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ANTIQUE MAP : THE ROAD FROM BRISTOL COM SOM.ST TO EXETER COM DEVON BY THO.S GARDNER.

[GARDNER, Thomas] : THE ROAD FROM BRISTOL COM SOM.ST TO EXETER COM DEVON BY THO.S GARDNER.

[London : 1718]. A delightfully engraved scroll-style road map from the scarce early set of road maps published as “A Pocket Guide to the English Traveller”. The road from Bristol via Wells, Glastonbury, Greinton, Middlezoy, Lyng, Durston, Taunton, Wellington, Cullompton and Bradninch to Exeter. The map is dedicated to the Hon. Francis Drew.
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 179 x 270mm (approx. 7-1/8” x 10-3/4”). A fine unfolded impression, very lightly browned, but in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

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ANTIQUE MAP : SOMERSETSHIRE.

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

[London : George Virtue, 1836 (but later) ]. A fine antique map of the county originally engraved by John Crane Dower (fl.1820-1847) for the part-work “English Counties Delineated” (London : 1830-1837) prepared by the antiquary Thomas Moule. Decorated with coats of arms, a patterned border, and a vignette view of Glastonbury Cross. Originally engraved in 1836, the present version, showing the development of the railway system, is dated to about 1848.
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 210 x 272mm (approx. 8-1/4” x 10-7/8”). Cropped slightly into one border, small stitch-marks in upper margin, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

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