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              A selection of our antique maps of the United Kingdom.

Please note: All our maps are guaranteed as original. "Shirley" refers to "Early printed maps of the British Isles, 1477 - 1650", revised edition, (1991) by R.W. Shirley. All dimensions are approximate and exclude the frame.


For the beginning of our 'Speed Shop,' please scroll down the page. This now contains maps by Blaeu, Jansson, Saxton, William Kip/ William Hole, and Michael Drayton. Lots more to come.....


Anglia, by Christopher Saxton. First produced, 1579. Map size, 380 x 495 mm. Fine original colour, heightened in gold. This edition, circa 1695 by Philip Lea. Framed in a gold moulding. (Shirley, 1991), 128.



The beautifully engraved cartouche.....



.....and the scale, in the form of a pair of dividers.


Shirley remarks, “A revised state of Christopher Saxton’s fine general map of England and Wales, first published in 1579. The arms and initials of William III have been substituted for those of Elizabeth. The imprint of the publisher, ‘P.Lea excudit’, have been added, and c.1693 the words ‘By Chr. Saxton’ were added below the title.

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The Kingdome of England, by John Speed. The Goos re-engraving of this famous map. Published c. 1646. Double glazed in a speckled gold frame with a red undermount. Later colour entering the reverse where the paper has thinned. Map size, 16x21 inches. Shirley (1991), 318.



The left hand portion of this map.....



.....and the right hand. Some of the figures along the margins had their costumes "modernised" in this later engraving.



The reverse of this map, showing the text and the double glazed framing.



Part of the English text of this edition of Speed's Anglia.


Shirley remarks, “Speed’s general map of England and Wales acknowledges Saxton as the principal source from which the outline and place names were derived. Also included is a panel headed ‘A Catalogue of all the Shires, Cities, Bishoprickes, Market Townes, Castles, Parishes, Rivers, Bridges, Chases, Forests and Parkes’.

The map itself is somewhat crowded, but is enlivened by the engraved side panels containing national figures in Stuart costume. On the right side appear ‘A Noble-man’, ‘A Gentle Woman’, ‘A Citizen’, and ‘A Country Woman’. Their partners are shown on the opposite side. By 1627, the plate was wearing thin, and a new one was produced by Abraham Goos. It was this plate which was updated by Humble in 1646.

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Also available, The Kingdome of England, by John Speed, re-engraved by George Humble for his "Miniature Speed" atlas, c. 1627. Later colour. Bottom right corner and part of bottom margin reinstated and repaired. Double glazed in a Hogarth frame. Map size, 6x5 inches. Shirley (1991), 395.



A closer view of the map.



The text showing through the double glazing on the reverse.


Shirley remarks that, "George Humble commissioned a new plate for the c.1620 edition of his miniature atlas, drawn from Speed's larger England and Wales map but without the costumed figures.....Lines of latitude and longitude are marked across the face of the map....."

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The Invasions of England and Ireland with all their Civill Wars Since the Conquest, by John Speed. Bassett & Chiswell edition, c. 1676. Double glazed in gold frame with a red undermount. Old colour. Map size, 16x21 inches. Shirley (1991), 397.



The cartouche from this famous map.



A first, closer view of this map, which is now becoming hard to find.....



.....and a second view.



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


Shirley remarks, “John Speed’s general world atlas was first issued in 1627. This contained an additional map not found before – The Invasions – reworked or copied from a map produced c.1601. The obsolete form of the Isle of Man was used.”

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We have maps by John Speed of all English and Welsh counties as well as many parts of the world. Please e-mail for information. Here is Speed's map of Wales first produced in 1616. Please scroll down to our 'Speed Shop.'



A closer view of the north-west showing what is probably fine contemporary colour.....



.....and a closer view of the south-eastern corner.



The reverse shows the Latin text through the double-glazed old Hogarth frame.


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Britannia prout divisa fuit temporibus Anglo-Saxum praesertim durante illorum Heptarchia. Joan Blaeu, c.1650. French text. Old colour. Double glazed in a speckled gold frame and red undermount. Minor age spotting. Map size, 18x22 inches. Shirley (1991), 549.


A closer view of the top right corner.....


.....and a detail from the strip in the bottom left margin.


A close

view of the map.

A full view of the double glazed back, allowing the French text to show.


Shirley describes how, “After Willem Blaeu died in 1638 the leadership of the printing and publishing house devolved to his son, Joan Blaeu. It was he who prepared this new map of the Saxon kingdoms for Volume IV of his Atlas Novus.

The two sets of vignettes flanking the map are identical in subject matter to those used by Speed. Blaeu’s unknown engraver has recreated each of the fourteen scenes as an unmistakable Dutch miniature in the dramatic style of the greater paintings of the time. When coloured in the best contemporary tradition, Blaeu’s map is one of the finest available."

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Magna Britanniae et Hiberniae Tabula, by Hondius. Dated 1631, with English text on the reverse, placing the time of publication at 1638 or 1641. Double glazed in a thick gold frame with a red undermount. Old colour. Map size, 16x21 inches. Shirley (1991), 435.


The cartouche from this map......


....ad a closer view of the sea creatures shown in the North (or German) Sea.


Part of the text from the back of the map, showing through the double glazing.


Shirley remarks, “Until the early 1980s it was assured that this map was one newly engraved in 1630/31 as part of a major effort by Jan Jansson and Henricus Hondius to meet competition from the Blaeu family. However, for this plate, Hondius drew on an earlier plate engraved in 1617, but with the borders removed.”

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A miniature map of England and Wales, Anglia, by Abraham Ortelius and Philip Galle. Published around the year 1600 in Antwerp. Map size, 3x4 inches. Good old colour. Framed in a dark gold frame. Shirley (1991), 187.


Shirley remarks that “A further edition of the successful miniature Ortelius atlas was published in 1595 by Philip Galle. A new map of England replaced the 1577 version. It is similar, but more coarsely engraved, omitting the names of the oceans and marking only the major rivers.”

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A second miniature map, Magna Britannia, by Petrus Bertius. Published around the year 1620. Map size, 6x4 inches. Later colour. Framed in a thick gold moulding with a red undermount. Shirley (1991), 348. 


Shirley remarks that, " the second general map in Bertius' miniature atlas is of 'Great Britain', comprising England, Wales, Scotland, and part of Ireland, with the orientation so that west is at the top.....the map follows the characteristic outline established by John Speed in 1611, and is believed to have been engraved by Salomon Rogiers."

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Angliae, Scotiae, Et Hiberniae, Sive Britannicar: Insularum Descriptio, by Abraham Ortelius, c.1590. Map size, 20x14 inches. Fine original colour. Framed in a gold moulding. Shirley (1991), 86.


A closer view of the map.....



.....and of the cartouche containing its descriptive text. The additional shading shows this to be the second state of the map.


Shirley remarks that,"Ortelius' map...is based on the large map of his friend, Mercator.....the map is distinguished by a more sophisticated and ebullient style of engraving than most of his rivals. The cartouche containing the descriptive text is surrounded by ornate strapwork; there is a royal coat of arms, a compass and scale, and five ships....."

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Angliae Regni Florentissimi Nova Descripto..., by Humphrey Lhuyd-Abraham Ortelius. Third state, c.1600. Map size, 19x15 inches. Uncoloured, but a strong, black impression. Double glazed and framed in a thick black moulding. Shirley (1991), 98.


The cartouche of this impressive, uncoloured map.


The text can be seen from the double glazed back.....


..... with the French description of late Tudor England.


Shirley remarks that, “Ortelius’ first supplement to his atlas contained new maps of the British Isles, including one for England and Wales. This did not appear before 1573, and includes revisions made by the Welsh historian and topographer, Humphrey Lloyd…. No counties have been marked, nor (apart from London) is the relative importance of the towns differentiated.

Three states have been noted, identified initially by the numbering of the scale. The third state, of which this is a copy, has the correct numbering and additional stippling around the coast and sea names.”

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The British Isles, by Ptolemy-Giovanni Magini. Originally published in Venice in 1596, this is a slightly later edition which does not appear to be recorded in Shirley. Uncoloured. Double glazed in a wooden frame in order to show a map of Spain on the reverse. (The first edition is recorded by Shirley (1991) at 191.


A closer view of the map of the British Isles.....


..... and the map of Spain on the reverse, showing through the double glazing.


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Anglia Regnum, by Willem J. Blaeu, 1634. Single glazed in a thick gold frame and with a red undermount. Old colour. Shirley (1991), 440.


A closer view of this map of Great Britain....


.....and the cartouche of this interesting map.


Shirley remarks that, “The outline and place names are taken from Speed. County borders are marked. Decoration is kept to a minimum. There are two finely-engraved coats of arms, of Great Britain and Ireland, surmounting the title cartouche. There is a single scale of miles and the map is unsigned."

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Anglia Regnum, by Jan Jansson, 1636. Double glazed in a thick gold frame. Old colour. Shirley (1991), 465.


A closer view of this map of Great Britain....


......and the cartouche from this interesting map.


The back of the map, showing the text through the double glazing.


A closer view of the text.


Shirley remarks that, “Jansson’s England and Wales was one of the new plates prepared by him in 1636. His map closely follows the one published two years earlier by William Blaeu, and it is probable that Jansson worked directly from Blaeu’s work.. The major differences between the two are that Jansson’s has his signature in the lower left-hand corner, and includes the shields of Scotland and Ireland. There are also two scales of miles compared to only one with Blaeu.”

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Bon den Britannischen Insulr, by Sebastian Munster and Heinrich Petri, first produced 1578. This edition, c.1625(?) (Additions to the number of trees not present.) Double glazed in a twisted old gold frame. German text on the reverse. Map size, 10 x 7 inches. Uncoloured. Shirley, 122.


A closer view of the map of the British Isles.....


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


A closer view of the text.


Shirley remarks that this was “A new woodcut for the 1578 edition of the Cosmographia. The lower part is a reduced derivative of Munster’s map from 1540, with fewer English place names, but more continental ones. Scotland contains an unusual eastwards slant, taking the viewer back to the days of Ptolemy." Shirley suggests that the length of the page may well have proved too short for the woodcutter.

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Tommaso Potcacchi, Inghilterra. First printed, 1572. Map size, 4 x 5.5 inches. Uncoloured. Framed in a thick gold moulding. Shirley (1991), 97.


A closer view of this unusual map.


Shirley remarks that, “The outline of Porcacchi’s map follows Lily’s England rather than Mercator, but Ireland is drawn from the same sources used by Mercator in his map of Europe of 1554. Additional islands have been added along the Atlantic coast of Ireland. The map, orientated with west to the top, has no scale or coordinates. The sea is heavily stippled and includes a compass rose and several dolphin-type fish.”

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Sebastian Munster, Engellandt mit anstossenden Reich Schottlandt so var zeiten Albion und Britannia haben geheissen, Fine original colour, c.1600. Double glazed in a gold moulding. Shirley (1991), 148.


A closer view of the scale and text box.....


.....and the title, seen through the glazing on the reverse of the map.


Shirley remarks that, “A redrawn woodcut map of the British Isles ‘in the copper plate manner’ replaced an earlier map from about 1540. The map is based on the Mercator-Ortelius outline, but the border cuts off the north of Scotland and the west of Ireland. West is at the top.

The engraving is rather scrappily executed and retains some curious features of much older maps, such as the rivers ending in lakes as their source. A brief commentary in German fills one-third of the tablet in the bottom right-hand corner.”

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William Hole, Englalond Anglia Anglosaxonum Heptarchia. First printed, 1607. Map size, 11 x 13 inches. Fine old colour. Framed in a thick gold moulding. Shirley (1991), 280.


A closer view of the cartouche from this map.


Shirley remarks, “Hole has redrawn and enlarged William Rogers’ general map. Major place names have all been transliterated into so-called Anglo-Saxon script, based on a key which appears in the top left-hand corner. The seven Anglo-Saxon kingdoms are marked, and their emblem – a seven-sceptered crown – appears in the cartouche.”

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Gerard Mercator, Anglia regnum Per Gerardum Mercatorem Cum Privilrgio. Fine old colour, c. 1630. Map size, 19x14 inches. French text on reverse. Double glazed in gold moulding. Shirley (1991), 181.


A closer view of this map by Mercator......


.....and a view of the French text on the reverse, showing through the double glazing.


A closer view of part of the text.


Shirley remarks that Mercator included a separate map of England and Wales as well as a general map of Great Britain. Drawn on a larger scale, it contains considerable more names, taken from Saxton, although there are some unusual variations in spelling. The Latinised names of the counties are included, as are the county boundaries.” French editions appeared in 1633 and 1635.

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Magnae Britanniae et Hiberniae Tabula, by William Blaeu. Map size, 20x15 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding. Shirley (1991), 423.


A closer view of the outline colouring around the cartouche...


.....and a closer view of the inset.


Shirley describes how “ Most of the copies of Blaeu’s 1631 atlas have what appears to be a new plate of the British Isles. However, it consists of the centre portion only of a bordered map produced some months earlier. Costumed figures and town views have been eliminated."

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Anglia, by Jan Jansson. From the "Atlas Minor". Map size, c. 6 x 8 inches. Old colour. Framed in a thick gold moulding with a red undermount. Shirley (1991), 402.


A closer view of this little map, which is becoming hard to find.


According to Shirley, “In 1628 a new set of pocket-sized maps was produced by Jan Jansson, from plated engraved by Pieter van den Keere and Abraham Goos. These maps follow Speed.”

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A Map of GREAT BRITAIN and IRELAND, by Herman Moll, Geographer. Published about 1730. Map size, 10 by 7 inches. Later colouring. Framed in a thick gold moulding. (R.W. Shirley, Printed maps of the British Isles, 1650 – 1750, p. 92.)


Shirley remarks that this may have been a separate publication rather than being part of an atlas.

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LES ISLES BRITANNIQUES,  Suivant les Novelles Observations de Messrs de l’Academie Royale des Sciences…. A Leide. Chez Pierre vander Aa..by Van der Aa. Map sized 12 by 9 inches.  Later colour. Framed in a thick, gold moulding. First produced, 1713 (?)


A closer view of the map.....


For Shirley, the  “British Isles map is a reduction of Delisle’s popular …map of 1702, giving the same prominence to banks and shoals in the North Sea. The cartouche…is a fanciful one showing Neptune in command of a strange paddle-wheel sea chariot with a view of London in the background.” (Shirley, 1988, p. 18.)

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L’ANGLETTERRE, Suivant les Novelles Observations de Messrs de l’Academie Royale des Sciences….A Leide. Chez Pierre vander Aa, by Van der Aa. Map sized 12 by 9 inches.  Later colour. Framed in a thick, gold moulding. First produced, 1713 (?)


A closer view of the map.....


For Shirley, “Van der Aa has engraved a pleasant cartouche of trade and husbandry entirely typical of early Eighteenth century England…” (Shirley, 1988, p. 18.)

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Magnae Britanniae et Hiberniae nova descripto, by Hugo Allard(?)/ Jan de Ram, (?), c.1685. Map size, 15 by 12.5 inches. Later colour. Framed in a thick gold moulding.


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


For Shirley, “In about 1685 a much-amended version of Allard’s plate [of c.1665] was issued by de Ram. The appearance of the map has been radically altered by the addition of lines and latitude and longitude across the land and sea and three new cartouches.” However, the map does not follow Shirley’s description. The bottom left corner contains the title cartouche, and the top left the Royal coat of arms. Additional decorations have been added to the inset map, top right, and part of the Dutch coast has been erased. (Shirley, 1988, p. 24.)

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An unusual political map describing the political situation in the United Kingdom following the General Election of 1880. Disraeli stands triumphant! His Liberal opponent, Gladstone, is strong in Scotland. Parnell (?) in underfoot. An item not frequently found. Creasing and small tearsalong the borders of a curious item which was not meant to have more than a brief life.


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James Gillray occasionally engraved drawings for other artists, as he did here with this famous curio map of England and Wales -Britannia  - where the countries are portrayed as an old woman. Signed with the initials G.M., presumed to be George Moreland. Later colour. Framed in a thick gold moulding with red undermount. SOLD. Other unframed copies of this map are available.


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Robert Morden, England, from Camden's Britannia. Edition unknown. Map size, x by x inches. Modern colour. Framed in a gold moulding.


The decorated cartouche from this map.


Shirley remarks, " Morden was commissioned...to prepare new maps for [Camden's Britannia]...the general map is a straightforward depiction of the kingdom with the main post roads marked...there are three scales, representing the great, middle, and small mile...The general map remained unchanged through the various editions of Britannia."

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John Lodge, England and Wales. Late Eighteenth century, with later colour.


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John Cary, South Britain. First edition, 1787. This edition, 1793. Map size, c.8 by 10 inches. Uncoloured. Mounted.


A closer view of the title and.....


.....the new imprint. The original publishing date has been changed to January 1st, 1793.


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                                       Maps by John Speed.

Unframed maps from John Speed's 'Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World.'



Asia.

Asia with the Islands adjoyning described, the atire of the people, & Townes of importancs...




Bohemia.

Bohemia newly described by John Speed. Anno Dom: 1626.




China.

The Kingdome of China newly augmented by J.S.




Denmark.

The Kingdome of Denmarke...




The East Indies.

A New Map of East India.




Europe.

Europ, and the cheife Cities contayned therin, described; with the habits of most Kingdoms now in use...




A coloured, framed copy of the map is also available.




France.

France revised and augmented, the attires of the French and situations of their cheifest cityes observed by John Speede.




Germany.

A Newe Mape of Germany newly Augmented by John Speed. Ano: Dom: 1626.




Greece.

Hellas. Greece.




Hungary.

The Mape of Hungari newly augmented by John Speede.




Italy.

Italia newly augmented by I.Speede...




Jamaica and Barbados.




A Newe Mape of the Province of the Low Countries.




Persia.




The Roman Empire.

A New Mappe of the Roman Empire newly described by John Speede.




Russia.

A Map of Russia.




A Newe Mape of Tartary.




The Turkish Empire.




The Turkish Empire. Please note: There is no loss to the map on the top left corner. Both left and right margins are the same size and the paper must have been twisted at printing.




Part of the back of the map.


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Unframed maps from John Speed's 'Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain.'


Some of the uncoloured maps are from the edition produced in 1676 by Thomas Bassett and Richard Chiswell. These are all marked. Please enquire about the editions of the other maps.


The title page of the uncoloured Bassett and Chiswell edition is available.....




..... as is the frontispiece.



General maps.

First edition.

The British Isles.

The Kingdome of Great Britain and Ireland. SOLD. Later editions of this map are available.



First edition.

England.

The Kingdome of England.




A framed copy of Speed's 'The Saxon Heptarchy.' BRITAIN as it was devided on the tyme of the Englishe=Saxons especially during their Heptarchy.




The title cartouche of this justifiably famous map.




The text showing through the double glazed frame.




A coloured, unframed version is also available.




Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.




Scotland.

The Kingdome of Scotland.




Scotland.

The Kingdome of Scotland.


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                           English county maps by John Speed.



Bedfordshire.

BEDFORD SHIRE and the situation of Bedford described with the armes of thos Honorable Familys that have borne ye titles of Dukes and Earles thereof.




Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.




Berkshire.

BARKSHIRE described.
Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.




Buckinghamshire.

BUCKINGHAM Both Shyre, and Shyre-towne described.




Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.




Cambridgeshire.

CAMBRIDGESHIRE described with the deuisions of the hundreds. The Townes situation with the Armes of the Colleges of that famous Vniuersitie.



A very rare pre-atlas edition of Speed's Cheshire map. The reverse is blank.

Cheshire.

The Countye Palatine of Chester with that most ANCIENT CITIE described
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First edition.

Cheshire.

The Countye Palatine of Chester with that most ANCIENT CITIE described.




Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.




Cornwall.




Cumberland.

CUMBERLAND and the ancient citie Carlile described with many memorable antiqvities therein found observed.
           Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.




Derbyshire.

DARBIESHIRE described.




Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.




Dorset.

DORSETSHYRE With the Shyre-towne Dorchester described, as also the Armes of such noble families as have been honored with the Titles thereof since the NORMANS Conquest to this present.




Durham.

The Bishoprick and Citie of Durham.




Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.




Essex.

ESSEX, devided into Hundreds, with the mist ancient and fayre Towne COLCHESTER Described and other memorable MONUMENTS observed
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Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.




Gloucestershire.

GLOCESTERSHIRE contriued into thirty three seuerall hundreds.....


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Hampshire.

HANTSHIRE described and devided.




Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.




Herefordshire.

HEREFORD SHIRE described with the true plot of the Citie HEREFORD as alsoe the Armes of the NOBLES that have been intituled with that Dignitie.




Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.





Hertfordshire.

HARTFORD SHIRE DESCRIBED. The sittuations of Hartford and the most ancient towne St.Albans with such memorable actions as have happened.




Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.




Huntingdonshire.

HUNTINGTON both shire and shire towne with the ancient citie ELY described.
           Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.




Kent.

KENT with her cities and earles described and observed.




Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.




Lancashire.

THE COUNTIE PALATINE of LANCASTER described and divided in to hundreds.




The imprint is that of George Humble.




Lancashire.

THE COUNTIE PALATINE of LANCASTER described and divided in to hundreds.




The imprint is that of George Humble.




Lancashire.

THE COUNTIE PALATINE of LANCASTER described and divided in to hundreds.




This edition is by Bassett and Chiswell.




Lancashire.

THE COUNTIE PALATINE of LANCASTER described and divided in to hundreds.
This edition is by Overton. Note the crack in the plate, through the map of Lancaster.



First edition.

Leicestershire.

LEICESTER both Countye and Citie described, The Honorable Famylies that have had the titles of Earls therof. with other accidents therein observed.




Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.





Lincolnshire.

The Countie and Citie of Lyncoln described with the armes of them that have bene earles thereof since the conquest
.




Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.




The Isle of Man.

THE ISLE OF MAN Exactly described.....




Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.




Middlesex.

Middle-Sex described with the most famous Cities of London and Westminster.




Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.



First edition.

Norfolk.

NORFOLK a covntie flourishing & popvlovs described and devided with the armes of svch noble families as have borne the titles thereof.





Norfolk.

NORFOLK a covntie flourishing & popvlovs described and devided with the armes of svch noble families as have borne the titles thereof.




Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.


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Northamptonshire.

Northampton Shire.
Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.




Northumberland.  Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.




Nottinghamshire.

The Countie of Nottingham described. The shire townes situation and the earles thereof observed.




Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.




Oxfordshire.

Oxfordshire described with ye Citie and Armes of the Colledges of yt famous Vniversity.



First edition.

Rutland.

RUTLANDSHIRE with OAKHAM and STANFORD here bordering Neighbour Newly described.




Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.




Shropshire.

SHROPSHYRE described the situationof Shrowesbury shewed with the Armes of thos Earles, and other Memorable things described.           
Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.



First edition.

Somerset.

SOMERSET SHIRE described: and into hundreds devided, with the plott of the famous and most wholsom waters and citie of the BATH.




Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.




Staffordshire.

Stafford Countie and Towne with the armes of the ancient Citie LICHFEILD described.




Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.



First edition.

Surrey.

Surrey described and divided into hundreds. SOLD. Later editions of this map are available.




Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.




Suffolk.

SUFFOLKE described and divided into HUNDREDS, The situation of the fyre towne IPSWICH shewed, with the ARMES of the most noble families that have been either Dukes, or Earles both of that Countie as also of Clare.




Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.



First edition.

Westmorland.

The Countie Westmorland and Kendale the chief town described.




Westmorland.

The Countie Westmorland and Kendale the chief town described.




Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.


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The Isle of Wight.

WIGHT Island.




Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.




Wiltshire.

WILSHIRE.




Worcestershire.

WORCESTERSHIRE described.




Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.




Yorkshire.




Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.




The North and East Ridings of Yorkshire.

The North and East Ridins of YORKSHIRE.
Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.




The West Riding of Yorkshire.

THE WEST RIDINGE OF YORKSHIRE with The most famous and fayre Citie Yorke described.




Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.




The Islands.

Holy Island; The Farne Islands; The Channel Islands.




Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.


Maps of Wales, by John Speed.



Wales.




Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.




Anglesey.

ANGELSEY Anciently called MONA, Described.
           Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.




Caernarfonshire.

CAERNARVIN BOTH SHYRE AND Shire-towne with the ancient Citie
BANGOR described. Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676





Carmarthenshire.

CAERMARDEN Both Shyre and Towne described.
           Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.




Denbighshire.

DENBIGHSHIRE.
Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.




Flintshire.

FLINTSHIRE.
        Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.




Glamorganshire.

GLAMORGAN SHYRE With the sittuations of the cheife towne CARDYFF and ancient LANDAFFE described.
Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.




Merionethshire.

MERIONETHSHIRE Described.
         Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.




Monmouthshire.

THE COUNTYE OF MONMOUTH with the sittuation of the Shire towe Described.
Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.




Montgomeryshire.

MONTGOMERY SHIRE.
Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.




Pembrokeshire.

PEMBROKSHYRE described and the sittuations both of PENBROKE and St. DAVIDS shewed in due form as they were taken by John Speed.
Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.




Radnorshire.

The countie of RADNOR described and the SHYREROWNWS SITTUATIONE.
Uncoloured edition by Bassett and Chiswell, 1676.




Welsh county maps, taken from Christopher Saxton, and by engraved by William Kip and William Hole for Camden's 'Britannia.'


Anglesey.



A detail from the map.




Anglesey.



Part of the latin text.




Breconshire.



A detail from the map.




Carmarthenshire.




Denbigh and Flintshire.



A detail from the map.



Part of the Latin text.




Denbigh and Flintshire.




Glamorganshire.



A detail from the map.




Monmouthshire.



A detail from the map.




Montgomeryshire.



A detail from the map.




Radnorshire.



A detail from the map.



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Unframed maps from the first English edition of Camden's 'Britannia' (1610) with fine contemporary colour.


Caernarvonshire.



A detail from the map.




Denbigh and Flintshire.




Glamorganshire.




Merionethshire.




Monmouthshire.




Montgomeryshire.



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Maps of Ireland, by John Speed.


First edition.

Leinster.

The countie of LEINSTER with the citie DUBLIN Described.


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                                 Other English County Maps.


County maps taken from Christopher Saxton and by engraved by William Kip and William Hole for Camden's 'Britannia.'


Unframed  maps from the first (Latin) edition of Camden's 'Britannia', 1607.


Berkshire.



Part of the Latin text.




Buckinghamshire.



Part of the Latin text.




Cornwall.



Part of the Latin text.




A second copy.




Part of the Latin text.




Devon.



Part of the Latin text.




Durham.



Part of the Latin text.




Essex.



Part of the Latin text.




Gloucestershire.



A closer vier of the stunning title cartouche.



Part of the Latin text.




Gloucestershire.



Part of the Latin text.




Hampshire.



Part of the Latin text.




Hertfordshire.



Part of the Latin text.




Kent.



Part of the Latin text.




Lancashire.



The latin text.




Oxfordshire.



Part of the Latin text.




Rutland.




Surrey.



The Latin text.




Surrey.



Part of the Latin text.



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Unframed maps from the first English edition of Camden's 'Britannia' (1610) with fine contemporary colour.


Cambridgeshire.




Cumbria.




Dorset.




Gloucestershire.




Herefordshire.




Huntingdonshire.




Leicestershire.




Lincolnshire.




Nottinghamshire.




Norfolk.




Northamptonshire.




Shropshire.




Somerset.




Staffordshire.




Suffolk.




Sussex.




Westmorland.



Other maps from this edition.


Cheshire.



A detail from the map.




Huntingdonshire.



A detail from the map.




Middlesex.




Staffordshire.



A detail from the map.




Yorkshire (North Riding.)



A detail from the map.



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Later, unframed copies of the maps, c. 1637.


The Anglo-Saxon Heptarchy.



A detail from the map.




Cornwall.



A detail from the map.




Dorset.



A detail from the map.




Derbyshire.



A detail from the map.




Derbyshire.




Hertfordshire.



A detail from the map.




Lancashire.



A detail from the map.




Leicestershire.



A detail from the map.




Norfolk.



A detail from the map.




Nottinghamshire.



A detail from the map.




Nottinghamshire.




Oxfordshire.



A detail from the map.




Somerset.



A detail from the map.




Sussex.



A detail from the map.



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Unframed maps by Blaeu and Jansson.


















Anglo-Saxon Heptarchy. (Bleau.)




Anglo-Saxon Heptarchy. (Jansson.)




Bedfordshire. (Blaeu.)




Berkshire. SOLD. Other copies of this map are available.




Cambridgeshire. (Blaeu.)




The Fenlands. (Blaeu.)




The Fenlands. (Jansson.)




Cheshire. (Blaeu.)




Cheshire.




Cornwall. (Blaeu.)




Cumbria. (Jansson.)




Derbyshire. (Jansson.)




Durham.




Durham.




Essex.




Herefordshire. (Blaeu.)




Hertfordshire.




Hertfordshire.




Holy Island.




Huntingtonshire.




Lancashire. (Pre-Atlas, Jansson.)




Lancashire. (Blaeu.)




Lincolnshire. (Jansson.)




Isle of Man. SOLD. Other copies of this map are available.




Middlesex and Hertfordshire.




Northamptonshire. (Blaeu.)




Northamptonshire. (Jansson.)




Shropshire and Staffordshire. (Jansson.)




Shropshire. (Blaeu.)




Somerset.




Staffordshire. (Blaeu.)




Staffordshire. (Blaeu.)




Sussex. (Blaeu.)




Warwickshire.




Westmorland. (Blaeu.)



Yorkshire - East Riding. (Jansson.)




Yorkshire - East Riding. (Jansson.)




Yorkshire - North Riding. (Blaeu.)




Yorkshire - North Riding. (Jansson.)


Maps of Scotland.



Scotland.




Scotia Antiqua. (Blaeu.)






Maps of Wales and Welsh counties.



Wales.




Anglesey and North Wales.




Cardiganshire. (Blaeu.)




Glamorganshire. (Blaeu.)





Monmouthshire.



Maps of Ireland.


Ulster.




Connaught.




Leinster.



Other maps.


Unframed maps from Michael Drayton's Poly-Olbion, 1613 - 1622, engraved by William Hole.


Bedfordshire and Huntingtonshire.




Cambridgeshire.




Cheshire.




Hampshire.




A coat of arms has been spliced into the left margin.





Kent.




A detail from the map.




Lincolnshire.




Middlesex and Hertfordshire.




Norfolk.




Rutland.




The beginning of the text.




Denbigh and Flintshire.


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Christopher Saxton, Staffordshire.




The title cartouche of this famous map.



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Christopher Saxton, Somerset.




The title cartouche of this famous map.


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Hampshire,  Saxton-Lea.




The title and cartouche.



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Some early maps of Scotland.


The Kingdom of Scotland, (N), Mercator.




The Kingdom of Scotland, (S) Mercator.




SCOTIA Regnum, Blaeu.




The Orkney and Shetland Islands, Hondius.


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Three separately issued maps joined as one. The general title is "A Map of the British & French Plantations in North America." Published by the London Magazine, 1755.




A closer view of the title and its cartouche.




The two panels to the left retain their titles. This is "A MAP of Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Maryland with part of New Jersey, etc."


The top panel's title is "A MAP of the Five Great Lakes with part of Pensilvania, New York, Canada and Hudsons Bay Territories."



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