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Antique Maps of Caernarvonshire

James Pepper

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  •  Caernarvonshire, G. Cole and J. Roper, 1810

    Caernarvonshire, G. Cole and J. Roper, 1810

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

EARLY HAND COLOURING

23763 Caernarvonshire, G. Cole and J. Roper, 1810. Price: 38.00

CAERNARVONSHIRE. An engraved county map. Explanation and list of hundreds. 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches. Early wash hand colouring. Good condition.

From: The British Atlas

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  •  Caernarvonshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

    Caernarvonshire, 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

28919 Caernarvonshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810. Price: 38.00

ANGLESEA. An engraved map of the island. Explanation and list of hundreds. 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches. Early wash hand colouring. Good condition. Nice stout paper.

From The British Atlas

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  •  Caernarvonshire, S. Leigh, 1826

    Caernarvonshire, S. Leigh, 1826

Published in the Reign of Charles I

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE IV
1820- 1830

28999 Caernarvonshire, S. Leigh, 1826. Price: 12.50 ader

CAERNARVONSHIRE. A miniature engraved map of the county. Engraved by Sydney Hall. 4 x 2 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.

From Leigh's New Pocket Road Book of England and Wales

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  •  Caernarvonshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

    Caernarvonshire, 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

29923 Caernarvonshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810. Price: 38.00

CAERNARVONSHIRE. A detailed engraved map of the county with explanation and list of hundreds. Publisher's imprint dated 1809. 8 x 6 inches, 220 x 173 mm. Fine early wash hand colouring. Good stout paper with wide blank margins. Good clean condition.

From The British Atlas.

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  •  Caernarvonshire, Samuel Lewis, c.1840

    Caernarvonshire, Samuel Lewis, c.1840

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

29688 Caernarvonshire, Samuel Lewis, c.1840. Price: 10.00

CAERNARVONSHIRE. A map drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker. List of Unions. 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. Uncoloured. Very light crease down the centre. Some light water staining in the upper right hand corner and blank margin.

From Lewis' Topographical Dictionary.

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  •  Caernarvonshire, John Speed, 1610-11

    Caernarvonshire, John Speed, 1610-11

Published in the Reign of James I

Published in the Reign of King
JAMES I
1603 - 1625

JOHN SPEED - FIRST EDITION

30329 Caernarvonshire, John Speed, 1610-11. Price: 450.00

CAERNARVONSHIRE BOTH SHYRE AND SHIRE-TOWN WITH THE ANCIENT CITIE BANGOR DESCRIBED. ANNO DOMINI 1610. The FIRST EDITION of this fine decorative map of the county published in London by John Sudbury and George Humble. Strapwork title cartouche surmounted by the royal arms. Two inset town plans of Caernavon and Bangor within strapwork cartouches. Scale with pair of dividers. On the sea area Neptune is riding on the back of a sea monsters viewing a skirmish between three ships. Two other sea monsters. List of towns and description on verso. 20 x 16 inches. An good dark impression. Hand coloured. Traces of sellotape around the edges on verso. The map was framed many years ago in a 1 inch black and gilt hogarth frame with a glass back to show the text on verso. The frame is still in good conditon.

From Theatre Empire of Great Britaine.

This map is only available to customers who can collect from Christleton
  •  Caernarvonshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

    Caernarvonshire, 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

30548 Caernarvonshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810. Price: 38.00

CAERNARVONSHIRE. A detailed engraved map of the county with explanation and list of hundreds. Publisher's imprint dated 1809. 8 x 6 inches, 220 x 173 mm. Fine early wash hand colouring. Good stout paper with wide blank margins. Good clean condition.

From The British Atlas

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  •  Caernarvonshire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820

    Caernarvonshire, 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

30947 Caernarvonshire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820. Price: 70.00

LANGLEY’S NEW MAP OF CAERNARVONSHIRE. An engraved map of the county. In the top left hand corner is a vignette view of Eagle Tower, Caernarvon Castle. 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, July 1st, 1818. 10 x 6 3/4 inches. Manuscript number 42 in the top 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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  •  Menai Straits, Captain Greenville Collins, c.1760

    Menai Straits, Captain Greenville Collins, c.1760

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

SEA CHART

31025 Menai Straits, Captain Greenville Collins, c.1760. Price: 160.00

A fine untitled chart of the Menai Straits in North Wales orientated with south at the top. Inset of Priest Hole or Puffin Island. Dedication banner bearing the name of The Right Worshipfull Sr.William Williams Barrt. supperted by two putti with coats of arms. Compass rose and rhumb lines. 22 x 17 inches. Uncoloured. Light toning. Good condition.

From Great Britain’s Coasting Pilot

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  •  Caernarvonshire, Samuel Lewis 1845

    Caernarvonshire, 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

31579 Caernarvonshire, Samuel Lewis, 1845. Price: 19.00

CARNARVONSHIRE. A county map drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker. 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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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
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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All the maps are guaranteed to be genuine early specimens

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.

Some of the nice things Customers have said

2017 
Just to say the map arrived safe and sound thank you and is beautiful. We will be getting it framed ASAP as we are both scared of touching it and damaging it!
RN
I just wanted to confirm that I have received my map of Staffordshire. It is so beautiful. I cannot wait to get it framed and display it in my home.
NS
2016 
Thank you very much for the prompt despatch. I am getting them framed for my partner's Christmas present and I'm sure he will love them
KR
Maps arrived safe and sound this morning. Thank you so much, they're absolutely stunning and I'm sure will be greatly appreciated by the people receiving them. Absolutely perfect - I'm beaming from ear to ear!!
KT
Richard, as you likely gathered, we received the maps intact; very nice indeed, now framed and ready to hang on the wall!
DS
I have to commend you, sir, your website is quite the paradise for history buffs and cartography geeks.
JT
I just wanted to let you know that the map arrived safely and it's beautiful, my Dad is going to love it.
LK
2015 
Thank you so much, it has already arrived and it is beautiful. Very satisfied customer!
AM
Many thanks. Received in really good condition.
DP
The map has arrived safely. Thank you. I am pleased to have it.
JH
I received the map today! It was in great condition! Thank you for a great transaction
CN
The Cheshire map arrived today.  Thank you so much, it is beautiful
RF
Many thanks for sending the map. I have just received it in a very good condition
IA
Very impressed with the print and the way it had been securely packaged. Thank you for excellent service.
DW
2014 
Thank you for the map of Northumberland, very well packed and delivered safely today. This will be added to my family history research. I do enjoy maps! MP
Map 'Leicestershire and Rutlandshire' arrived today. Delighted with the purchase. Thank you very much. PW
The map arrived this morning, very well packaged and I'm very happy with it. Thank you for the great service! HS
I received the map today. It was really well packed and arrived really fast. Thank you very much for an excellent item. KK
Hi, just wanted to say thank you for map, its fantastic. Much appreciated. TB
Thank you so much for the two prints of Chester which arrived yesterday.They were beautifully packed, arrived unharmed and are now in new frames. NP
Many thanks for the Ogilby maps, which I finally collected from the Post Office on Saturday morning. I'm so pleased with them that I'd like to order in addition your 1675 copy of plate 73. LA
The map has just arrived.  Thank you so much.  It's perfect for my research. LF
Antique Maps of Caernarvonshire, North Wales - Richard Nicholson