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Antique Maps of Cardiganshire

James Pepper

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  •  Cardiganshire, John Cole and George Roper, c.1845

    Cardiganshire, John Cole and George Roper, c.1845

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

17530 Cardiganshire, John Cole and George Roper, c.1845. Price: 7.00

CARDIGANSHIRE. An engraved maps of the county. Explanation, scale, compass rose and list of hundreds. 9 1/2 x 7 inches.Uncoloured. Good condition. A later edition of the Co,e & Roper map published in 1810.

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  •  Cardiganshire, John Seller, c.1787

    Cardiganshire, John Seller, c.1787

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

EARLY HAND COLOURING

21976 Cardiganshire, John Seller, c.1787. Price: 28.00

CARDIGANSHIRE. An engraved county map with an uncoloured title cartouche. 6 x 4 3/4 inches. Original hand colouring. Beneath the map and continuing on verso is a description of Cardiganshire. A very nice clean specimen of this map in good condition.

From The Antiquities of England and Wales by Francis Grose.

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  •  Aberystwyth, William Morris 1801

    Aberystwyth, William Morris 1801

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

24589 Aberystwyth, William Morris 1801. Price: 32.00

ABERYSTWYTH BAY, BAR & HARBOUR IN CARDIGANSHIRE By the late Lewis Morris Esqr. An interesting engraved chart of the Aberystwyth coastline. 10 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches. Uncoloured. Some bindIng holes on the top edge of the margin. Narrowing of bottom blank margin in bottom right hand corner. Light soiling all over. Special price.

From Plans of the Principal Harbours, Bays & Roads, in St. George's and the Bristol Channels, new edition with additional observations from surveys lately made by William Morris,

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  •  Cardigan Bay, William Morris 1801

    Cardigan Bay, William Morris 1801

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

24590 Cardigan Bay, William Morris 1801. Price: 25.00

CARDIGAN BAY BAR AND HARBOUR BY THE LATE LEWIS MORRIS ESQR. An interesting engraved chart by William Morris showing the entrance to Cardigan. Compass rose and rhumb lines. 10 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches. Uncoloured. Not the best of specimens having a small tear on the left hand side and dust soiling all over. Special price.

From Plans of the Principal Harbours, Bays & Roads in St. George’s Channel and the Bristol Channels.

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  •  Cardiganshire, John Owen and Emanuel Bowen, c.1755

    Cardiganshire, John Owen and Emanuel Bowen, c.1755

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

18TH CENTURY COUNTY AND ROAD MAP

25141 Cardiganshire, John Owen and Emanuel Bowen, c.1755. Price: 37.00

A MAP OF CARDIGANSHIRE. An engraved county map surmounted by a decorative cartouche. Title cartouche, coats of arms and a description of the county beneath. Road map on verso from London to Beaconsfield with five coats of arms and engraved notes. 4 x 7 inches. Hand coloured. Small piece of tape stuck in blank margin on verso. Good condition.

From: Britannia Depicta

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  •  Cardiganshire, John Owen and Emanuel Bowen, c.1730

    Cardiganshire, John Owen and Emanuel Bowen, c.1730

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

18TH CENTURY COUNTY AND ROAD MAP

25914 Cardiganshire, John Owen and Emanuel Bowen, c.1730. Price: 37.00

A MAP OF CARDIGANSHIRE. An engraved county map surmounted by a decorative cartouche. Title cartouche, coats of arms and a description of the county beneath. Road map on verso from London to Beaconsfield with five coats of arms and engraved notes. 4 x 7 inches. Hand coloured. Good conditon.

From: Britannia Depicta

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  •  Cardiganshire, John Owen and Emanuel Bowen, c.1730

    Cardiganshire, John Owen and Emanuel Bowen, c.1730

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

18TH CENTURY COUNTY AND ROAD MAP

27315 Cardiganshire, Francis Sydney Weller, c.1898. Price: 7.00

CARDIGAN. A colour print lithograph county map. Includes the railways at that time. 8 1/2 x 11 inches. Good condition.

From The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England Wales

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  •  Cardiganshire. Joseph Nightingale, 1816

    Cardiganshire. Joseph Nightingale, 1816

Published in the Reign of George III

Published in the Reign of King
GEORGE III
1760 - 1820

EARLY HAND COLOURING - WITH ORIGINAL TEXT

28236 Cardiganshire. Joseph Nightingale, 1816. Price: 28.00

CARDIGANSHIRE. An engraved map of the county divided into hundreds. Explanation and list of hundreds. 9 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. A little light foxing in the blank margins otherwise good condition. With the map is the original page of text describing the county. From English Topography or, A Series of Historical and Statistical Descriptions of the Several Counties of England and Wales. Printed for Baldwin, Craddock, and Joy Paternoster-Row 1816.

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  •  Cardiganshire, Francis Sydney Weller, 1898

    Cardiganshire, Francis Sydney Weller, 1898

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

28695 Cardiganshire, Francis Sydney Weller, 1898. Price: 9.50

CARDIGAN. A colour print lithograph county map of Cardiganshire. 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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  •  Cardiganshire, John Speed, 1676

    Cardiganshire, 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

29310 Cardiganshire, John Speed, 1676. Price: 360.00

CARDIGAN SHYRE DESCRIBED WITH THE DUE FORME OF THE SHIRE-TOWN AS IT WAS SURVEYED BY J.S. ANNO 1610. A fine decorative map of the county published in London by Thomas Bassett and Richard Chiswell. Large strapwork title cartouche incorporating the Royal Arms and the Arms of Wales. Town plan of Cardigan within a strapwork cartouche from which is suspended an elaborate compass rose with the Prince of Wales Feathers. Scale cartouche. Arms of Thomas Brudenel, Inset town plan of Cardigan. Three ships and two sea monsters. List of towns on verso with a description of the county. 20 x 15 inches. Attractive hand colouring. Fine clean condition.

From Theatre Empire of Great Britaine

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  •  Cardiganshire, Samuel Lewis, c.1840

    Cardiganshire, Samuel Lewis, c.1840

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

29687 Cardiganshire, Samuel Lewis, c.1840. Price: 9.00

CARDIGANSHIRE. 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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  •  Cardiganshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

    Cardiganshire, 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

30334 Cardiganshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810. Price: 32.00

CARDIGANSHIRE. 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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  •  Cardiganshire, Joshua Archer, c.1845

    Cardiganshire, Joshua Archer, c.1845

Published in the Reign of Queen Victoria

Published in the Reign of Queen
VICTORIA
1837 - 1901

30367 Cardiganshire, Joshua Archer, c.1845. Price: 14.00

CARDIGANSHIRE. A detailed engraved map with explanation and list of hundreds. 9 x 7 1/4 inches. Uncoloured. Lightly toned. Good condition.

From Dugdale’s England and Wales Delineated

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  •  Cardiganshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810

    Cardiganshire, 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

30560 Cardiganshire, George Cole and John Roper, 1810. Price: 34.00

CARDIGANSHIRE. A detailed engraved map of the county with explanation and list of hundreds. Publisher's imprint dated 1809. 9 1/4 x 7 inches, 235 x 177 mm. Fine early wash hand colouring. Good wide blank margins. Good clean condition. With this map is the original page of descriptive text.,

From The British Atlas

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  •  Cardiganshire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820

    Cardiganshire, 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

30953 Cardiganshire, Edward Langley and William Belch, 1820. Price: 55.00

LANGLEY’S NEW MAP OF CARDIGANSHIRE. An engraved map of the county. In the top left hand corner is a vignette view of Castle and Bridge, Cardigan. 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, June 1st, 1818. 10 x 6 3/4 inches. Manuscript number 48 in the top right hand corner. Original outline and wash hand colouring. A little light toning and some speckled foxing in the blank margins. Small circular brown stain in right hand blank margin. No tears or repairs.

From Langley’s New County Atlas of England and Wales

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  •  Cardiganshire, Joan Blaeu, 1646

    Cardiganshire, Joan Blaeu, 1646

Published in the Reign of Charles I

Published in the Reign of King
CHARLES I
1625 - 1649

EARLY HAND COLOURING

31267 Cardiganshire, Joan Blaeu, 1646 . Price: 170.00

CERETICA SIVE CARDIGANENSIS COMITATUS; ANGLIS CARDIGANSHIRE. A fine 17th century map of the county Decorative title and scale cartouchew with figures and putti. Two ships. Royal Arms, Arms of Wales and the Prince of Wales Feathers. Dutch text on verso. Centre fold as issued. Fine early hand colouring. Excellent condition with wide blank margins.


From Blaeu's Theatrum

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  •  Cardiganshire, Samuel Lewis 1845

    Cardiganshire, 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

31577 Cardiganshire, Samuel Lewis, 1845. Price: 19.00

CARDIGANSHIRE. 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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  •  The Nine Lives of John Ogilby by Alan Ereira

    The Nine Lives of John Ogilby by Alan Ereira

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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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.

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Antique Maps of Cardiganshire, South Wales - Richard Nicholson