from a composite volume of the 'Plans of the Cities and Boroughs of England and Wales'. Robert Kearsley Dawson (1798 -1861) the son of surveyor Robert Dawson, was born in Dover, he went on to study at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. In 1818 he was commissioned into the Royal Engineers, and between 1819 and 1829 took part in the triangulation and mapping of Ireland and Scotland under Thomas Colby. In 1831 he was to survey the boundaries of the proposed Parliamentary Boroughs for the Great Reform Act.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; light age-toning to the edges of the paper, minor spotting, vertical crease from book, light print offset, otherwise a very good example

Size: 310 x 260mm (12¼ x 10¼ inches).

Reference: 11732

Price: £38

The Countie Palatine of Chester with that most ancient citie described.

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SPEED, John.

Origin: London, Thomas Bassett & Richard Chiswell, 1610-76.

With an inset map of Chester with a 31-point key, four decorative cartouches and seven coats-of-arms. No text on verso.

Condition: Finely coloured; some minor repairs in places, visible when held up to the light, small holes repaired at centrefold, short marginal tears repaired with old paper, plate has cut through the paper on the right hand side, this has been strengthened with old paper, overall a fair to good example.

Size: 385 x 510mm (15¼ x 20 inches).

Reference: 11506

Price: £680

The Countie Palatine of Chester with that most ancient citie described.

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SPEED, John.

Origin: London, John Sudbury & George Humble, 1610-11, FIRST EDITION.

With an inset map of Chester with a 31-point key, four decorative cartouches and seven coats-of-arms. From Speed's atlas 'The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine'.

Condition: Uncoloured; slight printers crease to paper near centrefold, short split to lower centrefold in the lower margin, very short nicks to edges of paper, light age-toning to the edges of the margins, otherwise a fine dark impression.

Size: 385 x 505mm (15¼ x 20 inches).

Reference: 12425

Price: £1800

The Countie Palatine of Lancaster Described and Divided into Hundreds 1610.

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SPEED, John.

Origin: London, John Sudbury & George Humble, 1610-11, FIRST EDITION.

Although most of the detail of Speed's map is copied from Saxton, Whitaker writes that this was the first map of Lancashire to show the hundreds, and that the inset was probably the first printed town plan of Lancaster (copied by Braun and Hogenberg in 1618). On the left side of the map are four portraits of Lancastrian kings (Henrys IV to VII); on the right are three Yorkish Kings (Richard III and Edwards IV & V) and a portrait of Elizabeth of York, who united the families by marrying Henry VII. Unusually for the early editions, Lancashire only has Humble's name in the imprint, spelt "Humbell", although the map was published by both him and Sudbury.

Condition: Uncoloured; very light marginal age-toning, short tear to lower margin (repaired) short split to centrefold in lower margin, minor spotting and very light water stain to edge of lower margin, otherwise a superb dark example.

Size: 385 x 515mm (15¼ x 20¼ inches).

Reference: 12436

Price: £2200

The Countie Palatine of Lancaster Described and Divided into Hundreds 1610.

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SPEED, John.

Origin: London, John Sudbury and George Humble, 1610-11. FIRST EDITION.

Although most of the detail of Speed's map is copied from Saxton, Whitaker writes that this was the first map of Lancashire to show the hundreds, and that the inset was probably the first printed town plan of Lancaster (copied by Braun and Hogenberg in 1618). On the left side of the map are four portraits of Lancastrian kings (Henrys IV to VII); on the right are three Yorkish Kings (Richard III and Edwards IV & V) and a portrait of Elizabeth of York, who united the families by marrying Henry VII. Unusually for the early editions, Lancashire only has Humble's name in the imprint, spelt "Humbell", although the map was published by both him and Sudbury.

Condition: Finely coloured; very light marginal toning, mounting tape from a previous frame on verso, old paper repairs to lower centrefold, some old ink manuscript to verso in margin, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 385 x 515mm (15¼ x 20¼ inches).

Reference: 12777

Price: £1950

The Countie Westmorland and Kendale the Cheif Towne Described.

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SPEED, John.

Origin: London, John Sudbury & George Humble, 1610-11, FIRST EDITION.

From Speed's atlas 'The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine'. Inset plan of Kendal.

Condition: Uncoloured; two small holes in the upper and lower margins, possibly done as a guide to the binder, a short repaired tear to lower centrefold in the margin, light age-toning and soiling to lower margin, otherwise a fine dark impression.

Size: 385 x 515mm (15¼ x 20¼ inches).

Reference: 12424

Price: £920

The Countie Westmorland and Kendale the Cheif Towne Described.

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SPEED, John.

Origin: London, Thomas Bassett & Richard Chiswell, 1610-76.

From Speed's atlas 'The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine'. Inset plan of Kendal.

Condition: Fine hand colouring; right margin re-instated with old paper on the bottom third, centrefold split repaired, otherwise a good clean example.

Size: 385 x 510mm (15¼ x 20 inches).

Reference: 12536

Price: £320

The County Palatine of Chester.

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MORDEN, Robert.

Origin: London, 1695-.

Published in Camden's Britannia.

Condition: Uncoloured; light marginal age-toning, some light spotting in the centrefold, printers crease across the bottom right corner, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 345 x 415mm (13½ x 16¼ inches).

Reference: 9435

Price: £140

The County Palatine of Lancaster.

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MORDEN, Robert.

Origin: London, 1695-.

Published in Camden's Britannia.

Condition: Uncoloured; very minor marginal staining, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 415 x 360mm (16¼ x 14¼ inches).

Reference: 9432

Price: £150

The Isle of Man.

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COLLINS, Capt. Greenville.

Origin: London, 1693-1738.

Engraved by Herman Moll and published in Captain Greenville Collins' 'Great Britain's Coasting Pilot', as first state. A chart of the whole island, with inset of Peel Castle.

Condition: Uncoloured; slight overall age-toning, minor staining, also some light spotting mostly confirned to the margins, otherwise very good.

Size: 445 x 560mm (17½ x 22 inches).

Reference: 8675

Price: £380

The Isle of Man...…

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SPEED, John.

Origin: London, John Sudbury & George Humble, 1610-23-.

Probably engraved by Jodocus Hondius and published in a composite copy of Speed's atlas without a titlepage. The provenance is speculative, although there is no text on the verso the plate is unchanged from the first edition. The colour is very attractive and reminiscent of maps seen in the Hondius atlases of the early 17th century. As to why the maps were trimmed to the printed area and laid on thick paper is another mystery although it could have been done to form an atlas for a special commission. The former head of the British Library Map Department, R.A.Skelton, in referring to the 1623 edition of the 'Theatre', of which only three copies extant, mentions the large number of loose sheets without text that were published at this time and could be the source of this example.

Condition: Finely coloured, possibly contemporary with publication; dark impression, trimmed to the edge of the printed surface with no apparent loss and laid down on thick paper in the period. No text on verso, small nicks to the edges of the map, hardly noticable, light surface soiling, overall a good example with superb early colour.

Size: 375 x 505mm (14¾ x 20 inches).

Reference: 12075

Price: £750

The Isle of Man.....

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SPEED, John.

Origin: London, 1610-11, FIRST EDITION.

A fine map of the island drawn by Thomas Durham 1595. From Speed's atlas 'The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine'.

Condition: Uncoloured, fine dark impression. Cut close on right-hand edge, with only v.slight loss of printed line of border, small hole and thinning of paper near "performed by John Speed cartouche, otherwise a good dark example.

Size: 380 x 500mm (15 x 19¾ inches).

Reference: 4607

Price: £480

The Isle of Man.....

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SPEED, John.

Origin: London, John Sudbury & George Humble, 1610-11, FIRST EDITION.

A fine map of the island drawn by Thomas Durham 1595. From Speed's atlas 'The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine'.

Condition: Uncoloured; light age-toning, slight darkening of the centrefold, some minor marginal spots, short tear to right hand edge (repaired), otherwise a fine dark impression.

Size: 380 x 500mm (15 x 19¾ inches).

Reference: 11467

Price: £760

Westmoreland.

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MORDEN, Robert.

Origin: London, 1695-.

Published in Camden's Britannia.

Condition: Uncoloured; light print offset and minor age-toning, otherwise a dark impression in fine condition.

Size: 360 x 420mm (14¼ x 16½ inches).

Reference: 9436

Price: £75

Westmoreland.

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GIBSON, John.

Origin: London, Thomas Carnan, 1780.

A miniature map of the county from John Gibson's 'New and accurate maps of the counties of England and Wales'.

Condition: Uncoloured; light soiling and age-toning to margins, otherwise very good.

Size: 65 x 110mm (2½ x 4¼ inches).

Reference: 9526

Price: £42

Westmorland and Comberlad.

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KEERE, Pieter van der.

Origin: London, George Humble, 1646.

A map of the counties of Cumberland and Westmorland, from the so-called "Miniature Speed".

Condition: Uncoloured; minor marginal staining, otherwise good.

Size: 85 x 120mm (3¼ x 4¾ inches).

Reference: 5685

Price: £42

Westmorland.

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WALKER, John & Charles.

Origin: London, Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Co., 1836.

A detailed map of the county showing the railways.

Condition: Original colour lithograph; light toning at centrefold, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 320 x 380mm (12½ x 15 inches).

Reference: 11644

Price: £32

Westmorlandiæ Comitatus qui olim Specauit ad Brigantas.

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KIP, William.

Origin: London, 1607-10.

An early map of the county of Westmoreland, from the 1610 edition of Camden's 'Britannia'.

Condition: Coloured; age-toning to the edges of the margins, short marginal splits, otherwise a good example.

Size: 265 x 315mm (10½ x 12½ inches).

Reference: 1490

Price: £160

Wigan.

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of Wigan, from a composite volume of the 'Plans of the Cities and Boroughs of England and Wales'. Robert Kearsley Dawson (1798 -1861) the son of surveyor Robert Dawson, was born in Dover, he went on to study at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. In 1818 he was commissioned into the Royal Engineers, and between 1819 and 1829 took part in the triangulation and mapping of Ireland and Scotland under Thomas Colby. In 1831 he was to survey the boundaries of the proposed Parliamentary Boroughs for the Great Reform Act.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; light age-toning to the edges of the paper, minor spotting, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 300 x 180mm (11¾ x 7 inches).

Reference: 12083

Price: £26

[No title]. Isle of Man.

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DUMARESQ, Philip.

Origin: London, John Cary, 1789.

Engraved by John Cary, Dumeresq's map of The Isle of Man, a detailed map of the island from a larger sheet.

Condition: Uncoloured; very light age-toning, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 180 x 150mm (7 x 6 inches).

Reference: 12870

Price: £110