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A selection of our stock of antique maps of Lancashire - these from the Seventeenth Century.

Please note: All our maps are guaranteed original. "Whitaker" refers to "A Descriptive List of the Printed Maps of Lancashire, 1577-1900", by H.Whitaker. All dimensions are approximate, and exclude the frame.


ADDENDUM: For the road maps of John Ogilby, please scroll down the page.


Lancashire, The Anonymous map. Now attributed to William Smith. First published, 1603. This edition, c.1680, by John and Henry Overton. A very rare item. Map size, 24x18 inches. Framed in gold with a red undermount. (Whitaker, 132.) SOLD. This may be the only copy offered at the moment. I cannot locate a replacement.

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The County Palatine of Lancaster, by John Speed. First Edition, 1610 - 1611. SOLD. For other Lancashire maps by Speed, please go to the 'Speed Shop.'



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Lancastria, by Peter van den Keer. First published, 1599. This is the 1627 edition. Map size, 5x3 inches. Later colour. Framed in an old Hogarth frame. (Whitaker, 40.)


A closer view of this appealing miniature map.


Whitaker writes, “A clearly engraved map, copied from that of Saxton and showing towns, rivers, meres and some bridges, villages, hills and churches. Top right, an ornamental cartouche containing the title and scale.”

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The County Palatine of Lancaster, Described by C:Saxton, Corrected and Amended with Many Additions of Roads, &c.by P:Lea, 1695. Single glazed in a speckled gold frame. Old colour. Map size, 18x15 inches. (Whitaker, 142.) SOLD. Other copies of this map are available.



An unframed copy of the map.


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The County Palatine of Lancaster.   J. Jansson. Pre-atlas edition, 1636. Uncoloured. German text. Very small hole and stain to left of the centre fold. Map size, 19x14 inches. Double glazed in a speckled gold frame. (Whitaker, 69.) Compare to the edition published in the atlas below!



A closer view of the famous engraving of Neptune. The area of damage can also be seen near the top of the Wirral.



The text seen through the double glazed back......



.....and a closer view of the German description of Lancashire.


Whitaker writes, “A very finely engraved map, showing the same details as Speed’s map of the county.

Top right, an elaborate cartouche containing the title. Bottom right, an empty cartouche for the scale which is lacking. On the left is a circular compass indicator and below this is a finely engraved figure of Poseidon driving his horses across the sea, with an adjacent dolphin…..The text on the reverse is Dutch [with] the printer’s control…Aa.”

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Lancastriae Comitatvs Palatinvs, by William Hole, 1607 (1637 edition.) From Camden's Britannia. Old colour. Map size, 12x12 inches. Framed in an old gold moulding. (Whitaker, 71.)



A closer view of this map.....



.....and the elaborate cartouche.


Whitaker writes, “William Hole [was] born at Bramley near Leeds and was notable as the earliest engraver of music on copper plates in this country. The map, which is somewhat crowded, shows towns, villages, churches, hills (depicted pictorially), castles, parks, trees (to depict woods or forests), lakes, meres, mosses, rivers and bridges. The relative importance of the towns or villages is indicated by the towers….This edition may be identified by a plate number “52” which now appears in the bottom left-hand corner, within the border.“

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Most other counties are available. Here is a first edition of the map of the West Riding of Yorkshire in fine original colour.



The cartouche from this map.



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Lancastria Palatinatvs Anglia Lancaster et Lancashire, by John Blaeu. 1645. Latin text. Original colour. Map size, 19x15 inches. Green mounting in a thin gold moulding. (Whitaker, 84.)



A closer view of the map.....



....and the wonderfully engraved cartouche.



The text, seen through the double glazing on the reverse of the map.....



.....and a closer view of the text.


Whitaker writes, “A beautifully engraved map, the details of which were derived from that of John Speed…..It is usually coloured and shows towns (indicated by groups of buildings), villages (indicated by churches), hundreds (with names and engraved boundries), hills, woods, lakes, meres, rivers and bridges.

Top left, the Royal Arms and garter; centre, two shields bearing the Arms of “Edmond Crouckbak E.” and “John of Gant D.” and one blank shield; right, the title in a large elaborate cartouche with the figure of a man and cattle behind. Bottom right, the scale in a cartouche with the figure of a cherub behind. Two ships are sailing on the Irish Sea…...”

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All other counties are available, sometimes in a variety of editions. Here again is the West Riding of Yorkshire.



The cartouche from this map.....



.....and the text showing through the double glazing.


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Lancastria Palatinatvs Anglis Lancaster & Lancasshire, by Johan Jansson. 1646. Latin text. Map size, 19x14 inches. Original colour. Framed in a thin gold moulding. (Whitaker 89.) SOLD. Other copies of this map (framed and unframed) are available.



Whitaker writes, “The map itself seems unchanged [from the pre-atlas version above] but the former cartouche and title have been removed and a group of three shields, two bearing the Arms of “Edmond Crouckback E.” and “John of Gant D.” respectively and one blank shield, with cherubs at each side, takes their place. On the left, a new elaborate cartouche containing the title and imprint takes the place of Poseidon and his horses. The compass and the sea-monster have been removed and a second ship now appears on the sea. Bottom right, a new cartouche containing the scales replaces the former blank cartouche…..”

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Jansson's maps of most counties, as well as maps of the England and Wales, Britain, and the British isles, are all available. Please e-mail for details.

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A Mappe of Ye Covnty Palatine of Lancaster with its hundreds..., by  Richard Blome. 1673. Map size, 10x12 inches. Coloured in the Twentieth Century. Framed in a gold moulding.  (Whitaker, 121.)



A closer view of the map......



.....and the cartouche from the map.



Whitaker writes, “A clearly engraved but poorly drawn map, copied from Speed’s map. It shows towns, villages, hundred, hills, parks, lakes, meres, mosses, rivers and bridges….. Top right, the Arms of the Earl of  Derby surmounting the dedication: - ‘Ye Rt. HonEbl Will. Earle of Derby. Lord Stanley and Strange of Knocking, Viscount Kinton, Baron of Weeton. Lord Mohun Burnett Basset & Lacy, Lord Leiutenant of Ye Countyes Palatine of Lancaster, and Chester, & Lord of man & Ye Isles & c a. This Mapp is Humbly dedicated by Ric: Blome.’ Below this is an ornamental cartouche containing the title. Lower left, a circular compass indicator.”

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The smaller edition of Richard Blome's map, the "Taylor-Blome", is also available in framed and unframed copies. This is the framed edition, uncoloured, framed in a gold moulding. (Whitaker, 162.)


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Lancashire, by John Seller, c.1695. Mounted, but unframed. Map size, 5.5 x 5 inches. (Whitaker, 146.) For a later edition, please go to the next page - Lancashire II.


Whitaker writes, “A clearly engraved (usually coloured) map, showing the hundreds (indicated by letters), towns, a few villages, lakes, meres, rivers and one bridge (Lancaster). It is divided by horizontal and vertical lines 5/8 in. (10 miles) apart.

Top right, the title in an ornamental cartouche. Left, a circular compass indicator. Bottom right, a list of the hundreds. Two roads, depicted by single fine lines, are shown: from Warrington via Preston and Lancaster to Kirkby Lonsdale and from Warrington via Manchester and Rochdale towards Yorkshire.”

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The County Palatine of Lancaster, by John Morden, c. 1695. Framed in a Hogarth moulding. Later colour. Map size, c.12 x 14 inches. (Whitaker, 145.)



The decorative cartouche of this interesting map.


Whitaker writes, “A very clearly engraved map, showing towns, villages, hills, hundreds, parks, lakes, meres, mosses, sand-banks, roads, rivers, and bridges. Top right, the title in a large cartouche with three scales (Great, Middle, and Small miles respectively) just below…..The border….. is marked off into degrees and minutes of latitude and longitude. The latter is based on the meridian of London and this is the first map of Lancashire to show the same….”

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Lanca-Shire, by Thomas Jenner. A redrawn edition of J. van Langeren's map of 1635. Published later in the Seventeenth century. Modern colour. Currently held in a clip frame.



A closer view of the map and distance table.


Whitaker writes, “The former [map etc.] have been erased and a larger map in an inclined position has been squeezed into the triangular space below the distance table. It shows rivers, meres, towns (with the names spelt in full) and some hills. Bottom left, a pair of dividers measures off the new scale.

The bulk of the plate is devoted to a triangular table of distances, prepared in the manner invented by John Norden…..Along the top is a list of 26 towns, beginning with “Lancaster” and ending with “Kirkby Lansdake W.” Down the left-hand side is a similar list beginning with “Kendale”, Westm. N. and ending with “Preston S.E.”

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We also have many other maps of the North-Western counties, including those by Mercator, Bertius, etc.:

The North Western Counties of Great Britain, by Gerard Mercator. Map size, 16.5 x 14 inches. Published. 1633. Later colour. Double glazed, showing the German text on the reverse. Framed in an old Hogarth frame. (Whitaker, 58.)



A closer view of the map.....



.....and a view of the cartouche. Compare this to the later edition shown below.



The reverse of the frame, showing the text through the double glazing......



.....and a closer view of the text.


Whitaker writes, "The map is clearly engraved, with the rivers as the most prominent feature, as it closely follows Saxton's general map of England and Wales of 1583 and shows towns, principal villages, bridges and a few hills and forests.....On the left, the title is in a circle 15/8 ins. diameter in a wide ornamental cartouche with the scale in a pendant below. A sea-monster is in the Irish Sea.....at the back are now pages 45 and 48 of the Gerrman text, with the register M."

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A second, later edition, showing the re-engraving of the plate. Published about 1636. Later colour. Framed in a thick gold moulding. (Whitaker, 64.) SOLD.


Whitaker writes, "Mercator's name, the sea monster and the cartouche containing the title and scale have all been erased. A new cartouche has been engraved, containing the title (worded as before but in larger type) in an upright oval space.....a ship replaces the sea monster......"

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The North Western Counties of Great Britain by Bertius. Map size, inches. Later colour. Framed in a Hogarth moulding.



A closer view of the map....


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Road maps by John Ogilby.

R.V. Tooley writes*, ".....John Ogilby, born 1600 near Edinburgh, died 1676, had an extremely versatile career, being a bookseller, translator, printer, dancing master, theatre owner, master of the King's Revels, and finally a geographer. His claim to fame rests most securely on his last accomplishment. He made the first survey of the roads of England and Wales, the results being published in a folio volume entitled Britannia, Vol. 1.....a Geographical and Historical Description of the Principal Roads thereof, 1675. This had 100 copper-plates showing the roads in continuous strip form, six or seven to a plate, with a decorative heading enclosing the title. Ogilby was the first to adopt the statute mile of 1,760 yards. Before Ogilby different scales were used in different parts of the country......he revolutionised the printed map: from his time, roads began to be inserted on the county maps, and this soon became an established practise......" [*R.V. Tooley, Maps and Map-Makers, 1990, pp.53-54.]

Lancashire maps from Ogilby.

John Ogilby, Road Maps, from Britannia. 1675 edition (?) Plate number 37. The Road from London to Carlisle. Contains the route from Garstang to Darleston. Map size, 13 x 18 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.



A second, unframed copy of this map is also available. This comes from the 1675 Britannia, large folio edition.



A closer view of the road to and from Warrington - an important crossing of the River Mersey.


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John Ogilby, Road Maps, from Britannia. 1675 edition (?) Plate 89. The Road from York to West-Chester. Contains the route from York to Warrington. Map size, 13 x 18 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.



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John Ogilby, Road Maps, from Britannica. 1675 edition (?) Plate number 90. Continuation of the Road from York to West-Chester. Contains the route from Derby to Warrington. Map size, 13 x 18 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.



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Almost all of Ogilby's road maps are available, from all over the country, framed and unframed, coloured and black and white. Please e-mail for details.

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BRITANNIA, Volume the First: or,, an ILLUSTRATION of the KINGDOM of ENGLAND and Dominion of Wales, By John Ogilby Esq., A. Duckham,  London, 1939. A reduced copy of Ogilby’s road maps.



One of the strip maps. BEWARE…..I have seen these, farmed, and being sold as the real thing!


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Frederick de Wit, Tractus REGNIANGLAE Septentrion in quo DUCTUS EBORACENSIS, EPISCOPATUS DUNELMENSIS, COMITAUTS... LANCASTRIN.....etc. Published in Amsterdam, c. 1700. Map size, 23 by 19 inches. Original colour. Framed in a (large) gold moulding.



The cartouche from this map, showing the elaborate engraving found on earlier Dutch maps. Shirley describes de Wit as "a prolific engraver and publisher... few of his maps are dated and their classification is therefore difficult..... (Printed Maps of the British Isles, 1650 - 1750, p. 154)



Some of the North-Western counties.....



.....and some of the North-Eastern.


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From the very large to the small.... A really rare item - a playing card produced about 1680. (Whitaker, 134)



A closer view of the Morden playing card for Lancashire.



Whitaker writes, "The card is divided into three parts, by double lines. The upper part contains:- .....centre, the title of the map; and top left, a large Roman numeral III. The centre part contains the map, which shows rivers, lakes, towns, and one road (from Warrington via Wigan, Preston and Lancaster to Kendal). On the left is the scale and on the right is a circular compass indicator. In the bottom division of the card is the following information. 'Length 57 (customary miles), Bredth 32, Circumference 170, Lancaster.D. from Lon. 187.232. (customary and statute miles respectively), Latitude. 54.10. (degrees and minutes).'...[A second edition was produced in 1676] with additions to the map as follows:- at the top, 'P. of West.,' on the right, 'Pt. of York.,' and at the bottom, 'Pt. of Che.'.....[finally in 1680 there was a second issue] but without the suit mark."

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The road maps of John Ogilby.


NOTE: The following are unfamed maps. Other framed maps are available, including Plate 1 and the others showing the way-wiser.  If you are searching for a specific item, please e-mail.


Plate 2.




The Continuation of ye Road from LONDON to ABERISTWITH..... (Islip to Bramyard.)




Plate 3.




The Continuation of ye Road from LONDON to ABERISTWITH..... (Bramyard to Aberistwith.)




Plate 6.




The Continuation of the Road from LONDON to BARWICK, Beginning at Stilton and extending to Tuxford.....




Plate 7.




The Continuation of the Road from LONDON to BARWICK, Beginning at Tuxford and extending to York.....




Plate 7. (A second copy.)




The Continuation of the Road from LONDON to BARWICK, Beginning at Tuxford and extending to York.....




Plate 8.




The Continuation of the Road from LONDON to BARWICK, Beginning at York and extending to Chester in ye Street.....




Plate 9.




The Continuation of the Road from LONDON to BARWICK, Beginning at Chester in ye Street and extending to Barwick.....




Plate 11.




The Continuation of the Road from LONDON to BRISTOL..... (Marlborough to Bristol.)




Plate 14.




The Road from LONDON to St.DAVIDS in Com Pembroke..... (London to Abingdon.)




Plate 17.




The Continuation of ye Road from LONDON to ST.DAVIDS co Pembroke..... (Burton ferry to St.Davids.)



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Plate 20.




The Road from LONDON to Hith in Com Kent, Including the Road to Maidstone.....




Plate 24.




The Continuation of the Road from LONDON to HOLY HEAD, Commencing at the City of CHESTER & Extending to Holy=Head aforestead.....




Plate 32.




The Road from LONDON to BARNSTALE in Devonshire... (Andover to Bridgewater.)




Plate 33.




The Continuation of the Road from LONDON to BARNSTABLE..... (Bridgewater to Hatherley.)




Plate 34.




The Continuation of ye Extended Road from BARNSTABLE to TRURO..... (Hatherley to Truro.)




Plate 35.




The Roads from LONDON to BATH & WELLS..... (Chippenham to Wells.)




Plate 37.




The Road from LONDON to CARLISLE in com: Cumberland, (Darleston to Garstang.....)




Plate 38.




The Continuation of the Road from LONDON to CARLISLE.....(Garstang to Carlisle.)




Plate 38. (A second copy.)




The Continuation of the Road from LONDON to CARLISLE.....(Garstang to Carlisle.)



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Plate 42.




The Continuation of the Road from LONDON to FLAMBRUGH.....




Plate 43.




The Road from LONDON to KINGSLYN co: Norf.....(Puckeridge to Lyn.)




Plate 48.




The Extended Road from Oakham to Richmond in Yorkshire..... (Oakham to Barnsley.)




Plate 51.




The Road from LONDON to SOUTHAMPTON..... (Bagshot to Salisbury.)




Plate 54.




The  Road from LONDON to YARMOUTH con: Norf.....(Colchester to Yarmouth.)




Plate 55.




The Road from BRISTOL co. Glouc: to BANBURY co .Oxo.




Plate 56.




The Road from BRISTOL com Glos to West CHESTER..... (Bristol to Ludlow.)




Plate 56. (A second copy.)








Plate 57.




The Continuation of the Road from BRISTOL to CHESTER, Commencing at LVDLOW com SHREWS and extending to CHESTER.....




Plate 58.




The Road from BRISTOL Com Somst to EXETER com Devo.....




Plate 59.




The Road from BRISTOL to WORCESTER.....



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Plate 62.




The Road from CARLISLE com Cumbr to BARWICK upon Tweed in com Northumr.....




Plate 64.




The Continuation of the Road from CHESTER to CARDIFF..... (Llanbeder-Vunneth to Cardiff.)




Plate 65.




The Road from Dartmouth in Com Devon to Minhead in Com Somerset.....




Plate 66.




The Road from St DAVIDS com Pembroke ..... to HOLYWELL com Flint..... (St.Davids to Talabout.)




Plate 67.




The Continuation of the Road from St DAVIDS to HOLYWELL..... (Talabout to Holywell.)




Plate 68.




The Road from EXTETER to Barnstable & Thence to Ilfarcomb co Devon..... (Exeter to Torington.)




Plate 69.




The Road from EXETER to TRUROE.....




Plate 71.




The Road from GLOCESTER to Montgomery - North Wales.....




Plate 72.




The Road from HEREFORD to LEICESTER.....




Plate 75.




The Road from KING'S LYN co Norf to HARWICH Essex.....




Plate 76.




The Road from KINGS-LYN to NORWICH Continued to YARMOUTH.....




Plate 77.




The Road from MONMOUTH to LLANBEDER in Cardigansh South Wales.....




Plate 78.




The Road from NOTTINGHAM to GRIMSBY.....



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Plate 82.




The Road from OXFORD to COVENTRY Continued to Darby.....




Plate 83.




The Road from OXFORD to SALISBURY Com Wilts Continued to POOL Com Dorset.....




Plate 83. (A second copy.)




The Road from OXFORD to SALISBURY Com Wilts Continued to POOL Com Dorset.....




Plate 84.




The Road from PRESTAINE in Com Radnor to CAMARTHEN.....




Plate 86.




The Road from Tinmouth in Northumberld to the City of CARLISLE in Cumberld.....




Plate 88.




The Road from YORK to LANCASTER.....




Plate 89.




The Road from YORK to West-CHESTER..... (York to Warrington.)




Plate 90.




The Continuation of the Road from YORK to West-CHESTER .....Completed by the Branch from Manchester to Derby.....




Plate 91.




The Roads from CARMARTHEN to CARDIGAN, CARDIGAN to LLANBEDER, LLANBEDER to ABERISTWITH.....




Plate 95.




The Road from FERRYBRIDGE to BOROVGHBRIDGE Continued to BARNARD CASTLE in Com Ebor.....




Plate 96.




The Roads from KENDAL to COCKERMOUTH, EGREMOND to the City of CARLISLE in Cumberld.....




Plate 98.




The Roads from SHREWSBVRY and CHESTER to HOLYWELL  Com FLINT.....




Plate 99.




The Road from Whitby Co Ebor to DURHAM.....Thence contunued to Tinmouth in Com Northumbr.....



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