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Antique Maps of Buckinghamshire

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  •  Buckinghamshire, James Pigot, c.1835

    Buckinghamshire, James Pigot, c.1835

Published in the Reign of William IV

Published in the Reign of King
WILLIAM IV
1830 - 1837

EARLY HAND COLOURING

24974 Buckinghamshire, James Pigot, c.1835. Price: 34.00

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
An engraved county map with early outline hand colouring. 4 x 6 1/2 inches. Still lightly bound on edges with the Distance Table page on which there is an uncoloured vignette view of Newport Pagnell Church plus pages of descriptive text. Good condition.

From: A Pocket Topography and Gazetteer of England
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  •  Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, Joan Blaeu, 1648

    Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, Joan Blaeu, 1648

Published in the Reign of Charles II

Published in the Reign of King
CHARLES II
1660 - 1685

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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  •  Buckinghamshire, Archibald Fullarton, c.1840

    Buckinghamshire, 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.

29532 Buckinghamshire, Archibald Fullarton, c.1840. Price: 30.00

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE. A detailed engraved map of the county embellished with a vignette view of Eton. Scale, compass rose and list of hundreds. 7 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.

From The Parliamentary Gazetteer

  •  Buckinghamshire, John Ellis, 1777

    Buckinghamshire, John Ellis, 1777

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

30430 Buckinghamshire, John Ellis, 1777. Price: 50.00

A MODERN MAP OF BUCKINGHAM SHIRE, Drawn from the latest Surveys, Corrected & Improved by the best Authorities W. Palmer 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. Uncoloured. Good condition.

From Ellis's English Atlas or a Compleat Chorography of England and Wales in Fifty Maps.
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  •  Buckinghamshire, James Pigot / Isaac Slater, c.1857

    Buckinghamshire, 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

30768 Buckinghamshire, James Pigot / Isaac Slater, c.1857. Price: 68.00

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE. An engraved map of the county with title, scale, explanation and list of hundreds. Embellished with an uncoloured view of Newport Pagnell 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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  •  Buckinghamshire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820

    Buckinghamshire, 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

30912 Buckinghamshire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820. Price: 58.00

LANGLEY’S NEW MAP OF BUCKINGHAMSHIRE. An engraved map of the county. In the bottom left hand corner is a vignette view of Eton College. 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, Nov. 1st, 1817. 10 x 6 3/4 inches. Manuscript number 3 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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  •  Buckinghamshire, John Cary 1793

    Buckinghamshire, John Cary 1793

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

EARLY HAND COLOURING

30975 Buckinghamshire, John Cary 1793. Price: 47.00

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE. A well engraved detailed map of the county with title panel and compass rose combined. Scale. Imprint of John Cary dated 1793. Centre fold. Old manuscript numbering in top blank margin 24 and 25. 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. 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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Hobson's Fox Hunting Atlas
  •  Buckinghamshire - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851

    Buckinghamshire - 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

31032 Buckinghamshire - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851. Price: 48.00

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE. A good detailed lithograph 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.

Includes Lord Southampton, Okley, Mr. Lowndes, Mr. Drake, Baron Rothschild, Mr. Brand, Mr. Phillips and Her Majestys Stag Hounds 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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  •  Buckinghamshire, T. Badeslade and W. H.Toms 1742

    Buckinghamshire, 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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SHOWS MARKET AND FAIR DAYS

31084 Buckinghamshire, Thomas Badeslade and William Henry Toms, 1742. Price: 44.00

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE. 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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  •  Buckinghamshire, George Washington Bacon c.1896

    Buckinghamshire, George Washington Bacon c.1896

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

31257 Buckinghamshire, George Washington Bacon, c.1896. Price: 19.00

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE REDUCED FROM THE ORDNANCE SURVEY. DIVIDED INTO 5 MILE SQUARES. A good detailed late 19th century colour printed map of county. Shows the railways. 12 x 18 inches. Good condition.
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  •  Buckinghamshire, John Cary 1787

    Buckinghamshire, 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

31273 Buckinghamshire, John Cary 1787. Price: 54.00

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE. The FIRST EDITION of this well engraved detailed map of the county with title panel and compass rose combined. Scale. Imprint of John Cary dated 1787. Original outline hand colouring. 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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  •  Buckinghamshire, Carington Bowles, 1785

    Buckinghamshire, 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

31416 Buckinghamshire, Carington Bowles, 1785. Price: 110.00

BOWLES’S NEW MEDIUM MAP OF BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 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. 12 1/2 x 8 3/4 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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  •  Buckinghamshire, Samuel Lewis 1845

    Buckinghamshire, 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

31575 Buckinghamshire, Samuel Lewis, 1845. Price: 24.00

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE. 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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  •  Buckinghamshire, Pieter van den Keere

    Buckinghamshire, Pieter van den Keere

  •  Buckinghamshire, Pieter van den Keere verso

    Buckinghamshire, Pieter van den Keere verso

Published in the Reign of Charles I

Published in the Reign of King
CHARLES I
1625 - 1649

31671 Buckinghamshire, Pieter van den Keere, c.1630. Price: 62.00

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE A miniature engraved county with decorative title and scale cartouches. Part of a description of Bedfordshire on verso. 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches. Hand coloured. Toned. In an old green sunk mount. Attached by small pieces of masking tape on verso. No tears or repairs. From England Wales Scotland and Ireland Described

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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

A must read

for the lover of Maps, Roads and History

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.

You can order this book now and get it for less than the cover price of 25 pounds.

  •  The Nine Lives of John Ogilby by Alan Ereira

    The Nine Lives of John Ogilby by Alan Ereira

Victorian Engravings of Paintings

The Confessional
64523 The Confessional, Herm Kaulbach, c.1870. Price: 30.00

THE CONFESSIONAL
A hand coloured steel engraving. Herm Kaulbach / Wilh Schmidt. 7 x 9 1/4 inches. In a double sunk mount which hides the title. Good hand colouring and in good condition.

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Drift-Wreck from the Armada
53185 Drift-Wreck from the Armada. P. A. Morris, 1870. Price: 28.00

DRIFT-WRECK FROM THE ARMADA. P. R. Morris / C. H. Jeens. 9 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches. A steel engraving finely hand coloured. Arched top to the engraving. Good condition. In a sunk mount.
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The Tambourine
53149 The Tambourine, P, Williams / C. Rolls, c.1852. Price: 26.00

A hand coloured steel engraved view from the Art Journal. 8 x 10 inches. Good condition.
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AN ANTIQUE MAP OR PRINT MAKES A VERY SPECIAL RETIREMENT GIFT

RICHARD NICHOLSON of CHESTER

Stoneydale
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Chester
CH3 7AG

Telephone
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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.

James Pepper
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All the maps are guaranteed to be genuine early specimens

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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2017 
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2016 
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2014 
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Antique Maps of Buckinghamshire, England - Richard Nicholson

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