RICHARD NICHOLSON of CHESTER

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Antique Maps of Cheshire

James Pepper

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  •  Canal from the Trent to the Mersey, John Stockdale, 1795

    Canal from the Trent to the Mersey, John Stockdale, 1795

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

CANALS

12289 The Canal from the Trent to the Mersey, John Stockdale, 1795. Price: 34.00

A PLAN OF THE CANAL FROM THE TRENT TO THE MERSEY
An interesting engraved uncoloured map. 7 3/4 x 11 inches. Publishers imprint beneath dated 1795. Good condition.
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  •  Central England, von Reilly 1789

    Central England, von Reilly 1789

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

EARLY HAND COLOURING

24040 Central England, Franz Joseph von Reilly, 1789. Price: 68.00

Des Konigreichs ENGLAND westlicher Theil, oder Hereford Shire, Worcester Sh, Warwick Shire, Nordhampton Shire, Rutland Shire, Leicester Shire, Linkoln Shire, Notingham Shire, Derby Shire, Stafford Shire, Shrop Sh. und Sheshire Nro. 82. An engraved map of central England divided into counties. Uncoloured title cartouche. 10 3/4 x 8 inches. Early wash hand colouring. Good condition. Straight from the atlas and not sold as a single map before.

From Schauplatz der funf Theile der Welt

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  •  Cheshire, Robert Morden 1695

    Cheshire, Robert Morden 1695

Published in the Reign of William and Mary

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

FIRST EDITION

24313 Cheshire, Robert Morden 1695. Price: 49.00

THE COUNTY PALATINE OF CHESTER BY ROBT. MORDEN The first edition of this good engraved map of the county divided into hundreds. Decorative title cartouche, three scales and the publisher's imprint. 16 1/2 x 13 inches, 415 x 345 mm. Uncoloured. No blank margins on the left and right hand sides with a little trimming on the left. Repair to top right hand corner.Some marginal nicks. Well worth some restoration work.

From Camden's Britannia

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  •  Cheshire, John Cary, 1810

    Cheshire, John Cary, 1810

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

EARLY HAND COLOURING

26599 Cheshire, John Cary, 1810. Price: 36.00

CHESHIRE
A small engraved map of the county orientated with west at the top. 3 1/2 x 5 inches. Publisher’s imprint dated 1810. Early hand colouring. Good condition. In a sunk wash line mount.

From Travellers Companion
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  •  Cheshire, John Seller, c.1787

    Cheshire, 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.

28920 Cheshire, John Seller, c.1787. Price: 38.00

CHESHIRE. An engraved map of the county with title panel and scale. 6 x 5 inches. Descriptive text beneath and continuing on verso. Uncoloured. Good condition. From Supplement to Grose's Antiquities.
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  •  Cheshire Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1860

    Cheshire Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1860

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

FOX HUNTING MAP

EARLY HAND COLOURING

25555 Cheshire Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1860. Price: 76.00

CHESHIRE. A map of the county showing the Places of Meeting of Foxhounds. Title panel with the name of the publishers J. & C. Walker beneath. Scale. List of hundreds. 15 x 12 1/2 inches. Early outline hand colouring. Good condition.

From Hobson’s Fox Hunting Atlas
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  •  N.W. England Roads Laure and Whittle 1806

    N.W. England Roads Laure and Whittle 1806

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

28102 Cheshire / Staffordshire / Derbyshire / Yorkshire. Robert Laurie and James Whittle, 1806. Price: 45.00

CONTINUATION OF THE ROADS TO THE LAKES, WITH ROADS TO CHESTER, LIVERPOOL, MANCHESTER, &c. &c. Extends from Ormskirk, Blackburn and Colne in the north to Leicester in the south. As far east as Leeds, Barnsley and Mansfield. To the west Chester and Lichfield. Publisher’s imprint below dated 1806. 10 x 12 inches. Original hand colouring. Small blank margin on the bottom left hand side, tine repair in verso to margin edge otherwise good condition.
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  •  Harbour of Liverpool, Peter Perez Burdett 1771

    Harbour of Liverpool, Peter Perez Burdett 1771

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

SEA CHART

29264 Harbour of Liverpool, Peter Perez Burdett, 1771. Price: 400.00

A CHART OF THE HARBOUR OF LIVERPOOL WITH THE SOUNDINGS AT LOW WATER SPRING TIDES BY P.P. BURDETT 1771. A fascinating engraved chart orientated with south at the top. It shows parts of Flintshire, the Wirral and Lancashire with the entraces to the River Dee and the River Mersey. 20 x 14 3/4 inches. Hand coloured. Infill to the blank margin in the bottom left hand corner which is normal as the map was published as folding. A unique opportunity to purchase this chart which rarely comes into stock .

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  •  Cheshire, Thomas Moule, c.1850

    Cheshire, Thomas Moule, c.1850

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

29741 Cheshire, Thomas Moule, c.1850. Price: 14.00

CHESHIRE. A decorative Victorian map of the county within an architectural border. Embellished with vignette views of Chester Cathedral and Eaton Hall. Seven coats of arms. 10 x 7 inches, 255 x 190 mm. Uncoloured. Single tear at the top right hand side of the map extending just over 4 inches into the engraved area with tape repair on verso. The map has some browning and some soiling.

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  •  Cheshire, John Cary, 1821

    Cheshire, John Cary, 1821

Published in the Reign of Charles I

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE IV
1820- 1830

29744 Cheshire, John Cary, 1821. Price: 36.00

CHESHIRE. A small engraved map of the county orientated with west at the top. 3 1/2 x 5 inches. Publisher’s imprint dated 1821. Good condition. All ready for framing In a sunk wash line mount made by the Regent Gallery in Cheltenham with their old price of 25 shillings.

From Travellers Companion
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  •  Cheshire, John Seller, c.1787

    Cheshire, 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

29763 Cheshire, John Seller, c.1787. Price: 39.00

CHESHIRE. An engraved map of the county with title panel and scale. 6 x 5 inches. Descriptive text beneath and continuing on verso. Original outline and green wash colouring. Good condition.

From Supplement to Grose's Antiquities

This map is currently in a plain black frame with a glass back so the text can be seen. The frame is not new but in good condition.

  •  Cheshire, James Wallis, 1810

    Cheshire, James Wallis, 1810

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

EARLY HAND COLOURING

29747 Cheshire, James Wallis, 1810. Price: 25.00

CHESHIRE. A small engraved map of the county orientated with west at the top. Explanation. Publishers imprint beneath. 3 1/2 x 5 inches. Original wash hand colouring. In a sunk mount with wash line border. Good condition.

This map is in the mount supplied by the Regent Gallery In Cheltenham many years ago and bears the price of 40 shillings.
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  •  Cheshire, Benjamin Pitts Capper, 1834

    Cheshire, Benjamin Pitts Capper, 1834

Published in the Reign of William IV

Published in the Reign of King
WILLIAM IV
1830 - 1837

29764 Cheshire, Benjamin Pitts Capper, 1834. Price: 39.00

CHESHIRE. A small engraved map of the county. Title panel. Scale. Beneath the map is the imprint of the publisher G & W. B. Whittaker dated 1824. 7 x 4 inches. Hand coloured. Good condition. In a grey sunk mount with single gold line and presented in a black frame. The frame is now new but in good condition.

From A Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom
  •  Cheshire, William Pinnock, c.1833

    Cheshire, William Pinnock, c.1833

Published in the Reign of William IV

Published in the Reign of King
WILLIAM IV
1830 - 1837

UNUSUAL

29791 Cheshire, William Pinnock, c.1833. Price: 45.00

CHESHIRE. Surely one of the most unusual maps of the county. Engraved on wood by Joshua Archer the map has a negative appearance. The name of the publisher James Gilbert appears above the title panel. 8 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches. Good condition. In an old ivory tint mount with single line.

From The Guide to Knowledge

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  •  Liverpool, Wirral, Manchester, John Bartholomew, 1898

    Liverpool, Wirral, Manchester, John Bartholomew, 1898

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

30158 Liverpool, Wirral, Manchester, John Bartholomew, 1898. Price: 13.50

ENVIRONS OF LIVERPOOL. ENVIRONS OF MANCHESTER. A colour printed map showing two panels with Liverpool, the Wirral and area around Manchester. 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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  •  Cheshire, Charles and James Greenwood, 1834

    Cheshire, Charles and James Greenwood, 1834

Published in the Reign of William IV

Published in the Reign of King
WILLIAM IV
1830 - 1837

LARGE MAP - EARLY HAND COLOURING

30310 Cheshire, Charles and James Greenwood, 1834. Price: 90.00

MAP OF THE COUNTY PALATINE OF CHESTER FROM AN ACTUAL SURVEY MADE IN THE YEAR 1819 BY C. & J. GREENWOOD... A fine detailed engraved map of the county embellished with a large uncoloured vignette view of Chester Cathedral. Decorative calligraphy, explanation and compass rose. 26 3/4 x 22 1/2 inches. Original outline and and wash colouring to the map area. The paper is watermarked “T Edmonds Wycombe Not Bleached 1829”. Tear in the bottom blank margin which runs into 1 1/4 inches into the blank area to the right of the explanations. No centre fold.

From Atlas of the Counties of England
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  •  Cheshire, John Cary, 1812

    Cheshire, John Cary, 1812

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

30356 Cheshire, John Cary, 1812. Price: 32.00

CHESHIRE. A small engraved map of the county orientated with west at the top. 3 1/2 x 5 inches. Publisher’s imprint dated 1812. Good condition. All ready for framing In a sunk wash line mount made by the Regent Gallery in Cheltenham with their old price of 2 pounds.

From Travellers Companion
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  •  Cheshire, George and John Cary, 1824

    Cheshire, George and John Cary, 1824

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

30357 Cheshire, George and John Cary, 1824. Price: 32.00

CHESHIRE. A small engraved map of the county orientated with west at the top. 3 1/2 x 5 inches. Publisher’s imprint G. & J. Cary. Good condition. All ready for framing In a sunk wash line mount made by the Regent Gallery in Cheltenham years ago but in good condition.

From Travellers Companion
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  •  Cheshire, Joseph Nightingale, c.1835

    Cheshire, Joseph Nightingale, c.1835

Published in the Reign of William IV

Published in the Reign of King
WILLIAM IV
1830 - 1837

30359 Cheshire, Joseph Nightingale, c.1835. Price: 14.50

CHESHIRE. An engraved map of the county divided into hundreds. Explanation and list of hundreds. 8 3/4 x 7 inches. Numbered 7 in the top right hand corner. Original outline hand colouring. A little ink soiling in the top printed border. Very light single crease in the top right hand blank margin. Part of a date 35 on verso in biro. Otherwise good condition.
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  •  Cheshire Fox Hunting. J. & C. Walker, Reproduction of a 19th century map

    Cheshire Fox Hunting. J. & C. Walker, Reproduction of a 19th century map

WARNING - MODERN REPRODUCTION

30465 Cheshire Fox Hunting. J. & C. Walker, Reproduction of a 19th century map. Price: 25.00

CHESHIRE. A modern reproduction of this interesting 19th century map of the county showing the Places of Meeting of Foxhounds. Title panel with the name of the publishers J. & C. Walker beneath. Scale. List of hundreds. 15 x 12 1/2 inches. Printed colour. Good condition. Numbered number 7 of 100.

This map was presented in an ivory tint mount and framed in a wood and gilt moulding some years ago. The frame is still in good condition.

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

    Cheshire, John 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

30504 Cheshire, John Cole and John Roper, 1810. Price: 50.00

CHESHIRE. A good detailed engraved map of the county divided into hundreds. Bears the publishers imprint dated of 1804. Explanation. 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches. Original wash and outline hand colouring. Good condition but with a little rippling in the bottom right hand blank margin corner. Straight from the atlas and not sold as a single map before. With original pages of descriptive text. The first page of text has a repair across the top right hand corner and the top left hand blank corner of the second page is missing not effecting text.

From The British Atlas
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  •  Part of Lancashire/Cheshire - Geological, Philip Son & Nephew, c.1910

    Part of Lancashire/Cheshire - Geological, Philip Son & Nephew, c.1910

GEOLOGICAL

30618 Part of Lancashire/Cheshire - Geological, Philip Son & Nephew, c.1910. Price: 20.00

1” Solid LXXX N.W. Woolton, Gateacre, Huyton, Warrington, Runcorn Frodsham. An interesting coloured geological folding map in four sections mounted on linen. The title is hand written on a printed label showing Atlas supporting the world with the name and address of the mapmakers Philip Son & Nephew.Another label on verso shows a key to the colours of the area shown on the map.In all the mapmeasures 13 3/4 x 12 inches. Good condition. I regret I have not been able to accurately date this map and the suggestion of circa 1910 is a rough guess.
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  •  Cheshire, Archibald Fullarton, c.1843

    Cheshire, Archibald Fullarton, c.1843

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

30747 Cheshire, Archibald Fullarton, c.1843. Price: 29.00

CHESHIRE. A detailed engraved map of the county divided into hundreds. Embellished with a vignette view of Eaton Hall. 9 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches. Uncoloured. Good wide margins. Good condirtion
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  •  Cheshire, James Pigot / Isaac Slater, c.1857

    Cheshire, 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

30770 Cheshire, James Pigot / Isaac Slater, c.1857. Price: 82.00

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

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

    Cheshire, 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

30856 Cheshire, John Cary 1793. Price: 58.00

CHESHIRE. A good detailed engraved map of the county. Title panel and compass rose combined. Publisher's imprint below dated 1793. 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Some town names are underlined in red. With the original page of descriptive text.

From New and Correct English Atlas
The significance of some towns being underlined in red is given by the previous owner of the atlas John Hobson Matthews by means of a manuscript note in red ink he has added at the start of the atlas. He says
The places underlined in red ink are those in which a Catholic mission has been established between the era of the Reformation and the year 1840
John Hobson Matthews
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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  •  Cheshire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820

    Cheshire, 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

30914 Cheshire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820. Price: 86.00

LANGLEY’S NEW MAP OF CHESHIRE. An engraved map of the county. In the bottom right hand corner is a vignette view of The City of Chester. 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, Jan. 1st, 1818. 10 x 6 3/4 inches. Manuscript number 5 in the top right hand corner. Original outline and wash hand colouring. Very lightly toned with some speckled foxing mainly in the bottom blank margin. No tears or repairs.

From Langley’s New County Atlas of England and Wales
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  •  Cheshire, Thomas Moule, c.1850

    Cheshire, Thomas Moule, c.1850

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

30962 Cheshire, Thomas Moule, c.1850. Price: 29.00

CHESHIRE. A decorative Victorian map of the county within an architectural border. Embellished with vignette views of Chester Cathedral and Eaton Hall. Seven coats of arms. 10 x 7 inches, 255 x 190 mm. Uncoloured. Original horizontal light fold crease which is quite common with some specimens depending how they were bound into the atlas. Very little blank margin in the top left hand corner. Small blank margin on the right hand side. Good clean condition.

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  •  Cheshire, Joshua Archer, c.1845

    Cheshire, Joshua Archer, c.1845

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

30963 Cheshire, Joshua Archer, c.1845. Price: 19.00

CHESHIRE. A detailed engraved map of the county including the railways. List of hundreds and explanation. 9 1/4 x 7 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.

From Dugdale’s England and Wales Delineated
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  •  Cheshire, John and Charles Walker, c.1845

    Cheshire, John and Charles Walker, c.1845

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

FOX HUNTING MAP

31022 Cheshire, John and Charles Walker, c.1845. Price: 60.00

CHESHIRE. A map of the county showing the Places of Meeting of Foxhounds. Title panel with the name of the publishers J. & C. Walker beneath. Scale. List of hundreds. 15 x 12 1/2 inches. Early outline hand colouring. Good condition.

From Hobson’s Fox Hunting Atlas
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  •  Delamere Forest, Benjamin Davies, 1819

    Delamere Forest, Benjamin Davies, 1819

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

30931 Delamere Forest, Benjamin Davies, 1882. Price: 29.00

PLAN OF DELAMERE FOREST 1813. An interesting map engraved by Benjamin Davies. Imprint dated 1816. 7 x 11 inches. Original hand colouring. Very small marginal repair in the left hand blank margin otherwise good condition.

From Ormerod's History of Cheshire.
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  •  Cheshire - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851

    Cheshire - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

My Image

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

VICTORIAN FOX HUNTING MAP

31034 Cheshire - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851. Price: 60.00

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

Shows the Cheshire Hunt and part of Sir W. W. Wynne and North Staffordshire 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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  •  Cheshire, Reuben Ramble 1844

    Cheshire, Reuben Ramble 1844

  •  Cheshire Text, Reuben Ramble 1844

    Cheshire 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

31358 Cheshire, Reuben Ramble, c1845. Price: 90.00

CHESHIRE. An uncommon lithograph miniature map of the county surrounded by a wide border of vignette views of local scenes including Chester Cathedral, Salt Works, Cheese making and pasture. 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.
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  •  Cheshire, Carington Bowles, 1785

    Cheshire, 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

31418 Cheshire, Carington Bowles, 1785. Price: 120.00

BOWLES’S NEW MEDIUM MAP OF CHESHIRE 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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  •  Warrington, Lt. Robert Kearsley Dawson, 1832

    Warrington, Lt. Robert Kearsley Dawson, 1832

Published in the Reign of William IV

Published in the Reign of King
WILLIAM IV
1830 - 1837

EARLY HAND COLOURING

TOWN PLAN

31485 Warrington, Lt. Robert Kearsley Dawson, 1832. Price: 32.00

WARRINGTON. An engraved map of the Township of Warrington on a scale of 2 inches to the mile. Compass pointer and explanation. About 9 x 10 inches. Original hand colouring. Good condition. Browned on verso.
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  •  Cheshire, Samuel Lewis 1845

    Cheshire, 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

31580 Cheshire, Samuel Lewis, 1845. Price: 36.00

LEICESTERSHIRE. A county map drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker. Reference to the Unions. 9 1/2 x 9 inches. Single fold crease as issued. 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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  •  Cheshire, Robert Morden 1722

    Cheshire, Robert Morden 1722

Published in the Reign of George I

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE I
1714 - 1727

31548 Cheshire, Robert Morden 1722. Price: 97.00

THE COUNTY PALATINE OF CHESTER BY ROBT. MORDEN. A good engraved map of the county divided into hundreds. Decorative title cartouche, three scales and the publisher's imprint. 16 1/2 x 13 inches, 415 x 345 mm. Uncoloured. Horse within a circle watermark. Two tiny matching worm holes north of Whitchurch. Nice clean condition with good untrimmed blank margins on all four sides.

From Camden's Britannia.

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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

  •  Liverpool Picking up a Pilot, Edward G. Walker

    Liverpool Picking up a Pilot, Edward G. Walker

WF15 Liverpool Picking up a Pilot, Edward G. Walker. Price: 30.00



Limited edition of 500 numbered prints signed by the artist

Image size: 29 1/2 x 19 3/4 inches

Here is the giant jute clipper Liverpool, the largest sailing ship under the red ensign at the beginning of the 1890's and specially built for the Calcutta jute trade, picking up a pilot off the mouth of the Mersey. This four masted iron ship built by Russel & Company of Glasgow in 1889 was owned by R. W. Leyland & Company of Liverpool. Her gross tonnage was 3396. Her length 333.2 feet, In breadth she measured 47.9 feet and in depth 26.5 feet. She could stow 26,000 bales of jute, a dead weight of nearly 6,000 tons. Her first master was Thomas Calder. When outward bound from Antwerp to San Francisco in 1902 under Captain Lewis, the Liverpoool went ashore in fog on the rocky coast of Aldnerey on the 25th February. She was under all plain sail at the time and the crash on the rocks broke her back. Her crew of 35 were saved.

The pilot schooner in the paining is the number 7 boat Lancashire Witch built by Michael Ratsey of West Cowes in 1863. Withdrawn from service in 1896. Sold in 1897 to Leith owners. Gross tonnage 56. 80.7 feet length, 18 feet breadth, 19.6 feet depth.

This picture is illustrated in Edward G. Walker's book Sea Liverpool which can be purchased clicking on the Amazon link on the left. The original painting is in the collection of Richard Nicholson

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AN ANTIQUE MAP OR PRINT MAKES A VERY SPECIAL RETIREMENT GIFT

RICHARD NICHOLSON of CHESTER

Stoneydale
Pepper Street
Christleton
Chester
CH3 7AG

Telephone
01244 336004

International
44 1244 336004

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.

Some of the nice things Customers have said

2017 
Just to say the map arrived safe and sound thank you and is beautiful. We will be getting it framed ASAP as we are both scared of touching it and damaging it!
RN
I just wanted to confirm that I have received my map of Staffordshire. It is so beautiful. I cannot wait to get it framed and display it in my home.
NS
2016 
Thank you very much for the prompt despatch. I am getting them framed for my partner's Christmas present and I'm sure he will love them
KR
Maps arrived safe and sound this morning. Thank you so much, they're absolutely stunning and I'm sure will be greatly appreciated by the people receiving them. Absolutely perfect - I'm beaming from ear to ear!!
KT
Richard, as you likely gathered, we received the maps intact; very nice indeed, now framed and ready to hang on the wall!
DS
I have to commend you, sir, your website is quite the paradise for history buffs and cartography geeks.
JT
I just wanted to let you know that the map arrived safely and it's beautiful, my Dad is going to love it.
LK
2015 
Thank you so much, it has already arrived and it is beautiful. Very satisfied customer!
AM
Many thanks. Received in really good condition.
DP
The map has arrived safely. Thank you. I am pleased to have it.
JH
I received the map today! It was in great condition! Thank you for a great transaction
CN
The Cheshire map arrived today.  Thank you so much, it is beautiful
RF
Many thanks for sending the map. I have just received it in a very good condition
IA
Very impressed with the print and the way it had been securely packaged. Thank you for excellent service.
DW
2014 
Thank you for the map of Northumberland, very well packed and delivered safely today. This will be added to my family history research. I do enjoy maps! MP
Map 'Leicestershire and Rutlandshire' arrived today. Delighted with the purchase. Thank you very much. PW
The map arrived this morning, very well packaged and I'm very happy with it. Thank you for the great service! HS
I received the map today. It was really well packed and arrived really fast. Thank you very much for an excellent item. KK
Hi, just wanted to say thank you for map, its fantastic. Much appreciated. TB
Thank you so much for the two prints of Chester which arrived yesterday.They were beautifully packed, arrived unharmed and are now in new frames. NP
Many thanks for the Ogilby maps, which I finally collected from the Post Office on Saturday morning. I'm so pleased with them that I'd like to order in addition your 1675 copy of plate 73. LA
The map has just arrived.  Thank you so much.  It's perfect for my research. LF
Antique Maps of Cheshire - Richard Nicholson

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