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ANTIQUE MAP: HERTFORDSHIRE, DRAWN FROM AN ACCURATE SURVEY, BY T. KITCHIN, GEOGRAPHER.

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ANTIQUE MAP: A MAP OF HERTFORDSHIRE, ENGRAVED FROM AN ACTUAL SURVEY, WITH IMPROVEMENTS.

HAYWOOD, John : A MAP OF HERTFORDSHIRE, ENGRAVED FROM AN ACTUAL SURVEY, WITH IMPROVEMENTS.

London : J. Harrison, 1788. An uncommon late eighteenth-century map of the county – neatly engraved by Edward Sudlow (fl.1784-1793) on a scale of 0.37 inches to the mile. Originally produced as one of John Harrison’s series of maps published as "Maps of the English Counties" (1787-1791).
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 333 x 460mm (approx. 13-1/8” x 18-1/8”). Slight nicks to blank margins; mild press-crease to one corner, but in very good state. A guaranteed genuine antique map. Hodson 50/1.

£200

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ANTIQUE MAP: HERTFORDSHIRE, DRAWN FROM AN ACCURATE SURVEY, BY T. KITCHIN, GEOGRAPHER.

KITCHIN, Thomas, 1719-1784 : HERTFORDSHIRE, DRAWN FROM AN ACCURATE SURVEY, BY T. KITCHIN, GEOGRAPHER.

[London : for R. Baldwin], 1748. A very attractive antique map of the county, with a pleasant title-piece decorated with swags of fruits and flowers. Compiled and engraved by Thomas Kitchin, one of the best known of English mapmakers of the period and later to become Hydrographer to the King. Originally produced for the May 1748 issue of the "London Magazine: or, Gentleman’s Monthly Intelligencer".
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 181 x 225mm (approx. 7-1/8” x 8-7/8”). Slight nick to upper margin, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map. Hodson 33.

£100

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ANTIQUE MAP: HERTFORDSHIRE.

[MOULE, Thomas, 1784-1851] : HERTFORDSHIRE.

[London : George Virtue, 1831 (but later)]. A highly attractive "gothick" map of the county prepared by the antiquary Thomas Moule. Decorated with an ornamental border, coats of arms, and inset views of Cashiobury and St. Alban’s. Originally produced for the part-work “English Counties Delineated” (London : 1830-1837) – the present (slightly revised) version is dated to about 1850.
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 200 x 261mm (approx. 7-3/4” x 10-1/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£125

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ANTIQUE MAP: [COVER TITLE] PHILIPS’ CYCLISTS’ MAP OF THE COUNTY OF HERTFORD.

PHILIP & SON, George – publishers : [COVER TITLE] PHILIPS’ CYCLISTS’ MAP OF THE COUNTY OF HERTFORD.

London & Liverpool : George Philip & Son, [ca.1890]. A neatly worked map of Hertfordshire on a scale of some two-and-a-half miles to the inch, showing in particular the main roads, cross-roads and railways, the daunting and dangerous hills, and with further neat symbols indicating the presence of Consuls of the Cyclists’ Touring Club in the various towns, hotels appointed and recommended by cyclists, and places where bicycles might be repaired. The recommended hotels are listed and named on the reverse of the map, with further indications of temperance hotels, etc.
Lithograph on paper, with additional original hand colour. Printed surface 337 x 422mm (approx. 13-1/4” x 16-5/8”). Mounted on linen and folding into the original cloth gilt case; a couple of small spots and some very minor signs of age, but a very good copy.

£40

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ANTIQUE MAP: HERTFORDSHIRE.

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

London : J. & C. Walker, [ca.1864]. A clearly engraved map of the county from the Admiralty engravers John & Charles Walker – on a scale of under three 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 329 x 399mm (approx. 13” x 15-3/4”). Folding into a contemporary glazed paper case with printed label; the faintest of wear to folds, but in very good and clean condition. A guaranteed genuine antique map. Hodson 103.(xii).

£50

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