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Antique Maps of Staffordshire

James Pepper

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  •  Staffordshire, Emanuel Bowen, 1794

    Staffordshire, Emanuel Bowen, 1794

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

SCARCE DETAILED 18TH CENTURY COUNTY MAP

15901 Staffordshire, Emanuel Bowen, 1794. Price: 250.00

A CORRECT MAP OF THE COUNTY OF STAFFORD DIVIDED INTO HUNDREDS......
A fine detailed map of the county embellished with a delightful pictorial cartouche and an engraving of Lichfield Cathedral. Around the map are engraved historical and descriptive notes as well as a list of the Earls and Lords of Stafford. A publishers imprint appears beneath the map with the date of 1777. 16 x 20 inches. Fine condition. Scarce.

From The English Atlas published by R. Martin

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  •  Staffordshire, Reuben Ramble, c.1845

    Staffordshire, Reuben Ramble, c.1845

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

EARLY HAND COLOURING - UNUSUAL VICTORIAN MAP

24723 Staffordshire, Reuben Ramble, c.1845. Price: 43.00

STAFFORDSH. A small uncoloured engraved map of the county surrounded by a wide pictorial border featuring Lichfield Cathedral, Furnace, Potteries and Copper Mine. 6 x 7 inches. Original hand colouring to the surrounding scenes. No blank margin on the right hand side. A little light foxing.

From Reuben Ramble's Travels in the Northern Counties of England

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  •  Road Map 53/54, John Owen and Emanuel Bowen, 1755

    Road Map 53/54, John Owen and Emanuel Bowen, 1755

Published in the Reign of George II

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE II
1727 - 1760

18TH CENTURY ROAD MAP

25157 Road Map, John Owen and Emanuel Bowen, 1755.Price: 27.00

Plate 53/54. Double sided strip road map. Towcester, Daventry, Dunchurch, Wynall embellished with coat of ams and engraved notes. Continues on verso with Coventry, Coleshill and onto Llichfield Hand coloured on both sides. 4 1/2 x 7 inches. Good condition.

From Britannia Depicta

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  •  Staffordshire, William Kip, 1637

    Staffordshire, William Kip, 1637

Published in the Reign of Charles I

Published in the Reign of King
CHARLES I
1625 - 1649

EARLY 17TH CENTURY

26226 Staffordshire, William Kip, 1637. Price: 195.00

STAFFORIAE COMITATUS PARS OLIM CORNAUIORUM
An early engraved map of the county engraved by William Kip embellished with a decorative title cartouche. A second cartouche displays the list of hundreds. Scale with a pair of dividers. 14 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches. Hand coloured. Small slit at the bottom of the centre fold otherwise good condition.

From Camden's Britannia

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  •  Staffordshire, Herman Moll, c.1724

    Staffordshire, Herman Moll, c.1724

Published in the Reign of George I

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE I
1714 - 1727

FOR THE MAP COLLECTOR

28890 Staffordshire, Herman Moll, c.1724. Price: 110.00

STAFFORDSHIRE SHIRE BY H. MOLL GEOGRAPHER. An engraved map of the county divided into hundreds. Title panel, scale, and list of hundreds. Across the top and bottom of the map are engravings of antiquities found in the county. 7 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.

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

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  •  Staffordshire, Archibald Fullarton, c.1840

    Staffordshire, Archibald Fullarton, c.1840

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

28743 Staffordshire, Archibald Fullarton, c.1840. Price: 17.00

STAFFORDSHIRE. An engraved map of the county. List of hundreds, scale and compass rose. 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.

From The Parliamentary Gazetteer

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  •  Staffordshire, John Cary, 1793

    Staffordshire, John Cary, 1793

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

EARLY HAND COLOURING - WITH ORIGINAL TEXT

29342 Staffordshire, John Cary, 1793. Price: 48.00

STAFFORDSHIRE. A detailed engraved map of the county. Title panel and compass rose combined. Cary's imprint dated 1793 beneath the map. 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. With the original page of descriptive text which has been cut down but stills shows all the text. Good clean undamaged condition.

From New and Correct English Atlas

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  •  Staffordshire, Charles Smith, 1818

    Staffordshire, Charles Smith, 1818

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

EARLY HAND COLOURING - LARGE DETAILED MAP

29588 Staffordshire, Charles Smith, 1818. Price: 70.00

A NEW MAP OF THE COUNTY OF STAFFORD DIVIDED INTO HUNDREDS. LONDON PRINTED FOR FOR C. SMITH, NO. 172 STRAND January 6th 1818. 3rd Edition Corrected to 1818. A fine detailed map of the county with compass rose, explanation and list of hundreds. 17 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches. A little light creasing on the left hand side of the map otherwise good condition with fine original outline and wash hand colouring.

From Smith’s New English Atlas

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  •  Staffordshire, John Cary, 1793

    Staffordshire, John Cary, 1793

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

EARLY HAND COLOURING

29807 Staffordshire, John Cary, 1793. Price: 45.00

STAFFORDSHIRE. A detailed engraved map of the county. Title panel and compass rose combined. Cary's imprint dated 1793 beneath the map. 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Good condition. Framed some years ago in a black and gilt hogarth moulding which is still in reasonable condition.

From New and Correct English Atlas

This map is only available to customers who can collect from Christleton
  •  Staffordshire, Thomas Moule, c.1850

    Staffordshire, Thomas Moule, c.1850

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

VICTORIAN - VERY DECORATIVE

30024 Staffordshire, Thomas Moule, c.1850. Price: 78.00

STAFFORDSHIRE. A decorative Victorian map of the county embellished with three inset views of Stafford Castle, Lichfield Cathedral and Ingestre House, Seat of Earl Talbot. Wedgwood pottery and three coats of arms. 7 1/2 x 10 inches, 195 x 260 mm. Attractive and well executed coloured. In an ivory tint sunk mount with hand drawn line and wash border. Good condition.

From Barclay's Dictionary.

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  •  Staffordshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

    Staffordshire, 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 - FINE CONDITION

30056 Staffordshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810. Price: 40.00

STAFFORDSHIRE. A detailed map of the county engraved by J. Roper from a drawing by G. Cole. Publishers imprint beneath dated 1808. Publishers imprint beneath dated 1808. Explanation and list of hundreds. Compass rose. 6 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches. Original wash colouring colouring. Fine condition with wide blank margins. Straight from the atlas and not sold as a single map before.

From The British Atlas.

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  •  Staffordshire, John Rocque, c.1753

    Staffordshire, John Rocque, c.1753

Published in the Reign of George II

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE II
1727 - 1760

30101 Staffordshire, John Rocque, c.1769. Price: 37.00

STAFFORD SHIRE. An engraved map of the county divided into hundreds. Scale and compass rose. The title appears above the map. 6 1/4 x 7 inches, 155 x 190 mm. Hand coloured. Good condition.

Probably from England Displayed

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  •  Staffordshire, Edward Langley, 1818

    Staffordshire, Edward Langley, 1818

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

FOR THE MAP COLLECTOR

30108 Staffordshire, Edward Langley, 1818. Price: 70.00

LANGLEY'S NEW MAP OF STAFFORDSHIRE. A detailed engraved map with explanation and list of hundreds. The map is embellished with a vignette view of Lichfield Cathedral. Imprint of Langley and Belch dated 1818 below. 6 3/4 x 10 inches. Original outline and hand wash colouring. Good condition. Presented in a dark green sunk mount and framed many years ago in a black and gilt hogarth moulding. The frame is still in reasonable condition.

From Langley's New County Atlas

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  •  Staffordshire, John and Charles Walker, 1851

    Staffordshire, John and Charles Walker, 1851

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

EARLY HAND COLOURING

30240 Staffordshire, John and Charles Walker, 1851. Price: 46.00

STAFFORDSHIRE. A good detailed engraved map of the county including the railways. Title panel with the names of J. & C. Walker beneath. Scale and explanation. List of divisions. Original outline and wash hand colouring. Imprint of Longman, Rees, Orme, Browne & Co. Paternoster Row beneath. 12 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches. Good condition. This map has been taken from the atlas and not been offered before as a single map.

From The British Atlas

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  •  Staffordshire, Joshua Archer, c.1840

    Staffordshire, Joshua Archer, c.1840

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

STRAIGHT FROM THE ATLAS

30269 Staffordshire, Joshua Archer, c.1840. Price: 16.50

STAFFORDSHIRE. A detailed engraved map of the county including the railways. 7 x 9 1/4 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.

From Dugdale's England and Wales Delineated

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  •  Staffordshire, John Cary, 1793

    Staffordshire, John Cary, 1793

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

EARLY HAND COLOURING

30593 Staffordshire, John Cary, 1793. Price: 48.00

STAFFORDSHIRE. An engraved of the county. Title panel with compass rose. 8 1/4 x 10 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 undamaged 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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  •  Staffordshire, John Cary, 1809

    Staffordshire, John Cary, 1809

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

EARLY HAND COLOURING - WITH ORIGINAL TEXT

30723 Staffordshire, John Cary, 1809. Price: 48.00

STAFFORDSHIRE. A good engraved map of the county. Title panel with compass rose. Publisher’s imprint beneath dated 1809. 8 1/4 x 10 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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  •  Staffordshire, John Cary 1793

    Staffordshire, John Cary 1793

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

PROVENANCE: FROM THE LIBRARY OF JOHN HOBSON MATTHEWS

30897 Staffordshire, John Cary 1793. Price: 48.00

STAFFORDSHIRE. A good detailed engraved map of the county . Publisher’s imprint beneath dated 1793 beneath. 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. Original hand colouring. Some of the town names are underlined in red. Good condition. With the original separate 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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  •  Staffordshire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820

    Staffordshire, 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

30940 Staffordshire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820. Price: 64.00

LANGLEY’S NEW MAP OF STAFFORDSHIRE. An engraved map of the county. In the top left hand corner is a vignette view of Lichfield Cathedral. 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, April 1st, 1818. 6 3/4 x 10 inches. Manuscript number 34 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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  •  Staffordshire, John Cary 1793

    Staffordshire, John Cary 1793

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

31004 Staffordshire, John Cary 1793. Price: 45.00

STAFFORDSHIRE. A detailed engraved map of the county. Title panel and compass rose combined. Cary's imprint beneath dated 1793. 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. Centre fold. Old manuscript numbering in blank margin 140 and 141. 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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  •  Staffordshire - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851

    Staffordshire - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

My Image

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

VICTORIAN FOX HUNTING MAP

31061 Staffordshire - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851. Price: 48.00

SUSSEX. 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 Col Wyndham, Mr. Napper and the Crawley and Horsham

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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  •  Staffordshire Thomas Moule, c.1850

    Staffordshire Thomas Moule, c.1850

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

DECORATIVE

31075 Staffordshire - Staffordshire, Thomas Moule, c.1850. Price: 60.00

STAFFORDSHIRE. A decorative Victorian map of the county embellished with three inset views of Stafford Castle, Lichfield Cathedral and Ingestre House, Seat of Earl Talbot. Wedgwood pottery and three coats of arms. 7 1/2 x 10 inches, 195 x 260 mm. Hand coloured. Good condition.

From Barclay’s Dictionary

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

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

Published in the Reign of George II

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE II
1727 - 1760

My Image

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SHOWS MARKET AND FAIR DAYS

31113 Staffordshire, Thomas Badeslade and William Henry Toms, 1742. Price: 40.00

A MAP OF THE STAFFORD SHIRE 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 tows 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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  •  Staffordshire, Joseph Nightingale 1816

    Staffordshire, Joseph Nightingale 1816

Published in the Reign of George II

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE II
1727 - 1760

My Image

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EARLY HAND COLOURING

31125 Staffordshire, Joseph Nightingale, 1816. Price: 43.00

STAFFORDSHIRE. A detailed map of the county engraved by J. Roper from a drawing by G. Cole. No publishers imprint beneath which leads one to assume this is the edition published by Joseph Nightingale. Explanation and list of hundreds. Compass rose. 6 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches. Page number 35 in top right hand margin corner. Original wash colouring colouring. Good condition with wide blank margins. In a narrow black and gilt frame, glazed. The frame is many years old but still in reasonably good condition with a plywood back.

From English Topography


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  •  Staffordshire John Cary 1787

    Staffordshire 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

31302 Staffordshire, John Cary 1787. Price: 48.00

STAFFORDSHIRE. 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 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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  •  Staffordshire, Reuben Ramble 1844

    Staffordshire, Reuben Ramble 1844

  •  Staffordshire Text, Reuben Ramble 1844

    Staffordshire 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

31384 Staffordshire, Reuben Ramble, c1845. Price: 74.00

STAFFORDSHIRE. An uncommon lithograph miniature map of the county surrounded by a wide border of vignette views of local scenes including Lichfield Cathedral, Copper Mine, Potteries and Furness. 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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  •  Staffordshire, Carington Bowles, 1785

    Staffordshire, 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

31444 Staffordshire, Carington Bowles, 1785. Price: 92.00

BOWLES’S NEW MEDIUM MAP OF STAFFORD 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. 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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  •  Staffordshire, Samuel Lewis 1845

    Staffordshire, 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

31617 Staffordshire, Samuel Lewis, 1845. Price: 24.00

STAFFORDSHIRE. A county map drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker. Reference to the Unions. Scale and compass rose. 7 x 9 1/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Light crease in the right hand sidde blank margin otherwise 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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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

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

AN ANTIQUE MAP OR PRINT MAKES A VERY SPECIAL RETIREMENT GIFT

RICHARD NICHOLSON of CHESTER

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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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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.
How many copies do you have of each map?
I only have one specimen of each map offered. If I had a second similar specimen it would be offered separately under a different reference number.
Antique Maps of Staffordshire, England - Richard Nicholson