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ANTIQUE MAP: THE ROAD FROM LONDON TO MONTGOMERY NORTH WALES ...

GARDNER, Thomas : THE ROAD FROM LONDON TO MONTGOMERY NORTH WALES ...

[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”. This portion of the eighteenth-century road takes the traveller from Chipping Campden to Montgomery via Evesham (Evesholme vulgo Esam), Fladbury, Spetchley, Worcester, Hallow, Stockton on Teme, Newnham, Tenbury Wells, Ludlow, Onibury, Edgton and Bishop’s Castle. The map is dedicated to John Pugh.
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 160 x 268mm (approx. 6-1/4” x 10-1/2”). A little marked in one margin, but in very good state. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£75

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ANTIQUE MAP: THE ROADS FROM SHREWSBURY AND CHESTER TO HOLYWELL ...

[GARDNER, Thomas] : THE ROADS FROM SHREWSBURY AND CHESTER TO HOLYWELL ...

[London : for J. Tonson & J. Watts, 1718]. A delightfully engraved scroll-style antique road map from the scarce early road-book “A Pocket Guide to the English Traveller”. Shows both the coast road from Chester to Holywell via Flint and the road from Shrewsbury through Myddle, Ellesmere, Wrexham, Caergwrle, Mold and on to Holywell. The map is dedicated to Sir John Conway.
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 179 x 276mm (approx. 7” x 10-7/8”). Trimmed tight, some nicks and chips to margins, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£50

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ANTIQUE MAP: SHROPSHIRE.

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

[London : George Virtue, 1830 (but later)]. A fine antique map of the county originally engraved by James Bingley (1796-1869) for the part-work “English Counties Delineated” (London 1830-1837) prepared by the antiquary Thomas Moule. Decorated with coats of arms, an ornate gothic border, and inset views of Ludlow Castle, Bridgnorth and the Grammar School at Shrewsbury. Originally engraved in 1830, the present version, showing slight revision, is dated to about 1842.
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 260 x 204mm (approx. 10-1/4” x 8”). Cropped tight and just within engraved surface, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£100

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ANTIQUE MAP: SHROPSHIRE.

[READ, Thomas & ROCQUE, John] : SHROPSHIRE.

[London : for the Authors, by Adlard & Browne, 1770]. An attractive eighteenth-century map of the county from a series originally published by the printer Thomas Read between 1743 and 1746 under the title "The English Traveller" and revised by the surveyor John Rocque (fl.1734-1762) for his "Small English Atlas" in 1753. The present issue is dated to 1770.
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 198 x 156mm (approx. 7-1/2” x 6-1/8”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£75

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ANTIQUE MAP: SHROP-SHIRE.

SELLER, John, 1632-1697 : SHROP-SHIRE.

[London : 1694?]. A charming and rare small antique map of Shropshire by John Seller. Originally produced for a set of maps which appeared under the title “Anglia Contracta”, dated to between 1689 and 1694 by Skelton and generally ascribed to somewhere near the latter date. The maps in their original form were subsequently reissued a number of times between 1696 and 1711, with the present example dating from no later than 1697. Of extreme rarity with original colour.
Copper line engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface 122 x 146mm (approx. 4-3/4” x 5-3/4”). A few faint marks and some mild tanning, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£125

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ANTIQUE MAP: SHROPSHIRE.

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

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 three and a half miles to the inch. Originally published in 1835, but here in a later and updated version, giving particular prominence to the newly built railways.
Line engraving on paper, with original hand colour. Engraved surface 394 x 325mm (approx. 15-1/2” x 12-3/4”). Folding into a contemporary glazed paper case with printed label; just a hint of tanning to folds, but overall in very good and clean condition. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£40

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