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ANTIQUE MAP: SUFFOLK.

COLLINS, H.G. (Henry George), fl.1832-1858 : SUFFOLK.

London : for the Proprietors by H. G. Collins, [ca.1853]. An attractively worked mid nineteenth-century map of the county, with particular attention given to the railways, polling places, etc. Produced as a series of maps "sold at all the railway stations" by Collins in the 1850s, but the base-map itself was originally produced by Robert Rowe some forty years eariler.
Lithograph on paper, with original hand colour. Printed surface 354 x 427mm (approx. 14” x 16-3/4”). Folded into the distinctive Collins orange and black paper wrappers, with a printed yellow and black title label; a few faint spots, some minor creasing; case very slightly rubbed, but in very good state. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£50

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ANTIQUE MAP: A NEW MAP OF THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK DRAWN FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES.

KITCHIN, Thomas, 1719-1784 : A NEW MAP OF THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK DRAWN FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES.

[London : R. & J. Dodsley, 1764]. A charming antique map – decorated with a stylish rococo cartouche, a compass rose, etc. Compiled and engraved by Thomas Kitchin, one of the best known of English mapmakers of the period and later to become Hydrographer to the King. Originally produced for “England Illustrated, or, a Compendium of the Natural History, Geography, Topography, and Antiquities Ecclesiastical and Civil, of England and Wales” (London : 1764).
Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 194 x 254mm (approx. 7-5/8” x 10”). Trimmed a little tight at foot, a couple of nicks to margins, not affecting image, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£75

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ANTIQUE MAP: SUFFOLK.

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

London : Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Co., [ca.1850]. A clearly engraved map of the county from the Admiralty engravers John & Charles Walker – on a scale of five miles to the inch, with 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 331 x 402mm (approx. 13” x 15-3/4”). Dissected, mounted on linen and folding into the contemporary cloth gilt case of Letts, Son & Steer of the Royal Exchange – with the firm’s partial blind stamp on lower margin of the map; a few faint spots, but in very good state. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£50

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