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Antique Maps of Somersetshire

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Thomas Gardner Road Map

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

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

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

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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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Sea Chart

  •  The River Avon, Captain Greenville Collins, c.1740

    The River Avon, Captain Greenville Collins, c.1740

Published in the Reign of George III

29234 The River Avon, Captain Greenville Collins, c.1740. Price: 700.00

THE RIVER AVON FROM THE SEVERN TO THE CITTY OF BRISTOLL. A magnificent chart by Capt Greenville Collins. The title cartouche depicts the Avon Gorge with a sailing ship passing through. The sea area embellished with a compass rose and many ships is on the right of the map as the course has been inverted to show it flowing East to West. Dedication cartouche bearing the name of Robert Yate Esq. and surmounted by his coat of arms. This is one of the larger charts from The Coasting Pilot and shows vertical fold creases which is normal. A fine specimen with wide blank margins and finely executed later hand colouring. 36 1/4 x 15 1/2 inches. Good clean condition.

From: The Coasting Pilot

This chart was framed some years ago in a black and gilt moulding. A little wear but still in reasonable condition.

Only available to customers who can collect from Christleton

18th century

  •  Somersetshire, Robert Morden, 1722

    Somersetshire, Robert Morden, 1722

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30428 Somersetshire, Robert Morden, 1722. Price: 136.00

SOMERSET SHIRE BY ROBT. MORDEN. A good engraved map of the county divided into hundreds. Decorative title cartouche and three scales. 16 x 14 inches, 415 x 355 mm. Uncoloured. Good clean condition. A nice specimen.

From: Camden's Britannia

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Early Hand Colouring

  •  Somersetshire, John Cary, 1809

    Somersetshire, John Cary, 1809

Published in the Reign of George III

30448 Somersetshire, John Cary, 1809. Price: 49.00

SOMERSETSHIRE. A good detailed engraved map of the county. Title panel and compass rose combined. Cary's imprint dated 1809. 10 1/4 x 84 inches. Attractive original outline hand colouring. With original page of descriptive text. Good condition.

From: New and Correct English Atlas

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  •  Somersetshire, George Washington Bacon, c.1905

    Somersetshire, George Washington Bacon, c.1905

30817 Somersetshire, George Washington Bacon, c.1905. Price: 17.00

SOMERSETSHIRE REDUCED FROM THE ORDNANCE SURVEY. DIVIDED INTO 5 MILE SQUARES. A good detailed lEdwardian colour printed map of the county Shows the railways and Parliamentary Divisions. 18 1/4 x 12 inches. Good condition.

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Provenance: From the Library of John Hobson Matthews

  •  Somersetshire, John Cary 1793

    Somersetshire, John Cary 1793

Published in the Reign of George III

30882 Somersetshire, John Cary 1793. Price: 54.00

SOMERSETSHIRE. A detailed engraved map of the county. Title panel and compass rose combined. Cary's imprint beneath dated 1793. 10 1/4 x 84 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Some of the town names are underlined in red. With original page of descriptive text. Good condition.

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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Early Hand Colouring

  •  Somersetshire, John Cary 1793

    Somersetshire, John Cary 1793

Published in the Reign of George III

31003 Somersetshire, John Cary 1793. Price: 50.00

SOMERSETSHIRE. 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 136 and 137. Original outline hand colouring. Good condition.

From: Cary’s New and Correct English Atlas

TITLEPAGE AND ANNOTATED CONTENTS PAGE

  •  Cary's New and Correct English Atlas

    Cary's New and Correct English Atlas

  •  Cary's New and Correct English Atlas

    Cary's New and Correct English Atlas

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Victorian Fox Hunting Map

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

    Somersetshire - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851

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31060 Somersetshire - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851. Price: 52.00

SOMERSETSHIRE. 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 West Somerset, Noeth Devon, Tiverton, Blacmore Vale and Mr. Farquharson 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

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For the Map Collector

  •  Wiltshire, Reuben Ramble 1844

    Wiltshire, Reuben Ramble 1844

  •  Somerset Text, Reuben Ramble 1844

    Somerset 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.

31388 Somersetshire, Reuben Ramble, c.1845. Price: 95.00

SOMERSETSHIRE. An uncommon lithograph miniature map of the county surrounded by a wide border of vignette views of local scenes including Glastonbury Abbey, Bristol Cathedral and Gloves. 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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Early Hand Colouring

  •  Taunton, Lt. Robert K. Dawson, 1832

    Taunton, Lt. Robert K. Dawson, 1832

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31464 Taunton, Lt. Robert K. Dawson, 1832. Price: 35.00

TAUNTON. A lithograph map of Taunton on a scale of 3 inches to the mile. Compass pointer and explanation. About 9 x 8. Original outline hand colouring. Publishers fold crease on left as normal. With original page of text. Good condition.

From: Plans of the Cities and Boroughs of England and Wales

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Early Hand Colouring

  •  Somersetshire, John Cary, 1802

    Somersetshire, John Cary, 1802

Published in the Reign of George III

31719 Somersetshire, John Cary, 1802. Price: 48.00

SOMERSETSHIRE 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. Small stain in blank area in the bottom right hand corner and another in the margin below. Otherwise good condition. I have dated this map 1802 because the paper is watermarked 1802. The title page of the atlas is dated 1793.

From Cary's New and Correct English Atlas

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18th century

  •  Somersetshire, Thomas Bowen 1784

    Somersetshire, Thomas Bowen 1784

Published in the Reign of George III

32198 Somersetshire, Thomas Bowen, 1784. Price: 5.00

SOMERSETSHIRE A NEW & CORRECT MAP OF SOMERSET SHIRE FRAWN FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES BY THOMAS BOWEN GEOGR. An engraved map of the county embellished with a pictorial title cartouche and coat of arms. 8 x 6 1/4 inches. Uncoloured. In need of some restoration as the bottom left hand corner of the printed border is missing. No top blank margin which is normal as the map was published ajoined to the county of Berkshire. This map comes from the single publication of George Augustus Walpoole The New British Traveller published by Alexander Hogg.

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  •  Somersetshire, Joshua Archer c.1840

    Somersetshire, Joshua Archer c.1840

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32251 Somersetshire, Joshua Archer, c.1840. Price: 9.00

SOMERSETSHIRE. A detailed engraved map of the county including the railways. 9 x 7 inches. Uncoloured. Lightly some light foxing. Small split at the bottom of the centre fold. Special Price.

From: Dugdale's England and Wales Delineated

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18th Century Road Maps by John Owen and Emanuel Bowen

  •  Road map Darlington to Morpeth. Owen/Bowen c.1730

    Road map Darlington to Morpeth. Owen/Bowen c.1730

  •  Road map Bristol to Weymouth. Owen/Bowen c.1730

    Road map Bristol to Weymouth. Owen/Bowen c.1730

155/156 Bristol, Wells, Glastonbury, Somerton, Crewkerne, Frampton, Weymouth.Price: 21.00

27500 Uncoloured

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  •  Road map Dartmouth to Monehead. Owen/Bowen c.1730

    Road map Dartmouth to Monehead. Owen/Bowen c.1730

  •  Road map Dartmouth to Monehead. Owen/Bowen c.1730

    Road map Dartmouth to Monehead. Owen/Bowen c.1730

169/170 Dartmouth, Exeter, Silverton, Bumpkin, Minehead. Price: 27.00

25066 Hand coloured

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  •  Road map Exeter to Lyme Regis Owen/Bowen c.1730

    Road map Exeter to Lyme Regis Owen/Bowen c.1730

  •  Road map Exeter to Lyme Regis Owen/Bowen c.1730

    Road map Exeter to Lyme Regis Owen/Bowen c.1730

253/254 Exeter, Lyme Regis, Description of Dorchester and Lyme Regis on verso. Price: 21.00

27502 Uncoloured

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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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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 and Prints of Somerset, England - Richard Nicholson

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