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Antique Maps of Kent

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  •  Rochester, Kent, Lt. Robrt Kearsley Dawson, 1832

    Rochester, Kent, Lt. Robrt Kearsley Dawson, 1832

Published in the Reign of William IV

Published in the Reign of King
WILLIAM IV
1830 - 1837

Early Hand Colouring

6863 Rochester, Kent, Lt. Robert Kearsley Dawson, 1832. Price: 39.00

ROCHESTER FROM THE ORNANCE SURVEY. A lithograph map of Rochester and environs on a scale of 2 inches to the mile. Compass pointer and explanation. About 8 x 10 inches. Original hand colouring. Good clean condition. With the original pages of descriptive text.

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  •  Kent, Lt. R. K. Dawson, 1832

    Kent, Lt. R. K. Dawson, 1832

Published in the Reign of William IV

Published in the Reign of King
WILLIAM IV
1830 - 1837

Early Hand Colouring - With Original Text

29138 Kent, Lt. R. K. Dawson, 1832. Price: 23.00

KENT. A simple map of the county with explanation. Shows the principal places of County Election and the Borough Towns to return 2 members. About 12 x 8 inches, 330 x 210 mm. Early hand colouring. Three vertical folds which is normal. A little creasing to the centre fold otherwise good condition. With the map is the original page of text concerning the proposed Division of Kent.

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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

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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  •  Kent, James Pigot / Isaac Slater, c.1857

    Kent, 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

30783 Kent, James Pigot / Isaac Slater, c.1857. Price: 120.00

KENT. An engraved map of the county with title, scale, explanation and list of hundreds. Embellished with an uncoloured view of Canterbury 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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  •  Part of Essex and Kent, John Bartholomew, c.1898

    Part of Essex and Kent, John Bartholomew, c.1898

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

30832 Part of Essex and Kent, John Bartholomew, c.1898. Price: 24.00

SECTION XXIV. CANTERBURY. A colour printed map showing parts of Essex and Kent. Scale of 4 miles to the inch. Shows the railways. Centre fold. 16 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Good clean condition.

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

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

Published in the Reign of George II

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE II
1727 - 1760

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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Shows Market and Fair Days

31099 Kent, Thomas Badeslade and William Henry Toms, 1742. Price: 55.00

A MAP OF KENT SOUTH EAST 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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  •  Kent and Essex, John Bartholomew c.1898

    Kent and Essex, John Bartholomew c.1898

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

31242 Part of Kent and Essex, John Bartholomew, c.1898. Price: 12.50

SECTION XXIV, CANTERBURY. A colour printed map showing parts of Essex and Kent. Scale of 4 miles to the inch. Shows the railways. 16 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Centre fold as issued. Good clean condition.

From The Royal Atlas

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  •  Kent, Reuben Ramble 1845

    Kent, Reuben Ramble 1845

  •  Kent Text, Reuben Ramble 1844

    Kent 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

31371 Kent, Reuben Ramble, c.1845. Price: 115.00

KENT. An uncommon lithograph miniature map of the county surrounded by a wide border of vignette views of local scenes including Canterbury Cathedral, Rochester Cliffs, Dover Castle and Hop 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. 7 1/2 x 6 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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  •  Part of Kent, John Bartholomew, c.1898

    Part of Kent, John Bartholomew, c.1898

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

31502 Part of Kent, John Bartholomew, c.1898. Price: 18.00

SECTION XXIX. DOVER. A colour printed map showing part of Kent with the English Channel and section of the French coast. 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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  •  Kent, John Cary, 1802

    Kent, John Cary, 1802

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

Early Hand Colouring

31706 Kent, John Cary, 1802. Price: 70.00

KENT 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. I have dated this map 1802 because the many of the other maps in the atlas were watermarked with the date of 1802. The title page of the atlas is dated 1793.

From Cary's New and Correct English Atlas

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  •  Kent Reform Act Map James Duncan 1833

    Kent Reform Act Map James Duncan 1833

Published in the Reign of William IV

Published in the Reign of King
WILLIAM IV
1830 - 1837

Political

32079 Kent, James Duncan, c.1840. Price: 52.00

MAP OF THE COUNTY OF KENT DIVIDED INTO HUNDREDS CONTAINING THE DISTRICT DIVISIONS AND OTHER LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS EFFECTED BY THE REFORM BILL. A detailed engraved county map. List of lathes and hundreds, explanation, scale and compass rose. 13 3/4 x 16 3/4 inches. Uncoloured. Some light offsetting. Original centre fold. Wide blank margins. Small slit at the bottom ofthe centre fold in blank margin only otherwise good condition.

From A Complete County Atlas of England and Wales

In 1832 Parliament passed a law changing the British electoral system. The Act increased the electorate from about 400,000 to 650,000 making one in five adult males elible to vote. It was know as the Great Reform Act.

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  •  Kent, John Cary 1809

    Kent, John Cary 1809

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

Early Hand Colouring

32064 Kent, John Cary, 1809. Price: 58.00

KENT. A good engraved map of the county. Title panel with compass rose. Publisher’s imprint beneath dated 1809. 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Attractive original outline hand colouring. A little very light creasing in the to left hand blank margin otherwise good undamaged condition.

From Cary's New and Correct English Atlas

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  •  Kent, John Cary c.1810

    Kent, John Cary c.1810

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

Early Hand Colouring

32067 Kent, John Cary, c.1810. Price: 58.00

KENT. A good engraved map of the county. Title panel with compass rose. Publisher’s imprint beneath undated. 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Attractive original outline hand colouring. A nice clean specimen of this map in good condition.

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  •  Kent, James Wallis and S. A. Oddy 1819

    Kent, James Wallis and S. A. Oddy 1819

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

Early Hand Colouring

32069 Kent, James Wallis / S. A. Oddy 1819. Price: 28.00

KENT. An engraved map of the county with explanation, scale and list of hundreds. Title panel with compass rose. Underneath is the name of the engraver James Wallis. 10 x 6 3/4 inches. Imprint of S. A. Oddy dated 1812 beneath. Original outline and wash hand colouring. Light crease going across the bottom of the map otherwise good condition.

From A New and Improved County Atlas

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  •  Kent, John Ellis c.1765

    Kent, John Ellis c.1765

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

18th century

32071 Kent, John Ellis, c.1765. Price: 82.00

A MODERN MAP OF KENT, Drawn from the latest Surveys; Corrected & Improved by the best Authorities W. Palmer sculpt. An engraved county map embellished with a pictorial title cartouche. Compass rose, scale and remarks. Imprint of Carington Bowles in St. Pauls Church yard and Robert Sayer in Fleet Street beneath. 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Original centre fold. Good condition.

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  •  Kent, John Cary 1787

    Kent, John Cary 1787

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

Early Hand Colouring

32053 Kent, John Cary, 1787. Price: 58.00

KENT. The FIRST EDITION of this well engraved detailed map of the county with title panel and compass rose combined. Scale. Imprint of John Cary dated 1787. 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Top blank margin is about 1/4 inch but still fine for dropping a sunk mount over. Some very light soiling in the blank margins otherwise good condition.

From Cary's New and Correct English Atlas

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  •  Kent, Badesladde and Toms 1742

    Kent, Badesladde and Toms 1742

Published in the Reign of George II

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE II
1727 - 1760

Shows Market and Fair Days

32050 Kent, Thomas Badeslade and W.H. Toms, 1742. Price: 50.00

A MAP OF KENT SOUTH EAST 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. Good clean undamaged condition.

From Chorographia Britanniae

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  •  Kent, Badesladde and Toms 1741

    Kent, Badesladde and Toms 1741

Published in the Reign of George II

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE II
1727 - 1760

Shows Market and Fair Days

32051 Kent, Thomas Badeslade and W.H. Toms, 1742. Price: 50.00

A MAP OF KENT SOUTH EAST 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. The early edition of this map with the publisher’s imprint beneath dated 1741 with the names of Thomas Badeslade the surveyor and W. H. Toms the engraver. Good clean undamaged condition.

From Chorographia Britanniae

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  •  Kent, G. & W. B. Whittaker 1824

    Kent, G. & W. B. Whittaker 1824

Published in the Reign of Charles I

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE IV
1820- 1830

Early Hand Colouring

32076 Kent, G. & W. B. Whittaker 1824. Price: 19.00

KENT. A small engraved map of the county. Small title panel with explanation beneath. Compass rose and scale. 6 1/4 x 5 inches Early outline and wash hand colouring. Imprint of the publisher G. & W. B. Whittaker dated 1821. Original centre fold. Very light crease mark across the bottom corner blank margin. Otherwise good condition.

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  •  Kent, Sidney Hall 1833

    Kent, Sidney Hall 1833

Published in the Reign of William IV

Published in the Reign of King
WILLIAM IV
1830 - 1837

Early Hand Colouring

32086 Kent, Sidney Hall 1833. Price: 35.00

KENT. A detailed engraved map of the county. 9 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches. Attractive original outline and wash hand colouring. Publishers imprint beneath dated 1833. Good clean undamaged condition.

From A New British Atlas

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  •  Kent, John Roper and G. Cole

    Kent, John Roper and G. Cole

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

Early Hand Colouring

32090 Kent, John Roper & G. Cole, 1810. Price: 40.00

KENT. A good detailed engraved map of the county divided into lathes. Bears the publishers imprint dated of 1806. Explanation, list of lathes, scale and compass rose. 7 x 9 1/4 inches. Original wash and outline hand colouring. A little light dust soiling in the blank margins otherwise the map is in good undamaged condition.

Special price.

From The British Atlas

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  •  Kent, John Seller c.1787

    Kent, John Seller c.1787

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

18th century

32091 Kent, John Seller, c.1787. Price: 35.00

KENT. An engraved county map with an oval title panel. 5 x 4 inches. Uncoloured. Descriptive text beneath and on verso. Good condition. Light creases across the top left and right blank margin corners. Otherwise good condition.

From Francis Grose's The Antiquities of England and Wales

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  •  Kent, Robert Morden c.1722

    Kent, Robert Morden c.1722

Published in the Reign of George I

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE I
1714 - 1727

18th century

32112 Kent, Robert Morden, c.1722. Price: 135.00

KENT BY ROBT. MORDEN. A good engraved map of the county embellished with a decorative title cartouche. Three scales. 24 x 13 inches, 625 x 345 mm. Uncoloured. So many specimens of this map I come across suffer from cropping or splits in the fold. This map has good margins and no splits. The only small fault are two brown spots in the blank Sussex area.

From: Camden's Britannia

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  •  Kent, John Cary c.1806

    Kent, John Cary c.1806

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

32129 Kent, John Cary c.1806. Price: 70.00

A MAP OF KENT FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES ENGRAVED BY J. CARY. A good sized detailed engraved county map. List of hundreds, scale and compass rose. 19 x 15 1/2 inches. Uncoloured. Folding creases as published. Three small regions in blank areas of very light brown marks otherwise good condition.

From: Britannia or A Chrographical Description of England Translated by Richard Gough

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  •  Part of Kent, John Bartholomew c.1898

    Part of Kent, John Bartholomew c.1898

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

32173 Part of Kent, John Bartholomew, c.1898. Price: 17.00

SECTION XXIX, DOVER. A colour printed map showing part of Kent with the English Channel and section of the French coast. Scale of 4 miles to the inch. Shows the railways. 16 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Small slit at the bottom of the centre fold otherwise good clean condition.

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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

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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.

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