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Antique Maps of County Durham, England - Richard Nicholson

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19th Century - Electoral

  •  Durham, Samuel Lewis 1840

    Durham, Samuel Lewis 1840

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

7643 Durham, Samuel Lewis 1840. Price: 17.00

DURHAM. An engraved county map showing the electoral divisions and places of elections. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker. 9 x 7 1/4inches. Early outline hand colouring. Good condition.

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For the Collector

  •  Durham, Reuben Ramble 1845

    Durham, Reuben Ramble 1845

  •  Durham Text, Reuben Ramble 1844

    Durham Text, Reuben Ramble 1844

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

31362 Durham, Reuben Ramble, c.1845. Price: 70.00

DURHAM. An uncommon lithograph miniature map of the county surrounded by a wide border of vignette views of local scenes including Durham Cathedral Mining and Shipping Coal. The maps first appeared in Miller’s New Miniature Atlas published in 1810. The decorative views were added and the maps republished by Darton & Clark in “Reuben Ramble’s Travels Through the Counties of England” in 1844. 5 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches. This is the size of overall area and not the contained map. Original hand colouring. With this map is the original double sided page of text describing the county.

Reuben Ramble was a pseudonym of the Reverend Samuel Clark (1810 - 1875). The Rector of Eaton-Bishop in Herefordshire and later a curate in Northamptonshire. He wrote geography books for children being in partnership with the publisher William Darton from c.1836 to 1843. Many copies of Reuben Ramble's Travels will no doubt have been lost over the years through mistreatment by children. I have seen specimens with drawings, scribbles and doodles during the time I have been dealing in maps. A whimsical addition for your map collection.

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19th Century - Town Plans

  •  Durham and York, John Bartholomew, c.1895

    Durham and York, John Bartholomew, c.1895

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

31469 Durham and York, John Bartholomew, c.1895. Price: 23.00

DURHAM. YORK. Two colour printed town plans on one sheet. Together 16 1/2 x 12 3/4 inches. Good clean condition.

From The Royal Atlas

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18th Century

  •  Durham, George Augustus Walpole 1784

    Durham, George Augustus Walpole 1784

Published in the Reign of George III

32336 Durham, Thomas Conder / George Augustus Walpole, 1784. Price: 50.00

A NEW AND CORRECT MAP OF DURHAM DRAWN FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES. An engraved county map embellished with a rococo pictorial title cartouche and the Arms of Durham. An acanthus leaf pattern border to three sides of the map. Engraved by Thomas Conder. Imprint of the publisher Alexander Hogg at the Kings Arms, No. 16 Paternoster Row. 9 x 6 inches. Hand coloured. Good condition. Remargined across the top. This is quite normal as the map butts onto another map in the atlas. Crease across the bottom right hand corner of the blank margin otherwise nice clean and undamaged condition.

From: The New British Traveller

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18th Century - County and Road Map

  •  Durham, John Owen and Emanuel Bowen c.1730

    Durham, John Owen and Emanuel Bowen c.1730

  •  Durham, John Owen and Emanuel Bowen c.1730

    Durham, John Owen and Emanuel Bowen c.1730

Published in the Reign of George II

32338 Durham, John Owen and Emanuel Bowen, c.1730. Price: 28.00

A MAP OF DURHAM. An engraved county map with description beneath and surmounted by a baroque cartouche titled The Road from Whitby to Durham. Road map on verso from Mold to Holywell and Chester to Holywell. 4 x 7 inches. Hand coloured. Light crease across the top left hand side of the map otherwise good condition.

From: Britannia Depicta

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Back in in the 1960's I was fortunate to buy my first set of atlases by Joan Blaeu. It was in fact an incomplete set of seven volumes all bound in contemporary Dutch cream calf decorated with gold. The colouring was superb and in a way unique in that if I see any Blaeu maps now I would be able to identify whether they came from this same set. I bought the atlases at a well known London auction house having set off early that morning on the train from Chester. These were the days before the hated buyer's premium arrived. In fact if you were able to buy the atlases today at auction the buyer's premium alone would probably be about the price I paid for the set. I remember struggling back to Euston station with the volumes and was so protective that I would not even let the porter help me along the platform and onto the train. The atlases were later split and brought a lot of pleasure to a lot of my customers.

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A series of hand coloured steel engraved views of Northumberland by Thomas Allom and other artists, published circa 1833 - 1838.

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Shore Lark

A series of early hand coloured Victorian wood engravings of British Birds by the Reverend Frances Orpen Morris.

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Wairting for the Boats

A collection of uncoloured and hand coloured steel engravings of paintings by various Victorian artists.

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I have been buying and selling antique maps since the early 1960's during which time I had a gallery in Watergate Street, Chester for 30 years. I am now able to offer through my websites a personal service to map and print collectors.

Antique Maps of County Durham, England - Richard Nicholson

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