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ANTIQUE MAP: [CROYDON, ETC].

[BACON, G.W. (George Washington), 1830-1922 – publisher] : [CROYDON, ETC].

[London : G. W. Bacon, ca.1885]. An attractive map of the Croydon area, giving good detail on a scale of four inches to the mile. The area covered extends north to Thornton Heath station, east to Ashburton Road, south to South Croydon station, and west to include the Hare and Hounds at Waddon, etc. Originally produced for Bacon’s “New Atlas of London and Suburbs”.
Lithograph on paper, with full original hand colour. Printed surface 266 x 207mm (approx. 10-1/2” x 8-1/8”). Faint original fold, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£75

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ANTIQUE MAP: SURREY DIVIDED INTO ITS HUNDREDS CONTAINING ALL THE BUROUGH & MARKET TOWNS WITH THE ROADS & DISTANCES.

BOWEN, Emanuel, fl.1714-1767 : SURREY DIVIDED INTO ITS HUNDREDS CONTAINING ALL THE BUROUGH & MARKET TOWNS WITH THE ROADS & DISTANCES.

London : W. Owen, 1756. A most attractive mid eighteenth-century map, with a pretty rococo cartouche, by Emanuel Bowen, Geographer to George II. Originally produced for the April 1756 issue of "The General Magazine of Arts and Sciences".
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 177 x 301mm (approx. 7” x 7-7/8”). Old folds, faint scuff to blank margin, but in very good and clean state for a map of this type. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

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CARY, John, 1755-1835 : SURRY [sic].

CARY, John, 1755-1835 : SURRY [sic].

London : J. Cary, 1809. A beautifully worked and detailed map of Surrey on a scale of four miles to the inch from John Cary. Sir George Fordham wrote of Cary as the prototype of the modern mapmaker, “the most prominent and successful exponent of his time”, the cartographer who “first combined care and beauty of design, with something really approximate to geographical accuracy”. Originally produced and freshly engraved for the revised edition of “Cary’s New and Correct English Atlas” (1809).
Copper line engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface 216 x 268mm (approx. 8-3/8” x 10-3/8”). A few tiny specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£100

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ANTIQUE MAP: SURRY [sic].

CARY, John, 1755-1835 : SURRY [sic].

London : J. Cary, 1806. An attractive miniature antique map by John Cary, originally produced his “Cary’s Traveller’s Companion” (1806). Surrey and what are now the southern and western London suburbs spreading away from the capital. Sir George Fordham wrote of Cary as the prototype of the modern mapmaker, “the most prominent and successful exponent of his time”, the cartographer who “first combined care and beauty of design, with something really approximate to geographical accuracy”.
Copper line engraving on paper. Original outline hand colour. Engraved surface 141 x 91mm (approx. 5-1/2” x 3-1/2”). A few faint marks to outer blank margins, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£40

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ANTIQUE MAP: THE COUNTY OF SURREY.

CHATFIELD, J.M. : THE COUNTY OF SURREY.

Sidcup : Lambarde Press, [ca.1965]. A colourful armorial map of the county, with the coats of arms of the various towns, as well as small vignettes of the historical sites, etc.
Colour printed. Image size 335 x 455mm (approx. 13-1/4” x 17-3/4”). In very good and clean condition.

£50

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ANTIQUE MAP: SURREY.

COOPER, Henry, fl.1804-1819 : SURREY.

London : R. Phillips, 1808. A charming small antique map of the county, drawn and engraved by Henry Cooper. Originally produced for Benjamin Pitts Capper’s "A Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom" (London : 1808).
Copper line engraving on paper. Full original hand colour. Engraved surface 103 x 179mm (approx. 4-1/8” x 7”). A few slight marks to outer blank margins, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£50

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ANTIQUE MAP: SURREY.

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

[London : George Virtue, 1832]. One of the most attractive and popular of all antique maps of the county, originally engraved by William Schmollinger (1811?-1869) for the part-work “The English Counties Delineated” (London 1830-1837) prepared by the antiquary Thomas Moule. Decorated with a “gothick” architectural border, a strapwork title, coats of arms, and views of Richmond Bridge and Dulwich College. Originally engraved in 1832 and here in very early state, before the addition of railways, etc.
Steel line engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface 201 x 259mm (approx. 8” x 10-1/4”). Cropped tight (as usual); faint creasing at head; a few faint spots and specks, but overall in very good and clean state. Rare in this early state and with original colour. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£200

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