Antique County Maps: Midlands
Shrops, Staffs, Warwick.

A Map of Stafford Shire.

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BOWEN, Emanuel.

Origin: London, c.1720.

A miniature map of the county from the 'Britannia Depicta or Ogilby Improved' by John Owen and Emanuel Bowen. The verso has the road from Kirkton in Lincolnshire to Boston and then on to Sleaford and Lincoln.

Condition: Uncoloured; light age-toning and minor nicks to margins, otherwise good condition.

Size: 120 x 120mm (4¾ x 4¾ inches).

Reference: 11713

Price: £32

A New Map of Shropshire from the latest Authorities.

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LODGE, John.

Origin: London, 1790-95.

A rare map of the county originally published in the 'Political Magazine' from 1782-90. Engraved by John Lodge, this atlas edition of 1795 has the name erased. Ink manuscript details about the county on the verso.

Condition: Uncoloured; light soiling and minor spotting, otherwise a good example.

Size: 325 x 265mm (12¾ x 10½ inches).

Reference: 12818

Price: £68

A New Map of Shropshire, Divided into Hundreds, Exhibiting its Roads, Rivers, Parks &c.

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CARY, John.

Origin: London, 1809.

From the first edition of Cary's New English Atlas, although the maps were issued in parts 1801-9. Wth the hundreds separately coloured.

Condition: Original body colour; light soiling and minor age-toning to the margins, light offset of print from title cartouche, otherwise a good example.

Size: 535 x 480mm (21 x 19 inches).

Reference: 12218

Price: £68

A New Map of Staffordshire, Divided into Hundreds, Exhibiting its Roads, Rivers, Parks &c.

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CARY, John.

Origin: London, 1809.

From the first edition of Cary's New English Atlas, although the maps were issued in parts 1801-9. With the hundreds separately coloured.

Condition: Original body colour; light soiling and age-toning to the margins, other light spotting, light print offset from title cartouche, otherwise a good example.

Size: 550 x 485mm (21¾ x 19 inches).

Reference: 12219

Price: £72

A New Map of Staffordshire, from the latest Authorities.

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LODGE, John.

Origin: London, 1790-95.

A rare map of the county originally published in the 'Political Magazine' from 1782-90. Engraved by John Lodge, this atlas edition of 1795 has the name erased. Ink manuscript details about the county on the verso.

Condition: Uncoloured; light soiling and minor spotting, otherwise a good example.

Size: 325 x 265mm (12¾ x 10½ inches).

Reference: 12819

Price: £75

A New Map of Warwickshire, from the latest Authorities.

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LODGE, John.

Origin: London, 1790-95.

A rare map of the county originally published in the 'Political Magazine' from 1782-90. Engraved by John Lodge, this atlas edition of 1795 has the name erased. Ink manuscript details about the county on the verso.

Condition: Uncoloured; light soiling and minor spotting, otherwise a good example.

Size: 320 x 260mm (12½ x 10¼ inches).

Reference: 12820

Price: £78

A New Map of the County of Stafford divided into Hundreds.

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SMITH, C.

Origin: London, 1804.

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Condition: Original colour; light age-toning and soiling in the margins, left margin missing where plate has cut through paper, well away from printed surface, otherwise a good example

Size: 485 x 450mm (19 x 17¾ inches).

Reference: 12240

Price: £48

A Plan of the Navigable Canal now making from the City of Coventry to communicate with the Grand Canal upon Fradley Heath in the county of Stafford, suveyed in 1767.

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[LODGE, John.]

Origin: London, Gentleman's Magazine, 1771.

The canal between Coventry and Fradley Heath, passing Nuneaton, Atherstone, Polesworth and Tamworth.

Condition: Uncoloured; signs of old folds, minor print offsetting, some age-toning, otherwise good.

Size: 160 x 330mm (6¼ x 13 inches).

Reference: 8394

Price: £45

Birmingham.

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, 1839.

An early Victorian detailed plan of the city, with the important buildings in profile along the bottom and an inset map of the environs. From the 1844 edition published by Chapman & Hall, for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original hand colour; very light age-toning to the edges of the margins, minor spotting, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 335 x 405mm (13¼ x 16 inches).

Reference: 10681

Price: £55

Bridgenorth.

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of Bridgenorth in Shropshire, from a composite volume of the 'Plans of the Cities and Boroughs of England and Wales'. Robert Kearsley Dawson (1798 -1861) the son of surveyor Robert Dawson, was born in Dover, he went on to study at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. In 1818 he was commissioned into the Royal Engineers, and between 1819 and 1829 took part in the triangulation and mapping of Ireland and Scotland under Thomas Colby. In 1831 he was to survey the boundaries of the proposed Parliamentary Boroughs for the Great Reform Act.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; light age-toning to the edges of the paper, minor spotting and surface soiling, old vertical fold from volume, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 280 x 220mm (11 x 8¾ inches).

Reference: 11759

Price: £18

Coventry.

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of Coventry in Warwickshire from a composite volume of the 'Plans of the Cities and Boroughs of England and Wales' and engraved by J. Henshall. Robert Kearsley Dawson (1798 -1861) the son of surveyor Robert Dawson, was born in Dover, he went on to study at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. In 1818 he was commissioned into the Royal Engineers, and between 1819 and 1829 took part in the triangulation and mapping of Ireland and Scotland under Thomas Colby. In 1831 he was to survey the boundaries of the proposed Parliamentary Boroughs for the Great Reform Act.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; light age-toning to the edges of the paper, some minor spotting, sign of old vertical fold from book, otherwise a good example.

Size: 325 x 240mm (12¾ x 9½ inches).

Reference: 11800

Price: £36

Lichfield.

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of Lichfield, from a composite volume of the 'Plans of the Cities and Boroughs of England and Wales'. Robert Kearsley Dawson (1798 -1861) the son of surveyor Robert Dawson, was born in Dover, he went on to study at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. In 1818 he was commissioned into the Royal Engineers, and between 1819 and 1829 took part in the triangulation and mapping of Ireland and Scotland under Thomas Colby. In 1831 he was to survey the boundaries of the proposed Parliamentary Boroughs for the Great Reform Act.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; light age-toning to the edges of the paper, minor spotting, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 315 x 180mm (12½ x 7 inches).

Reference: 12084

Price: £25

Map of the County of Stafford, from an Actual Survey...…

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GREENWOOD, Christopher & John.

Origin: London, 1834.

One of the last large series of county maps, produced in competition with the Ordnance Survey, and consequently very detailed. Inset view of Lichfield Cathedral.

Condition: Fine original colour; very light print offset, minor age-toning and soiling to the edges of the paper, otherwise a fine example without centrefold.

Size: 580 x 700mm (22¾ x 27½ inches).

Reference: 11534

Price: £160

Map of the County of Warwick, from an Actual Survey.

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GREENWOOD, C. & J.

Origin: London, Greenwood & Co., 1834.

One of the last large series of county maps, produced in competition with the Ordnance Survey, and consequently very detailed. Inset view of Warwick Castle, also a key to the top left corner.

Condition: Fine original colour; very light print offset, minor age-toning and soiling to the edges of the paper, short repaired tear to lower margin, otherwise a fine example without centrefold.

Size: 575 x 685mm (22¾ x 27 inches).

Reference: 11552

Price: £160

Newcastle under Lyne. [sic].

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of Newcastle under Lyme in Staffordshire, from a composite volume of the 'Plans of the Cities and Boroughs of England and Wales'. Robert Kearsley Dawson (1798 -1861) the son of surveyor Robert Dawson, was born in Dover, he went on to study at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. In 1818 he was commissioned into the Royal Engineers, and between 1819 and 1829 took part in the triangulation and mapping of Ireland and Scotland under Thomas Colby. In 1831 he was to survey the boundaries of the proposed Parliamentary Boroughs for the Great Reform Act.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; light age-toning to the edges of the paper, minor spotting, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 280 x 170mm (11 x 6¾ inches).

Reference: 12078

Price: £21

Oswestry.

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of Oswestry in Shropshire from a composite volume of the 'Plans of the Cities and Boroughs of England and Wales'. Robert Kearsley Dawson (1798 -1861) the son of surveyor Robert Dawson, was born in Dover, he went on to study at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. In 1818 he was commissioned into the Royal Engineers, and between 1819 and 1829 took part in the triangulation and mapping of Ireland and Scotland under Thomas Colby. In 1831 he was to survey the boundaries of the proposed Parliamentary Boroughs for the Great Reform Act.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; light age-toning to the edges of the paper, minor spotting, otherwise a good example.

Size: 305 x 180mm (12 x 7 inches).

Reference: 12363

Price: £25

Salopiæ Comitatus quem Cornauii olim incolcrunt descriptio.

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HOLE, William.

Origin: London, 1607-37.

From the second English translation of William Camden's 'Britannia' to have maps. Engraved by William Hole after Christopher Saxton's map of 1577.

Condition: Coloured; light age-toning to the edges of the margins, overall a very good example.

Size: 275 x 340mm (10¾ x 13½ inches).

Reference: 12970

Price: £140

Shropshire drawn from the best authorities.

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BOWEN, Emanuel.

Origin: London, Universal Magazine, 1755.

Printed for John Hinton.

Condition: Uncoloured; signs of old vertical folds, light toning, otherwise a good example.

Size: 180 x 200mm (7 x 7¾ inches).

Reference: 9694

Price: £48

Shropshire.

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KEERE, Pieter van der.

Origin: London, George Humble, 1646.

A map of the county, from the so-called "Miniature Speed".

Condition: Uncoloured; minor marginal staining, otherwise good.

Size: 90 x 130mm (3½ x 5 inches).

Reference: 5669

Price: £42

Shropshire.

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BOWEN, Emanuel.

Origin: London, c.1720.

A miniature map of the county from the 'Britannia Depicta or Ogilby Improved' by John Owen and Emanuel Bowen. The verso has the road from Meriden in Warwickshire to Wenlock in Shropshire.

Condition: Uncoloured; light age-toning and minor nicks to margins, otherwise fine condition.

Size: 120 x 120mm (4¾ x 4¾ inches).

Reference: 11419

Price: £25

Shropshire.

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WALKER, John & Charles.

Origin: London, 1836-.

A detailed map of the county. Shows the places of the meeting of foxhounds and the areas marked. From Hobson's Fox Hunting Atlas.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning to the edges of the margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 395 x 325mm (15½ x 12¾ inches).

Reference: 12203

Price: £34

Stafford Countie and Towne with the ancient Citie Lichfield described.

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SPEED, John.

Origin: London, Thomas Bassett & Richard Chiswell, 1610-76.

With insets plans of Stafford and Lichfield. From Speed's atlas 'The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine'.

Condition: Coloured; old centrefold repair hardly noticable from the front, light age-toning to the edges of the paper, minor marginal nicks and expert repairs to lower corners, otherwise a good example.

Size: 385 x 510mm (15¼ x 20 inches).

Reference: 10450

Price: £560

Stafford Countie and Towne with the ancient Citie Lichfield described.

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SPEED, John.

Origin: London, Thomas Bassett & Richard Chiswell, 1610-76.

With insets plans of Stafford and Lichfield. From Speed's atlas 'The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine'.

Condition: Coloured; light age-toning to the edges of the margins, also light overall toning, thinning of paper at centrefold due to removal of the guard, only visible when held up to the light, some marginal defects, nicks, spotting, very small repaired area on the edge of the paper, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 385 x 510mm (15¼ x 20 inches).

Reference: 11915

Price: £560

Stafford Countie and Towne with the ancient Citie Lichfield described.

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SPEED, John.

Origin: London, John Sudbury & George Humble, 1610-23-.

Probably engraved by Jodocus Hondius and published in a composite copy of Speed's atlas without a titlepage. The provenance is speculative, although there is no text on the verso the plate is unchanged from the first edition. The colour is very attractive and reminiscent of maps seen in the Hondius atlases of the early 17th century. As to why the maps were trimmed to the printed area and laid on thick paper is another mystery although it could have been done to form an atlas for a special commission. The former head of the British Library Map Department, R.A.Skelton, in referring to the 1623 edition of the 'Theatre', of which only three copies extant, mentions the large number of loose sheets without text that were published at this time and could be the source of this example.

Condition: Finely coloured, possibly contemporary with publication; dark impression, trimmed to the edge of the printed surface with no apparent loss and laid down on thick paper in the period. No text on verso, small nicks to the edges of the map, hardly noticable, light surface soiling and minor staining to the lower margin, overall a good example with superb early colour.

Size: 385 x 505mm (15¼ x 20 inches).

Reference: 12067

Price: £620

Stafford Countie and Towne with the ancient citie Lichfeild described.

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SPEED, John.

Origin: London, (William Humble), 1610-46.

With inset plans of Stafford and Lichfield. The imprint remains unchanged from an earlier edition and reads; John Sudbury and Georg Humble as publishers.

Condition: Finely coloured; short split to upper part of centrefold - repaired with old paper, other minor marginal nicks, otherwise very good.

Size: 385 x 510mm (15¼ x 20 inches).

Reference: 8921

Price: £480

Stafford Shire.

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MORDEN, Robert.

Origin: London, 1695-.

Engraved by Sutton Nicholls for Camden's Britannia.

Condition: Uncoloured; dark impression, trimmed close at top and bottom margins, but with just enough paper to facilitate framing, otherwise good.

Size: 430 x 370mm (17 x 14½ inches).

Reference: 9535

Price: £70

Staffordiensis Comitatus, Vulgo Stafford Shire.

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BLAEU, Johannes.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1658, Dutch ext edition.

A decorative map of the county, with figured title cartouche and mile scale.

Condition: Fine original colour; very light marginal soiling, otherwise a superb example.

Size: 410 x 500mm (16¼ x 19¾ inches).

Reference: 10191

Price: £390

Staffordshire.

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BOWEN, Emanuel.

Origin: London, Universal Magazine, c.1760.

Printed for John Hinton 1747.

Condition: Uncoloured; signs of old vertical folds, light toning, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 200 x 175mm (7¾ x 7 inches).

Reference: 9676

Price: £48

Staffordshire.

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WALKER, John & Charles.

Origin: London, J & C Walker, 1835-.

A detailed map of the county. Shows the places of the meeting of foxhounds and the areas marked. From Hobson's Fox Hunting Atlas.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning to the edges of the paper, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 395 x 320mm (15½ x 12½ inches).

Reference: 12095

Price: £34

Stratford on Avon.

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of Stratford upon Avon, from a composite volume of the 'Plans of the Cities and Boroughs of England and Wales'. Robert Kearsley Dawson (1798 -1861) the son of surveyor Robert Dawson, was born in Dover, he went on to study at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. In 1818 he was commissioned into the Royal Engineers, and between 1819 and 1829 took part in the triangulation and mapping of Ireland and Scotland under Thomas Colby. In 1831 he was to survey the boundaries of the proposed Parliamentary Boroughs for the Great Reform Act.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; light age-toning to the edges of the paper, minor spotting, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 290 x 180mm (11½ x 7 inches).

Reference: 12018

Price: £28

Tamworth.

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of Tamworth, Staffordshire, from a composite volume of the 'Plans of the Cities and Boroughs of England and Wales'. Robert Kearsley Dawson (1798 -1861) the son of surveyor Robert Dawson, was born in Dover, he went on to study at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. In 1818 he was commissioned into the Royal Engineers, and between 1819 and 1829 took part in the triangulation and mapping of Ireland and Scotland under Thomas Colby. In 1831 he was to survey the boundaries of the proposed Parliamentary Boroughs for the Great Reform Act.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; light age-toning to the edges of the paper, minor spotting, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 250 x 190mm (9¾ x 7½ inches).

Reference: 12020

Price: £24

The Continuation of the Extended Road from Buckingham to Bridgnorth...…

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OGILBY, John.

Origin: London, 1675.

From the first road atlas of England and Wales, surveyed by Ogilby. Sheet 13 the roads from Banbury, passing through Stratford, Bromsgrove and on to Bridgnorth and the other Banbury through Shipton and ending at Campden. Complete with relevant page of text. Highly decorative fox hunting scene in the title cartouche.

Condition: Uncoloured; overall a fine example.

Size: 345 x 450mm (13½ x 17¾ inches).

Reference: 9619

Price: £180

The Counti of Warwick. The Shire Towne and Citie of Coventre described.

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SPEED, John.

Origin: London, John Sudbury & George Humble, 1610-12, FIRST EDITION.

With insets plans of Coventry and Warwick. Engraved by Jodocus Hondius, the imprint remains unchanged from an earlier edition and reads; John Sudbury and George Humble as publisher. From Speed's atlas 'The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine'.

Condition: Uncoloured; two small holes in the centrefold outside the platemark, visible only when held up to the light, expert repair to split in lower margin, very light toning of centrefold in lower margin, otherwise a fine dark impression.

Size: 383 x 505mm (15 x 20 inches).

Reference: 10717

Price: £850

The Counti of Warwick. The Shire Towne and Citie of Coventre described.

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SPEED, John.

Origin: London, John Sudbury & George Humble, 1610-23-.

Engraved by Jodocus Hondius and published in a composite copy of Speed's atlas without a titlepage. The provenance is speculative, although there is no text on the verso the plate is unchanged from the first edition. The colour is very attractive and reminiscent of maps seen in the Hondius atlases of the early 17th century. As to why the maps were trimmed to the printed area and laid on thick paper is another mystery although it could have been done to form an atlas for a special commission. The former head of the British Library Map Department, R.A.Skelton, in referring to the 1623 edition of the 'Theatre', of which only three copies extant, mentions the large number of loose sheets without text that were published at this time and could be the source of this example.

Condition: Finely coloured, possibly contemporary with publication; dark impression, trimmed to the edge of the printed surface with no apparent loss and laid down on paper in the period. No text on verso, small nicks to the edges of the map, hardly noticable, light surface soiling, the lion crest above the title has been cut out and replaced in manuscript (old), overall a fair example, with superb early colour. Priced accordingly.

Size: 385 x 505mm (15¼ x 20 inches).

Reference: 12071

Price: £480

Warwici comitatus a cornauiis olim inhabitatus.

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SAXTON, Christopher - KIP, William.

Origin: London, 1607-37.

An early map of Warwickshire, attributed to Christopher Saxton and engraved by William Kip. From the third edition of Camden's Britannia to contain maps.

Condition: Uncoloured; dark impression, light age-toning, one or two minor spots and stains, other minor marginal defects, otherwise good condition.

Size: 290 x 345mm (11½ x 13½ inches).

Reference: 10077

Price: £160

Warwick.

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of Warwick, from a composite volume of the 'Plans of the Cities and Boroughs of England and Wales'. Robert Kearsley Dawson (1798 -1861) the son of surveyor Robert Dawson, was born in Dover, he went on to study at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. In 1818 he was commissioned into the Royal Engineers, and between 1819 and 1829 took part in the triangulation and mapping of Ireland and Scotland under Thomas Colby. In 1831 he was to survey the boundaries of the proposed Parliamentary Boroughs for the Great Reform Act.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; light age-toning to the edges of the paper, minor spotting and surface soiling, old vertical fold from volume, light print off set, otherwise a good example.

Size: 290 x 305mm (11½ x 12 inches).

Reference: 12365

Price: £25

Warwickshire.

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OWEN, J. & BOWEN, E.

Origin: London, c.1720.

From 'Britannia Depicta or Ogilby Improv'd'.

Condition: Uncoloured; light age-toning, otherwise a good example.

Size: 183 x 115mm (7¼ x 4½ inches).

Reference: 3447

Price: £32

Warwickshire.

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WALKER, John & Charles.

Origin: London, 1836-.

A detailed map of the county. Shows the places of the meeting of foxhounds and the areas marked. From Hobson's Fox Hunting Atlas.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning to the edges of the margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 390 x 325mm (15¼ x 12¾ inches).

Reference: 12164

Price: £36