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Antique Maps of North Wales

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  •  North Wales, Herman Moll, c.1724

    North Wales, Herman Moll, c.1724

Published in the Reign of George I

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE I
1714 - 1727

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28903 North Wales, Herman Moll, c.1724. Price: 124.00

NORTH WALES BY H. MOLL GEOGRAPHER. An engraved map of North Wales divided into counties . Title panel, scale, and list of hundreds. Down the two sides of the map are engravings of antiquities. 12 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. Uncoloured. Nice clean condition.

From A Set of Fifty New and Correct Maps of England and Wales
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  •  Part of North Wales, George Washington Bacon, c.1890

    Part of North Wales, George Washington Bacon, c.1890

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

30352 Part of North Wales, George Washington Bacon, c.1890. Price: 14.00

WALES REDUCED FROM THE ORDNANCE SURVEY. DIVIDED INTO 5 MILE SQUARES. A coloured lithograph map showing the coast of North Wales from Conway to Aberystwyth. 12 x 16 3/4 inches. Good condition.
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  •  Part of North Wales, John Bartholomew, c.1898

    Part of North Wales, John Bartholomew, c.1898

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

30824 Part of North Wales, John Bartholomew, c.1898. Price: 18.00

SECTION X CARNARVON. A colour printed map showing Anglesey and Caernarvonshire with parts of Merionethshire. Scale of 4 miles to the inch. Shows the railways. 16 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Good clean condition.

From The Royal Atlas
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  •  North Wales, John Cary 1793

    North Wales, John Cary 1793

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

PROVENANCE: FROM THE LIBRARY OF JOHN HOBSON MATTHEWS

30895 North Wales, John Cary 1793. Price: 48.00

NORTH WALES. A good detailed engraved map. Title panel and compass rose combined. Publisher's imprint beneath dated 1793. 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Some of the town names are underlined in red. Small stain in top blank margin otherwise good condition. 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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  •  North Wales, John Cary 1793

    North Wales, John Cary 1793

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

31017 North Wales, John Cary 1793. Price: 42 .00

NORTH WALES. A good detailed engraved map. 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 192 and 193. 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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  •  North Wales, T.Badesladed and W. H.Toms 1742

    North Wales, 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

31123 North Wales, Thomas Badeslade and William Henry Toms. Price: 42.00

A MAP OF NORTH WALES NORTH WEST FROM LONDON. A delightful small engraved map of North Wales divided into counties 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. Centre fold. Uncoloured. Publisher’s imprint beneath dated 1742 with the names of Thomas Badeslade the surveyor and W. H. Toms the engraver. Small slit at the bottom of the centre fold repaired otherwise 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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  •  Anglesey and Caernarvonshire, John Bartholomew c.1898

    Anglesey and Caernarvonshire, John Bartholomew c.1898

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

31246 Anglesey, Caerarvonshire, Merionehthshire, John Bartholomew, c.1898. Price: 12.50

SECTION X CARNARVON. A colour printed map showing Anglesey and parts of Caernarvonshire and Merionethshire. Scale of 4 miles to the inch. Shows the railways. 16 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Centre fold as issued. Good clean condition.

From The Royal Atlas

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  •  North Wales, John Cary 1793

    North Wales, John Cary 1793

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

31351 North Wales, John Cary 1793. Price: 12.50

NORTH WALES. A detailed engraved map. Title panel and compass rose combined. Cary's imprint beneath dated 1793. 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Small tear in bottom blank margin. In a brown sunk mount held in by strips of masking tape on verso. Special price.

From Cary’s New and Correct English Atlas.

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  •  North Wales, Carington Bowles, 1785

    North Wales, 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

31455 North Wales, Carington Bowles, 1785. Price: 90.00

BOWLES’S NEW MEDIUM MAP OF NORTH WALES DIVIDED INTO ITS COUNTIES AND SUBDIVIDED INTO ITS HUNDREDS .. A good detailed late 18th century map of the region. 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 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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  •  Par of North Wales Edward Weller c.1905

    Par of North Wales Edward Weller c.1905

  •  North East Wales Edward Weller c.1905

    North East Wales Edward Weller c.1905

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

31654 North Wales, Edward Weller, c.1900. Price: 26.00

WALES REDUCED FROM THE ORDNANCE SURVEY BY EDWD. WELLER, F.R.G.S.. DIVIDED INTO 5 MILE SQUARES A good detailed Edwardian colour printed map of showing northern Wales. On two sheets, each 12 x 18 1/4 inches. Original centre fold in each sheet. Good condition.

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Antique Maps of Wales by John Booth

If you are a collector of Welsh antique maps and are looking for a good reference book then I would certainly recommend Antique Maps of Wales by John Booth. Mine is the first edition limited to 1,000 copies published in 1977 but there are later editions you could try and pick up. The main mapmakers are arranged chronologically and there is a good full page illustration to go with each.

Check on the link below to see if you can pick up a seconhand copy

Looking at Old Maps by John Booth

This is John Booth's second book that was published in 1979, two years after his book on Welsh Maps. My copy is the first edition in which is a loose sheet giving a guide to prices. The format is very similar with a write up on a cartographer and a full page example illustration opposite. Lots of useful information and a very good introductory book for the collector of county maps. Recommended. Again click on the Amazon link on the right and treat yourself to a copy.

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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.
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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 North Wales - Richard Nicholson

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