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  •  Gardner road map Bristol, Chepstow, Monmouth, Hereford, Leominster, Ludlow

    Gardner road map Bristol, Chepstow, Monmouth, Hereford, Leominster, Ludlow

Published in the Reign of George I

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE I
1714 - 1727

THOMAS GARDNER ROAD MAP 1719

Based on the earlier survey of the roads by John Ogilby each map measures about 10 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches and is made up of usually six panels with a central title panel and unlike other road maps of the period each map bears a dedication to a named person.

From: "Pocket Guide to The English Traveller" published in 1719

25351 Plate 56 Bristol, Chepstow, Monmouth, Hereford, Leominster, Ludlow. Price: 58.00

Dedicated to Earl of Carnarvan. Hand coloured. Good condition.
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  •  Kitchin road map SHREWSBURY/CHESTER TO HOLYWELL

    Kitchin road map SHREWSBURY/CHESTER TO HOLYWELL

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

DOUBLE SIDED 18TH CENTURY ROAD MAP

Measuring about 8 x 6 inches.

From: Kitchin's Post-Chaise Companion through England and Wales published in London in 1767

27081 Plate 96/97. Thomas Kitchin, 1767 Price: 48.00

The Roads from SHREWSBURY/CHESTER TO HOLYWELL The First containing from Shrewsbury to..
Shrewsbury/ Ellesmere, Wrexham, Mold, Holywell. Chester, Hawarden, Flint, Holywell.
The Road from TINMOUTH TO CARLISLE
Tynemouth, Newcastle upon Tyne, Hexham, Haydon, Haltwhistle, Carlisle.

Hand coloured. Good condition.
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  •  Shropshire Samuel John Neele, c.1817

    Shropshire Samuel John Neele, c.1817

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

30100 Shropshire Samuel John Neele, c.1817. Price: 24.00

SHROPSHIRE. An engraved map of the county with a small inset map of the area near Dudley in the bottom right hand corner. Title panel and compass rose. Hand coloured. 7 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches. Closely mounted in a dark green sunk mount. Framed many years ago in a black and gilt hogarth moulding with a tiny chip in the bottom right hand corner but otherwise in good condition.

This map is only available to customers who can collect from Christleton
  •  Shropshire, John Seller, c.1787

    Shropshire, John Seller, c.1787

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

30435 Shropshire, John Seller, c.1787. Price: 34.00

SHROPSHIRE. An engraved map the county with title panel. 5 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches. Text beneath and continuing on verso. Uncoloured. Good condition.

From Grose's Supplement to the Antiquities of England and Wales
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  •  Shropshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

    Shropshire, George 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 - WITH ORIGINAL TEXT

30530 Shropshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810. Price: 36.00

SHROPSHIRE. A good detailed engraved map of the county divided into hundreds. Bears the publishers imprint dated of 1807. Explanation. 7 x 9 1/4 inches. Original wash and outline hand colouring. Old mark in the bottom blank margin about an inch away from the printed border which could easily be hidden by a mount. Otherwise good fresh 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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  •  Road Map 57, John Ogilby, 1698

    Road Map 57, John Ogilby, 1698

Published in the Reign of William and Mary

Published in the Reign of Queen
WILLIAM & MARY
1689 - 1702

17TH CENTURY ROAD MAP

29419 Road Map, John Ogilby, 1698.Price: 150.00

Plate 57. The Road from Bristol to West Chester. Plate 2.
Ludlow, Shrewsbury, Whitchurch, Chester.


An uncoloured specimen of the 1698 edition. Lightly toned but a nice specimen.

More Road Maps by John Ogilby
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  •  Shropshire, John Owen / Emanuel Bowen 1720

    Shropshire, John Owen / Emanuel Bowen 1720

Published in the Reign of George I

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE I
1714 - 1727

18TH CENTURY COUNTY AND ROAD MAP

30812 Shropshire, John Owen / Emanuel Bowen 1720. Price: 36.00

SHROPSHIRE. An engraved county map with note, surmounted by a decorative baroque title cartouche. Road map on verso showing the routd from south of Birmingham to Wenlock embellished with coat of arms and notes. 4 x 7 inches. Nicely hand coloured on both sides. In a sunk mount. Good condition.

From Britannia Depicta
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  •  Part of Shropshire and North Wales, John Bartholomew, c.1898

    Part of Shropshire and North Wales, John Bartholomew, c.1898

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

30827 Part of Shropshire and North Wales, John Bartholomew, c.1898. Price: 18.00

SECTION XI, SHREWSBURY. A colour printed map showing parts of Caernarvonshire, Merionethshire, Montgomeryshire, Shropshire and Cheshire. Scale of 4 miles to the inch. Shows the railways. 16 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Centre fold. Good clean condition.

From The Royal Atlas
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  •  Shropshire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820

    Shropshire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

FOR THE MAP COLLECTOR

30937 Shropshire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820. Price: 56.00

LANGLEY’S NEW MAP OF SHROPSHIRE. An engraved map of the county. In the bottom left hand corner is a vignette view of Shrewsbury. 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, Octr. 1st, 1817. 6 3/4 x 10 inches. Manuscript number 32 in the bottom right hand corner. Original outline and wash hand colouring. A little light toning and some speckled foxing in the blank margins. No tears or repairs.

From Langley’s New County Atlas of England and Wales
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  •  Shropshire, T.Badesladed and W. H.Toms 1742

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

Published in the Reign of George II

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE II
1727 - 1760

My Image

Like all the maps on this page
GUARANTEED
to be a genuine early specimen

SHOWS MARKET AND FAIR DAYS

31111 Shropshire, Thomas Badeslade and William Henry Toms, 1742. Price: 43.00

A MAP OF THE COUNTY OF SALOP NORTH WEST 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 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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  •  Shropshire John Cary 1787

    Shropshire John Cary 1787

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

FIRST EDITION - EARLY HAND COLOURING

31300 Shropshire, John Cary 1787. Price: 50.00

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

From 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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  •  Shropshire, Reuben Ramble 1844

    Shropshire, Reuben Ramble 1844

  •  Shropshire Text, Reuben Ramble 1844

    Shropshire Text, Reuben Ramble 1844

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

EARLY HAND COLOURING

FOR THE MAP COLLECTOR

31383 Shropshire, Reuben Ramble, c1845. Price: 70.00

SHROPSHIRE. An uncommon lithograph miniature map of the county surrounded by a wide border of vignette views of local scenes including the Ludlow Castle, the Wrekin, Battle of Shrewsbury and Farming. 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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  •  Shropshire, Carington Bowles, 1785

    Shropshire, 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

31442 Shropshire, Carington Bowles, 1785. Price: 92.00

BOWLES’S NEW MEDIUM MAP OF SHROP SHIRE 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 1/2 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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  •  Shropshire, John Cowley, 1744

    Shropshire, John Cowley, 1744

Published in the Reign of George II

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE II
1727 - 1760

31475 Shropshire, John Cowley, 1744. Price: 42.00

AN IMPROVED MAP OF SHROPSHIRE CONTAINING THE BOROUGH & MARKET TOWNS WITH THOSE ADJOINING; ALSO ITS PRINCIPAL ROADS AND RIVERS. BY J. COWLEY GEOGRAPHR. TO HIS MAJESTY. An interesting small engraved map of the county. A banner displays the title. 5 x 7 inches. Hand coloured. Good condition.

From The Geography of England

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  •  Shropshire, William Hole, 1637

    Shropshire, William Hole, 1637

Published in the Reign of Charles I

Published in the Reign of King
CHARLES I
1625 - 1649

31477 Shropshire, William Hole, 1637. Price: 120.00

SAOLOPIA COMITATUS QUEM CORNAUII OLIM INCOLUORUN DESCRIPTIO. An early map of the county engraved by William hole after the survey by Christopher Saxton. Decorative title cartouche. Scale with pair of dividers. Compass rose. 13 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches. Hand coloured. Coat of arms watermark. Some very small repairs on verso to the bottom blank margin. Lightly toned all over and some light foxing in the bottom right hand corner.

From Camden’s Britannia

This map was last sold in 1988 in my shop Chester and now on the market again

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  •  Shropshire, John Ellis, 1766

    Shropshire, John Ellis, 1766

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

31480 Shropshire, John Ellis, 1766. Price: 50.00

MODERN MAP OF SHROPSHIRE DRAWN FROM THE LATEST SURVEYS CORRECTED AND IMPROVED BY THE BEST AUTHORITIES. J ELLIS SCULPT. A good detailed engraved map of the county embellished with a pictorial cartouche. Remarks and compass pointer. Beneath the map is the imprint of the publishers Printed for Robt. Sayer in Fleet Street & Carington Bowles in St. Pauls Church yard. 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. Hand coloured. Good condition. On the reverse side is an uncoloured specimen of Somerset by Thomas Kitchin.

This map was last sold in my Chester shop in 1988. At that time I had taken it from a John Ellis atlas dated 1766 that I was splitting.

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  •  Part of Shtopshir and North Wales, John Bartholomew, c.1898

    Part of Shtopshir and North Wales, John Bartholomew, c.1898

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

31499 Part of Shropshire and North Wales, John Bartholomew, c.1898. Price: 18.00

SECTION XI, SHREWSBURY. A colour printed map showing parts of Caernarvonshire, Merionethshire, Montgomeryshire, Shropshire and Cheshire. Scale of 4 miles to the inch. Shows the railways. 16 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Centre fold. Good clean condition.

From The Royal Atlas
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  •  Shropshire, Samuel Lewis 1845

    Shropshire, 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 Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

EARLY HAND COLOURING

31614 Shropshire, Samuel Lewis, 1845. Price: 24.00

SHROPSHIRE. 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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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

PORTRAITS OF BRITAIN

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A series of fine quality signed limited edition prints taken from the watercolours by

Philip and Glyn Martin

For over thirty years renowned artists Philip and Glyn Martin have been touring Great Britain capturing, in finely detailed watercolour paintings, the couontry's much loved towns, villages and favourite places It has taken these talented brothers thousands of miles around Britain. They have painted scenes in rural villages, industrial towns and cathedral cities, tiny fishing villages and great city ports, humble cottages and stately homes. Gradually they have built up an impressive portfolio of many hundreds of different prints which continues to grow as demand for their work increases. It has been a huge task but the care and attention to detail shows through in each picture. 'Portraits of Britain' have rapidly become collectors items especially as only 850 prints are taken from each original.


Each print is one of a strictly limited edition, individually numbered out of 850 and signed. The original watercolours are used only for one edition and no other reproduction is made. The high quality of printing and the material used sets these prints apart. They are difficult to distinguish from the originals as they retain so much of the feel and delicacy of watercolour. The artists themselves are very involved in the printing process. They work with a talented craftsman who has developed a way of printing on real watercolour paper. This paper is produced especially for them by an English mill. It is made from 100% cotton and is completely acid free.

Image Size: 6 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Washline Style Mount Size: 12 1/4 x 11 inches
74742 Tamworth. Number 264 of 850 signed by Phillip Martin. MOUNTED. Price: 14.00
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91136 Little Stretton. Shropshire. Number 344 of 850 signed by Glyn Martin. UNMOUNTED. Price: 9.00
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91137 Church Stretton. Number 214 of 850 signed by Glyn Martin. UNMOUNTED. Price: 9.00
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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.

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

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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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Antique Maps of Shropshire, England - Richard Nicholson