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ANTIQUE MAP: CAMBRIDGESHIRE.

CREIGHTON, Roger, 1796-1838 : CAMBRIDGESHIRE.

[London : 1831 (or later)]. A neat and clear antique map of Cambridgeshire, compiled by Roger Creighton and engraved by the admiralty engravers John and Charles Walker. Originally produced for the "Topographical Dictionary" published by Samuel Lewis of Aldersgate in 1831.
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. 230 x 175mm (approx. 9-1/8” x 6-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed antique map.

£50

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ANTIQUE PRINT: CAMBRIDGE SHIRE.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : CAMBRIDGE SHIRE.

[London : by John Nutt, sold by John Morphew, 1715]. An attractive engraved distance table for the county of Cambridgeshire, giving distances from Cambridge, Biggleswade, Ely, Huntingdon, Newmarket, Royston, Thetford, Wisbech and eighteen further towns. Decorated with arms of Cambridge, both town and university. Originally produced for the serially published "Magna Britannia et Hibernia, Antiqua et Nova" (London : 1714-1731).
Etching and line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 179 x 143mm (approx. 7” x 5-5/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£40

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ANTIQUE PRINT: PLAN OF THE UNIVERSITY AND TOWN OF CAMBRIDGE.

FINDLAY, Alexander George, 1812-1875 : PLAN OF THE UNIVERSITY AND TOWN OF CAMBRIDGE.

[London : David Bogue, 1845]. A neatly worked town plan of nineteenth-century Cambridge, decorated with the arms of the colleges. A keyed index identifies thirty-eight of the principal buildings, etc. Engraved by John le Keux (1783-1846) from a drawing by Alexander George Findlay. Originally produced for the Le Keux part-work series “Memorials of Cambridge” (London : 1841-1842) and here in a slightly later impression.
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 181 x 222m (approx. 7-1/8” x 8-3/4”). Original vertical fold, a couple of small and very faint marks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£100

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ANTIQUE MAP: UNIVERSITY AND TOWN OF CAMBRIDGE.

[MOULE, Thomas, 1784-1851] : UNIVERSITY AND TOWN OF CAMBRIDGE.

[London : George Virtue, 1834]. An attractive town-plan decorated with the coats of arms of the city and the colleges, and a vignette view of Trinity. Originally engraved by John Crane Dower (1791?-1847) in 1834 for Moule’s “English Counties Delineated” series (London : 1830-1837).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 205 x 253mm (approx. 8” x 10"). A few faint marks to blank margins, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£100

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ANTIQUE MAP: CAMBRIDGE SHIRE.

[READ, Thomas & ROCQUE, John] : CAMBRIDGE SHIRE.

[London : for the Authors, by Adlard & Browne, 1770]. An attractive eighteenth-century map of the county from a series originally published by the printer Thomas Read between 1743 and 1746 under the title "The English Traveller" and revised by the surveyor John Rocque (fl.1734-1762) for his "Small English Atlas" in 1753. The present issue is dated to 1770.
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 205 x 159mm (approx. 8-1/8” x 6-1/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£75

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ANTIQUE MAP: CAMBRIDGESHIRE.

WALKER, J. & C. (WALKER, John, 1787-1873 & WALKER, Charles, fl.1821-1873) : CAMBRIDGESHIRE.

London : Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Co., [ca.1860]. A clearly engraved map of the county from the Admiralty engravers John & Charles Walker on a scale of approximately three and one third miles to the inch – particular attention being given to the newly built railways. Originally published in 1835, but here in a later and updated version.
Line engraving on paper, with original hand colour. Engraved surface 399 x 324mm (approx. 15-5/8” x 12-3/4”). Folding into a contemporary glazed paper case with printed label; a few very minor signs of age and use, but overall in very good and clean condition. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£40

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