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Antique Maps of Denbighshire and Flintshire

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DENBIGHSHIRE

  •  Denbighshire, Pieter van den Keere, c.1630

    Denbighshire, Pieter van den Keere, c.1630

Published in the Reign of Charles I

Published in the Reign of King
CHARLES I
1625 - 1649

MINIATURE MAP

17285 Denbighshire and Flintshire, Pieter van den Keere, c.1630. Price: 37.00

DENBIGH AND FLINT DISCRIBED. A miniature engraved map of the two counties. Often referred to as a “Miniature Speed”. 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches. Uncoloured. No bottom blank margin and slight trimming. Parrt of a description of Denbighshire in English on verso. Otherwise good condition.

From England Wales Scotland and Ireland Described.
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  •  Denbighshire, John Owen and Emanuel Bowen, c.1730

    Denbighshire, John Owen and Emanuel Bowen, c.1730

Published in the Reign of George II

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE II
1727 - 1760

18TH CENTURY COUNTY AND ROAD MAP

21996 Denbighshire, John Owen and Emanuel Bowen, c.1730. Price: 38.00

A MAP of DENBIGHSHIRE
An engraved county map with description and coat of arms, surmounted by a decorative cartouche. Road map on verso from St. Ives to Truro with three coats of arms and notes. 4 1/4 x 7 inches, 107 x 180 mm. Hand coloured. Good condition.

From: Britannia Depicta
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  •  Denbighshire, John Seller, 1787

    Denbighshire, John Seller, 1787

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

20097 Denbighshire, John Seller, 1787. Price: 29.00

DENBEIGHSHIRE. The later edition of John Seller's map of the county of Denbighshire. Oval title panel. Description of the county beneath and continuing on the verso. 5 x 4 inches. Hand coloured. A little very light foxing but otherwise good condition.

From Grose's Antiquities
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  •  Denbighshire, John Owen / Emanuel Bowen, c.1730

    Denbighshire, John Owen / Emanuel Bowen, c.1730

Published in the Reign of George II

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE II
1727 - 1760

18TH CENTURY COUNTY AND ROAD MAP

27404 Denbighshire, John Owen / Emanuel Bowen, c.1730. Price: 20.00

A MAP of DENBIGHSHIRE
An engraved county map with description and coat of arms, surmounted by a decorative cartouche. Road map on verso from St. Ives to Truro with three coats of arms and notes. 4 1/4 x 7 inches, 107 x 180 mm. Uncoloured. Slight crease in top left hand corern. Minor repair in bottom blank margin otherwise good condition.

From Britannia Depicta
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  •  Denbighshire and Flintshire, Francis Sydney Weller, c.1898

    Denbighshire and Flintshire, Francis Sydney Weller, c.1898

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

28713 Denbighshire and Flintshire, Francis Sydney Weller, c.1898. Price: 8.00

DENBIGH AND FLINT. A colour print lithograph map of the two counties. Includes the railways at that time. 11 x 8 1/2 inches. Good condition.

From The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England Wales
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  •  Denbighshire & Flintshire, Michael Drayton, 1622

    Denbighshire & Flintshire, Michael Drayton, 1622

Published in the Reign of James I

Published in the Reign of King
JAMES I
1603 - 1625

FOR THE MAP COLLECTOR

28775 Denbighshire & Flintshire, Michael Drayton, 1622. Price: 185.00

The untitled map of Denbighshire and Flintshire from Michael Drayton’s Poly-Olbion. Probably engraved by William. Hole. 13 x 10 inches. A good clean sharp impression of this unusual map embellished with many small figures and water nymphs. Good blank margins with no trimming of the margins as is sometimes the case with this map. Good clean condition.

From Poly-Olbion
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  •  Denbighshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

    Denbighshire, 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 - WITH ORIGINAL TEXT

30553 Denbighshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810. Price: 38.00

DENBIGHSHIRE. 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. Wide blank margins. Good clean condition. With this map is the original page of descriptive text.

From The British Atlas.
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  •  Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820

    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

30948 Denbighshire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820. Price: 68.00

LANGLEY’S NEW MAP OF DENBIGHSHIRE. An engraved map of the county. In the top bottom hand corner is a vignette view of Llangollen. 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 43 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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  •  Denbighshire, Samuel Lewis 1845

    Denbighshire, Samuel Lewis 1845

  •  Lewis' Atlas to the Topographical Dictionaries of England and Wales

    Lewis' Atlas to the Topographical Dictionaries of England and Wales

Atlas Titlepage
Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

EARLY HAND COLOURING

31583 Denbighshire, Samuel Lewis, 1845. Price: 19.00

DENBIGHSHIRE. A county map drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker. 9 1/4 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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FLINTSHIRE

  •  Flintshire, John Speed 1616

    Flintshire, John Speed 1616

Published in the Reign of James I

Published in the Reign of King
JAMES I
1603 - 1625

RARE LATIN EDITION OF SPEED'S MAP

22770 Flintshire, John Speed 1616. Price: 350.00

FLINT-SHIRE. The rare 1616 edition of this decorative 17th century map of the county published in London by John Sudbury and George Humble. Inset town plans of Flint and St. Asaph. View of St. Winifred's Well. Description and illustration of the capture of King Richard II at Flint Castle. Compass rose, coats of arms, sea monsters and ships further embellish the map. Description of the county with a list of towns in Latin on verso. Uncoloured. A little surface loss in the St. Asaph plan area otherwise good condition. From Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain.
There was just the one edition of the atlas in 1616 to have Latin text.
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  •  Gardner road map Talybont, Bala, Ruthin, Holywell

    Gardner road map Talybont, Bala, Ruthin, Holywell

Published in the Reign of George I

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE I
1714 - 1727

THOMAS GARDNER ROAD MAP 1719

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

25362 Plate 67. Talybont, Bala, Ruthin, Holywell. Price: 54.00

Dedicated to Watkin Williams. Hand coloured
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  •  Flintshire, John Owen and Emanuel Bowen, c.1730

    Flintshire, John Owen and Emanuel Bowen, c.1730

Published in the Reign of George II

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE II
1727 - 1760

18TH CENTURY COUNTY AND ROAD MAP

26175 Flintshire, John Owen and Emanuel Bowen, c.1730. Price: 25.00

FLINTSHIRE. An engraved county map with description below, surmounted by a decorative cartouche. An uncoloured road map on verso from Shrewsbury to beyond Wrexham. 4 x 7 inches. Uncoloured. Stout paper. Small worm hole in the cartouche area just below the page number 265, otherwise good condition.

From Britannia Depicta.
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  •  St. Asaph, John Speed, c.1611

    St. Asaph, John Speed, c.1611

Published in the Reign of James I

Published in the Reign of King
JAMES I
1603 - 1625

17TH CENTURY TOWN PLAN

27820 St. Asaph, John Speed, c.1611. Price: 24.00

SAINT ASAPH. An engraved plan of the town with strap work title cartouche, coat of arms and scale. 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches. Cut out and mounted on a sheet of old paper. Uncoloured. Good condition. In all the years I have been selling maps I cannot remember ever having the opportunity to sell this plan. For it is the plan of St. Asaph that appears on John Speed’s county map of Flintshire. For some unknown reason someone has cut this from the folio map and mounted it on paper. Holding it up to the light you can see the English test that appears on the verso.

From Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine
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  •  Mold Water, Ordnance Survey, c.1892

    Mold Water, Ordnance Survey, c.1892

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

29384 Mold Water, Ordnance Survey, c.1892. Price: 30.00

MOLD WATER. An interesting Ordnance Survey sheet dated 1833 including parts of Denbighshire, Flintshire, Cheshire and Shropshire. The interest come from the additional printing added in the top left hand margin MOLD WATER. DISTRICT DEFINED BY COMPANY'S ACT. 1892. The area referred to around Mold has been hand coloured in pink, yellow and green. 32 x 24 1/2 inches. The map is mounted on linen and has fold creases. Lightly soiled all over. Some splitting. Traces of 8 pieces of sellotape brown stains. Nicks around the outer edges.

The illustration just shows the top left hand side.
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  •  Flintshire, Samuel Lewis, c.1840

    Flintshire, Samuel Lewis, c.1840

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

EARLY HAND COLOURING

29704 Flintshire, Samuel Lewis, c.1840. Price: 17.00

FLINTSHIRE. An engraved map of the county. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker. 9 x 7 inches. Early outline hand colouring. Good condition.

From Lewis' Topographical Dictionary

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  •  Flintshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

    Flintshire, 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

29925 Flintshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810. Price: 35.00

FLINTSHIRE. 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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  •  Flintshire, William Kip after Christopher Saxton, 1637

    Flintshire, William Kip after Christopher Saxton, 1637

Published in the Reign of Charles I

Published in the Reign of King
CHARLES I
1625 - 1649

FIRST MAP OF THE COUNTY ON ITS OWN

30085 Flintshire, William Kip after Christopher Saxton, 1637. Price: 70.00

DENBIGH COMITATUS... An early map of the county engraved by William Kip after the survey by Christopher Saxton. Embellished with decorative title and scale cartouches. 12 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.

This good well be the 1610 edition as there is no way to differentiate between the 1610 and 1637 editions. It is a very nice dark impression.

From Camden's Britannia
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  •  Denbighshire and Flintshire, Michael Drayton and William Hole, 1622

    Denbighshire and Flintshire, Michael Drayton and William Hole, 1622

Published in the Reign of James I

Published in the Reign of King
JAMES I
1603 - 1625

FOR THE MAP COLLECTOR

30127 Denbighshire and Flintshire, Michael Drayton and William Hole, 1622. Price: 130.00

The untitled map of Denbighshire and Flintshire from Michael Drayton’s Poly-Olbion. Probably engraved by William. Hole. 13 x 10 inches. A good clean sharp impression of this unusual map embellished with many small figures and water nymphs. Hand coloured. Small left and right hand side blank margins which is quite usual. Good clean condition.

From Poly-Olbion
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  •  Flintshire, John Seller, c.1787

    Flintshire, John Seller, c.1787

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

30456 Flintshire, John Seller, c.1787. Price: 37.00

FLINT-SHIRE. A small engraved map of the county embellished with an oval title panel. 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches. Beneath the map and on verso is a description of the county in English. Uncoloured. Good condition.

From Grose’s Antiquities.

This map ws mounted in a green mount and framed with a hogarth black and gilt moulding with a glass back. This is still in nice condition.

Only available to customers who can collect from Christleton
  •  Flintshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

    Flintshire, 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

30546 Flintshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810. Price: 34.00

FLINTSHIRE. 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. A few light blue watercolour marks in the bottom right hand corner otherwise good clean condition.

From The British Atlas

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  •  Flintshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

    Flintshire, 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 - WITH ORIGINAL TEXT

30554 Flintshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810. Price: 38.00

FLINTSHIRE. 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 clean condition with wide blank margins. With this map is the original page of descriptive text.

From The British Atlas
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  •  Flintshire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820

    Flintshire, 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

30949 Flintshire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820. Price: 68.00

LANGLEY’S NEW MAP OF FLINTSHIRE. An engraved map of the county. In the bottom left hand corner is a vignette view of Flint 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, August 1st, 1818. 10 x 6 3/4 inches. Manuscript number 44 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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  •  Flintshire, Joshua Archer 1845

    Flintshire, Joshua Archer 1845

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

31250 Flintshire, Joshua Archer, c.1845. Price: 12.50

FLINTSHIRE. A detailed engraved map of the county divided into hundreds. 9 x 7 inches. Uncoloured. Some light foxing. Otherwise good condition with no tears or repairs.

From Dugdale’s England and Wales Delineated.

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  •  Flintshire, Samuel Lewis 1845

    Flintshire, Samuel Lewis 1845

  •  Lewis' Atlas to the Topographical Dictionaries of England and Wales

    Lewis' Atlas to the Topographical Dictionaries of England and Wales

Atlas Titlepage
Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

EARLY HAND COLOURING

31589 Flintshire, Samuel Lewis, 1845. Price: 19.00

FLINTSHIRE. A county map drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker. Inset map of the separate area of the county. Reference to the Unions. 9 1/4 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.

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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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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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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.
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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 Denbighshire and Flintshire - Richard Nicholson