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Antique Maps of Northamptonshire

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18th Century County and Road Map

  •  Northamptonshire Owen and Bowen c.1730

    Northamptonshire Owen and Bowen c.1730

Published in the Reign of George II

7912 Northamptonshire, John Owen / Emanuel Bowen, c.1730. Price: 22.00

A MAP OF NORTHAMPTONSHIRE An engraved county map with description and list of hundreds. The map is surmounted by a baroque cartouche titled The Road from London to Buckingham. Road map on verso from London to beyond Amersham with two coats of arms and engraved notes. 4 x 7 inches. Uncoloured. Small hole in the left hand blank margin repaired otherwise good condition.

From Britannia Depicta

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18th century Road Map

  •  Road Map Tamesford to Peterborough, John Owen & Emanuel Bowen, 1756

    Road Map Tamesford to Peterborough, John Owen & Emanuel Bowen, 1756

Published in the Reign of George III

11651 Road Map Tamesford to Peterborough, John Owen & Emanuel Bowen, 1756. Price: 23.00

Plate 101/102 Strip road map. On one side the uncoloured route Tamesford, St.Neotts, Bugde, Stilton, Peterborough. Hand coloured. On side 101 part of a description of London with baroque cartouche, uncoloured. 4 1/2 x 7 inches. Good condition.

From: Britannia Depicta

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18th century showing Market and Fair Days

  •  Northamptonshire, T. Badeslade and W. H. Toms, 1742

    Northamptonshire, T. Badeslade and W. H. Toms, 1742

Published in the Reign of George III
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.

26846 Northamptonshire, T. Badeslade and W. H. Toms, 1742. Price: 46.00

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE. An interesting small engraved map of the country. To the left of the map is a panel with a list of towns and their market and fair days. 5 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Hand coloured. Good condition.

From Chorographia Britanniae

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18th century showing Market and Fair Days

  •  Northamptonshire, T. Badeslade and W. H. Toms, 1742

    Northamptonshire, T. Badeslade and W. H. Toms, 1742

Published in the Reign of George III
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.

26847 Northamptonshire, T. Badeslade and W. H. Toms, 1742. Price: 46.00

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE. An interesting small engraved map of the country. To the left of the map is a panel with a list of towns and their market and fair days. 5 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Hand coloured. Good condition.

From Chorographia Britanniae

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18th century

  •  Northamptonshire, John Seller, 1787

    Northamptonshire, John Seller, 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.

26850 Northamptonshire, John Seller, 1787. Price: 33.00

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE An engraved map of the county with title panel. 5 x 4 inches. Hand coloured. Description beneath and continuing on verso. Good condition.

From Grose's Antiquities

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19th century

  •  Northamptonshire, Joshua Archer, c.1845

    Northamptonshire, Joshua Archer, c.1845

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28103 Northamptonshire, Joshua Archer, c.1845. Price: 10.00

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE. An engraved county map divided into hundreds. 8 x 7 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.

From Dugdales England and Wales Delineated

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19th century

  •  Northamptonshire, Archibald Fullarton, c.1840

    Northamptonshire, Archibald Fullarton, c.1840

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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.

28735 Northamptonshire, Archibald Fullarton, c.1840. Price: 17.00

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE. A detailed engraved map of the county embellished with a vignette view of Northampton. Title, scale, list of hundreds and compass pointer. 7 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches. Uncoloured. Lightly toned otherwise good condition.

From The Parliamentary Gazetteer

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  •  Northamptonshire, Thomas Moule, c.1850

    Northamptonshire, 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.

29693 Northamptonshire, Thomas Moule, c.1850. Price: 39.00

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE. A decorative Victorian map of the county. Embellished with gothic architecture, a vignette view of Queen's Cross and inset views of Northampton, Peterborough Cathedral and Althorpe House. Coats of arms. 7 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches. Uncoloured. Good clean condition.

From Barclay’s Dictionary

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19th century

  •  Northamptonshire, J. Cole and G. Roper, c.1842

    Northamptonshire, J. Cole and G. Roper, c.1842

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29673 Northamptonshire, J. Cole and G. Roper, c.1842. Price: 9.50

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE. An engraved county map. Explanation and list of hundreds. 9 x 6 3/4 inches. Uncoloured. The later edition of this map first published in 1810. Good condition.

From Dugdale’s Curiosities of Great Britain

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19th century

  •  Northamptonshire, Joshua Archer, c.1845

    Northamptonshire, Joshua Archer, c.1845

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29959 Northamptonshire, Joshua Archer, c.1845. Price: 9.50

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE. An engraved county map divided into hundreds. 9 x 7 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.

From: Dugdales England and Wales Delineated

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Decorative

  •  Northamptonshire, Thomas Moule, c.1850

    Northamptonshire, Thomas Moule, c.1850

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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.

30025 Northamptonshire, Thomas Moule, c.1850. Price: 42.00

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE. A decorative Victorian map of the county. Embellished with gothic architecture, a vignette view of Queen's Cross and inset views of Northampton, Peterborough Cathedral and Althorpe House. Coats of arms. 7 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches. Hand coloured . In a maroon sun mount and framed some years ago in a rubbed gilt moulding which is still in good condition.

From: Barclay’s Dictionary

This map is only available to customers who can collect from Christleton

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  •  Northamptonshire, Thomas Moule, c.1850

    Northamptonshire, Thomas Moule, c.1850

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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.

30026 Northamptonshire, Thomas Moule, c.1850. Price: 62.00

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE. A decorative Victorian map of the county. Embellished with gothic architecture, a vignette view of Queen's Cross and inset views of Northampton, Peterborough Cathedral and Althorpe House. Coats of arms. 7 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches. Attractive and well executed hand colouring. In an ivory tint sunk mount with wash and line border.

From: Barclay’s Dictionary

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19th century

  •  Northern Northamptonshire, George Washington Bacon, c.1896

    Northern Northamptonshire, George Washington Bacon, c.1896

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30183 Northern Northamptonshire, George Washington Bacon, c.1896. Price: 13.50

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE REVISED ACCORDING TO THE LATEST ORDNANCE SURVEY. ORDNANCE SURVEY. DIVIDED INTO 5 MILE SQUARES. A good detailed late 19th century colour printed map of the northern half of the county. Shows the railways and Parliamentary Divisions. 18 x 12 inches. Good condition.

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Early Hand Colouring - With Original Text

  •  Northamptonshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

    Northamptonshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

Published in the Reign of George III

30525 Northamptonshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810. Price: 30.00

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE. A good detailed engraved map of the county divided into hundreds. Bears the publishers imprint dated of 1807. 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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Early Hand Colouring - With Original Text

  •  Northamptonshire, John Cary, 1793

    Northamptonshire, John Cary, 1793

Published in the Reign of George III

30611 Northamptonshire, John Cary, 1793. Price: 34.00

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE. An good detailed engraved of the county with the coach roads. Title panel with compass rose. 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Imprint of the publisher John Cary dated 1793 beneath the map. With this map is the original page of descriptive text relating to the county. Original outline hand colouring. Good clean condition. Straight from the atlas and not sold as a single map before.

From: Cary's New and Correct English Atlas

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  •  Northamptonshire, Thomas Moule, c.1850

    Northamptonshire, Thomas Moule, c.1850

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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.

30626 Northamptonshire, Thomas Moule, c.1850. Price: 30.00

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE. A decorative Victorian map of the county. Embellished with gothic architecture, a vignette view of Queen's Cross and inset views of Northampton, Peterborough Cathedral and Althorpe House. Coats of arms. 7 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches. Uncoloured. Some soiling on verso and some marginal nicks.

From: Barclay’s Dictionary

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Early Hand Colouring - With Original Text

  •  Northamptonshire, John Cary, 1809.

    Northamptonshire, John Cary, 1809.

Published in the Reign of George III

30716 Northamptonshire, John Cary, 1809. Price: 36.00

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE. 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. Good condition. With this map is the original pages of descriptive text. Straight from the atlas and not sold as a single map before.

From: Cary's New and Correct English Atlas

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Early Hand Colouring

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

    Northamptonshire, James Pigot / Isaac Slater, c.1857

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30790 Northamptonshire, James Pigot / Isaac Slater, c.1857. Price: 62.00

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE. An engraved map of the county with title, scale, explanation and list of hundreds. Embellished with an uncoloured view of Peterborough Cathedal. 8 3/4 x 14 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Original outline hand colouring. On stout paper. Good undamaged condition.

From: Isaac Slater’s New British Atlas

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Provenance: From the Library of John Hobson Matthews

  •  Northamptonshire, John Cary 1793

    Northamptonshire, John Cary 1793

Published in the Reign of George III

30873 Northamptonshire, John Cary 1793. Price: 36.00

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE. A detailed and well engraved map of the county with original outline hand colouring. 10 x 8 inches. Publisher's imprint beneath dated 1793. Original outline hand colouring. Some of the town names are underlined in red. With the original page of descriptive text.

From: Cary's New and Correct English Atlas

The significance of some towns being underlined in red is given by the previous owner of the atlas John Hobson Matthews by means of a manuscript note in red ink he has added at the start of the atlas. He says
The places underlined in red ink are those in which a Catholic mission has been established between the era of the Reformation and the year 1840
John Hobson Matthews
John Hobson Matthews (1858 - 1914) Born in Croydon in 1858. Educated at schools at Blackheath and Cambridge. Worked for a shipping firm in Malta. A good linguist he was a Roman Catholic historian, archivist and solicitor. You will find more details about him here in the Dictionary of Welsh Biography.
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18th century

  •  Northamptonshire, John Cary 1793

    Northamptonshire, John Cary 1793

Published in the Reign of George III

30997 Northamptonshire, John Cary 1793. Price: 36.00

WILTSHIRE. A detailed engraved map of the county. Title panel and compass rose combined. Cary's imprint beneath dated 1793. 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Centre fold. Old manuscript numbering in blank margin 164 and 165. 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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Fox Hunting Map

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

    Northamptonshire - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851

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31054 Northamptonshire - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851. Price: 46.00

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE. 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 Earl Fitzwilliam, Pytchley, Oakley and Lord Southampton 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

18th century showing Market and Fair Days

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

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

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.

Published in the Reign of George II
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31106 Northamptonshire, Thomas Badeslade and William Henry Toms, 1742. Price: 44.00

A MAP OF NORFOLK N. 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. 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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19th century

  •  Northamptonshire, Joshua Archer, c.1845

    Northamptonshire, Joshua Archer, c.1845

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31220 Northamptonshire, Joshua Archer, c.1845. Price: 9.50

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE. An engraved county map divided into hundreds. 9 x 7 inches. Uncoloured. Slight creasing in centre fold otherwise good condition.

From: Dugdales England and Wales Delineated

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First Edition - Early Hand Colouring

  •  Northamptonshire John Cary 1787

    Northamptonshire John Cary 1787

Published in the Reign of George III

31295 Northamptonshire, John Cary 1787. Price: 37.00

RUTLANDSHIRE. The FIRST EDITION of this detailed engraved map of the county. Title panel and compass rose combined. Cary's imprint beneath dated 1787. 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Good condition.

From Cary’s New and Correct English Atlas

THE SUBSCRIBERS TO THE FIRST EDITION

If you are thinking of buying this map you may be interested to see this list of the original subscribers to Cary's New and Correct English Atlas first published in 1787. It makes interesting reading and might even include one of your relatives.

  •  New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

    New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

  •  New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

    New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

  •  New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

    New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

  •  New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

    New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

  •  New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

    New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

  •  New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

    New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

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Early Hand Colouring

  •  Northamptonshire, Samuel Lewis 1845

    Northamptonshire, Samuel Lewis 1845

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

    Lewis' Atlas to the Topographical Dictionaries of England and Wales

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31607 Northamptonshire, Samuel Lewis, 1845. Price: 14.00

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE. A county map 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. 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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  •  Northamptonshire, John Cary, 1802

    Northamptonshire, John Cary, 1802

Published in the Reign of George III

31710 Northamptonshire, John Cary, 1802. Price: 36.00

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE 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 x 8 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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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

ENJOY THE SLENDOUR OF THE MAGNIFICENT 17TH CENTURY MAPS BY

THE BLAEU FAMILY

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.

You can enjoy looking at these remarkable engraved maps of most parts of the world via a series of reproduction atlases produced in full colour

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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  • Your robots.txt file does not block access to a page.
  • Optionally display the date the page was last updated. Or at the very least, regularly update your content. Updated content is deemed as one of the best indicators of an active website that is of greater relevance to what someone might be searching for.
  • Make it easy for your website users to share or bookmark the current page with their favourite social networking or bookmarking services. There are different ways to accomplish this, including free 'share this' buttons added to your website or dedicated social media stacks for RapidWeaver. Promoting your website to a wider audience improves its exposure.
  • Ensure webpages are optimised for speed and load quickly, preferably in less than 3 seconds for an average page. Free tools like YSlow can evaluate your page loading speed and provide information on how to improve speed, like consolidating CSS / Javascript files and enabling GZIP compression on your web server.
  • Make sure your contact details are correct and easily accessible from any page; either a link to your main contact page or a link for people to email you directly. Obfuscated email links are fine to use, if you want to reduce spam.
  • Publish quality content. Your content should always be relevant and presented tidily with consistent styling. Avoid grammar or spelling errors.
  • Improve the richness of links. Instead of generic links or buttons that say 'read more' (which lack any search engine value) include keywords with mention of special pages, products or services.
  • If your website is for a business with a physical location, list it on search engines like Google (search Google My Business). Your opening hours will then get displayed in Google search results, together with its map location, photo's, reviews and the website link.
  • Link to any social media platforms you're a member of; like Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, Tumblr etc. A more 'networked' website has greater prominence.
  • Switch-on the option in the RapidWeaver site setup window to generate an XML sitemap. This gives search engines a complete list of all your website pages. You can manually submit a sitemap for a new website to most of the major search engines, to ensure it gets indexed quicker.
  • Avoid spamming other websites with links to your website. A couple of links used in moderation from relevant websites is all that's required.

When to block search engines

The following cases are some examples when it is recommended (and acceptable) to block search engines from indexing a page:

  • Privacy pages. Pages which contain personal information that you don't wish to share online.
  • Shopping cart pages. Pages where a user can view their shopping cart doesn't contain any SEO value and should be excluded from search results.
  • Checkout pages. Similar to shopping cart pages, pages related to checkout process should be excluded from search engines.

Further information

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