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  •  Road Map Exeter to Torrington, Thomas Kitchin 17678

    Road Map Exeter to Torrington, Thomas Kitchin 17678

  •  Road Map Talabon to Holywell, Thomas Kitchin 17678

    Road Map Talabon to Holywell, Thomas Kitchin 17678

Published in the Reign of George III

DOUBLE SIDED 18TH CENTURY ROAD MAP

Measuring about 8 x 6 inches.

From: Kitchin's Post-Chaise Companion through England and Wales published in London in 1767

27061 Plate 76/77, Thomas Kitchin, 1676. Price: 45.00

Side 76. Untitled

Talybont, Machynlleth, Bala, Ruthin, Holywell.

Side 77. The Road from EXETER to BARNSTAPLE continued to IFRACOMBE & so to TORRINGTON in Devonshire

Exeter, Crediton, Chumleigh, Barbstaple, Ilfracombe, Bideford, Torrington.

8 x 6 inches. Hand coloured. Fine condition.

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Road Map

  •  Road Map 168/169, London to Exeter. Edward Mogg, 1817

    Road Map 168/169, London to Exeter. Edward Mogg, 1817

Published in the Reign of George III

27990 Road Map 168/169, London to Exeter. Edward Mogg, 1817. Price: 38.00

LONDON TO EXETER. An engraved strip road map showing part of the route South Peverton, Seavington St. Michael, Ilminster, Broadway, St. Mary Buckland, Yarcombe. 5 1/2 x 8 inches. Early hand colouring. Good clean condition.

From: Edward Mogg’s Survey of the High Roads of England and Wales, Planned on a Scale of one Inch to a Mile, Including the Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, and every object, worthy of remark, whether situated on, or contiguous to the Road

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  •  Road Map 194 / 195, London to Exeter. Edward Mogg, 1817

    Road Map 194 / 195, London to Exeter. Edward Mogg, 1817

Published in the Reign of George III

ROAD MAP - EARLY HAND COLOURING

27992 Road Map 194 / 195, London to Exeter. Edward Mogg, 1817. Price: 38.00

LONDON TO EXETER. An engraved strip road map showing part of the route Bishop’s Hull, Wellington, Willand. 5 1/2 x 8 inches. Early hand colouring. Good clean condition.

From: Edward Mogg’s Survey of the High Roads of England and Wales, Planned on a Scale of one Inch to a Mile, Including the Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, and every object, worthy of remark, whether situated on, or contiguous to the Road. Dedicated to H.R.H The Prince Regent (future George IV). Published June 2nd 1817 by Edward Mogg, No. 51, Charing Cross, London. Printed by Whittingham and Rowland, Printers, Goswell Street

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  •  Devonshire, Archibald Fullarton, c.1843

    Devonshire, Archibald Fullarton, c.1843

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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.

30748 Devonshire, Archibald Fullarton, c.1843. Price: 33.00

DEVONSHIRE. A detailed engraved map of the county embellished with a vignette view of East View of Exeter Cathedral &c. List of hundreds. 9 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches. Uncoloured. Good clean condition.

From: The Parliamentary Gazetteer

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  •  Part of Devon, John Bartholomew, c.1898

    Part of Devon, John Bartholomew, c.1898

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30825 Part of Devon, John Bartholomew, c.1898. Price: 18.00

SECTION XXV. BARNSTAPLE. A colour printed map showing parts of Devonshire. Scale of 4 miles to the inch. Shows the railways. 16 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Tiny split at the bottom of the centre fold otherwise good clean condition.

From: The Royal Atlas

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  •  Part of Devon and Cornwall, John Bartholomew, c.1898

    Part of Devon and Cornwall, John Bartholomew, c.1898

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30829 Part of Devon and Cornwall, John Bartholomew, c.1898. Price: 18.00

SECTION XXXI. PLYMOUTH. A colour printed map showing part of Cornwall and part of southern Devon. Inset maps of Plymouth and the Torquay and Brixham areas. 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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Fox Hunting Map

Hobson's Fox Hunting Atlas
  •  Devonshire - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851

    Devonshire - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851

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31038 Devonshire - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851. Price: 52.00

DEVONSHIRE. 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 North Devon, Mr.Furse, Tiverton, Eggesford, Mr. Marshall, Devon, Mr. Trelawny, Mr. Roe and Sir H. Seale 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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18th century showing Market and Fair Days

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

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

Published in the Reign of George II
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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31090 Devonshire, Thomas Badeslade and William Henry Toms, 1742. Price: 45.00

A MAP OF DEVON SHIRE WEST 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. Two small brown marks in the bottom left and right hand blank margin corners otherwise 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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  •  Devonshire, Reuben Ramble 1845

    Devonshire, Reuben Ramble 1845

  •  Devonshire Text, Reuben Ramble 1844

    Devonshire Text, Reuben Ramble 1844

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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.

31367 Devonshire, Reuben Ramble, c.1845. Price: 95.00

DEVONSHIRE. An uncommon lithograph miniature map of the county surrounded by a wide border of vignette views of local scenes including Exeter Cathedral, Plymouth and Fruit Picking. 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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For the Map Collector

  •  Devonshire, Carington Bowles, 1785

    Devonshire, Carington Bowles, 1785

Published in the Reign of George III
  •  Sir H. George Fordham

    Sir H. George Fordham

31422 Devonshire, Carington Bowles, 1785. Price: 145.00

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

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

Provenance

  •  Titlepage

    Titlepage

  •  Signature

    Signature

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

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

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  •  Part of Devon, John Bartholomew, c.1898

    Part of Devon, John Bartholomew, c.1898

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31487 Part of Devon, John Bartholomew, c.1898. Price: 18.00

SECTION XXV. BARNSTAPLE. A colour printed map showing parts of Devonshire. 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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  •  Part of Devon, John Bartholomew, c.1898

    Part of Devon, John Bartholomew, c.1898

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31505 Part of Devon, John Bartholomew, c.1898. Price: 18.00

SECTION XXXI. PLYMOUTH. A colour printed map showing part of Cornwall and part of southern Devon. Inset maps of Plymouth and the Torquay and Brixham areas. 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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  •  North Devonshire,  George Washington Bacon, c.1900

    North Devonshire, George Washington Bacon, c.1900

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31656 North Devon, George Washington Bacon, c.1900. Price: 18.50

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

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  •  South Devonshire,  George Washington Bacon, c.1900

    South Devonshire, George Washington Bacon, c.1900

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31657 South Devon, George Washington Bacon, c.1900. Price: 18.50

DEVONSHIRE (SOUTH SHEET) REVISED FROM THE ORDNANCE SURVEY. DIVIDED INTO 5 MILE SQUARES A good detailed late 19th century colour printed lithograph map of the southern part of the county. Shows the railways. 12 x 18 inches. Small spit at the top of the centre fold otherwise good condition.

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  •  Plymouth and Devenport Thomas Moule c.1850

    Plymouth and Devenport Thomas Moule c.1850

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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.

31658 Plymouth and Devenport, Thomas Moule, c.1850. Price: 29.00

ENVIRONS OF PLYMOUTH & DEVENPORT An engraved map of the region embellished with a vignette view of Plymouth Citadel and the Arms of Plymouth. 10 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches. Uncoloured. Little to no top blank margin with some trimming. Browning around the edges.

From Barclay's Dictionary

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An Amazing New Reference Book for the Map Collector

Maps of Cornwall Bookcover

First published in 1966 as one of the first such books to consider the maps of a specific county in terms of mapping history: this new 2nd edition retains the emphasis and principles of the first edition. The sections have been extended on contributing map makers from the end of the 16th Century to the mid 19th Century where decorative maps decline and are superseded by the cleaner lines of the Ordnance Survey.

The maps shown in this new edition come from a number of sources. They have been selected in order to give a story both over the span of these maps as they are drawn and also an analysis of how they reflect the history of cartography in the terms of the county of Cornwall.

The process of creating maps evolved at a stunning rate in the 280 years covered here and we have endeavoured to provide the reader with some analysis between maps as well as versions of the same map. Maps depict the lay of the land: there are instances where amendments to maps show changes in the physical geography on the ground thus fulfilling the role of the geographer and his map. This is the accurate depiction on paper of observed elements in the field.
In addition to the maps of Cornwall are charts generated for navigation of the treacherous seas around the Isles of Scilly. These notorious shores have proven fatal and the need for accurate maps around the coast drove some of the earliest maps of the area.

Presented with many full colour illustrations and extensively expanded from the 1966 edition, this book will aid the budding collector, the confused auction-goer as well as console the exile and, we hope, will be of interest to anyone keen in the mapped history of Cornwall.

Hardback A4 landscape volume of about 270 pages - ISBN: 978-1-5272-1503-0

87 sections dealing with cartographers from Saxton in 1576 to the mid 1800s with about 130 colour and b&w illustrations

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

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