Antique Maps of Scotland

Buthe Insula vulgo The Yle of Boot, Auct. Tim. Pont.

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BLAEU, Joan.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1654.

A map of part of Cowal and the Island of Bute by Timothy Pont, also showing is part of the Island of Arran.

Condition: Fine original colour; light marginal soiling, other very minor blemishes and some light spotting and show through of text from verso, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 390 x 500mm (15¼ x 19¾ inches).

Reference: 9038

Price: £250

Cuninghamia...…

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BLAEU, Joan.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1654, Dutch text edition.

A fine and decorative map of Cunningham, names Irvine and Largs, drawn by Timothy Pont.

Condition: Fine original colour; very light marginal spotting and overall age-toning, minor nicks to margins, otherwise fine condition.

Size: 425 x 560mm (16¾ x 22 inches).

Reference: 9174

Price: £320

Edenburg.

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BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Franz.

Origin: Cologne, 1588-, Latin text edition.

A "map-view" of Edinburgh from Volume III of Braun and Hogenberg's 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first collection of town plans.

Condition: Coloured, possibly original; light age-toning and spotting, more noticeable in the margins, minor paper restoration in the margins, otherwise a good example.

Size: 340 x 445mm (13½ x 17½ inches).

Reference: 12761

Price: £880

Edenburg.

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BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Franz.

Origin: Cologne, 1588-, Latin text edition.

A "map-view" of Edinburgh from Volume III of Braun and Hogenberg's 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first collection of town plans.

Condition: Coloured, possibly original; light age-toning and spotting in the margins, overall a fine example.

Size: 340 x 445mm (13½ x 17½ inches).

Reference: 12931

Price: £1100

Gallovidiæ Pars Media, que Deam et Cream fluvios interjacer. The Middle-part of Galloway, whiche lyeth betweene the rivers Dee and Cree.

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BLAEU, Joan.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1654.

A map of the Scottish county of Galloway, north to the right of the sheet, with Kirkcudbright to the left.

Condition: Fine original colour; light marginal soiling, very light overall age-toning, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 425 x 545mm (16¾ x 21½ inches).

Reference: 9036

Price: £260

Glasgow.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, John Tallis & Co., 1851.

A superbly detailed steel engraved plan of the city of Glasgow. Vignettes include; The Royal Exchange, The University, The Cathedral, New Bridge and a prospect from the Green. Shows the railways and as far south as Butterbiggins Road, north to Grimston Burn, east to the Dalmarnock Bridge and west to the Royal Botanic Gardens. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Uncoloured; very minor spotting, light marginal age-toning, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 360 x 475mm (14¼ x 18¾ inches).

Reference: 12553

Price: £210

Glottiana Præfectura Inferior cum Baronia Glascvensi. The Nether Wards of Clyds-Dale and Baroni of Glasco.

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BLAEU, Joan.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1654, Dutch text edition.

A fine and decorative map of parts of Renfrew, Cunningham and Lanark. Shows and names Glasgow and Lanark, drawn by Timothy Pont.

Condition: Fine original colour; very light marginal spotting and overall age-toning, minor nicks to margins, otherwise fine condition.

Size: 390 x 540mm (15¼ x 21¼ inches).

Reference: 9192

Price: £330

Glottiana Præfectura Superior.

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BLAEU, Joan.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1654, Dutch text edition.

A fine and decorative map of part of Clydesdale and Tweedale, drawn by Timothy Pont.

Condition: Fine original colour; very light marginal spotting and overall age-toning, minor nicks to margins, otherwise fine condition.

Size: 390 x 535mm (15¼ x 21 inches).

Reference: 9176

Price: £210

Levinia, vice comitatus. - The Province of Lennox called the Shyre of Dun-Britton.

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BLAEU, Joan.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1654, Dutch text edition.

A fine and decorative map of the area of Scotland around Dunbarton, showing the Firth of Clyde, drawn by Timothy Pont.

Condition: Fine original colour; very light marginal spotting and overall age-toning, minor nicks to margins, signs of old folds, otherwise good condition.

Size: 390 x 525mm (15¼ x 20¾ inches).

Reference: 9216

Price: £280

Nithia Vicecomitatus - The Shirifdome of Nidis - Dale. Auctore Timotheo Pont.

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BLAEU, Joan.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1654, Dutch text edition.

A fine and decorative map of southern Scotland around Dumfries, drawn by Timothy Pont.

Condition: Fine original colour; very light marginal spotting and overall age-toning, minor nicks to margins, signs of old folds, otherwise good condition.

Size: 390 x 535mm (15¼ x 21 inches).

Reference: 9215

Price: £280

Peebles, Selkirk, Roxburgh.

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PERROT, Artiside Michel.

Origin: Paris, 1823.

A miniature map of the counties with highly decorative border engraved by Adrien Migneret (1786-1840), the text by George Bernard Depping.

Condition: Original outline colour; overall fine condition.

Size: 100 x 60mm (4 x 2¼ inches).

Reference: 4832

Price: £42

Perth, Kenross.

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PERROT, Artiside Michel.

Origin: Paris, 1823.

A miniature map of the counties with highly decorative border engraved by Adrien Migneret (1786-1840), the text by George Bernard Depping.

Condition: Original outline colour; light soiling and minor spotting to margins, otherwise very good.

Size: 110 x 70mm (4¼ x 2¾ inches).

Reference: 11791

Price: £32

Plan of Loch Katherine.

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[THOMSON & Co., John].

Origin: Edinburgh, c.1818.

A well engraved and detail map of Loch Katherine [sic] and area, now Katrine. Located just north of Glasgow between Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park and Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. Probably published in the seventh edition of J.Fairbairn's "Traveller's Guide through Scotland and its Islands" and engraved by J. & G. Menzies. John Thomson & Co. was possibly the publisher.

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

Size: 90 x 165mm (3½ x 6½ inches).

Reference: 11039

Price: £18

Præfectura Renfroana Vulgo dicta Baronia - The Baronie of Renfrow.

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BLAEU, Joan.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1654, Dutch text edition.

A fine and decorative map of Renfrew. Shows and names Glasgow, Paisley and Renfrew, drawn by Timothy Pont.

Condition: Fine original colour; very light marginal spotting and overall age-toning, minor nicks to margins, otherwise fine condition.

Size: 395 x 535mm (15½ x 21 inches).

Reference: 9210

Price: £280

Provinciæ Lauden seu Lothien et Linlithouo.

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JANSSON, Joan.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1645-, Latin text edition.

The Scottish counties of Linlithgow and Lothian, showing Edinburgh at the centre of the page, by Timothy Pont, and probably engraved by Henricus Honius.

Condition: Fine original colour; slight age-toning, minor marginal blemishes, otherwise a fine good.

Size: 370 x 540mm (14½ x 21¼ inches).

Reference: 11427

Price: £420

Ross.

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PERROT, Astride Michel.

Origin: Paris, 1823.

A miniature map of the countiy with highly decorative border engraved by Adrien Migneret (1786-1840), the text by George Bernard Depping.

Condition: Original outline colour; overall a fine example.

Size: 115 x 70mm (4½ x 2¾ inches).

Reference: 11789

Price: £38

Royaume D'Ecosse.

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MALLET, Alain Manesson.

Origin: Paris, 1684. German text edition.

A miniature map of Scotland from the five volume work by Allain Manesson Mallet

Condition: Uncoloured; very light toning to the edge of the margins, some light spotting to the map, otherwise very good.

Size: 155 x 115mm (6 x 4½ inches).

Reference: 11547

Price: £85

Royaume D'Ecosse.

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MALLET, Alain Manesson.

Origin: Paris, 1683. French text edition.

A miniature map of Scotland from the five volume work by Allain Manesson Mallet, 'Description de l'univers'.

Condition: Uncoloured; very light age-toning, small light brown stain in the map area, otherwise very good.

Size: 155 x 115mm (6 x 4½ inches).

Reference: 11650

Price: £85

Scotia.

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PORCACCHI, Tommaso.

Origin: Venice, 1572-.

Scotland, engraved by Girolamo Porro for "L'Isole Piu Famose del Mondo". Orientated with north to the right, it has a title cartouche, a wind rose, galleys, and sea-monsters. The map pre-dates the Ortelius map of Scotland (1573), and the R.S.G.S. bibliography lists only one earlier printed map of Scotland alone, an unattributed item in their own collection, the only known example.

Condition: Left-hand side of page has been re-enforced with old paper due to old worm holes, otherwise a good example.

Size: 110 x 145mm (4¼ x 5¾ inches).

Reference: 6221

Price: £210

Scotland.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, London Printing & Publishing Co., 1851.

With vignette views of Edinburgh, Holyrood House, Brig of Doon and Scott's Monument, an inset map of the Shetlands and scenes of Deer Stalking and playing Shinty. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Original outline colour; very light toning to left edge, otherwise a fine unfolded example.

Size: 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾ inches).

Reference: 8868

Price: £220

Stirling, Dumbarton, Linlithgow, Clackmanan.

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PERROT, Artiside Michel.

Origin: Paris, 1823.

A miniature map of the counties with highly decorative border engraved by Adrien Migneret (1786-1840), the text by George Bernard Depping.

Condition: Original outline colour; overall a fine example.

Size: 110 x 70mm (4¼ x 2¾ inches).

Reference: 11788

Price: £38

The Environs of Edinburgh.

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

Origin: London, SDUK, 1838.

An early Victorian detailed map of the city and environs, engraved by B.R.Davies. From the 1844 edition published for the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning to the edges of the margins, one or two spots, sign of an old crease across the map, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 315 x 395mm (12½ x 15½ inches).

Reference: 10686

Price: £45

The Kingdom of Scotland.

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SPEED, John.

Origin: London, John Sudbury and George Humble, 1612-16, Latin text edition.

Undoubtedly the most decorative map of Scotland, this is the first state, with portraits of James I (the Sixth of Scotland), Queen Anna and their sons. In 1652 these were replaced with vignettes of "commoners". The map itself is based on Mercator's map of 1595, but has an inset of the Orkneys top right. Published in John Speed's (1552-1629) 'Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine'. Speed was born in Farndon in Cheshire during the reign of Charles I. He was buried in St. Giles Church, Cripplegate. In the early years John Speed like his father was a tailor and became a Freeman of the Merchant Tailors Company at the age of 28. His real passion was history and he joined the Society of Antiquaries where he became a friend of the historian William Camden. Speed produced his 'History of Great Britaine' in 1611, but he more famous for his maps.

Condition: Fine hand colouring; dark impression, good margins. Two small circular paper faults, only visible when held up to the light, signs of age-toning in the margins from an old framing, residue of mounting tape along top margin, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 385 x 510mm (15¼ x 20 inches).

Reference: 11835

Price: £2600