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ANTIQUE MAP: LAGENIA.

[BERTIUS, Petrus, 1565-1629] : LAGENIA.

[Amsterdam : J. Hondius, 1616]. A delightful early miniature map of the province of Leinster, taking in the east coast of Ireland from Drogheda to Waterford, and including Dublin, Wicklow, Wexford, etc. Decorated with a sailing ship and also showing the Welsh coast with Cardigan Bay, etc. Originally produced for the "P. Bertii Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum Libri Septem" published by the younger Hondius at Amsterdam in 1616.
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 94 x 135mm (approx. 3-5/8” x 5-1/4”). In very good and clean state. Text on verso. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£100

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ANTIQUE MAP: FRASER’S TRAVELLING MAP OF IRELAND, SHEWING ALL THE TOWNS, LAKES, RIVERS, ROADS AND RAILWAYS WITH THE DISTANCES MARKED BETWEEN ALL THE TOWNS, RAILWAY STATIONS AND OTHER IMPORTANT PLACES.

FRASER, James : FRASER’S TRAVELLING MAP OF IRELAND, SHEWING ALL THE TOWNS, LAKES, RIVERS, ROADS AND RAILWAYS WITH THE DISTANCES MARKED BETWEEN ALL THE TOWNS, RAILWAY STATIONS AND OTHER IMPORTANT PLACES.

Dublin : McGlashan & Gill, [ca.1865]. A handsome and uncommon map of Ireland on a scale of ten miles to the inch, paying particular attention to the railway system. Engraved by Alexander Hay of Edinburgh and originally published in 1851, but here updated to include the more recent railway lines, etc.
Lithograph on paper, with full colour. Printed surface 735 x 565mm (approx. 29" x 22-1/4”). Mounted on linen and folding into the original cloth case; slight wear to case; some minor wear and slight holing to some folds; a short tear seemingly repaired before mounting; some mild browning and spotting, but a good copy of a fragile production.

£100

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ANTIQUE MAP: IRLANDIA.

[JANSSONIUS, Joannes, 1588-1664] : IRLANDIA.

[Amsterdam : ex Officina Joannis Janssonii, 1628]. An attractive map of Ireland, unusually orientated with west to the top, from the Dutch master. Originally produced for the new 1628 edition of the "Atlas Minor".
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 141 x 186mm (approx. 5-1/2” x 7-1/4”). Just a hint of tanning, small mark in margin, but overall in very good and clean state. French text on verso. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£200

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