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COLE, G. & ROPER, John : NORTHAMPTONSHIRE.
London : Vernor, Hood &
Sharpe, 1807. A very good early impression of a useful antique map 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).
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GARDNER, Thomas : THE CONTINUATION OF THE ROAD FROM LONDON TO HOLY HEAD BY THO : GARDNER. PLATE 2D : COMENCING AT TOWCESTER IN COM NORTHAMPTON AND EXTENDING TO THE CITY OF LICHFIELD ...
[London : for J. Tonson & J. Watts, 1718]. A delightfully engraved scroll-style road map from the scarce early road-book “A Pocket Guide to the English Traveller”. The road from Towcester to Lichfield, via Daventry, Dunchurch, Coventry, Meriden, Coleshill, etc. The map is dedicated to Andrew Archer.
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MORDEN, Robert, fl.1668-1703 [& MOLL, Herman, fl.1678- 1732] : NORTHAMPTON SHIRE.
[London : for John
Nicolson; John Sprint; Andrew Bell, and Ralph Smith, 1708]. An attractive antique map of
the county from an unusual series of maps – although probably engraved in the early 1690s
the maps were not published until 1701. After Robert Morden’s death in 1703 the plates were
reworked by Herman Moll (fl.1678-1732) – and the present edition (with Moll’s additions) is
dated to 1708.
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[MOULE, Thomas, 1784-1851] : NORTH AMPTON SHIRE.
[London : George Virtue,
1831 (but later)]. A fine antique map of the county originally engraved by James Bingley
(1796-1869) in 1831 for the part-work “English Counties Delineated” (London : 1830-1837)
prepared by the antiquary Thomas Moule. Decorated with twelve coats of arms, an ornate
gothic border, a banner title, and inset views of Northampton, Althorp House and
Peterborough Cathedral. The present version, showing some development of the railway
system, is dated to about 1848.
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SCOTT, Robert, 1777-1841 : NORTHAMPTON SHIRE.
Glasgow : Archibald
Fullarton & Co., [1833 (or later)]. An attractive antique map – a neatly worked depiction of
Northamptonshire, decorated with a vignette view of Northampton. Originally engraved by
Robert Scott of Edinburgh for Archibald Fullarton’s "A New and Comprehensive Gazetteer
of England and Wales" (Glasgow : 1833). The present edition, revised to show some
development of the early railway system, is dated to about 1840.
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