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Antique rare maps of British Counties





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1595 - Westmorlandia, Lancastria, Cestria, Caernarvan, Denbigh, Flint, Merionidh, Montgomery, Salopia, Cum insulis Mania et Anglesy

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Decorative regional map of Northwestern England, the Isle of Man, Angelsey and part of Wales. From Mercator's Atlas Sive Cosmographia . . .


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1602 - Lancastriae Comitatus Palattinus, Continens in se Oppida Mercatoria XVI Ecclesiaque Parochiales Tantum XXXVI Sed Illae Valde Populosae, et Quae Maximas Alibi Paroecias Incolarum Multitude Ne Longe Superant: Praeter Plurimas Capellas

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Rare Map of the County of Lancaster, published in London by Peter Stent. Oriented with west at the top. In the early 1600s the Herald and genealogist, William Smith, began compiling maps of each county mainly based on those of Christopher Saxton or...


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1607 - Cornwall olim Pars Danmoniorum

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Attractive full color example of Christopher Saxton's map of Cornwall, from the 1637 edition of Camden's Britannia. Decorated with a strapwork title cartouche and an inset of Launceston, the Royal Arms, galleon, sea-monster, a pair of compasses on the...


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1610 - Huntington Both Shire and Shire Towne with the Ancient Citie Ely Described

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A nice example of this decorative County map of Huntingtonshire by John Speed. Includes insets of Huntington and Ely with the coat of arms for each city and 10 additional large heraldic images. The earliest obtainable map of the county, from the most...


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1611 - Somerset-Shire Described ad in to Hundreds devided, with the plott of the famous wholsom waters and citie of the Bathe. by I.S.

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Early (Sudbury & Humble) edition of this fine decorative map of Somerset, from Speed's Theatre of Great Britain. Includes a plan of Bath, a number of coats of arms and other embellishments. John Speed (1552-1629) is arguably the most famous...


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1662 - Rutlandia Comitatus. -- Rutland Shire (Heightened in Gold!)

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Old color example of Blaeu's map of Rutland, heightened in Gold, from his Atlas Maior. Includes 6 decorative coats of arms, two cartouches and fine original color, lavishly heighted with gold leaf.


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1676 - Bedford Shire and the Situation of Bedford Described with the armes of thos Honorable Familyes that hve been borne ye titles of Dukes and Earls thereof

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Striking map of Bedford, with an inset plan of Bedford. Includes 5 coats of arms of local Earls and Dukes. Engraved by Jodocus Hondius. From Speed's The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine.


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1676 - Darbieshire Described 1666

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Decorative map of Darbyshire, from the 1676 edition of Speed's Theatre of Great Britain. Includes a view of Buxton, a plan of Darby and the coats of arms of 4 noble families.


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1676 - Glocestershire contrived into thirty three severall hundreds & those againe into foure principall devisions The Citie of Glocester & Bristowe discribed with the armes of such noble men as have been dignified with ye titlles of Earles & Dukes therof

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Attractive full color example of Speed's map of Gloucester, from the 1676 edition of Speed's Theatre of Great Britain. Includes multiple coats of arms and a large inset plan of the town of Gloucester and Bristow. At the left, two ancient battles are...


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1676 - Herefordshire described With the true plot of the Citie Hereford as alsoe the Armes of thos Nobles that have bene intituled with that Dignitye

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A nice example of this decorative County map by John Speed. Includes an inset plan of Hereford, 7 coats of arms, a battle seen from 1461 and inset of a globe maker.


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1676 - Northumberland

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Attractive full color example of Speed's map of Northumberland, from the 1676 edition of Speed's Theatre of Great Britain. Includes multiple coats of arms and large inset plans of the towns of Newcastle and Barwick, along with renderings of Roman...


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1676 - Sussex Described and divided into Rapes with the situation of Chichester citie thereof. And the armes of such Nobles as have bene dignified with the title of Earles since the conquest and other accidents therein observed.

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Attractive full color example of Speed's map of Sussex, including a plan of Chichester, coats of arms and other decorative embellishments. Includes a plan of Chichester, the Royal Arms supported by lion and unicorn, the coats of arms of the various...


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1676 - Surrey Described and Divided Into Hundreds

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1676 edition of Speed's map of Surrey, from Speed's Theatre of Great Britain, published in 1611 (with credit to John Sudbury and George Humble). Includes elaborate views of Richmont and Nonsuch and 7 coats of arms. London appears on the Thames, just...


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1676 - Northamton Shire

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Attractive full color example of Speed's map of Northamptonshire, from an early edition of Speed's Theatre of Great Britain, first published in 1611. Includes large inset plan of Peterborow and Northampton, along with multiple coats of arms.


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1676 - Rutlandshire With Oukham and Stanford her bordering Neighbour Newely described

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Attractive full color example of Speed's map of the county of Rutland, from the 1676 edition of Speed's Theatre of Great Britain. Includes multiple coats of arms and a large inset plan of the town of Stanford (Stamford) and Oukham (Oakham). British...


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1676 - Worcestershire Described

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Attractive full color example of Speed's map of the county of Worcester, from the 1676 edition of Speed's Theatre of Great Britain. Includes multiple coats of arms and a large inset plan of the town of Worcester. British historian John Speed is...