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Antique Maps of Cambridgeshire

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  •  Cambridgeshire, Samuel Lewis, 1835

    Cambridgeshire, Samuel Lewis, 1835

Published in the Reign of William IV

Published in the Reign of King
WILLIAM IV
1830 - 1837

7620 Cambridgeshire, Samuel Lewis, 1835. Price: 13.50

CAMBRIDGESHIRE. An engraved Parliamentary map of the county. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker. Published by Samuel Lewis. 7 1/4 x 9 inches. Original pink outline hand colouring. Good condition.

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  •  Cambridgeshire, J. & C. Walker, c.1860

    Cambridgeshire, J. & C. Walker, c.1860

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

EARLY HAND COLOURING

9973 Cambridgeshire, J. & C. Walker, c.1860. Price: 40.00

CAMBRIDGESHIRE. A lithograph county map showing by means of black dots the places of the Meeting of the Hounds. Original hand colouring. Good condition.

From Hobson's Fox Hunting Atlas
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  •  Cambridgeshire, John Gibson, 1759

    Cambridgeshire, John Gibson, 1759

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

MINIATURE MAP - EARLY HAND COLOURING

12771 Cambridgeshire, John Gibson, 1759. Price: 65.00

CAMBRIDGE SHIRE
A miniature engraved map of the county. Uncoloured rococo title cartouche. Description. Compass pointer and scale. 2.5 x 4.5 inches, 63 x 110 mm. Early outline hand colouring. Good condition.

From: New and Accurate Maps of the Counties of England and Wales
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  •  Cambridgeshire, John Seller, c.1787

    Cambridgeshire, John Seller, c.1787

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

John Seller Information

John Seller

Hydrographer to James II, Queen Anne and Charles II

A prolific British cartographer of the 17th century producing many atlases, maps and charts. Became a Freeman of the Merchant Taylors' Company in 1654. Warden of the Clockmakers' Comany from 1692 to 1696. Appointed as Hydrographer to the King in 1671 and initiated the first English maritime atlas The English Pilot which was able to compete with the Dutch who had tended to dominate this field. For collectors of British county maps he produced a series of 66 maps first published in 1695 in Anglia Contracta. These maps were republished a number of times. In 1701 Joseph Wild included them in Camden's Britannia Abridg'd. There was a gap of some 80 years before the the map plates were used again by Francis Grose in the four volumes Supplement to the Antiquities of England and Wales published between 1777 and 1787. This edition are easily to identify as the name of John Seller has been deleted and the maps appear at the top half of a page with a historical descriptin of the county below.

EARLY HAND COLOURING

18921 Cambridgeshire, John Seller, c.1787. Price: 35.00

CAMBRIDGESHIRE
An engraved county map with title panel. Descriptive text beneath the map and on verso. 5.75 x 4.75 inches, 145 x 120 mm. Original outline hand colouring. Good condition.

From: Antiquities of England and Wales by Francis Grose
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  •  Cambridgeshire, Thomas Moule, c.1850

    Cambridgeshire, 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.

DECORATIVE

24674 Cambridgeshire, Thomas Moule, c.1850. Price: 36.00

CAMBRIDGESHIRE. A decorative Victorian map of the county. Gothic border with two figures, inset view of Wimpole and a vignette view of Ely Cathedral. Six coats of arms. 7 x 10 3/4 inches. Uncoloured. Slight trimming to the top of the decorative border. Small repair to the tip of the top left hand blank corner. Otherwise good clean condition.

From Barclay's Dictionary
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  •  Cambridgeshire, James Pigot, c.1835

    Cambridgeshire, James Pigot, c.1835

Published in the Reign of William IV

Published in the Reign of King
WILLIAM IV
1830 - 1837

COUNTY MAP AND DISTANCE TABLE

24966 Cambridgeshire, James Pigot, c.1835. Price: 34.00

CAMBRIDGESHIRE. 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 Ely Cathedral plus pages of descriptive text.

From A Pocket Topography and Gazetteer of England
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  •  Cambridgeshire, Robert Morden, c.1720

    Cambridgeshire, Robert Morden, c.1720

Published in the Reign of George I

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE I
1714 - 1727

29356 Cambridgeshire, Robert Morden, c.1720. Price: 46.00

CAMBRIDG SHIRE BY ROBT. MORDEN. Robert Morden's smaller map of the county. Decorative title cartouche. 6 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches. Uncoloured. Library stamp on vers "FH Museum Britannicum". Small split at the end of the fold otherwise good condition.

From Thomas Cox's Magnae Britannia
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  •  Cambridgeshire, Archibald Fullarton, c.1843

    Cambridgeshire, Archibald Fullarton, c.1843

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.

29689 Cambridgeshire, Archibald Fullarton, c.1843. Price: 28.00

CAMBRIDGESHIRE. A detailed engraved map of the county embellished with a vignette view of Kings College Chapel, Library & Senate House, Cambridge. Scale, compass pointer and list of hundreds. Uncoloured. Light toning and some very faint fox marks.

From The Parliamentary Gazetteer
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  •  Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire, John Bartholomew, c.1898

    Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire, John Bartholomew, c.1898

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

29859 Parts Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire, John Bartholomew, c.1898. Price: 10.00

SECTION XVIII. BEDFORD. A colour printed map centred on Bedfordshire and including parts of 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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  •  Cambridgeshire, Thomas Kitchin, 1786

    Cambridgeshire, Thomas Kitchin, 1786

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

WITH ORIGINAL TEXT

29970 Cambridgeshire, Thomas Kitchin, 1786. Price: 39.00

CAMBRIDGESHIRE DRAWN FROM THE BEST SURVEYS AND MAPS CORRECTED FROM ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATIONS BY T. KITCHIN. An engraved map of the county embellished with a pictorial title cartouche. Compass pointer, scale and explanation. 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. Uncoloured. Good clean condition. Not previously sold as a single map. With this map is the original page of descriptive text.

From Views and Representations of the Antiquities of England and Wales.
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  •  Cambridgeshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

    Cambridgeshire, 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

29991 Cambridgeshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810. Price: 36.00

CAMBRIDGESHIRE. A detailed engraved map of the county with explanation and list of hundreds. Inset plan of Newmarket Racecourse. Publisher's imprint dated 1806. 6 x 9 inches, 175 x 230 mm. Early wash hand colouring. Straight from the atlas and not sold as a single map before. Fine clean crisp condition.

From The British Atlas.

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  •  Cambridgeshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

    Cambridgeshire, 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

30503 Cambridgeshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810. Price: 37.00

CAMBRIDGESHIRE. A good detailed engraved map of the county divided into hundreds. Inset map of Newmarket Race Course. Bears the publishers imprint dated of 1804. Explanation. 7 x 9 1/4 inches. Original wash and outline hand colouring. 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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  •  Cambridgeshire, John Cary, 1793

    Cambridgeshire, 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

30565 Cambridgeshire, John Cary, 1793. Price: 45.00

CAMBRIDGESHIRE. 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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  •  Cambridgeshire, John Cary, 1809

    Cambridgeshire, John Cary, 1809

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

EARLY HAND COLOURING - WITH ORIGINAL TEXT

30695 Cambridgeshire, John Cary, 1809. Price: 45.00

CAMBRIDGESHIRE. 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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  •  Cambridgeshire, John Cary 1793

    Cambridgeshire, John Cary 1793

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

EARLY HAND COLOURING

30976 Cambridgeshire, John Cary 1793. Price: 44.00

CAMBRIDGESHIRE. 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 28 and 29. 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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  •  Cambridgeshire - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851

    Cambridgeshire - 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

31033 Cambridgeshire - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851. Price: 45.00

CAMBRIDGESHIRE. 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.

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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  •  Cambridgeshire, T. Badesladed and W. H.Toms 1742

    Cambridgeshire, T. Badesladed and W. H.Toms 1742

Published in the Reign of George II

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE II
1727 - 1760

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SHOWS MARKET AND FAIR DAYS

31085 Cambridgeshire, Thomas Badeslade and William Henry Toms, 1742. Price: 44.00

CAMBRIDGESHIRE. 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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  •  Cambridgeshire, Reuben Ramble 1845

    Cambridgeshire, Reuben Ramble 1845

  •  Cambridgeshire Text, Reuben Ramble 1844

    Cambridgeshire 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

31365 Cambridgeshire, Reuben Ramble, c.1845. Price: 85.00

CAMBRIDGESHIRE. An uncommon lithograph miniature map of the county surrounded by a wide border of vignette views of local scenes including King’s College, Trinity College, Christ Ciollege, Statue of Newton and Farming. 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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  •  Cambridgeshire, Carington Bowles, 1785

    Cambridgeshire, 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

31417 Cambridgeshire, Carington Bowles, 1785. Price: 110.00

BOWLES’S NEW MEDIUM MAP OF CAMBRIDGESHIRE 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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  •  Cambridgeshire, Samuel Lewis 1845

    Cambridgeshire, 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

31576 Cambridgeshire, Samuel Lewis, 1845. Price: 24.00

CAMBRIDGESHIRE. A county map drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. and 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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  •  Cambridgeshire, Bacon c.1905

    Cambridgeshire, Bacon c.1905

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

31653 Cambridgeshire, George Washington Bacon, c.1905. Price: 18.50

CAMBRIDGESHIRE REVISED ACCORDING TO THE LATEST ORDNANCE SURVEY. DIVIDED INTO 5 MILE SQUARES. A good detailed Edwardian colour printed map of county. Shows the railways and Divisions with key. Original centre fold 12 1/4 x 18 1/4 inches. Good condition.

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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

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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 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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The maps are all genuine early specimens published in or around the year stated. A guarantee label is provided with each map.
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Antique Maps of Cambridgeshire - Richard Nicholson

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