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ANTIQUE MAP: 
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE.

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).
Copper line engraving on paper. Original outline hand colour. Engraved surface 179 x 230mm (approx. 7” x 9”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£50

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ANTIQUE MAP: 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 ...

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.
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 164 x 266mm (approx. 6-1/2” x 10-1/2”). Slightl nick to top edge, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£50

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ANTIQUE MAP: 
NORTHAMPTON SHIRE.

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.
Copper line engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface 169 x 219mm (approx. 6-5/8” x 8-5/8”). Series of small pin-pricks along part of central fold, some very faint browning at lower corners, but otherwise in very good and clean state.

£75

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ANTIQUE MAP: NORTH 
AMPTON SHIRE.

[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.
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 264 x 194mm (approx. 10-3/8” x 7-5/8”). Cropped a touch close at head, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£100

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ANTIQUE MAP: 
NORTHAMPTON SHIRE.

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.
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 237 x 190mm (approx. 9-1/4” x 7- 1/2”). Old horizontal fold, but in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£60

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ANTIQUE MAP: 
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE.

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

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 approximately four 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 380mm (approx. 13” x 14-7/8”). Folding into a contemporary glazed paper case with printed label; short splits to outer folds; just a hint of tanning; ink stains to upper cover of case, but otherwise in very good and clean condition. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£40

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