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Antique Maps of Essex

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  •  Essex, George Alexander Cooke, 1824

    Essex, George Alexander Cooke, 1824

Published in the Reign of Charles I

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE IV
1820- 1830

29629 Essex, George Alexander Cooke, 1824. Price: 30.00

ESSEX. A small engraved map of the county orientated with east the the top. Compass pointer, scale and list of hundreds. 4 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.

From Gray’s New Book of Roads
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  •  Essex and Kent, Aristide M. Perrot, 1823

    Essex and Kent, Aristide M. Perrot, 1823

Published in the Reign of Charles I

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE IV
1820- 1830

UNUSUAL MINIATURE MAP

29633 Essex and Kent, Aristide M. Perrot, 1823. Price: 50.00

ESSEX KENT. A miniature engraved map by Adrien Migneret of the two counties within a pictorial border. 2 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Vertical crease on the left of the map. Traces of two pieces of white tape on verso probably used to hold the map into a mount at some time. Otherwise good condition.
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  •  Essex, Robert Morden / Homan Turpin, c.1770

    Essex, Robert Morden / Homan Turpin, c.1770

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

RARE PLAYING CARD MAP

29634 Essex, Robert Morden / Homan Turpin, c.1770. Price: 280.00

ESSEX. The rare state of Robert Morden’s Playing card first published in 1676. The plates eventually came into the possession of of the bookseller Homan Turpin who flourished from about 1764 to 1787. The cards were issued without the suit marks. 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches. Uncoloured.

From A Brief Description of England and Wales
My Image
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Published in the Reign of Charles I

Published in the Reign of King
CHARLES I
1625 - 1649

17TH CENTURY - EARLY HAND COLOURING

29636 Essex, Joan Blaeu, 1648. Price: 450.00

ESSEXIA COMITATUS. A fine decorative 17th century map of the county. Title banner, scale cartouche with three putti. Royal Arms, Arms of England and A panel displaying seven coats of arms and a blank shield. Five ships. 20 1/2 x 16 1 /4 inches. Original 17th century hand colouring. Two small nicks on the edge of the wide left hand side blank margin. A very small sliver of surface loss in the top printed border towards the top left hand side. Light crease in the bottom right hand blank margin extending slightly into the map area. Otherwise good condition with wide blank margins. Dutch text on verso.
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  •  Norfolk / Suffolk / Essex, Andrew Dury, 1764

    Norfolk / Suffolk / Essex, Andrew Dury, 1764

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

EARLY HAND COLOURING

29637 Norfolk / Suffolk / Essex, Andrew Dury, 1764. Price: 40.00

PARTS OF NORFOLK, SUFFOLK AND ESSEX.A small engraved untitled map showing parts of these three counties. 4 x 5 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Small split in the centre fold otherwise good condition.

From Dury (A.) A Collection of Plans of the Principal Cities of Great Britain and Ireland
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  •  Essex, Thomas Moule, c.1850

    Essex, 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 VICTORIAN

30014 Essex, Thomas Moule, c.1850. Price: 70.00

ESSEX. A decorative Victorian map of the county with two inset views of Chelmsford and Southend. Shipping scene with Neptune and putti. Floral border and two coats of arms. 10 x 8 inches. Hand coloured. Good condition. Presented in an ivory tint sunk mount with a line and wash border. Framed many years ago in black and gold hogarth moulding which is is still in good condition.

From Barclay's Dictionary

This map is only available to customers who can collect from Christleton
  •  Essex, John Cole and John Roper, 1810

    Essex, 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

30511 Essex, John Cole and John Roper, 1810. Price: 42.00

ESSEX. A good detailed engraved map of the county divided into hundreds, half hundreds and liberties. Bears the publishers imprint dated of 1805. Explanation. 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 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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  •  Essex, Archibald Fullarton c.1843

    Essex, 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.

30689 Essex, Archibald Fullarton c.1843. Price: 20.00

ESSEX. A good detailed engraved mid 19th century map of the county. Scale, compass pointer and list of hundreds. Uncoloured. 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. Good clean condition.

From The Parliamentary Gazetteer
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  •  Essex, James Pigot / Isaac Slater, c.1857

    Essex, 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

30777 Essex, James Pigot / Isaac Slater, c.1857. Price: 80.00

ESSEX. An engraved map of the county with title, scale, explanation and list of hundreds. Embellished with an uncoloured view of Saffron Walden Church. 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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  •  Essex, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820

    Essex, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820

Published in the Reign of William IV

Published in the Reign of King
WILLIAM IV
1830 - 1837

FOR THE MAP COLLECTOR

30921 Essex, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820. Price: 80.00

LANGLEY’S NEW MAP OF ESSEX. An engraved map of the county. In the bottom right hand corner is a vignette view of Colchester Castle. 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, June 1st, 1817. 10 x 6 3/4 inches. Manuscript number 12 in the top right hand corner. Original outline and wash hand colouring. Some light soiling with a little speckled foxing mainly in blank margins. No tears or repairs.

From Langley’s New County Atlas of England and Wales
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  •  Essex - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851

    Essex - 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

31041 Essex - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851. Price: 54.00

ESSEX. 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 Essex and Suffolk, East Essex, Essex Essex Union and South Essex Hunts plus part of the Puckeridge Hunt in Hertfordshire

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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  •  Essex, Reuben Ramble 1845

    Essex, Reuben Ramble 1845

  •  Essex Text, Reuben Ramble 1844

    Essex 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

31363 Essex, Reuben Ramble, c.1845. Price: 110.00

DURHAM. An uncommon lithograph miniature map of the county surrounded by a wide border of vignette views of local scenes including Durham Cathedral Mining and Shipping Coal. 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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  •  Essex, George Augustus Walpole, 1784

    Essex, George Augustus Walpole, 1784

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

31394 Essex, George Agustus Walpole, 1784. Price: 30.00

A NEW MAP OF ESSEX DRAWN FROM THE LATEST AUTHORITIES. An engraved county map with pictorial title cartouche. Coat of arms, compass pointer, remarks and scale. 8 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches. No top or bottom blank margins which is normal. Hand coloured. Good condition. From The New British Traveller published by Alexander Hogg
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  •  Essex, Creighton / J. & C. Walker, 1835

    Essex, Creighton / J. & C. Walker, 1835

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

31395 Essex, Creighton / J. & C. Walker, 1835. Price: 12.00

ESSEX. In interesting engraved map of the county produced after the Reform Act of 1832 showing the electoral divisions. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker. Explanation, compass rose and scale. 9 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Good condition.

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  •  Essex, Carington Bowles, 1785

    Essex, 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

31425 Essex, Carington Bowles, 1785. Price: 140.00

BOWLES’S NEW MEDIUM MAP OF ESSEX 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 1/4 x 8 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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  •  Essex, Samuel Lewis 1845

    Essex, Samuel Lewis 1845

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

EARLY HAND COLOURING

31588 Essex, Samuel Lewis, 1845. Price: 28.00

ESSEX. A county map drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker. Reference to the Unions. 9 1/4 x 6 3/4 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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  •  Essex, John Cary, 1802

    Essex, John Cary, 1802

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

EARLY HAND COLOURING

31700 Essex, John Cary, 1802. Price: 60.00

ESSEX A well engraved detailed map of the county with title panel and compass rose combined. Scale. Imprint of John Cary dated 1793. With original page of descriptive text. 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Good condition. Straight from the atlas and not sold as a single map before. I have dated this map 1802 because the paper is watermarked 1802. The title page of the atlas is dated 1793.

From Cary's New and Correct English Atlas

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An Amazing New Reference Book for the Map Collector

My Image

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

Price: 30.00

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

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.

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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 Essex, England - Richard Nicholson

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