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  1. Cestria (Vulgo) Chester, Angliae Civitates.

    Cestria (Vulgo) Chester, Angliae Civitates.

    This wonderful, early plan of Chester was published in the third volume (of 6) of Braun and Hogenberg's epic work 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum'; published between 1572 and 1617. This monumental city atlas contained some 546 bird's eye city prospects and map plans. The work was originally published to accompany Abraham Ortelius' great atlas; the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum of 1570. Learn More
    £1,500

    Date of Publication: 1581

    Published: Cologne:

    Stock Code: 72120

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  2. WIGORNIENSIS COMITATUS SABRINAE Fluminis Amaeniatae infignis qui olim ad CORNAUIOS spectant, descriptio.

    WIGORNIENSIS COMITATUS SABRINAE Fluminis Amaeniatae infignis qui olim ad CORNAUIOS spectant, descriptio.

    [Worcestershire.]
    An attractive map of Worcestershire, with title cartouche at upper right, royal arms at top left, scale with dividers at lower left Learn More
    £325

    Date of Publication: 1607

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    Stock Code: 53179

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  3. MIDDLESEX OLIMA TRINOBAN TIBVS habitata

    MIDDLESEX OLIMA TRINOBAN TIBVS habitata

    A beautiful first edition map of Middlesex and parts of the surrounding counties including Surrey, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Kent and Essex. London with its medieval buildings is also shown clustered to the edge of the river Thames. The different sizes of settlements are shown by attractive symbols in a key lower right. Title in ornate cartouche upper left. Learn More
    £375

    Date of Publication: 1607

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    Stock Code: 55271

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  4. Cestriae.

    Cestriae.

    [Cheshire]
    A wonderful county map of Cheshire from William Camden's historic and important atlas ‘Britannia'; first published in 1607. Originally, in 1586, Camden's work was a detailed historical and topographical description of Britain. Hole & Kip added their maps to this work in 1607. The maps are heavily based on the earlier work by the Elizabethan cartographer Christopher Saxton. Learn More
    £650

    Date of Publication: 1610

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 74563

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  5. Devonshire with Excester Described

    Devonshire with Excester Described

    And the armes of such nobles as haue borne the titles of them.
    English text on verso with woodcut initial by William Hall. Learn More
    £1,650

    Date of Publication: 1611

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 81869

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  6. Oxfordshire.

    Oxfordshire.

    described with the cities and the arms of the colleges of the famous university.
    A handsome, early Sudbury and Humble edition of John Speed's map of Oxfordshire in colour. Towns and cities are highlighted in red, decorative college arms, and the (supposed) years of their foundation are found on either side of the map. A detailed inset map of the city of Oxford is in the upper right corner with a separate key with 28 listed city landmarks. Learn More
    £2,200

    Date of Publication: 1627

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    Stock Code: 64885

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  7. Cornwall

    Cornwall

    olim pars danmoniorum.
    A highly decorative and desirable early map of Cornwall, by William Kip, based on the earlier map by Elizabethan cartographer, Christopher Saxton. Published in William Camden's "Britannia". The map is embellished with compass dividers, a sea galleon, a compass rose, a sea monster and a decorative inset of Launceston Castle. The map is very detailed featuring many towns and villages, together with hills, rivers, castles and stately homes. Learn More
    £685

    Date of Publication: 1637

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    Stock Code: 67998

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  8. Surrey.

    Surrey.

    This wonderful old map of Surrey comes from the third edition of Camden's Britannia. Part of the charm of this map are the (mis)spellings of the villages and county towns, which are depicted in red. All the numerous stately homes of the aristocracy, and their surrounding lands are highlighted. All decoration is mannerist in style, and there is an extensive explanation table to be found in the upper right corner. Learn More
    £850

    Date of Publication: 1637

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    Stock Code: 69119

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  9. Surrey.

    Surrey.

    This wonderful old map of Surrey comes from the third edition of Camden's Britannia. Part of the charm of this map are the (mis)spellings of the villages and county towns, which are depicted in red. All the numerous stately homes of the aristocracy, and their surrounding lands are highlighted. All decoration is mannerist in style, and there is an extensive explanation table to be found in the upper right corner. Learn More
    £950

    Date of Publication: 1637

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 70790

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  10. Oxoniensis.

    Oxoniensis.

    [Oxfordshire]
    A wonderfully decorative map of Oxfordshire, engraved by William Hole and published in William Camden's 'Britannia' atlas. Originally, in 1586, Camden's work was a detailed historical and topographical description of Britain. Hole & Kip added their maps to this work in 1607. The maps are heavily based on the earlier work by the Elizabethan cartographer Christopher Saxton. Learn More
    £750

    Date of Publication: 1637

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 74565

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  11. Eboracensis Comitatus pars Occidentalis vulgo

    Eboracensis Comitatus pars Occidentalis vulgo

    West Riding.
    Third edition. A wonderful, early map of the West Riding of Yorkshire engraved by William Hole, based on the earlier map of Christopher Saxton. The map is embellished by a mileage scale, a compass rose and a divider together with a mannerist style decorative title cartouche in upper right corner. Towns, cities and villages are highlighted in red, the hills and dales are well defined as are rivers and woods. Learn More
    £750

    Date of Publication: 1637

    Published: London:

    Stock Code: 74775

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  12. NORTFOLCIA vernacule NORFOLKE.

    NORTFOLCIA vernacule NORFOLKE.

    Size: 50 x 38 cm. (19 x 15 inches).
    Attractive map of Norfolk. Ships and sea monster at sea, seven coats of arms at top left. Title cartouche at top right, secondary cartouche with scales at lower left.Royal arms at top centre, five coats of arms flanked by cherubs at top left, compasses, ships at sea, ornamental cartouche at top right, secondary cartouche with scale at lower left. ‘In 1647, a fourth volume was published, with maps of British Isles transferred from Volume 1'. Learn More
    £750

    Date of Publication: 1647, German.

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    Stock Code: 53009

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  13. HANTONIAE comitatus cum BERCHERIA.

    HANTONIAE comitatus cum BERCHERIA.

    Hampshire and Berkshire.
    Attractive map of Hampshire and Berkshire. North to the right of map. Compass at sea. Nine coats of arms, flanked by cherubs, decorated cartouche at lower left, secondary cartouche at top right ‘In 1647, a fourth volume was published, with maps of British Isles transferred from Volume 1'. Ref: Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandica, p377. Koeman 5220:1 Learn More
    £700

    Date of Publication: 1647, German.

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    Stock Code: 53010

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  14. Lancastria Palatinatus.

    Lancastria Palatinatus.

    Anglia. Lancaster et Lancas Shire.
    A fine and highly decorative map of Lancashire by the famous Dutch cartographer Blaeu. This English county map with figurative title cartouche is ornate with heraldic family coats of arms and a cherub. The map is very detailed and gives many place names, smaller villages or settlements. Rivers, lakes, mountains and woods are also indicated. Jan Blaeu (1596-1673) was a son of a famous Dutch cartographer, Willem Janzoon Blaeu, and he shared his father's passion and continued his work. Learn More
    £750

    Date of Publication: 1648

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    Stock Code: 55640

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  15. ESSEXIAE DESCRIPTIO.

    ESSEXIAE DESCRIPTIO.

    Size: 19 x 14 cm. (7 x 5 inches).
    Beautiful map of Essex from Jansson's edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor. Learn More
    £195

    Date of Publication: 1651, 2nd German edition.

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    Stock Code: 54204

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  16. CANTABRIGIENSIS COMITATUS Descriptio.

    CANTABRIGIENSIS COMITATUS Descriptio.

    [Cambridgeshire]
    Beautiful map of Cambridgshire from Jansson's edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor. Learn More
    £195

    Date of Publication: 1651, 2nd German edition.

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    Stock Code: 54205

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  17. Norfolciae descriptio.

    Norfolciae descriptio.

    Size: 19 x 14 cm. (7 x 5 inches)
    Beautiful map of Norfolk from Jansson's edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor. Petrus Kaerius, Abraham Goos and others engraved additional maps. Learn More
    £165

    Date of Publication: 1651, 2nd German edition.

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    Stock Code: 54206

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  18. SUFFOLCIA vernacule SUFFOLKE.

    SUFFOLCIA vernacule SUFFOLKE.

    Size: 50 x 38.5 cm. (19 x 15 inches)
    An attractive map of Suffolk with ten coats of arms along top edge, with title cartouche decorated, and three further coats of arms. Secondary cartouche with scale at lower left. Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandica, vol II: 5290: 2 Learn More
    £750

    Date of Publication: 1658, Spanish.

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    Stock Code: 53011

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  19. BUCKINGHAM Both Shyre and Shire towne describ.

    BUCKINGHAM Both Shyre and Shire towne describ.

    Size: 50 x 38 cm. (19 x 15 inches)
    A beautiful map of Buckinghamshire from Speed's Theatre. Inset plans of the market towns of Buckingham and Redding, the latter being a strange choice given that it lies in the county of Berkshire - an indication that the other market towns in Buckinghamshire were not large or prosperous. Embellished with cartouches, cherubs and coats of arms belonging to the titled families of the county. Learn More
    £900

    Date of Publication: 1662-1665, English edition.

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    Stock Code: 54995

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  20. Devonia vulgo Devon-shire.

    Devonia vulgo Devon-shire.

    This splendid map of Devon typifies the wonderful expertise, and cartographic skills of the seventeenth century Dutch printing and publishing house of Blaeu. Published in Blaeu's monumental multi-volume work; "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" or "Novus Atlas". This striking and most handsome map is embellished with a royal coat of arms, allegorical figures and assorted bird and animal life associated with the county, together with eight delightful heraldic shields of the county nobility, dating back to the Norman Conquest. Learn More
    £1,000

    Date of Publication: 1664

    Published: Amsterdam:

    Stock Code: 71284

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