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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: STAFFORDSHIRE.

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

[London : George Virtue, 1830 (but later)]. A fine antique map of the county originally engraved by James Bingley (1796-1869) for Thomas Moule’s part-work series “English Counties Delineated” (London : 1830-1837). Decorated with coats of arms, an ornate gothic border, and inset views of Stafford Castle, Lichfield Cathedral and Ingestre House. 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 257 x 198mm (approx. 10-1/8” x 7-3/4”). Cropped a little close at head, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£100

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ANTIQUE MAP: STAFFORDSHIRE.

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

[London : George Virtue, [1830 (but later) ]. A fine antique map of the county originally engraved by James Bingley (1796-1869) for Thomas Moule’s part-work series “English Counties Delineated”. Decorated with coats of arms, an ornate gothic border, and inset views of Stafford Castle, Lichfield Cathedral and Ingestre House. Originally engraved in 1830, the present version, showing slight revision, the addition of railways, etc., is dated to about 1850.
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 262 x 198mm (approx. 10-1/4” x 7-3/4”). Trimmed a little tight at head, just faintly tanned, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£100

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ANTIQUE MAP: STAFFORDSHIRE.

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

London : J. & C. Walker, [ca.1860]. A clearly engraved map of the county from the Admiralty engravers John & Charles Walker – on a scale of just under 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 399 x 328mm (approx. 15-3/4” x 12-7/8”). Folding into a contemporary glazed paper case with printed label; case a little rubbed, but overall in very good and clean condition for a fragile item. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£40

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