Antique Maps of The British Isles
A New Map of Great Britain Corrected from the observations communicated to the Royal Society at London by John Senex F.R.S. 1714.
[London: John Senex, c.1728.]
Engraving on two sheets with original hand colour. Strengthened folds, central fold has repair with paper loss on right side, but good condition considering the size.
A large and colourful map of England, Wales and Scotland, first published in 1708 by Senex in partnership with Charles Price, celebrating the Act of Union the previous year. The flamboyant cartouche contains an imperious portrait of Queen Anne, with a suite of armorials underneath celecbrating the Act.
The dedication is to William Conolly (1662-1729), Speaker of the Irish Parliament, even though Ireland is not shown in detail. Conolly made his fortune buying lands confiscated from the Irish Jacobites and was instumental in keeping control Ireland peaceful after the Williamite War. When he died he was reputed to be the wealthiest man in Ireland.
470 x 645mm.
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A Map of England, Wales, & Scotland, describing all the Direct and principal Cross Roads in Great Britain, with the Distances measured between the Market Towns and from London; Likewise the Great Rivers and Navigable Canals, and Railroad.
London. Published by James Wyld. Geographer to the Queen & H. R. H. Prince Albert. Model of the Earth Leicester Square. [n.d., 1860.]
Engraving with bright original colour. Vertical fold, backed by the original linen.
An attractive and detailed map with an inset map, North Part of Scotland
The Model of the Earth in the inscription refers to a large model of the earth made by Wyld which was a huge attraction at the time of the Great Exhibition in 1851.
750 x 600mm.
A Map of England, Wales, & Scotland, describing all the Direct and principal Cross Roads in Great Britain, with the Distances measured between the Market Towns and from London; Likewise the Great Rivers and Navigable Canals.
London, Published by Js. Wyld (successor to Mr. Faden) Geographer to the King, and to H.R.H. The Duke of York. 5 Charing Cross, Feby. 1st 1824.
Engraving with original hand colour. Watermarked 1824. Repair to right hand margin; strengthened vertical and horizontal folds.
An attractive and detailed map with an inset map, North Part of Scotland
750 x 620mm.
England Northern Part. [&] England Southern Part.
Drawn under the direction of Mr. Pinkerton by J. Herbert. Neele Sculpt. 352 Strand. London, Published March 25th 1811 by Cadell & Davies, Strand, Longman, Hurst Rees Orme & Brown Paternoster Row.
Engraving with original outline colour. Strengthened lower margin on southern sheet.
A detailed two-sheet map, engraved by Neele for Pinkerton's Modern Atlas.
Two sheets, each 565 x 810mm.
Britanniae Antiquae Tabula Geographica Ex Aevi Romani Monumentis ab Eruditissimo viro Johanne Horsley M.A. S.S. Cum Summo labore Collectis, Recentifsimus Observationibus Concinuata
[London: n.d., c.1785.]
Engraving with original outline colour. Wide margins.
A map of England and Wales showing the location of the major tribes who lived in Britain at the time of the Roman invasion, compiled by John Horsley (1685-1732), an archaeologist and antiquarian, for D'Anville's A Complete Body of Ancient Geography.
555 x 510mm.
England and Wales Drawn from the most accurate Surveys, containing all the Cities, Boroughs, Market Towns & Villages, In which are included all the Improvements and Observations both Astronomical and Topographical which have been made by Members of the Royal Society & others Down to the present year. The whole Corrected and improved by John Rocque. Geographer to His Majesty.
Printed for Robt. Sayer Map & Printseller at the Golden Buck in Fleet Street. [n.d, but c.1760. ]
Engraving with original outline colour. Considering the size, in good condtion, with some reinforcing to folds, some staining and creasing to lower margin.
A large and detailed map of England and Wales, decorated with an elaborate title cartouche, an inset of the Scillys and vignette ships around the coastline.
Sayer moved from the Golden Buck to no. 53 Fleet Street in 1760.
Four sheets joined in pairs, each c.605 x 995mm.
The South Part of Great Britain, called England and Wales. Containing all ye Cities, Market Towns, Boroughs: And whatever Places have ye Election of Members of Parliament with ye Names of ye Rivers, Seaports, Sands, Hills, Moors, Forests &c. All ye Great or Port Roads, and principal Cross Roads, &c. With ye Computed Miles from Town to Town, and all ye Post Towns, as they are at present regulated by the Postmasters Gen.l of the General Post House. According to ye most approved Surveyers. And accurate Observations by Herman Moll Geographer A. D. 1710.
Printed for H. Moll over against Devereux Court without Temple Bar. I. Bowles at ye sign of ye Screen over against Stocks Market and Tho. Bowles Print and Mapseller next to the Chapter House in St. Pauls Churchyard… Sold by Philip Overton Map and Printseller near St. Dunstans Church Fleet Street.
Engraving with original outline colour. Repairs to folds, some staining.
Large, two sheet map of England and Wales, with alphabetical tables giving details of the principal towns down the sides. The term 'South Britain' was used briefly after the Act of Union in 1707, with 'North Britain' being Scotland. This map was first published in 1710, but this example is state four, published circa 1725.
Moll was of either Dutch or German origin and is believed to have come to England in the late 1670s. After working for other publishers (for example engraving some of the Greenvile Collins sea charts in the 1690s), he became one of the foremost map publishers in England. However he could not finance the huge atlas this map was published in alone; here he is in partnership with three other leading publishers: John Bowles, Thomas Bowles and Philip Overton.
The dedication is to Francis Godolphin (1678-1766), later 2nd (and last) Earl of Godolphin. He married Lady Henrietta Churchill, daughter of the first Duke of Marlborough, who became Duchess of Marlborough when her father died in 1722. Francis was one of the founding governors of the Foundling Hospital in London and owned 'the Godolphin Arabian', one of three stallions that were the founders of British thoroughbred horse racing bloodstock, famously painted by George Stubbs.
Two sheets conjoined, total 610 x 980mm.
An Historical Map of Anglo Saxon and Roman Britain By the late G.L.B. Freeman Esq.r B.A. Caius College Cambridge. 1838.
London. Published by Jas. Wyld. Geographer to the Queen, Charing Cross East.
Engraving Some paper loss and repair to centre folds.
A fascinating map with a wealth of information, including 'Roman territorial divisions ' and 'Saxon territorial divisions', 'British Nations that were subject to their more powerful neighbours as Carnabii People of Cornwall.
780 x 560mm.
The Severn or Channell of Bristoll. To the Right Honourable Sr Rob.t Southwell K.t .Who attended his Maj.ty K. William the 3d; in his Expedition for Ireland in Quality of Principall Secretary of State for that Kingdom.
Engraving On thick paper, wide margins.
A sea chart of the Bristol Channel, showing the coast of Wales from Gowins Pt [St Gowan's Pt] to Chepstow and the coast of England from Tintagle to Aust Ferry.
The chart is decorated with an elaborate coat of arms and a view of the King's arrival at the mouth of the Avon, with the inscription: 'At Shere Hampton near King Road, landed his Majtie on the 6t of Septr 1690 he sailed in 27 hours from Duncannon Fort to King Road and lay that night at Kings Weston at the house of Sr Robert Southwell'.
Image 435 x 550mm.
[South-west of England and south Wales. ]
Engraving with original hand colour.
South west England, showing Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, with South Wales.
370 x 535cm.
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