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Antique Maps of South Wales

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  •  Cardigan, Pembroke and Camarthenshire, John Bartholomew, c.1898

    Cardigan, Pembroke and Camarthenshire, John Bartholomew, c.1898

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

29860 Cardigan, Pembroke and Camarthenshire, John Bartholomew, c.1898. Price: 13.00

SECTION XV. CARDIGAN. A colour printed map showing parts of Cardiganshire, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire. Scale of 4 miles to the inch. Shows the railways. 16 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Good clean condition.

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  •  Parts Pembrokeshire and Glamorganshire, John Bartholomew, c.1898

    Parts Pembrokeshire and Glamorganshire, John Bartholomew, c.1898

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

29857 Parts Pembrokeshire and Glamorganshire, John Bartholomew, c.1898. Price: 13.00

SECTION XX. PEMBROKE. A colour printed map showing part of Pembrokeshire and the Gower Peninsular. Scale of 4 miles to the inch. Shows the railways. 16 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Good clean condition.

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  •  West Wales, F. P. Becker, c.1842

    West Wales, F. P. Becker, c.1842

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

29952 West Wales, F. P. Becker, c.1842. Price: 18.00

WALES - WEST. A clearly engraved map showing part of Cardiganshire and Merionethshire with the coast from Barmouth to Cardigan. Drawn by F. P. Becker & Co. 12 Paternoster Row. Engraved on Steel by the Omnigraph, F. P Becker. 13 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches. Original outline and wash hand colouring. Good condition.

This map has just been taken from the atlas and therefore not sold as a single map before.

From Fishers County Atlas of England and Wales Compiled from Authentic Surveys and Corrected to the Present Time with Geographical and Statistical Description of each County.
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  •  South Wales, John and Charles Walker 1851

    South Wales, John and Charles Walker 1851

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

30253 Part of South Wales, John and Charles Walker, 1851. Price: 35.00

SOUTH WALES. An engraved map showing Pembrokeshire with parts of of Carmarthenshire, Cardiganshire and Glamorganshire. Title panel and scale. List of boroughs with returning members. 12 1/2 x 15 1/4 inches. Original outline and wash hand colouring. Imprint of Longman, Rees, Orme, Browne & Co. beneath. Good clean condition on stout paper. A nice specimen. This map has been taken from the atlas and not been offered before as a single map.

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  •  South Wales, John Cary 1793

    South Wales, John Cary 1793

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

31074 South Wales, John Cary 1793. Price: 44.00

SOUTH 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 196 and 197. Original outline hand colouring. Good condition.

From Cary’s New and Correct English Atlas

TITLEPAGE AND ANNOTATED CONTENTS PAGE

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    New and Correct English Atlas

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    Hobsons Fox Hunting Atlas List of Hunts

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  •  South Wales, T.Badesladed and W. H.Toms 1742

    South 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

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31122 South Wales, Thomas Badeslade and William Henry Toms, 1742. Price: 42.00

A MAP OF SOUTH WALES NORTH FROM LONDON. A delightful small engraved map of South 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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  •  Pembrokeshire and Glamorganshire, John Bartholomew c.1898

    Pembrokeshire and Glamorganshire, John Bartholomew c.1898

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

31243 Part of Pembrokeshire and Glamorganshire. John Bartholomew, c.1898. Price: 12.50

SECTION XX PEMBROKE. A colour printed map showing parts of Pembrokeshire and Glamorganshire. 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.

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  •  Breconshire and Radnorshire, John Bartholomew c.1898

    Breconshire and Radnorshire, John Bartholomew c.1898

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

31244 Part of Radnorshire, Breconshire, Herefordshire. John Bartholomew, c.1898. Price: 12.50

SECTION XVI RADNOR. A colour printed map showing parts of Radnorshire, Cardiganshire, Breconshire, Shropshire and Herefordshire. 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.

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  •  South Wales, John Cary 1787

    South Wales, 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

31316 South Wales, John Cary 1787. Price: 48.00

SOUTH WALES. The FIRST EDITION of this good detailed engraved map divided into counties. Title panel and compass rose combined. Publisher's imprint dated 1787. 10 x 8 1/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. The bottom margin tapers at the left hand side. Otherwise good condition. With original page of descriptive text.

From 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

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    New and Correct English Atlas Subscribers

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  •  South Wales, Carington Bowles, 1785

    South 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

31456 South Wales, Carington Bowles, 1785. Price: 115.00

BOWLES’S NEW MEDIUM MAP OF SOUTH 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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  •  Cardigan, Pembroke and Camarthenshire, John Bartholomew, c.1898

    Cardigan, Pembroke and Camarthenshire, John Bartholomew, c.1898

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

31500 Cardigan, Pembroke and Camarthenshire, John Bartholomew, c.1898. Price: 13.00

SECTION XV. CARDIGAN. A colour printed map showing parts of Cardiganshire, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire. Scale of 4 miles to the inch. Shows the railways. 16 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Good clean 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.

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

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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
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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 South Wales - Richard Nicholson

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