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Antique Maps of Bedfordshire

James Pepper

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  •  Tamesford to Peterborough, John Owen & Emanuel Bowen, 1756.

    Tamesford to Peterborough, John Owen & Emanuel Bowen, 1756.

Published in the Reign of George II

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE II
1727 - 1760

18TH CENTURY COUNTY AND ROAD MAP

11651 Road Map Tamesford to Peterborough, John Owen & Emanuel Bowen, 1756. Price: 23.00

Plate 101/102 Strip road map. On one side the uncoloured route Tamesford, St.Neotts, Bugde, Stilton, Peterborough. Hand coloured. On side 101 part of a description of London with baroque cartouche, uncoloured. 4 1/2 x 7 inches. Good condition.
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  •  Bedfordshire, John Seller, c.1787

    Bedfordshire, John Seller, c.1787

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

18923 Bedfordshire, John Seller, c.1787. Price: 24.00

BEDFORDSHIRE
An engraved county map with an oval title panel. 6 x 5 inches. Text beneath and on verso. Original outline hand colouring. Good condition.

From Grose's Antiquities
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  •  Bedfordshire, John Seller, 1701

    Bedfordshire, John Seller, 1701

Published in the Reign of William and Mary

Published in the Reign of Queen
WILLIAM & MARY
1689 - 1702

19398 Bedfordshire, John Seller, 1701. Price: 34.00

BEDFORD SHIRE By John Seller. A small engraved map of the county embellished with a cartouche displaying the title and scale. 5.75 x 4.75 inches. Hand coloured. Very small right hand blank margin, otherwise good condition.

From Camden's Britannia Abridg'd.
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  •  Bedfordshire, C. & J. Greenwood, 1834

    Bedfordshire, C. & J. Greenwood, 1834

Published in the Reign of William IV

Published in the Reign of King
WILLIAM IV
1830 - 1837

LARGE MAP - EARLY HAND COLOURING

21289 Bedfordshire, C. & J. Greenwood, 1834. Price: 96.00

MAP OF THE COUNTY OF BEDFORD FROM AN ACTUAL SURVEY MADE IN THE YEAR 1825
A fine detailed engraved county map embellished with a large uncoloured vignette view of Woburn Abbey. Compass rose. List of hundreds, polling places and explanation. 26.5 x 22.5 inches. Original outline and wash colouring. Good condition with wide blank margins.

From Atlas of the Counties of England
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  •  Bedfordshire, Thomas Osborne, 1748

    Bedfordshire, Thomas Osborne, 1748

Published in the Reign of George II

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE II
1727 - 1760

23316 Bedfordshire, Thomas Osborne, 1748. Price: 46.00

A CORRECT MAP OF BEDFORDSHIRE. An engraved county map with title panel. Compass rose. 6 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Hand coloured.

From Geographia Magnae Britanniae
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  •  Bedfordshire, J. Pigot / Isaac Slater, c.1845

    Bedfordshire, J. Pigot / Isaac Slater, c.1845

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

EARLY HAND COLOURING - WITH ORIGINAL TEXT

23677 Bedfordshire, J. Pigot / Isaac Slater, c.1845. Price: 55.00

BEDFORDSHIRE
An engraved map of the county with title, scale, explanation and list of hundreds. Embellished with an uncoloured view of LUTON CHURCH. 8 3/4 x 14 inches. With this map is a page of original text for Bedfordshire from another edition of the atlas. Original outline hand colouring. Good condition.

From I. Slater’s New British Atlas
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  •  Bedfordshire, Robert Morden, 1722

    Bedfordshire, Robert Morden, 1722

Published in the Reign of George I

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE I
1714 - 1727

24337 Bedfordshire, Robert Morden, 1722. Price: 52.00

BEDFORD SHIRE By Robt. Morden. A good engraved map of the county embellished with a decorative title cartouse. Three scales. 15 x 12 inches. Hand coloured.

From Camden's Britannia
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  •  Bedfordshire, James Pigot, 1832

    Bedfordshire, James Pigot, 1832

Published in the Reign of William IV

Published in the Reign of King
WILLIAM IV
1830 - 1837

EARLY HAND COLOURING - WITH ORIGINAL TEXT

26666 Bedfordshire, James Pigot, 1832. Price: 62.00

BEDFORDSHIRE
A detailed engraved map of the county with explanation and list of hundreds. Embellished with an uncoloured vignette view of Luton Church. 8 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Fine clean and crisp condition. With the orginal folio sheet of descriptive text.

From Pigot & Co's British Atlas
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  •  Bedfordshire, Robert Morden, 1722

    Bedfordshire, Robert Morden, 1722

Published in the Reign of William IV

Published in the Reign of King
WILLIAM IV
1830 - 1837

UNUSUAL WATERMARK OF A HARE

26716 Bedfordshire, Robert Morden, 1722. Price: 54.00

BEDFORD SHIRE By Robt. Morden. A nice specimen of this delightful engraved map of the county embellished with a decorative title cartouche. Three scales. 15 x 12 inches. Uncoloured. Very unusual watermark of a hare.

From Camden's Britannia
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  •  Bedfordshire, T. Badeslade & W. H. Toms, 1742

    Bedfordshire, T. Badeslade & W. H. Toms, 1742

Published in the Reign of George II

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE II
1727 - 1760

Badeslade and Toms Information

Thomas Badeslade

Principally a surveyor and engineer working with his son Henry working on river improvements and fens reclamation

He started drawing maps of the Fens and waterways and was instrumental in a number of works in the first half of the 18th century. For county map collectors his one work was a series of very distinctive maps he drew for Chorographia Brittanniae engraved and published by W. H.Toms. First published in 1741 with a further edition in 1742 in which the maps show more place names. There were further edition up to 1749. The panel of information beside each map is particularly interesting listing towns in the county with their Market and Fair days.

SHOWS MARKET AND FAIR DAYS

26836 Bedfordshire, T. Badeslade & W. H. Toms, 1742. Price: 38.00

BEDFORDSHIRE
An engraved map of the county with scale and compass pointer. On the left of the map is a panel listing towns with their market and fair days. Publisher’s imprint beneath dated 1742. 5 x 5 inches, 145 x 140 mm. Hand coloured. Good condition.

From Chorographia Britanniae

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  •  Bedfordshire, Thomas Osborne, 1748

    Bedfordshire, Thomas Osborne, 1748

Published in the Reign of George II

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE II
1727 - 1760

26837 Bedfordshire, Thomas Osborne, 1748. Price: 39.00

A CORRECT MAP OF BEDFORDSHIRE
An engraved county map with title panel. Compass rose. 6 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Hand coloured. Good condition.

From Geographia Magnae Britanniae
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  •  Bedfordshire, Richard Blome, 1715

    Bedfordshire, Richard Blome, 1715

Published in the Reign of George I

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE I
1714 - 1727

26840 Bedfordshire, Richard Blome, 1715. Price: 45.00

A GENERAL MAPP OF BEDFORD SHIRE With its Hundreds of .....
An engraved county map with panel displaying the title and list of hundreds. 6 1/4 x 9 inches, 160 x 230 mm. Hand coloured.

From England Exactly Described or a Guide to Travellers in a Compleat Sett of Maps of All the Counties of England
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  •  Bedfordshire, Reuben Ramble, c.1845

    Bedfordshire, Reuben Ramble, c.1845

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

Reuben Ramble Information

Reuben Ramble

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 added drawings, scribbles and doodles done with pencil and crayons during the time I have been dealing in maps. An interesting and whimsical addition for your map collection.

EARLY HAND COLOURING - WITH ORIGINAL TEXT

26841 Bedfordshire, Reuben Ramble, c.1845. Price: 60.00

BEDFORDSHIRE. A small engraved map of the county surrounded by a wide pictorial border featuring Woburn Abbey and agricultural scenes. 6 x 7 1/2 inches. Original hand colouring. With the original page of descriptive text. Good condition.

From Reuben Ramble's Travels in the Northern Counties of England
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  •  Bedfordshire, John Cary, 1787

    Bedfordshire, John Cary, 1787

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

FIRST EDITION - EARLY HAND COLOURING

28422 Bedfordshire, John Cary, 1787. Price: 37.00

BEDFORDSHIRE. The first edition of this well engraved detailed map of the county. Publisher's imprint beneath dated 1787. 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches, 215 x 265 mm. Original outline hand colouring. With the original page of descriptive text. Good condition.

From Cary’s New and Correct English Atlas
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  •  Bedfordshire, John Ellis, 1777

    Bedfordshire, John Ellis, 1777

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

29019 Bedfordshire, John Ellis, 1777. Price: 37.00

A MODERN MAP OF BEDFORDSHIRE, Drawn from the latest Surveys; Corrected & Improved by the best Authorities. J. Ellis sculpt. An engraved county map embellished with a pictorial title cartouche. Compass rose, scale and remarks. Imprint of Carington Bowles in St. Pauls Church Yard and Robert Sayer in Fleet Street. 7 1/2 X 9 3/4 inches. Thick paper. Uncoloured. Good condition.

From Ellis's English Atlas or a Compleat Chorography of England and Wales in 50 Maps
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  •  Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, Joan Blaeu, 1648

    Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, Joan Blaeu, 1648

Published in the Reign of Charles I

Published in the Reign of King
CHARLES I
1625 - 1649

17TH CENTURY - EARLY HAND COLOURING

29037 Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, Joan Blaeu, 1648. Price: 350.00

BEDFORDIENSIS COMITATUS ANGLIS BEDFORD SHIRE / BUCKINGHAMENSIS COMITATUS ANGLIS BUCKINGHAM SHIRE. Two county maps on one sheet. Each map is embellished with banner title cartouches, scale cartouches, coats of arms and putti. Each map about 9 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches. Latin text on verso. Fine early hand colouring. Very lightly toned all over. Good condition with no tears or repairs. Good blank margins.

From Blaeu’s Theatrum
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  •  Bedfordshire, Thomas Kitchin, 1786

    Bedfordshire, Thomas Kitchin, 1786

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

29316 Bedfordshire, Thomas Kitchin, 1786. Price: 34.00

BEDFORDSHIRE DRAWN FROM AN ACTUAL SURVEY BY THOS. KITCHIN. An engraved county map showing the main coach roads. Pictorial title cartouche, Compass pointer, scale and explanation. 6 1/2 X 7 3/4 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.

From Boswell's Antiquities
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  •  Bedfordshire, Thomas Kitchin, 1769

    Bedfordshire, Thomas Kitchin, 1769

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

FOR THE MAP COLLECTOR

29322 Bedfordshire, Thomas Kitchin, 1769. Price: 40.00

BEDFORDSHIRE. This is a map for the collector as all the maps from this atlas are quite rare. There is no title but Bedshire Shire appears across the map in Roman type. 4 1/2 x 6 inches. Hand coloured. One very small hole not affecting any place names - just above Baldock.

From Kitchin's Pocket Atlas of the Counties of South Britain or England and Wales
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  •  Bedfordshire, Archibald Fullarton, c.1840

    Bedfordshire, Archibald Fullarton, c.1840

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

Archibald Fullarton Information

Archibald Fullarton

Founded the Scottish publishing firm of A. Fullarton and Company

The company started in Glasgow in 1833 but further expansion came with moves to Edinburgh, London and Dublin. They published many geographical works but for map collectors they issued A New and Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales 1833 - 1837 produced in four volumes by James Bell which contained 44 maps by three renowned engravers Gray, Neele and Scott. The maps appeared again in 1843 in a renamed work Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales improved by the addition of railways. Some of the county maps are plain and others are embellished with an engraved vignette view of a local scene.

29531 Bedfordshire, Archibald Fullarton, c.1840. Price: 25.00

BEDFORDSHIRE. A detailed engraved map of the county embellished with a vignette view of Bedford Bridge with St. Pauls Church and part of the Town. Scale and list of hundreds. 7 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.

From The Parliamentary Gazetteer
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  •  Bedfordshire, John Speed, 1646

    Bedfordshire, John Speed, 1646

Published in the Reign of Charles II

Published in the Reign of King
CHARLES II
1660 - 1685

ENGLAND'S MOST FAMOUS MAPMAKER - JOHN SPEED

29863 Bedfordshire, John Speed, 1646. Price: 450.00

BEDFORDSHIRE And the Situation of Bedford described with the armes of thos Honorable Familyes that have borne ye titles of Dukes and Earls thereof.

A good engraved map of the county published by George Humble. Inset town plan of Bedford from which are suspended three coats of arms. Strapwork title cartouche with the royal arms and two others. 20 x 15 inches. Uncoloured. This is an unusual specimen of this map in that it is plain on the verso and has the text that one would expect to find on the verso most editions of the map printed on four pieces of paper which have been glued down to the back of the map. It is not the normal printing of the text but bears the following imprint - Imprinted at London by John Dawson for George Humble, are are to be sole in Popes head Palace 1627. I have dated the map 1646 as it has just been taken from a Speed atlas dated 1646. A little light water staining in the blank margins but otherwise in nice condition.

From Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine
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  •  Bedfordshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

    Bedfordshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

EARLY HAND COLOURING

29987 Bedfordshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810. Price: 25.00

BEDFORDSHIRE. A good detailed engraved map of the county divided into hundreds. Bears the publishers imprint dated of 1804. Explanation. 7 x 9 1/4 inches. Original wash and outline hand colouring. A fine crisp specimen of this map. Straight from the atlas and not sold as a single map before.

From The British Atlas
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  •  Bedfordshire, Thomas Moule, c.1850

    Bedfordshire, Thomas Moule, c.1850

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

Thomas Moule Information

Thomas Moule

Accomplished author on heraldry and antiquities as well as a bookseller and publisher

Premises in Duke Street, Grosvenor Square from 1816 to 1823. Having been an inspector of "blind letters" in the Post Office for 44 years as well as Chamber-keeper in the Lord Chamerlain's Department. Known to map collectors for his highly decorative series of English county maps embellished with elaborate decorations, views and coats of arms. There are also a few town plans in the series. These were first published in monthly seriel parts from May 1830 to 1837. Published in atlas form in English Counties Delineated: or a topographical description of England in 1834, 1837 and 1838. The maps later appeared in Barclay's Complete and Universal English Dictionary from 1840 to 1852.

30028 Bedfordshire, Thomas Moule, c.1850. Price: 56.00

BEDFORDSHIRE. A decorative Victorian engraved map of the county embellished with gothic architecture, inset views of Dunstable Priory and Woburn Abbey, figure of a farmer with his plough and three coats of arms. 7 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches. Attractive and well executed hand colouring. Good condition. In an ivory tint sunk mount with wash and line border.

From Barclay’s Dictionary.

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  •  Bedfordshire, George A Walpole, 1794

    Bedfordshire, George A Walpole, 1794

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

30190 Bedfordshire, George A Walpole, 1794. Price: 12.00

A NEW MAP OF BEDFORDSHIRE DRAWN FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES. An engraved county map with pictorial title cartouche and uncoloured coat of arms. 6 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches. Uncoloured. No right hand blank margin which is normal. A little very light creasing on the left hand side, otherwise good condition.
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  •  Part of Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire, John Bartholomew, 1898

    Part of Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire, John Bartholomew, 1898

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

30165 Part of Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire, John Bartholomew, 1898. Price: 11.00

SECTION XVIII, BEDFORD. A colour printed map showing part of parts of Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire. Scale of 4 miles to the inch. Shows the railways. 16 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Good clean condition.

From The Royal Atlas
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  •  Bedfordshire, F. P. Becker, c.1842

    Bedfordshire, F. P. Becker, c.1842

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

EARLY HAND COLOURING - WITH ORIGINAL TEXT

30281 Bedfordshire, F. P. Becker, c.1842. Price: 20.00

BEDFORDSHIRE. A clearly engraved map of the county. Drawn by F. P. Becker & Co. 12 Paternoster Row. 10 1/2 x 13 1/4 inches. Original outline and wash hand colouring. Good condition. With the map is the original double sided page of text describing the county. Good condition.

This map has just been taken from the atlas and therefore not sold as a single map before.

From Fishers County Atlas of England and Wales Compiled from Authentic Surveys and Corrected to the Present Time with Geographical and Statistical Description of each County.
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  •  Bedfordshire, John Cary, 1793

    Bedfordshire, John Cary, 1793

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

EARLY HAND COLOURING - WITH ORIGINAL TEXT

30408 Bedfordshire, John Cary, 1793. Price: 27.00

BEDFORDSHIRE. A good detailed engraved county map. Title panel and compass rose combined. 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. With the original page of descriptive ext. Some light scattered foxing, more evident on verso. Otherwise good condition.

From Cary's New and Correct English Atlas
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  •  Bedfordshire, Robert Morden, c.1722

    Bedfordshire, Robert Morden, c.1722

Published in the Reign of George I

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE I
1714 - 1727

30470 Bedfordshire, Robert Morden, c.1722. Price: 45.00

BEDFORD SHIRE By Robt. Morden. A good engraved map of the county embellished with a decorative title cartouche. Three scales. 15 x 12 inches. Hand coloured.

From Camden's Britannia

This map was framed some years ago in a green sunk mount and a gilt moulding. The frame has a few blemishes but is well worth touching up.

Only available to customers who can collect from Christleton
  •  Bedfordshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

    Bedfordshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

EARLY HAND COLOURING - WITH ORIGINAL TEXT

30500 Bedfordshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810. Price: 26.00

BEDFORDSHIRE. A good detailed engraved map of the county divided into hundreds. Bears the publishers imprint dated of 1804. Explanation. 7 x 9 1/4 inches. Original wash and outline hand colouring. A little light soiling in the bottom blank margin otherwise good condition. Straight from the atlas and not sold as a single map before. With original page of descriptive text.

From The British Atlas

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  •  Bedfordshire, John Cary, 1793

    Bedfordshire, John Cary, 1793

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

EARLY HAND COLOURING - WITH ORIGINAL TEXT

30562 Bedfordshire, John Cary, 1793. Price: 35.00

BEDFORDSHIRE. An engraved of the county. Title panel with compass rose. 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. Imprint of the publisher John Cary dated 1793 beneath the map. Original outline hand colouring. Good clean undamaged condition. With this map is the original page of descriptive text. Straight from the atlas and not sold as a single map before.

From Cary's New and Correct English Atlas.
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  •  Bedfordshire, John Cary, 1793

    Bedfordshire, John Cary, 1793

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

EARLY HAND COLOURING - WITH ORIGINAL TEXT

30692 Bedfordshire, John Cary, 1793. 1809. Price: 35.00

BEDFORDSHIRE. A good engraved map of the county. Title panel with compass rose. Publisher’s imprint beneath dated 1809. 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. Attractive original outline hand colouring. Good condition. With this map is the original page of descriptive text. Straight from the atlas and not sold as a single map before.

From Cary's New and Correct English Atlas
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  •  Bedfordshire, James Pigot / Isaac Slater, c.1857

    Bedfordshire, James Pigot / Isaac Slater, c.1857

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

EARLY HAND COLOURING

30766 Bedfordshire, James Pigot / Isaac Slater, c.1857. Price: 55.00 header

BEDFORDSHIRE. An engraved map of the county with title, scale, explanation and list of hundreds. Embellished with an uncoloured view of LUTON CHURCH. 8 3/4 x 14 inches. Original outline hand colouring. On stout paper. Good undamaged condition.

From Isaac Slater’s New British Atlas
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  •  Bedfordshire, John Cary 1793

    Bedfordshire, John Cary 1793

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

PROVENANCE: FROM THE LIBRARY OF JOHN HOBSON MATTHEWS

30852 Bedfordshire, John Cary 1793. Price: 35.00

BEDFORDSHIRE. A good detailed engraved county map. Title panel and compass rose combined. 8 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches. Original outline hand colouring. With this map is the original page of descriptive text. Good condition.

From Cary's New and Correct English Atlas
John Hobson Matthews (1858 - 1914) Born in Croydon in 1858. Educated at schools at Blackheath and Cambridge. Worked for a shipping firm in Malta. A good linguist he was a Roman Catholic historian, archivist and solicitor. You will find more details about him here in the Dictionary of Welsh Biography.
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  •  Bedfordshire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820

    Bedfordshire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

FOR THE MAP COLLECTOR

30910 Bedfordshire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820. Price: 37.00

LANGLEY’S NEW MAP OF BEDFORDSHIRE. An engraved map of the county. In the bottom right hand corner is a vignette view of The Town of Bedford. The title appears above the map. Beneath the map is the publishers imprint Printed and Published by Langley & Belch, No. 173 High Street, Borough, London, Octr. 1st, 1817. 6 3/4 x 10 inches. Manuscript number 1 in bottom right hand corner. Original outline and wash hand colouring. Lightly toned with some foxing mainly in the margins. No tears or repairs.

From Langley’s New County Atlas of England and Wales
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  •  Bedfordshire, John Cary 1793

    Bedfordshire, John Cary 1793

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

EARLY HAND COLOURING

30973 Bedfordshire, John Cary 1793. Price: 35.00

BEDFORDSHIRE. A good detailed engraved county map. Title panel and compass rose combined. Publishers imprint beneath dated 1793. 8 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Old manuscript numbering 16 and 17 in blank margin. Centre fold. Good condition.

From Cary's New and Correct English Atlas

TITLEPAGE AND ANNOTATED CONTENTS PAGE

  •  New and Correct English Atlas

    New and Correct English Atlas

  •  Hobsons Fox Hunting Atlas List of Hunts

    Hobsons Fox Hunting Atlas List of Hunts

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  •  Bedfordshire - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851

    Bedfordshire - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

VICTORIAN FOX HUNTING MAP

31030 Bedfordshire - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851. Price: 36.00

BEDFORDSHIRE. A good detailed ithograph map of the county from Hobson's Fox Hunting Atlas showing the places of the Meeting of the Hounds. 12 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Fine condition. Straight from the atlas so has not been sold as a single map before.

Shows Cambridgeshire and parts of the Suffolk, Puckeridge and East Essex Hunts

Provenance: George Hayhurst - Royal Fusiliers and Henry H. France

TITLEPAGE AND LIST OF HUNTS

  •  Hobson Fox Hunting Atlas Titlepage

    Hobson Fox Hunting Atlas Titlepage

  •  Hobsons Fox Hunting Atlas List of Hunts

    Hobsons Fox Hunting Atlas List of Hunts

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  •  Bedfordshire, T. Badeslade and W. H.Toms 1742

    Bedfordshire, T. Badeslade and W. H.Toms 1742

Published in the Reign of George II

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE II
1727 - 1760

Badeslade and Toms Information

Thomas Badeslade

Principally a surveyor and engineer working with his son Henry working on river improvements and fens reclamation

He started drawing maps of the Fens and waterways and was instrumental in a number of works in the first half of the 18th century. For county map collectors his one work was a series of very distinctive maps he drew for Chorographia Brittanniae engraved and published by W. H.Toms. First published in 1741 with a further edition in 1742 in which the maps show more place names. There were further edition up to 1749. The panel of information beside each map is particularly interesting listing towns in the county with their Market and Fair days.

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Like all the maps on this page
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to be a genuine early specimen

SHOWS MARKET AND FAIR DAYS

31082 Bedfordshire, Thomas Badeslade and William Henry Toms, 1742. Price: 35.00

BEDFORDSHIRE. A delightful small engraved map of the county with scale and compass rose. To the left of the map is a panel providing information on Members of Parliament and listing the major towns with the Market and Fair Days. 5 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Uncoloured. Publisher’s imprint beneath dated 1742 with the names of Thomas Badeslade the surveyor and W. H. Toms the engraver Very nice good clean condition.

From Chorographia Britanniae
Provenance: In 1925 the atlas was owned by A. P. Hamilton
  •  Chorographia Britanniae 1742

    Chorographia Britanniae 1742

  •  Chorographia Britanniae 1742 Dedication

    Chorographia Britanniae 1742 Dedication

It is interesting to note that the atlas was intended for the use of his Majesty King George I for his tour through England and Wales. He died on June 11th, 1727. The dedication is to Frederick Prince of Wales, son of George II born February 1st, 1707 and who died on March 31st, 1751 at Kew.

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  •  Part of Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire

    Part of Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

31241 Part of Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. John Bartholomew, c.1898. Price: 12.50

SECTION XVIII, BEDFORD. A colour printed map showing parts of Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire. Scale of 4 miles to the inch. Shows the railways. 16 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Centre fold as issued. Good clean condition.

From The Royal Atlas

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  •  Bedfordshire, John Cary 1787

    Bedfordshire, John Cary 1787

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

FIRST EDITION - EARLY HAND COLOURING

31270 Bedfordshire, John Cary 1787. Price: 36.00

BEDFORDSHIRE. The FIRST EDITION of this good detailed engraved county map. Title panel and compass rose combined. Publishers imprint beneath dated 1787. 8 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches. Original outline hand colouring. A little soiling in the blank margins otherwise good condition. With this map is the original page of descriptive text.

From Cary's New and Correct English Atlas

THE SUBSCRIBERS TO THE FIRST EDITION

If you are thinking of buying this map you may be interested to see this list of the original subscribers to Cary's New and Correct English Atlas first published in 1787. It makes interesting reading and might even include one of your relatives.

  •  New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

    New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

  •  New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

    New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

  •  New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

    New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

  •  New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

    New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

  •  New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

    New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

  •  New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

    New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

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  •  Bedfordshire, W. Hughes, 1868

    Bedfordshire, W. Hughes, 1868

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

31325 Bedfordshire, W. Hughes, 1868. Price: 3.00

BEDFORDSHIRE. A colour printed map of the county. 9 1/4 x 12 inches. Small split at one end of the centre fold and small tear in the top right hand. Clean condition.

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  •  Bedfordshire, Joshua Archer c.1845

    Bedfordshire, Joshua Archer c.1845

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

31347 Bedfordshire, Joshua Archer, c.1845. Price: 18.00

BEDFORDSHIRE. An engraved map of the county with scale, list of hundreds and explanation. 7 x 9 1/4 inches. Uncoloured. 9 1/4 x 7 inches. Very lightly toned. Good condition.

Engraved for Dugdales England and Wales Delineated
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  •  Bedfordshire, Reuben Ramble 1844

    Bedfordshire, Reuben Ramble 1844

  •  Bedfordshire Text, Reuben Ramble 1844

    Bedfordshire Text, Reuben Ramble 1844

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

Reuben Ramble Information

Reuben Ramble

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 added drawings, scribbles and doodles done with pencil and crayons during the time I have been dealing in maps. An interesting and whimsical addition for your map collection.

EARLY HAND COLOURING

FOR THE MAP COLLECTOR

31354 Bedfordshire, Reuben Ramble, 1844. Price: 70.00

BEDFORDSHIRE. An uncommon lithograph miniature map of the county surrounded by a wide border of vignette views of local scenes including Woburn Abbey. 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. Straight from the atlas and not previously sold as a single map.
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  •  Bedfordshire, Carington Bowles, 1785

    Bedfordshire, Carington Bowles, 1785

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

  •  Sir H. George Fordham

    Sir H. George Fordham

EARLY HAND COLOURING

FOR THE MAP COLLECTOR

31414 Bedfordshire, Carington Bowles, 1785. Price: 70.00

BOWLES’S NEW MEDIUM MAP OF BEDFORDSHIRE DIVIDED INTO ITS HUNDREDS.. A good detailed late 18th century map of the county. The title appears within a circular panel bearing the imprint of Carington Bowles No. 69 in St. Paul’s Church Yard. Beneath the map is a further imprint Published as the Act directs, 3 Jan. 1785. Around the map are interesting engraved notes pertaining to the county. 8 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Explanation and scale. Original outline hand colouring. Superb clean condition having been taken straight from the atlas and not sold previously as a single map.

From Bowles’s New Medium English Atlas. The maps in this atlas are based on the maps by Emanuel and Thomas Bowen in their Atlas Anglicanus. The title cartouche has been changed as well as the addition of the distance in miles from London shown by some town names.

Provenance

  •  Titlepage

    Titlepage

  •  Signature

    Signature

This map comes from an atlas which was once in the library of the renowned carto-bibliographer Sir Herbert George Fordham (1854 - 1929). He was the first to attempt the systematic cataloguing of the maps of an English county. Born on 9th May 1854 at Odsey, a manor on the borders of Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire sold to the Fordham family in 1793 by the 5th Duke of Devonshire. The flyleaf of the atlas was signed H.George Fordham, Odsey, 1925. Further reading: Map Collectors' Circle No. 51: Sir H.George Fordham Carto-bibliographer by J. M. Henshall.

The atlas was later in the library of Professor Eva Germaine Remington Taylor (1879 - 1966) Distinguished geographer. Presented after her death to Birbeck College, University of London. Sold by their order at Sotheby's, London and purchased by Richard Nicholson

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  •  Bedfordshire, Samuel Lewis 1845

    Bedfordshire, Samuel Lewis 1845

  •  Lewis' Atlas to the Topographical Dictionaries of England and Wales

    Lewis' Atlas to the Topographical Dictionaries of England and Wales

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

EARLY HAND COLOURING

31572 Bedfordshire, Samuel Lewis, 1845. Price: 18.00

BEDFORDSHIRE. A county map drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker. 6 3/4 x 9 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Good clean condition. Straight from the atlas and not sold as a single map before now.

From Lewis' Atlas to the Topographical Dictionaries of England and Wales

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  •  Bedfordshire, John Cary, 1802

    Bedfordshire, John Cary, 1802

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

EARLY HAND COLOURING

31689 Bedfordshire, John Cary, 1802. Price: 34.00

A good detailed engraved county map. Title panel and compass rose combined. Publishers imprint beneath dated 1793. 8 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Good condition. I have dated this map 1802 because the paper is watermarked 1802. The title page of the atlas is dated 1793.

From Cary's New and Correct English Atlas

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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 know 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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I was 19 when I got hooked on antique maps. There are quite a few of the early cartographers who we know a bit about about and their life stories make interesting reading. There is one English mapmaker who stands out as someone rather special who appears to have had a most interesting life. He is JOHN OGILBY. Yes you know he was the first to map the roads of England and Wales and yes you might have read that he had an interest in dancing. If you want to know more about the man who created that 17th century map hanging on your wall then you must read this book published in 2016 - The Nine Lives of John Ogilby by Alan Ereira. In this book the author brings a fascinating hidden history to light, and reveals that Ogilby's celebrated Britannia is far more than a harmless road atlas: it is, rather, filled with secrets designed to serve Charles II's sinister purpose.

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  •  The Nine Lives of John Ogilby by Alan Ereira

    The Nine Lives of John Ogilby by Alan Ereira

Excellent Book for the County Map Collector

If you can find a copy

When I started collecting and selling maps back in the 1960's there were very few reference books on antique maps. The first book I remember buying was Maps and Mapmakers by R. V. Tooley. Full of wonderful information but over the years there were periods when it was out of print. The Antique Collectors Club used to produce a large range of books on all kinds of antiques and in 1983 BRITISH COUNTY MAPS by YASHA BERISINER was published. To the best of my knowledge there has not been another book like it published. A most useful and informative work and essential for the avid county map collector. I think there was just the one edition. If you can get hold of a copy at a reasonable price my advice would be - Buy it. There is a link below that will search Amazon for copies on sale.

My well used copy pictured on the right still has its distinctive red cover illustrating Cambridgeshire by John Speed. The county I was born in.

British County Maps by Yasha Beresiner

AN ANTIQUE MAP OR PRINT MAKES A VERY SPECIAL RETIREMENT GIFT

RICHARD NICHOLSON of CHESTER

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Richard Nicholson

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are the maps old or are they just copies of old maps?
The maps are all genuine early specimens published in or around the year stated. A guarantee label is provided with each map.
How quickly are order sent off?
Orders are dealt quickly. Orders received in the morning are usually sent off the same day as I receive them. Failing this it is usually the next day.
Is map number --- available?
The web site is updated daily and sold items are removed so it is most likely that the map is available. You can always email me to check availability
What currency are your prices in?
All the prices on my web sites are in English pounds or pounds sterling.
What is the best way to pay?
There is a Shopping Cart for most of the maps to pay by PayPal. The best way is to email me to check a map is available then pay the total amount to my bank account and advise me you have done so. Telephone orders using your Mastercard or Visa Card are also welcome. Overseas customers may find the PayPal Cart the easiest way to by. The reason I prefer the bank payment method is simply because the charges to me are far less than the other methods.
Can I call and see the maps?
I am sorry, no. I had a map and print shop in the centre of Chester for 30 years. Since closing the shop the business is postal only except for the few maps that are available only for collection from Christleton.
How many copies do you have of each map?
I only have one specimen of each map offered. If I had a second similar specimen it would be offered separately under a different reference number.

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Antique Maps of Bedfordshire, England - Richard Nicholson

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