Winchester, George Cole and John Roper, 1810
HAMPSHIRE. An engraved county map with the Isle of Wight. Explanation and list of hundreds and liberties. 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches. Uncoloured. Fine condition. Straight from the atlas and not sold as a single map before.
From The British Atlas
Bournemouth and the Solent, John Bartholomew, 1898
BOURNEMOUTH / THE SOLENT & SPITHEAD. Two coloured printed maps on one sheet. A plan of Bourneouth at the end of the 19th century and a map of the Solent with Southampton, Portsmouth and part of the Isle of Wight. 16 1/2 x 12 3/4 inches. Good clean condition.
From The Royal Atlas
Hampshire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820
LANGLEY’S NEW MAP OF HAMPSHIRE. An engraved map of the county. In the top left hand corner is a vignette view of Porchester Castle with a distant view of Portsmouth, Gosport and the Isle of Wight. 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 16 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
Parts Wiltshire and Hampshire, John Batholomew c.1898
SECTION XXVII. SOUTHAMPTON. A colour printed map showing part of Wiltshire nd Hampshire with the Isle of Wight. Scale of 4 miles to the inch. Shows the railways. Centre fold. 16 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Some tears in the blank margin at the base of the centre fold, otherwise good clen condition.
From The Royal Atlas
Hampshire, Samuel Lewis 1845
Lewis' Atlas to the Topographical Dictionaries of England and Wales
SOUTHAMPTON. A county map of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker. Reference to the Unions. Scale and compass rose. 6 3/4 x 9 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Vertical folding crease as issued. Crease line across the bottom of the left hand blank margin corner just touching edge of engraved border 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
Hampshire, John Cary, 1802
HAMPSHIRE 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. 8 1/4 x 10 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
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.
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.
Liverpool Picking up a Pilot, Edward G. Walker
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 or if you do not see it use the button below. The original painting is in the collection of Richard Nicholson
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I have been buying and selling antique maps since the early 1960's during which time I had a gallery in Watergate Street, Chester for 30 years. I am now able to offer through my websites a personal service to map and print collectors.