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Antique Maps of Lancashire

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18th Century County and Road Map

  •  Lancashire Owen and Bowen 1730

    Lancashire Owen and Bowen 1730

Published in the Reign of George II

25921 Lancashire, John Owen / Emanuel Bowen, c.1730. Price: 36.00

LANCASHIRE A county map with description, surmounted by a decorative cartouche showing details of the Road from York to Lancaster. On the reverse side is a strip road map starting in Merionethshire and passing through Harlech and northwards as far as Caernarvon. Embellished with two coats of arms and engraved notes by John Owen. 4 x 7 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.

From Britannia Depicta

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Early Hand Colouring

  •  Lancaster, Robert Kearsley Dawson, 1832

    Lancaster, Robert Kearsley Dawson, 1832

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26854 Lancaster, t. Robert Kearsley Dawson, 1832. Price: 35.00

LANCASTER A map of Lancaster 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 page of descriptive text.

From Plans of the Cities and Boroughs of England and Wales

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  •  South Lancashire, Francis Sydney Weller, c.1898

    South Lancashire, Francis Sydney Weller, c.1898

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27349 South Lancashire, Francis Sydney Weller, c.1898. Price: 7.00

LANCASHIRE SOUTH PART. A colour print lithograph of the southern part of the county. Includes the railways at that time. 11 x 8 1/2 inches. Good condition.

From From The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England Wales

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Early Hand Colouring

  •  Lancashire, Charles Smith, 1801

    Lancashire, Charles Smith, 1801

Published in the Reign of George III

30317 Lancashire, Charles Smith, 1801. Price: 100.00

A NEW MAP OF THE COUNTY PALATINE OF LANCASTER DIVIDED INTO HUNDREDS. LONDON printed for C. SMITH, NO. 172 STRAND 1801 The first edition of this fine detailed map of the county with compass rose, explanation and list of hundreds. 17 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches. Original outline and wash hand colouring. Good condition.

From Smith’s New English Atlas

This map was put into a 2 1/2 inch sunk mount many years ago and framed in a black and gilt hogarth moulding. The frame is still in reasonably good condition.

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Town Plan

  •  Liverpool George Washington Bacon, c.1908

    Liverpool George Washington Bacon, c.1908

  •  Liverpool Plan George Washington Bacon, c.1908

    Liverpool Plan George Washington Bacon, c.1908

30412 Liverpool George Washington Bacon, c.1908. Price: 30.00

BACON’S LARGE SCALE PLAN OF LIVERPOOL WITH STREET INDEX. A folding plan of the city of Liverpool. Scale of six inches to the mile. In red linen title covers. Some advert pages and loose index of streets. Label of mapsellers Foster Groom & Co. Ltd. stuck to inside front cover. 21 x 27 3/4 inches. Good condition. The illustration just shows part of the map.

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Early Hand Colouring

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

    Lancashire, James Pigot / Isaac Slater, c.1857

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30784 Lancashire, James Pigot / Isaac Slater, c.1857. Price: 70.00

LANCASHIRE. An engraved map of the county with title, scale, explanation and list of hundreds. Embellished with an uncoloured view of Collegiate Church, Manchester. 8 3/4 x 14 inches. Original outline hand colouring. On stout paper. Small splash of watercolour in the top right hand blank margin but otherwise good undamaged condition.

From Isaac Slater’s New British Atlas

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  •  Environs of Liverpool and Manchester, John Bartholomew, c.1898

    Environs of Liverpool and Manchester, John Bartholomew, c.1898

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30839 Environs of Liverpool and Manchester, John Bartholomew, c.1898. Price: 22.00

ENVIRONS OF LIVERPOOL. ENVIRONS OF MANCHESTER. A colour printed map showing two panels with Liverpool, the Wirral and area around Manchester. 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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18th century

  •  Lancashire, John Cary 1793

    Lancashire, John Cary 1793

Published in the Reign of George III

30991 Lancashire, John Cary 1793. Price: 62.00

LANCASHIRE. A well engraved detailed map of the county with title panel and compass rose combined. Scale. Imprint of John Cary dated 1793. Centre fold. Old manuscript numbering in blank margin 88 and 89. 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Good condition.

From: Cary's New and Correct English Atlas

TITLEPAGE AND ANNOTATED CONTENTS PAGE

  •  New and Correct English Atlas

    New and Correct English Atlas

  •  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

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

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

Published in the Reign of George II
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31100 Lancashire, Thomas Badeslade and W. H. Toms, 1742. Price: 55.00

A MAP OF LANCASHIRE 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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For the Map Collector

  •  Lancashire, Reuben Ramble 1845

    Lancashire, Reuben Ramble 1845

  •  Lancashire Text, Reuben Ramble 1844

    Lancashire Text, Reuben Ramble 1844

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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.

31372 Lancashire, Reuben Ramble, c.1845. Price: 120.00

LANCASHIRE. An uncommon lithograph miniature map of the county surrounded by a wide border of vignette views of local scenes including Shipping, Christ Church, Railway and Cotton Mills. 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. 6 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

  •  Lancashire, Carington Bowles, 1785

    Lancashire, Carington Bowles, 1785

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

    Sir H. George Fordham

31432 Lancashire, Carington Bowles, 1785. Price: 145.00

BOWLES’S NEW MEDIUM MAP OF LANCASHIRE 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 3/4 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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Early Hand Colouring

  •  Lancashire, Samuel Lewis 1845

    Lancashire, Samuel Lewis 1845

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

    Lewis' Atlas to the Topographical Dictionaries of England and Wales

Published in the Reign of George III

31598 Lancashire, Samuel Lewis, 1845. Price: 34.00

LANCASHIRE. A county map drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker. Reference to the Unions. 9 1/4 x 12 inches. Single fold crease as issued. 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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18th century

  •  Lancashire, Herman Moll, 1724

    Lancashire, Herman Moll, 1724

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31637 Lancashire, Herman Moll, 1724. Price: 140.00

THE COUNTY PALATINE OF LANCASTER BY H. MOLL GEOGRAPHER. An engraved map of the county with title panel and list of hundreds. Across the top and bottom of the map are engravings of antiquities found in the region. 7 x 10 inches, 190 x 255 mm. Manuscript figure 46 in the bottom left hand corner. Early outline hand colouring. A nice clean specimen in good condition with ample blank margins.

From: A Set of Fifty New and Correct Maps of England and Wales

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18th century

  •  Lancashire, John Cowley 1744

    Lancashire, John Cowley 1744

Published in the Reign of George II

31638 Lancashire, John Cowley, 1744. Price: 60.00

AN IMPROVED MAP OF LANCASHIRE CONTAINING THE BOROUGH & MARKET TOWNS WITH THOSE ADJOYNING; ALSO IT’S PRINCIPAL ROADS AND RIVERS BY J. COWLEY GEOGRAPHER TO HIS MAJESTY. A small interesting engraved county map of Lancashire. The title is displayed on a small banner. 5 x 7 inches. Uncoloured. A very nice clean specimen in good clean undamaged condition.

From The Geography of England

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UNUSUAL

  •  Lancashire, William Pinnock c.1833

    Lancashire, William Pinnock c.1833

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31640 Lancashire, William Pinnock, c.1833. Price: 47.00

LANCASHIRE. Surely one of the most unusual maps of the county. Engraved on wood by Sidney Hall the map has a negative appearance. Published by Joshua Archer. 6 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches. Above the map is printed No. XXXI Guide to Knowledge Price One Penny. Good condition. In an grey tint sunk mount with a hand drawn gold line.

From Pinnock’s The Guide to Knowledge

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Town Plan

  •  Manchester and Salford, Thornton / John Roper, 1810

    Manchester and Salford, Thornton / John Roper, 1810

Published in the Reign of George III

31641 Manchester and Salford, Thornton / John Roper, 1810. Price: 85.00

MANCHESTER & SALFORD. An interesting early 19th century town plan engraved by J. Roper from a survey by Thornton. The publisher's imprint beneath the plan is dated 1807. The plan is embellished with a small inset view of The College Cloisters and the Arms of Manchester. 9 3/4 x 8 inches,. Uncoloured. Good clean condition. In a maroon coloured sunk mount with a single hand drawn gold line.

From: The British Atlas

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18th century

  •  Lancashire, Thomas Kitchin and Thomas Jeffreys, 1749

    Lancashire, Thomas Kitchin and Thomas Jeffreys, 1749

Published in the Reign of George II

31644 Lancashire, Thomas Kitchin and Thomas Jeffreys, 1749. Price: 65.00

A MAP OF LANCASHIRE. A small engraved map of the county with scale and compass pointer. Beneath the map is a description and list of towns with their market and fair days. The map area measures 5 1/2 X 4 3/4 inches, 133 x 131 mm. Hand coloured. Good condition. In a browb sunk mount with single hand drawn gold line.

From The Small English Atlas

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  •  Manchester William Pinnock c.1834

    Manchester William Pinnock c.1834

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31659 Manchester, William Pinnock, c.1834. Price: 34.00

MANCHESTER An unusual wood engraved plan of the city which has a negative appearance with a black background. The price of One Penny is shown. 9 x 6 1/4 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.

From: The Guide to Knowledge

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  •  Environs of Manchester G. W. Bacon c.1884

    Environs of Manchester G. W. Bacon c.1884

Published in the Reign of George III

31660 Environs of Manchester, George Washington Bacon c.1884. Price: 14.00

MAP OF THE ENVIRONS OF MANCHESTER Scale 1 inch to a Mile. An interesting colour printed lithograph map of the region. 19 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches. Few nicks in top and bottom blank margin edges. Splits at the toop and bottom of the centre fold.

From: New Large Scale Ordnance Atlas of the British Isles published by George W. Bacon

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  •  Ancient Lancashire J. & C. Walker 1831

    Ancient Lancashire J. & C. Walker 1831

Published in the Reign of George III

31661 Lancashire, J. & C. Walker, 1831. Price: 52.00

MAP OF LANCASHIRE A.D. MIXXXVI ACCORDING TO THE DOOMSDAY SURVEY IN THE ORTHOGRAPHY & CHARACTER OF THAT DOCUMENT An interesting historical map engraved by J. & C., Walker and having the imprint of the publishers Fisher, Son & Co. dated 1831. Pictorial title cartouche showing armour lying beneath a tree with a castle beyond. 8 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches, 225 x 360 mm. Original centre fold. Original outline and wash hand colouring. Good condition.

From: Baines' Lancashire

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18th Century County and Road Map

  •  Lancashire Owen and Bowen c.1740

    Lancashire Owen and Bowen c.1740

Published in the Reign of George III

31662 Lancashire, John Owen and Emanuel Bowen, c.1740. Price: 22.00

LANCASHIRE A county map with description, surmounted by a decorative cartouche showing details of the Road from York to Lancaster. On the reverse side is a strip road map starting in Merionethshire and passing through Harlech and northwards as far as Caernarvon. Embellished with two coats of arms and engraved notes by John Owen. 4 x 7 inches. Uncoloured. Little to no bottom blank margin with slight trimming.

From: Britannia Depicta

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18th century

  •  Lancashire Schen/Valk c.1715

    Lancashire Schen/Valk c.1715

Published in the Reign of George III

31663 Lancashire, Gerard Valk and Pieter Schenk, c.1715. Price: 320.00

LANCASTRIA PALATINUS Anglis LANCASTER & LANCASHIRE Published in Amsterdam. The Gerard Valk and Pieter Schenk edition of Jansson's fine map of the county. Decorative title cartouche with two sea horses and putti. Scale cartouche and garland of two coats of arms and one blank shield supported by putti. 19 1/4 x 14 3/4 inches, 495 x 375 mm. Fine condition with attractive hand colouring. Wide margins.

Jan Jansson died in 1664. His copper plates were purchased by Pieter Schenk and Gererad Valk and maps were reprinted from 1683 with no text on verso. The name of Jansson was rased from the plates and their own names added.

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Early Hand Colouring

  •  Lancashire, John Cary, 1802

    Lancashire, John Cary, 1802

Published in the Reign of George III

31707 Lancashire, John Cary, 1802. Price: 66.00

LANCASHIRE 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. I have dated this map 1802 because the paper is watermarked 1802. The title page of the atlas is dated 1795.

From: Cary's New and Correct English Atlas

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18th century

  •  Lancashire, Herman Moll 1724

    Lancashire, Herman Moll 1724

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31737 Lancashire, Herman Moll, 1724. Price: 105.00

THE COUNTY OF LANCASTER BY H. MOLL GEOGRAPHER An engraved map of the county with title panel and list of hundreds. Across the top and bottom of the map are engravings of Roman antiquities found in the region. 7 x 10 inches, 190 x 255 mm. Very light traces of water stain in the top area of the map. Brown stain in the top right hand side blank margin. Two bottom blank margin corners worn. Uncoloured.

From: A Set of Fifty New and Correct Maps of England and Wales

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Town Plan

  •  Salford Plan, Sir Henry James 1868

    Salford Plan, Sir Henry James 1868

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31744 Salford, Sir Henry James, c.1868. Price: 36.00

SALFORD* An interesing lithograph map of Salford and environs including Trafford Park, Cheetham, Pendlebury and Crumpsall. Colour coded reference below regarding parliamentary boundaries. Reproduction of the signature of Henry James, Colonel Royal Engineers beneath. Scale of 2 inches to a mile. 8 1/4 x 8 inches. Good clean condition. Presented in a light lilac coloured sunk mount with gold line.

From: Boundary Commission Report

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  •  Lancashire, John Cary 1806

    Lancashire, John Cary 1806

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31747 Lancashire, John Cary, 1806. Price: 66.00

A MAP OF LANCASHIRE FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES A good detailed engraved map of the county. Compass rose, list of hundreds and scale. 14 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches. Hand coloured. Two original fold creases. Good condition.

From Camden’s Britannia

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Town Plan

  •  Manchester, Charles Laurent 1793

    Manchester, Charles Laurent 1793

  •  Detail Machester plan by C. Laurent

    Detail Machester plan by C. Laurent

  •  Manchester Charles Laurent

    Manchester Charles Laurent

  •  Large scale map of Manchester 1793

    Large scale map of Manchester 1793

Published in the Reign of George III

31748 Manchester and Salford, Charles Laurent, 1793. Price: 380.00

A TOPOGRAPHICAL PLAN OF MANCHESTER AND SALFORD WITH THE ADJACENTPARTS; SHEWING ALSO THE DIFFERENT ALLOTMENTS OF LAND PROPOSED TO BE BUILT ON AS COMMUNICATED TO THE SURVEYOR BY THE RESPECTIVE PROPRIETORS A fine large detailed folding engraved plan of the City of Manchester and Salford. The surveyors name Charles Laurent is shown in the title panel with his address No. 2 Johnsons Buildings near the Obelisk St.George’s Fields. The plan has three inset maps. A strip road map of the route from Manchester to London, A plan of Manchester and Salford in 1650 and A map of the country around Manchester. 36 1/4 x 41 1/2 inches. This is a folded map so has the original fold creases. Specimens vary a lot in condition depending how many times they have been unfolded and handled. This is a fairly good specimen just having splits and slight tears with no loss of the engraved image at one point in the middle of the map where two creases meet. Plus a series of staple size binding holes running down the centre fold where there is some loss of engraved area. Otherwise a very nice clean specimen which would make a wonderful and interesting wall decoration when framed. On the verso is an ink written not by the owner in 1811 relating why Mad Dogs Court is mentioned as near Travis Yard or Crow Alley.

From A Description of the County from Thirty to Forty Miles Round Manchester by J. Aikin

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  •  Lancashire William Wales & Son c.1824

    Lancashire William Wales & Son c.1824

Published in the Reign of George III

31672 Lancashire, William Wales & Co. c.1824. Price: 26.00

MAP OF THE COUNTY PALATINE OF LANCASTER WITH THE LATEST IMPROVEMENTS A detailed engraved map of the county embellished with a view of Liverpool from Rock Ferry. The surveyor was T. Wilson and the engraver J. H. Franks. Explanation and and two views of the Seal of the County Palatine. 16 x 20 1/4 inches. Uncoloured. Folding creases. Not the best of specimens but a special price. Hole in the centre at the meeting of the folds. Brown stain on the vignette view. Little to no blank margin on the left hand side. Some small holes in the blank margin at all four corners. From History of Lancashire by Edward Baines

From History of Lancashire by Edward Baines

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  •  Parts of Lancashire, Derbyshire and Yorkshire, John Bartholomew c.1898

    Parts of Lancashire, Derbyshire and Yorkshire, John Bartholomew c.1898

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32175 Parts of Lancashire, Derbyshire and Yorkshire, John Bartholomew c.1898. Price: 21.00

SECTION VIII, MANCHESTER. A colour printed map showing parts of Lancashire, Cheshire and Yorkshire. Includes Manchester, Burnley, Macclesfield, Buxton, Sheffield, Wakefield and Leeds. 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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Framed - For Collection Only

  •  Lancashire John Seller c.1787

    Lancashire John Seller c.1787

Published in the Reign of George III
John Seller Information

John Seller

Hydrographer to James II, Queen Anne and Charles II

A prolific British cartographer of the 17th century producing many atlases, maps and charts. Became a Freeman of the Merchant Taylors' Company in 1654. Warden of the Clockmakers' Company from 1692 to 1696. Appointed as Hydrographer to the King in 1671 and initiated the first English maritime atlas The English Pilot which was able to compete with the Dutch who had tended to dominate this field. For collectors of British county maps he produced a series of 66 maps first published in 1695 in Anglia Contracta. These maps were republished a number of times. In 1701 Joseph Wild included them in Camden's Britannia Abridg'd. There was a gap of some 80 years before the the map plates were used again by Francis Grose in the four volumes Supplement to the Antiquities of England and Wales published between 1777 and 1787. This edition are easily to identify as the name of John Seller has been deleted and the maps appear at the top half of a page with a historical descriptin of the county below.

32044 Lancashire, John Seller, c.1787. Price: 35.00

LANCASHIRE. An engraved map of the county divided into hundreds. Oval title panel. Description and history of the county beneath the map and continuing on verso. 5 x 4 3/4 inches. Hand colourd. Good clean condition. In a sunk mount and framed many years ago with a black and gilt hogarth moulding which is still in good condition.

From Francis Grose's Supplement to the Antiquities of England and Wales

Please note that the light line going across the map was just caused by reflection when photographing This map is only available to customers who can collect from Christleton

  •  Lancashire Samuel Lewis c.1845

    Lancashire Samuel Lewis c.1845

Published in the Reign of George III

32199 Lancashire, Samuel Lewis c.1845. Price: 32.00

LANCASHIRE. A county map drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker. Reference to the Unions. 9 1/4 x 12 inches. Single fold crease as issued. Uncoloured. A little very light foxing in the top left hand corner otherwise good clean condition.

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

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  •  Liverpool Picking up a Pilot, Edward G. Walker

    Liverpool Picking up a Pilot, Edward G. Walker

WF15 Liverpool Picking up a Pilot, Edward G. Walker. Price: 30.00



Limited edition of 500 numbered prints signed by the artist

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. The original painting is in the collection of Richard Nicholson

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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

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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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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.

Antique Maps of Lancashire - Richard Nicholson

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