The British Isles








1109 - 810
The British Isles
'The Kingdome of England'
Goos, A. (c. 1676)
52 x 38

Superb example of John Speed's map of England and Wales from the "Theatre of The Empire of Great Britain" Bassett and Chiswell edition. The map acknowledged to be being based on that of Christopher Saxton. This copy is from the new plate engraved by Abraham Goos and included in "The Theatre" from about 1632, the earlier plate having become too worn. Although similar from the point of view of topographical detail the new plate shows considerable differences from the earlier one with regard to the decorative detailing. English Text verso. Good margins and very fine original colour.     
1100.00 GBP









303 - 1118
The British Isles
'Angliae Scotiae et Hiberniae Sive Britannicar: Insularum Descriptio.'
Ortelius, A. (c. 1587)
50 x 35

Fine map of The British Isles by Abraham Ortelius. From the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. First published in 1570 this map is from a French text edition of 1587. First state. North is to the right. Right hand margin reduced with a short closed tear, other margins generous. Condition generally is excellent Later colour. One of the earliest obtainable maps of the British Isles from one of the most important publications in cartographical history.
675.00 GBP









303 - 1097
The British Isles
Tabula Europae I
Munster, S. (c. 1545)

Ptolemaic map of the British Isles by Sebastian Munster. Published in his "Geographia Universalis" from 1540. One of the first obtainable separately printed maps of The British Isles. Notable for its unusual projection and its strangely distorted shape of Scotland. Two panels list the tribes of the British Isles. Verso is a latin text frontispiece. Excellent condition. Sebastian Munster was one of the most important cartographers of the sixteenth century.
600.00 GBP









303 - 1109
The British Isles
'Anglia Regnum'
Blaeu, W. (c. 1635)
50 x 38.5

Elegantly engraved map of England and Wales by Willem Blaeu. Decorative features include two Heraldic cartouches and decorative mileage scale. One small repaired hole otherwise condition is excellent. W. Blaeu (1571-1638) founder of the Blaeu printing house in Amsterdam. 
440.00 GBP









303 - 1108
The British Isles
'Anglia Regnum'
Mercator, G. (c. 1633)
47 x 35

Fine early map of England and Wales by Gerard Mercator. From a German text edition of his famous atlas. Mercator's engraved signature is to be found at lower left corner. Features include a fine cartouche and galleon in the North sea. A large section of the coast of Ireland is also engraved and the Scilly isles are engraved and individually named. Original colour. A few surface marks and a small wormhole are present, with some strengthening of the central fold verso but otherwise a good copy with full margins.
375.00 GBP









709 - 2052
The British Isles
'The North Sea'
Collins Capt. G (c. 1750)
57 x 45

Superb chart by Captain Greenvile Collins from the “Great Britain's Coasting Pilot”. The first original sea Atlas produced by an Englishman. Commissioned by King Charles II in 1676 and started in 1681 the work took seven years and was first issued as a complete atlas in 1693. This chart, a later edition, covers an area of the North Sea from the north Norfolk coast across to Frisia and the Coast of Holland. Extending southwards to the English Channel south of Rye across to Calais. The particularly fine and decorative shell cartouche carries a dedication to Sir John Asby Adimal of The Blew, and is illustrated with mermaids and mermen. A dark engraving on heavy paper. Later colour. Fine condition
335.00 GBP









501 - 1551
The British Isles
'The South Part of Great Britain Called England and Wales…..
Moll, H. (c. 1740)
98 x 61

Herman Moll's large size and very attractive map of England and Wales. Features include: extensive tables of the Principal towns to right and left. Many roads are marked, some which Moll states are "not to be found in Mr Ogilby's book". A very fine main cartouche with a maritime theme and inhabitants of overseas colonies with their wares. The area of Ireland is decorated with engraved pastoral scenes.  Explanation panel, advertisement, dedication panel and compass rose. Old vertical folds, (as often found with this map), skilfully strengthened verso. Otherwise generally excellent condition. Original colour. Ref Shirley "Printed maps of the British Isles" Moll 6, state 6.
325.00 GBP





1104-676



1104 - 676
The British Isles
'A New Mapp of the Kingdome of England Representing the Princedome of Wales and other Provinces'
Visscher, N. (c. 1688)
50 x 57.5

Superb early map of England and Wales with part of Scotland. The map is a collaboration between Henry Overton and Nicolas Visscher. A particular feature is the straight lines connecting adjacent towns and giving the mileage between them. Top right is a fine cartouche, bottom left an explanation and bottom right is detail about the publication of the map. Later colour. Some short tears and worn areas have been expertly repaired and the map strengthened by backing with archival tissue. See 'Printed maps of the British Isles' (Shirley, R. W.) no. 89.
300.00 GBP





911316



911 - 316
South East England
'South East Counties'
Mercator, G. (c. 1607/1613)
47 x 37

Superb early map of the South East Counties from Mercator's Atlas. First appearing in 1595 with Latin text, this edition with French text published after Hondius purchased Mercator's plates. Later colour.
300.00 GBP









603 - 1824
Southern England
'Carte Reduite Des Isles Britanniques Partie Meridionale De L' Angleterre'
Bellin (c. 1757)
87 x 56

Fine sea chart by Bellin of southern England, the English Channel and northern French coasts of the Channel. One of a set of five covering the British Isles. Features include a fine cartouche. Later colour. This copy laid down on acid free paper and will be sent packed flat.
200.00 GBP









409 - 1425
The British Isles
'England and Wales'
Rapkin, J. (1851)
26 x 35

Superb map of England and Wales, engraved by John Rapkin, for John Tallis's highly decorative "The Illustrated Atlas". The vignettes show; London, The Grandstand Doncaster Racecourse, Oxford Portsmouth Harbour, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Sunderland Bridge, and a sporting scene. In the corners of the border are also small vignettes of various industries. Single page map (no central fold). Original outline colour to each county, as published. Condition fine.
200.00 GBP









409 - 1426
The British Isles
Rapkin, J. (1851)
26 x 35

Superb map of The British Isles, engraved by John Rapkin, for John Tallis's highly decorative "The Illustrated Atlas". The vignettes show; London, Edinburgh, and Dublin. Single page map (no central fold). Original outline colour as published. Condition fine.
200.00 GBP









408 - 1409
The British Isles
'Tallis's Railway Map of Great Britain'
Rapkin, J. (1851)
36.5 x 55

John Tallis's comprehensive map of Britain's Railway system, engraved by John Rapkin. From Tallis's highly decorative "The Illustrated Atlas. A very interesting map, it also shows the steam-boat tracks from British and continental ports. Double page map, two horizontal folds as issued. Condition excellent.
200.00 GBP









710 - 2056
The British Isles
'Anglia'
Ortelius, A. (c. 1603)
10 x 8.5

Fine early map of England and Wales by Abraham Ortelius, engraved in small format by Philippe Galle, and published in the Epitome, or pocket-edition of the "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum". This map from an English text edition of c. 1603 published in London and thus one of the first world atlases published in England. Some slight loss of paper to top right hand corner, otherwise fine condition. Later colour
150.00 GBP









508 - 1607
The British Isles
'England and Wales Divided into their respective Counties...'
Bowen E. & T. (1767)
22.5 x 33

Very finely engraved map of England and Wales by Emanuel and Thomas Bowen from the "Atlas Anglicanus". A rare item. Bright original colouring.
145.00 GBP









508 - 1608
The British Isles
'A Modern Map of the Roads of England and Wales...
Bowen E. & T. (1767)
22.5 x 33

Very finely engraved map of The Roads of England and Wales by Emanuel and Thomas Bowen from the "Atlas Anglicanus". The separate counties are delineated and the distances between towns is given alongside the roads. A rare item. Bright original colouring.
145.00 GBP










509 - 1663
The British Isles
'A Map of Great Britain and Ireland from the latest Authorities and Observations'
Blair, J. (1768)
56 x 43

Finely engraved map  of  The British Isles for John Blair's "The Chronology and History of The World". The Counties of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales are all separately delineated. An inset map shows Orkney and Shetland.  Fine condition. Later colour.
140.00 GBP









509 - 1664
The British Isles
'A Map of England and Wales from the latest Authorities and Observations'
Blair, J. (1768)
56 x 43

Finely engraved map  of  England and Wales for John Blair's "The Chronology and History of The World". The Counties of England, and Wales are all separately delineated. Additionally the roads are also comprehensively shown.  Fine condition. Later colour
140.00 GBP









212 - 1042
The British Isles
'Great Britain and Ireland with ye Judges Circuits'
Cary, J. (1789)
48 x 36

Detailed and interesting map by John Cary for The First edition of Gough's translation of Camden's Britannia. Shows the British Isles with Judge's circuits  and to the left a comprehensive table giving the distance between towns and cities in England and Wales. Also shown to the right is a comparison scale of English miles to "Scotch" and Irish miles. Later colour
100.00 GBP





1005 - 415



1005 - 415
England
'England by Robt. Morden'
Morden, R. (1722)
43 x 37

Robert Morden's general map of England and Wales showing all the post roads. From the edition of Camden's Britannia edited by Dr. Edmund Gibson. Fine dark impression with later colour.
125.00 GBP









708 - 2043
England
'Britannia Romana'
Morden, R. (1722)
43 x 36

Finely engraved map of Roman Britain by Robert Morden. From the 1722 edition of Camden's Britannia. Excellent condition. Later colour
110.00 GBP





912 - 333



912 - 333
The British Isles
'A New and accurate map of that district of Great Britain called England and Wales..'
Kitchen,T. (c. 1790)
35 x 38

Superbly engraved map of England and Wales from Spencer's History of England. Later hand colour. Traces of old folds but generally excellent condition
115.00 GBP





1005 - 417



1005 - 417
The British Isles
'The Smaller Islands in the British Ocean'
Morden, R. (1722)
43 x 36

Composite map with maps of: Isle of Wight, Farne Islands, Holy Island, Isle of Man, Scilly Isles, and three maps of the Channel Isles. Dark engraving in fine condition. Later colour
100.00 GBP









604 - 1831
The British Isles
'A New most Accurate and Complete Map of all the Direct and the Principal Cross Roads in England and Wales...'
Kitchin, T. (1784)
30 x 35

Fine double page map of England and Wales delineating all the major roads by Thomas Kitchin for Walpoole's "New and Complete British Traveller". Features include a title cartouche and a key numbering all the Counties. Later colour
85.00 GBP





1005 - 433



1005 - 433
The British Isles
Britannia Saxonica
Sturt, J. (1722)
30 x 37

Saxon Britain from the 1722 edition of Camdenís Britannia. This map engraved by John Sturt. Good condition. Later colour.
85.00 GBP









707 - 2017
The British Isles
'Bowles's New Medium Map of England and Wales...'
Bowen, E. & T. (1785)
23 x 33

Finely engraved and detailed map of England and Wales from "Bowles's New Medium English Atlas". The maps in this series are based on those in Emanuel and Thomas Bowen's Atlas Anglicanus, and feature extensive county information on the map. They are distinguished primarily by having newly engraved cartouches, distances from London added to towns, and different imprints at the bottom. Full original colour. Some slight marks to the lower part of the map but otherwise good condition.
75.00 GBP





1004 - 383



1004 - 383
The British Isles
'An Accurate Map of England and Wales from the best Authorities'
Cary, J. (1789)
43 x 49

Finely engraved Map of England and Wales by John Cary. Shows the meridian passing through London (St. Paul's). Later colour to the counties. Re-margined on the left, otherwise generally excellent condition.
75.00 GBP





1004
                                - 383



509 - 1652
The British Isles
'Carte D'Angleterre sous Les Saxons'
Rapin De Thoras (c. 1727)
30 x 38

Interesting map of England and Wales showing the Saxon Kingdoms engraved for Paul Rapin de Thoras' History of England. The map illustrates the historical research carried out into the Saxon peoples by the early scholar Edmund Gibson. Later colour.
75.00 GBP









509 - 1653
The British Isles
'Carte D'Angleterre sous Les Romains'
Rapin De Thoras (c. 1727)
28 x 40

Interesting map of England and Wales showing the Roman divisions of the Country and the indigenous tribes present. Engraved for Paul Rapin de Thoras' History of England. Later colour.
75.00 GBP





1008
                                - 473



1008 - 473
The British Isles    
'England and Wales'  
Walker, J & C. (c. 1862)   
33 x 40
   
Detailed map of England and Wales by J & C Walker featuring the extensive early railway system. Original colour.
75.00 GBP





1007 - 465



1007 - 465
The British Isles
'England and Wales'
Scott, R. (c. 1833)
43 x 49

Steel engraved map published by Archibald Fullarton for Bell's Gazeteer. Later colour. Fine condition
70.00 GBP





1007
                                - 468



1007 - 468
British Isles
'Map of England and Wales'
Starling, T. (c. 1845)
38 x 47

Steel engraved map of England and Wales published in 'Lewis' Topographical Dictionary'. Drawn by Creighton and engraved by Thomas Starling. Shows the Principal Roads, Railways, Canals and Riversî. Later colour.
70.00 GBP





1009 - 505



1009 - 505
British Isles
'Great Britain Ireland and Scotland'
Starling, T. (c. 1832)
15 x 19.5

Uncommon and interesting map of the British Isles from The Royal Cabinet Atlas. Shows the country according to the constitution of 1832. Tables show how many M.P.s returned to Parliament for each County, and inset for the Metropolitan Boroughs of London.
65.00 GBP





910 - 284



910 - 284
England
'Saxon England according to the Saxon Chronicle'
Cary, J. (1789)
23 x 32

Finely engraved map with later hand colour from Camden's Britannia. The Saxon Chronicle was compiled from manuscripts written by monks from the 7th to the 9th century.
55.00 GBP









311 - 1234
England
'A New Mapp of England and Wales by John Seller'
Seller, J. (c. 1703)
15 x 13

Fine map of England and Wales by the Hydrographer and instrument maker John Seller for his "Anglia Contracta". The map shows all the counties in outline colour.
50.00 GBP






1008 - 475



1008 - 475
The British Isles   
'Colton's England and Wales'
Colton's Atlas of the World. (c.1856)
64 x 43
  
Large size and decorative map of England and Wales by the New York publishing house of G.W and C.B. Colton. Original colour       
50.00 GBP





09010 - 70



09010 - 70
South East England
'Des Konigreich's England Ostlicher Theil'
Von Reilly (1781)
28 x 22

Hand coloured, attractive cartouche, good margins. 
50.00 GBP





9020-100



0902 - 100
The British Isles
'Britannia Romana collected from Ptolemy. Antonines Itinerary, the Notitia and Inscriptions'
Cary, J. (1789)
24.5 x 35


Map of Roman Britain showing Roman Tribes. Later Colour.
50.00 GBP





1009
                                - 504



1009 - 504
British Isles
Starling, T. (c. 1832)
9 x 15

The British Isles Finely engraved and uncommon map from The Royal Cabinet Atlas. Bright original colouring.
40.00 GBP





1009 - 506



1009 - 506
British Isles
'England and Wales'
Starling, T. (c. 1832)
9 x 15

Uncommon and finely engraved map of the two countries from The Royal Cabinet Atlas. A numbered key identifies each county. Bright original colouring.
40.00 GBP





911314



511 - 1687

The British Isles
Angleterre
Lapie (c. 1829)
23 x 31

Attractive map of England by Chamouin for the Paris publishing House Lapie. Original colouring to each county. Interestingly as normal for French Cartographers at the time, the meridian runs through Paris.
40.00 GBP









511 - 1686
The British Isles
Isles Britanniques
Delamarche, C. F. (c. 1824)
28 x 29

Attractive map of The British Isles by the publisher and Cartographer Charles Francois Delamarche. Interestingly as  normal for French Cartographers at the time, the meridian runs through Paris.
40.00 GBP









511 - 1685
The British Isles
'Isles Britanniques ou Royaume Uni….'
Tardieu, A. (c. 1811)
23 x 31

Attractive map of The British Isles by the publisher and Cartographer Amboise Tardieu. Interestingly as  normal for French Cartographers at the time, the meridian runs through Paris.
40.00 GBP





911314



911 - 314
South East England
The River Thames from its Source to the Sea
Dispatch Atlas (1863)
63 x 46

Double page map of the river in three sections arranged on two sheets. Original colour. Excellent condition.
85.00 GBP









409 - 1436
Channel Islands
Rapkin, J. (1851)
26 x 35

Two fine maps, Jersey and Guernsey engraved by John Rapkin, for John Tallis's highly decorative "The Illustrated Atlas". The vignettes show; View of St Peter's Port and Castle Cornet ,View of Jersey and Mont Orgueil Castle. Single page, separate maps, (no central fold). Original colour as published. Condition fine.
80.00 GBP









602 - 1772
Channel Islands
'The Islands of Jersey Guernsey &c.'
Kitchin/Jefferys (1751)
13.5 x 18

Finely engraved map of the Islands by Thomas Kitchin and Thomas Jefferys from their publication "The Small English Atlas". This rare series of maps are distinctive by featuring considerable local information below the map. Later colour
60.00 GBP









404 - 1323
The British Isles
'The Smaller Islands in the British Ocean'
Bowen E. (c. 1724)
12 x 19

Finely engraved map  by Emanuel Bowen and John Owen for the publication "Britannia Depicta". To the top are given details of the Road from London to Southampton. The Islands engraved are: Wight, Scillies, Garnsey, Jarsey, Alderney, Holy Island, Farne and Isle of Man. Verso a section of the road through Shrewsbury to Welchpool is engraved. After John Ogilby. Later colour
40.00 GBP









310 - 1190
Jersey
'The Island of Jarsey by John Seller'
Seller, J. (c. 1703)
15 x 13

Fine map by the Hydrographer and instrument maker John Seller for his "Anglia Contracta". The map is divided up into squares each side of which represents two miles. This series of maps were first published in 1695. They were later used in a simplified form by Francis Grose for his "Supplement to the Antiquities of England and Wales", published from 1787.
60.00 GBP










310 - 1192
The British Isles
'The Island of Man by John Seller'
Seller, J. (c. 1703)
15 x 13

Fine map by the Hydrographer and instrument maker John Seller for his "Anglia Contracta". The map is divided up into squares each side of which represents five miles. This series of maps were first published in 1695. They were later used in a simplified form by Francis Grose for his "Supplement to the Antiquities of England and Wales", published from 1787.
50.00 GBP










212 - 1035
The British Isles
'Isle of Man'
Cary, J. (1789)
15 x 18

Finely engraved map of the Island by John Cary for the first edition of Richard Gough's translation of Camden's Britannia. Excellent condition. Later colour
40.00 GBP









1202 - 870
The British Isles
'A Modern Map of the Isle Of Man drawn from the latest Surveys…'
Ellis, J. (c. 1766)
19 x 26

Scarce and finely detailed map of the Island by John Ellis. Published in Ellis's English Atlas. Later colour
70.00 GBP









602 - 1773
The British Isles
'A Map of the Isle of Man'
Kitchin/Jefferys (1751)
13.5 x 18

Finely engraved map of the Island by Thomas Kitchin and Thomas Jefferys from their publication "The Small English Atlas". This rare series of maps are distinctive by featuring considerable local information below the map. Later colour
60.00 GBP









1202 - 886
The British Isles
'Isle of Man'
Seller, J. (c. 1700)
14 x 12

Early map of the Island by John Seller for Grose's Antiquities. Accompanying text gives considerable detail and is continued verso. Later colour
50.00 GBP





1104-646



1104 - 646
The British Isles
'The Isle of Man'
Bingley, J. (c. 1843)
27 x 19

Finely detailed steel engraved map of the Island by James Bingley for Thomas Moule. Originally issued in Moule's 'English Counties Delineated' Maps from this series are generally considered to be amoungst the most decorative issued in the nineteenth century. North is to the right. Later colour
50.00 GBP









310 - 1193
The British Isles
'The Island of Garnsey by John Seller'
Seller, J. (c. 1703)
15 x 12

Fine map by the Hydrographer and instrument maker John Seller for his "Anglia Contracta". The map is divided up into squares each side of which represents two miles. This series of maps were first published in 1695. They were later used in a simplified form by Francis Grose for his "Supplement to the Antiquities of England and Wales", published from 1787.

60.00 GBP





1104-653



1104 - 653
The British Isles
'Isle of Man'
Walker, J. & C. (c. 1842)
18 x 24

Clearly engraved and stylish map of the Island by Samuel Lewis from his 'Topographical Dictionary'. Later colour.

35.00 GBP









1202 - 890
Channel Islands
'Isles of Guernsey. Herm. Sark and Alderney'
Hewitt, N.R. (c. 1817)
19 x 18

Map of the Islands engraved by N. R. Hewitt for Thomson's General Atlas. Later colour
30.00 GBP





9020-94



09020 - 94
Channel Islands
'Alderney. Garnsey ot Sarina'
Cary, J. Camden's Britannia (1789)
14.5 x 18 (total area)


Maps of Guernsey/Sark and Alderney on one sheet. Later hand colour.
30.00 GBP