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BADESLADE, Thomas, fl.1717-1744 : A MAP OF HUNTINGTON SHIRE NORTH FROM LONDON.
London : W. H. Toms, 1742 (or later). An attractive mid eighteenth-century antique map of the county, incorporating a panel of text giving details of principal towns, market days, Members of Parliament, etc. Originally published by the surveyor, Thomas Badeslade, and the engraver, William Henry Toms, for their "Chorographia Britannia" series (London : 1741-1742).
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BLAEU, Joan Willem, 1598-1673 : HVNTINGDO-NENSIS COMITATVS; – HUNTINGTON SHIRE.
[Amsterdam : 1645 (or later)]. One of the finest antique maps of the county, handsomely decorated with a ribanded display of coats or arms, the Stuart royal arms, and a splendid hunters and hounds title-piece, with stags, falcon, boar, hare and rabbit. Originally produced by Blaeu in 1645 and here in a fine early impresssion.
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BOWEN, Emanuel, fl.1714-1767 : [MAP OF HUNTINGDONSHIRE] HUNTINGDON SHIRE; DIVIDED INTO ITS HUNDREDS : CONTAINING THE BUROUGH & MARKET TOWNS, RIVERS, ROADS, DISTANCES &C.
London : W. Owen, 1760. A most attractive mid eighteenth-century map, with a pretty rococo cartouche, by Emanuel Bowen, Geographer to George II. Originally produced for the February 1760 issue of "The General Magazine of Arts and Sciences".
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[MOULE, Thomas, 1784-1851] : HUNT INGDON SHIRE.
[London : G. Virtue, 1832 (but later)]. A fine antique map of the county prepared by the antiquary Thomas Moule. Decorated with five coats of arms, an ornate gothic border, a ribbon title intertwined with flowers, and inset views in roundels of Hinchingbrook and Brampton Park. Originally engraved by William Schmollinger (fl.1830-1837) for the part-work “English Counties Delineated” (London : 1830-1837): the present version, showing some development of the railway system, is dated to about 1848.
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[SMITH, Charles, fl.1801-1853] : HUNTINGDONSH.
London : C. Smith, . One of the scarcer nineteenth-century maps of the county, originally engraved by James Gardner (fl.1822-1846) for Charles Smith’s “New English Atlas” (London 1822). This slightly later edition was published in 1828.
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WALKER, J. & C. (WALKER, John, 1787-1873 & WALKER, Charles, fl.1821-1873) : HUNTINGDONSHIRE.
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 something 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.
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