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ANTIQUE MAPS OF DURHAM

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ANTIQUE MAP: DURHAM.

COLE, G. & ROPER, John : DURHAM.

London : Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, 1805. A nice early impression of a useful and attractive antique map of the county that remained in print for over fifty years. Interesting in grading the roads, locating archaeological sites, etc. Engraved by John Roper (fl.1792-1810) from a draught by Cole, probably the surveyor George Cole of Soho. Originally produced to accompany the part-work “Beauties of England and Wales” (London : 1801-1818).
Copper line engraving on paper. Full, delicate original hand colour. Engraved surface 181 x 225mm (approx. 7-1/8” x 8-7/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£50

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ANTIQUE MAP: EPISCOPATUS DUNELMENSIS VULGO THE BISHOPRICK OF DURHAM BY ROBT. MORDEN.

MORDEN, Robert, fl.1668-1703 : EPISCOPATUS DUNELMENSIS VULGO THE BISHOPRICK OF DURHAM BY ROBT. MORDEN.

[London] : sold by Abel Swale, Awnsham & Iohn Churchil, [1695]. A rare separately published state of the first issue of Morden’s map of the county, originally produced for the 1695 edition of “Camden’s Britannia”, but here dissected, mounted on linen, and folding into (eighteenth-century) marbled guards, with a manuscript label. Morden’s maps from this series have not previously been recorded in this form. On their first appearance they were advertised as being “much the fairest and most correct of any that have yet appear’d” and the help of “knowing gentlemen” in each part of the country had been sought “to supply the defects, rectifie the positions, and correct false spellings”.
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 365 x 425mm (approx. 14-3/8” x 16-3/4”). Some mild tanning; faint wear to edges, but in very good state for an ephemeral item of this type. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£200

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ANTIQUE MAP: THE BISHOPRICK OF DURHAM.

SELLER, John, 1632-1697 : THE BISHOPRICK OF DURHAM.

[London : 1694?]. A charming and rare small map of County Durham by John Seller. Originally produced for a set of maps which first appeared under the title “Anglia Contracta”, dated to between 1689 and 1694 by Skelton and generally ascribed to somewhere near the latter date. The maps in their original form were subsequently reissued a number of times between 1696 and 1711, with the present example dating from no later than 1697.
Copper line engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface 107 x 149mm (approx. 4-1/4” x 5-7/8”). Mild tanning of original colour, but otherwise in very good and clean state. Of extreme rarity with original colour. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£100

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