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Antique Maps of Derbyshire

James Pepper

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  •  Parts of Staffordshire and Derbyshire, John Bartholomew, c.1898

    Parts of Staffordshire and Derbyshire, John Bartholomew, c.1898

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

30838 Parts of Staffordshire and Derbyshire, John Bartholomew, c.1898. Price: 18.00

SECTION XII, DERBY. A colour printed map showing parts of Shropshire, Staffordshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire. Scale of 4 miles to the inch. Shows the railways. Centre fold. 16 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Good clean condition.

From The Royal Atlas

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  •  Co. Durham - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851

    Co. Durham - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851

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

    Derbyshire - 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

31037 Derbyshire - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851. Price: 49.00

DERBYSHIRE. 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. Published by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Co. Paternoster Row, London. Original outline hand colouring. Fine condition. Straight from the atlas so has not been sold as a single map before.

Shows Hoarcross and Donnington Hunts plus parts of the Rufford and Mr. Lumley Hunts in Nottinghamshire

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

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

Published in the Reign of George II

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE II
1727 - 1760

My Image

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

SHOWS MARKET AND FAIR DAYS

31089 Derbyshire, Thomas Badeslade and William Henry Toms, 1742. Price: 45.00

A MAP OF DERBY SHIRE NORTH FROM LONDON. 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 intended 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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  •  Derbyshire, Archibald Fullarton c.1843

    Derbyshire, Archibald Fullarton c.1843

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

31323 Derbyshire, Archibald Fullarton c.1843. Price: 28.00

DERBYSHIRE. A detailed engraved map of the county embellished with a vignette view of St. Mary’s Bridge and Chapel, Derby. Scale, compass pointer and list of hundreds. Uncoloured. 7 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches. Original centre fold. Good condition.

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  •  Derbyshire, Reuben Ramble 1844

    Derbyshire, Reuben Ramble 1844

  •  Derbyshire Text, Reuben Ramble 1844

    Derbyshire Text, Reuben Ramble 1844

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

EARLY HAND COLOURING

FOR THE MAP COLLECTOR

31360 Derbyshire, Reuben Ramble, c1845. Price: 80.00

DERBYSH. An uncommon lithograph miniature map of the county surrounded by a wide border of vignette views of local scenes including Chatsworth, Peverill Castle, The High Tor and a Dairy. 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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  •  Derbyshire, Carington Bowles, 1785

    Derbyshire, 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

31421 Derbyshire, Carington Bowles, 1785. Price: 110.00

BOWLES’S NEW MEDIUM MAP OF DERBYSHIRE 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 3/4 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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  •  Derbyshire, John Seller c.1787

    Derbyshire, John Seller c.1787

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

31467 Derbyshire, John Seller c.1787. Price: 22.00

DERBYSHIRE. The Francis Grose edition of John Seller's engraved map of the county map. Title panel. The description of the county which would have been underneath has been cut off but part of it is on verso. 6 x 4 inches. Hand coloured. Good condition.

From Grose's Supplement to the Antiquities

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  •  Derbyshire, Archibald Fullarton c.1843

    Derbyshire, Archibald Fullarton c.1843

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

31542 Derbyshire, Archibald Fullarton c.1843. Price: 28.00

DERBYSHIRE. A detailed engraved map of the county embellished with a vignette view of St. Mary’s Bridge and Chapel, Derby. Scale, compass pointer and list of hundreds. Hand coloured rather brightly. Centre fold as issued. 7 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches. Original centre fold. Good condition.

From The Parliamentary Gazetteer

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  •  Derbyshire, Samuel Lewis 1845

    Derbyshire, Samuel Lewis 1845

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

    Lewis' Atlas to the Topographical Dictionaries of England and Wales

Atlas Titlepage
Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

EARLY HAND COLOURING

31584 Derbyshire, Samuel Lewis, 1845. Price: 19.00

DERBYSHIRE. A county map drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker. 6 3/4 x 9 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Light mark at the centre near printed margin otherwise 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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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

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

ANTIQUE PRINTS OF DERBYSHIRE

A series of steel engravings by the celebrated artist
THOMAS ALLOM
Engraved by various engravers and published in London circa 1836.
Each measures about 6 x 3 3/4 inches, 152 x 97 mm.

  •  Scene at Matlock Derbyshire

    Scene at Matlock Derbyshire

73057 Scene at Matlock, Derbyshire. Price: 12.50
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  •  Willersely Hall  in Derbyshire

    Willersely Hall in Derbyshire

73059 Willersley Hall, Derbyshire. Price: 12.50
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  •  Dovedale Derbyshire

    Dovedale Derbyshire

73097 Dovedale, Derbyshire. Price: 14.50
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PORTRAITS OF BRITAIN

For over thirty years renowned artists Philip and Glyn Martin have been touring Great Britain capturing, in finely detailed watercolour paintings, the country's much loved towns, villages and favourite places It has taken these talented brothers thousands of miles around Britain.

Each print is one of a strictly limited edition, individually numbered out of 850 and signed. The original watercolours are used only for one edition and no other reproduction is made. The high quality of printing and the material used sets these prints apart. They are difficult to distinguish from the originals as they retain so much of the feel and delicacy of watercolour. The artists themselves are very involved in the printing process. They work with a talented craftsman who has developed a way of printing on real watercolour paper. This paper is produced especially for them by an English mill. It is made from 100% cotton and is completely acid free.
Image Size: 6 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Washline Style Mount Size: 12 1/4 x 11 inches
  •  Bakewell, Derbyshire

    Bakewell, Derbyshire

72766 Bakewell
Number 716 of 850 signed by Philip Martin.
IN IVORY TINT SUNK MOUNT. Price: 14.00

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  •  Matlock, Derbyshire

    Matlock, Derbyshire

74739 Matlock
Number 548 of 850 signed by Philip Martin.
IN IVORY TINT LINE AND WASH MOUNT. Price: 14.00

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  •  Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire

    Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire

74732 Hardwick Hall
Number 110 of 850 signed by Philip Martin.
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ENJOY THE SLENDOUR OF THE MAGNIFICENT 17TH CENTURY MAPS BY

THE BLAEU FAMILY

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.

You can enjoy looking at these remarkable engraved maps of most parts of the world via a series of reproduction atlases produced in full colour

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.

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.
Antique Maps of Derbyshire, England - Richard Nicholson