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Antique Maps of Surrey

James Pepper

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  •  Plate 53/54 Croydon to Reigate, Edward Mogg, 1817

    Plate 53/54 Croydon to Reigate, Edward Mogg, 1817

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

EARLY HAND COLOURING - ROAD MAP

30499 Plate 53/54 Croydon to Reigate, Edward Mogg, 1817. Price: 40.00

LONDON TO BRIGHTON. Part of the route. Strip road map. 5 1/2 x 8 inches. Early hand colouring. Good condition.

From Edward Mogg's Survey of the High Roads of England and Wales, Planned on a Scale of one Inch to a Mile, Including the Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, and every object, worthy of remark, whether situated on, or contiguous to the Road. Dedicated to H.R.H The Prince Regent (future George IV). Published June 2nd 1817 by Edward Mogg, No. 51, Charing Cross, London. Printed by Whittingham and Rowland, Printers, Goswell Street
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  •  Surrey, John Speed, 1676

    Surrey, John Speed, 1676

Published in the Reign of Charles II

Published in the Reign of King
CHARLES II
1660 - 1685

ENGLAND'S MOST FAMOUS MAPMAKER - JOHN SPEED

22038 Surrey, John Speed, 1676. Price: 1,300.00

SURREY DESCRIBED AND DIVIDED INTO HUNDREDS. A fine decorative 17th century map of the county published by Thomas Bassett and Richard Chiswell. Inset views on Richmont and Nonsuch Palaces. Cartouches, compass rose and seven coats of arms. List of towns and villages with a description of the county on verso. 20 x 15 inches. Uncoloured. Two areas of matching very light water staining on left and right, otherwise fine clean condition.

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  •  Road Map Plate 40 / 41, Thomas Kitchin, c.1765

    Road Map Plate 40 / 41, Thomas Kitchin, c.1765

  •  Road Map Plate 40 / 41, Thomas Kitchin, c.1765

    Road Map Plate 40 / 41, Thomas Kitchin, c.1765

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

DOUBLE SIDED ROAD MAP

27727 Road Map Plate 40 / 41, Thomas Kitchin, c.1765. Price: 38.00

THE ROAD FROM LONDON TO DERBY COMMENCING AT STONY STRATFORD IN YE HOLY-HEAD ROAD PLATE 21. A double sided engraved strip road map. The side numbered 40 shows the rout from Guildford to Winchester passing through Godalming, Midhurst, Chichester and Petersfield. Title panel. 7 1/2 x 6 inches. Uncoloured. On the verso is plate 41THE ROAD FROM LONDON TO DERBY COMMENCING AT STONYSTRATFORD IN YE HOLY-HEAD ROAD PLATE 21. The route from Stony Stratford passes through Northampton, Market Harborough, Leicester and Loughborough. Title panel. Hand coloured. Good condition.
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  •  Surrey, Joan Blaeu, 1648

    Surrey, Joan Blaeu, 1648

Published in the Reign of Charles I

Published in the Reign of King
CHARLES I
1625 - 1649

17th CENTURY

28930 Surrey, Joan Blaeu, 1648. Price: 750.00

SURRIA VERNACULE SURREY. A fine 17th century map of the county. Decorative title cartouche with hound and deer. Royal Arms and two garlands displaying seven other coats of arms and three blank shields. Plain on verso. 19 1/2 x 15 inches. Attractive hand colouring.

From Blaeu's Atlas Major
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  •  Plate 39. Guildford, Midhurst, Chichester/ Midhurst, Petersfield, Winchester. John Ogilby

    Plate 39. Guildford, Midhurst, Chichester/ Midhurst, Petersfield, Winchester. John Ogilby

Published in the Reign of William and Mary

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

17th CENTURY

29407 Plate 39. Guildford, Midhurst, Chichester/ Midhurst, Petersfield, Winchester. John Ogilby. Price: 195.00

An uncoloured specimen of the 1698 edition. Lightly toned but a nice specimen of this map. 17 x 13 inches.
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  •  Surrey, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820

    Surrey, 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

30939 Surrey, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820. Price: 125.00

LANGLEY’S NEW MAP OF SURREY. An engraved map of the county. In the top left hand corner is a vignette view of Epsom Races. 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. 10 x 6 3/4 inches. Manuscript number 14 in the top right hand corner. Original outline and wash hand colouring. Some light toning some speckled foxing in the blank margins. Small brown mark on the Sussex border. No tears or repairs.

From Langley’s New County Atlas of England and Wales
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  •  Surrey - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851

    Surrey - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

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VICTORIAN FOX HUNTING MAP

31063 Surrey - Fox Hunting, John and Charles Walker, 1851. Price: 60.00

SURREY. 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 Sir John Cope, Royal Hunt, Surrey Union, The Surrey, Mr. Napper and Crawley and Horsham 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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  •  Surrey, T.Badesladed and W. H.Toms 1742

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

Published in the Reign of George II

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE II
1727 - 1760

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.

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SHOWS MARKET AND FAIR DAYS

31115 Surrey, Thomas Badeslade and William Henry Toms, 1742. Price: 70.00

A MAP OF SURREY S. W. 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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  •  Surrey, Francis Sydney Weller, c.1898

    Surrey, Francis Sydney Weller, c.1898

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

31226 Surrey, Francis Sydney Weller, c.1898. Price: 9.50

SURREY. A colour print lithograph county map. Includes the railways at that time. 10 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Good condition.

From The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England Wales

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  •  Surrey, Reuben Ramble 1844

    Surrey, Reuben Ramble 1844

  •  Surrey Text, Reuben Ramble 1844

    Surrey Text, Reuben Ramble 1844

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

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.

EARLY HAND COLOURING

FOR THE MAP COLLECTOR

31387 Surrey, Reuben Ramble, c1845. Price: 125.00

SURREY. An uncommon lithograph miniature map of the county surrounded by a wide border of vignette views of local scenes including the Epsom Racecourse and Farmland. 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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  •  Surrey, Carington Bowles, 1785

    Surrey, 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

31446 Surrey, Carington Bowles, 1785. Price: 180.00

BOWLES’S NEW MEDIUM MAP OF SURREY 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 3/4 x 8 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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  •  Surrey, Carington Bowles, 1785

    Surrey, Carington Bowles, 1785

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

EARLY HAND COLOURING

31551 Surrey, Benjamin Rees Davies, c.1860. Price: 36.00

SURREY. A detailed lithograph map of the county. 16 3/4 X 11 3/4 inches. Original outline green colouring. Thick paper. Brown area in the bottom legt hand blank margin, possible an old repair. Small splits at the top and bottom of the centre fold. Otherwise good condition. From The Weekly Dispatch Atlas

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  •  Surrey, Samuel Lewis 1845

    Surrey, Samuel Lewis 1845

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

EARLY HAND COLOURING

31619 Surrey, Samuel Lewis, 1845. Price: 34.00

SURREY. A county map drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker. Reference to the Unions. Scale and compass rose. 9 x 6 3/4 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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An Amazing New Reference Book for the Map Collector

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First published in 1966 as one of the first such books to consider the maps of a specific county in terms of mapping history: this new 2nd edition retains the emphasis and principles of the first edition. The sections have been extended on contributing map makers from the end of the 16th Century to the mid 19th Century where decorative maps decline and are superseded by the cleaner lines of the Ordnance Survey.

The maps shown in this new edition come from a number of sources. They have been selected in order to give a story both over the span of these maps as they are drawn and also an analysis of how they reflect the history of cartography in the terms of the county of Cornwall.

The process of creating maps evolved at a stunning rate in the 280 years covered here and we have endeavoured to provide the reader with some analysis between maps as well as versions of the same map. Maps depict the lay of the land: there are instances where amendments to maps show changes in the physical geography on the ground thus fulfilling the role of the geographer and his map. This is the accurate depiction on paper of observed elements in the field.
In addition to the maps of Cornwall are charts generated for navigation of the treacherous seas around the Isles of Scilly. These notorious shores have proven fatal and the need for accurate maps around the coast drove some of the earliest maps of the area.

Presented with many full colour illustrations and extensively expanded from the 1966 edition, this book will aid the budding collector, the confused auction-goer as well as console the exile and, we hope, will be of interest to anyone keen in the mapped history of Cornwall.

Hardback A4 landscape volume of about 270 pages - ISBN: 978-1-5272-1503-0

87 sections dealing with cartographers from Saxton in 1576 to the mid 1800s with about 130 colour and b&w illustrations

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Available in the first half of September 2018

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

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

A series of lithographs of

ENGLISH MANSION HOUSES

published in the the Victorian era but showing the houses in the

ELIZABETHAN ERA

Richard Nicholson Antique Maps

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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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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.
How quickly are order sent off?
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.
Is map number --- available?
The web site is updated daily and sold items are removed so it is most likely that the map is available. You can always email me to check availability
What currency are your prices in?
All the prices on my web sites are in English pounds or pounds sterling.
What is the best way to pay?
There is a Shopping Cart for most of the maps to pay by PayPal. The best way is to email me to check a map is available then pay the total amount to my bank account and advise me you have done so. Telephone orders using your Mastercard or Visa Card are also welcome. Overseas customers may find the PayPal Cart the easiest way to by. The reason I prefer the bank payment method is simply because the charges to me are far less than the other methods.
Can I call and see the maps?
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 Surrey, England - Richard Nicholson

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