Antique Maps of Wales

A New Map of South Wales, containing the counties of Radnor, Brecknock, Glamorgan, Carmarthen, Pembroke & Cardigan.

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KITCHIN, Thomas.

Origin: London, 1778.

From Bowen and Kitchin's 'Royal English Atlas', published in 1778. Scarce.

Condition: Original outline colour; marginal nicks and short tears, light age-toning to centrefold caused by guard paste, otherwise a fair example.

Size: 425 x 505mm (16¾ x 20 inches).

Reference: 12945

Price: £210

A New and Correct Map of North Wales.

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MORDEN, Robert.

Origin: London, 1722.

Published in Camden's Britannia.

Condition: Coloured; light age-toning to the margins, short split to lower centrefold (repaired), light stain in title due to inking of the copper plate when printed, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 380 x 430mm (15 x 17 inches).

Reference: 4498

Price: £90

Cambriae Typus Auctore Humfredo Lhuydo Denbigiense Cambrobritano.

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LHUYD, Humphrey.

Origin: Antwerp, Abraham Ortelius, 1592-, Latin text edition.

Second state of the first separate printed map of Wales, based on a manuscript by the Welshman Humphrey Lhuyd just prior to his death in 1568. Van Den Broeke states that a crack appears in the plate after 1584 in the area of Bristol, bottom right. However, this example, with the page number 13 (indicating 1592 or later) on verso, shows only slight signs of the crack. Also, there is only minor signs of the crack he mentions through the mile scale.

Condition: Fine original colour; very light soiling and minor spotting to margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 370 x 500mm (14½ x 19¾ inches).

Reference: 12302

Price: £980

Cambriae Typus Auctore Humfredo Lhuydo Denbigiense Cambrobritano.

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LHUYD, Humphrey.

Origin: Antwerp, Abraham Ortelius, 1588, Spanish text edition.

Second state of the first separate printed map of Wales, based on a manuscript by the Welshman Humphrey Lhuyd just prior to his death in 1568.

Condition: Uncoloured; light toning and marginal soiling, minor expert repairs to the edges of the margins, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 370 x 495mm (14½ x 19½ inches).

Reference: 12303

Price: £760

Cambriae Typus Auctore Humfredo Lhuydo...

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MERCATOR, G. - HONDIUS, H. - JANSSONIUS, J.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1636, English text edition.

One of the finest and most decorative maps of Wales available. Drawn by Humphrey Lhuyd. The sea area contains a sea monster and a large quarter compass rose. This is the second state of the plate with the large gothic style title cartouche of the first state replaced by an oval device with garlands and clusters of fruit.

Condition: Original colour; dark impression, minor marginal blemishes and light spotting, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 350 x 495mm (13¾ x 19½ inches).

Reference: 12300

Price: £780

Cambriae Typus Auctore Humfredo Lhuydo...

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MERCATOR, G. - HONDIUS, H.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1607-19, French Text.

One of the finest and most decorative maps of Wales available. Drawn by Humphrey Lhuyd. The sea area contains sea monsters and sailing ships, top left is a strapwork title cartouche. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius.

Condition: Fine original colour; minor marginal blemishes and light spotting, minor nicks to the edges of the paper, light overall age-toning, with very minor offset of colour, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 350 x 495mm (13¾ x 19½ inches).

Reference: 12301

Price: £790

North Wales.

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MOLL, Herman.

Origin: London, T & J Bowles, 1724.

From 'A New Description of England and Wales, with the Adjacent Islands', with the antiquities.

Condition: Uncoloured; very slight age-toning and marginal defects , otherwise good.

Size: 195 x 320mm (7¾ x 12½ inches).

Reference: 6978

Price: £98

Principatus Walliæ pars borealis vulgo North Wales.

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JANSSON, Jan.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1646-. Latin text edition.

A decorative map of North Wales covering Anglesey, Caernarvon, Merioneth, Montgomery, Denbigh and Flint

Condition: Fine original colour; very slight age-toning as is often the case with maps by Jansson and marginal blemishes, otherwise fine.

Size: 405 x 515mm (16 x 20¼ inches).

Reference: 10855

Price: £380

Principatus Walliæ pars borealis vulgo North Wales.

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JANSSON, Jan.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1646-. Latin text edition.

A decorative map of North Wales covering Anglesey, Caernarvon, Merioneth, Montgomery, Denbigh and Flint

Condition: Coloured; very minor age-toning as is often the case with maps by Jansson, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 405 x 515mm (16 x 20¼ inches).

Reference: 10856

Price: £340

Principatus Walliæ pars borealis vulgo North Wales.

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JANSSON, Jan.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1646-. French text edition.

A decorative map of North Wales covering Anglesey, Caernarvon, Merioneth, Montgomery, Denbigh and Flint

Condition: Finely coloured with gold highlights; very slight age-toning as is often the case with maps by Jansson and marginal blemishes, otherwise fine.

Size: 405 x 515mm (16 x 20¼ inches).

Reference: 10965

Price: £360

South Wales.

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MOLL, Herman.

Origin: London, T & J Bowles, 1724.

From 'A New Description of England and Wales, with the Adjacent Islands', with the antiquities.

Condition: Uncoloured; very slight age-toning and marginal defects , otherwise good.

Size: 195 x 320mm (7¾ x 12½ inches).

Reference: 6977

Price: £98

Wales.

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SPEED, John

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

The most decorative map of Wales, containing twelve attractive vignettes illustrating the principal cities such as Cardigan and Cardiff and four further insets depicting important churches. The engraver is not known but the method of shading the sea area was an innovation introduced by Hondius. The compass rose in the Irish Sea bears the Arms of the Prince of Wales. A fine map.

Condition: Fine hand colouring; dark impression, good margins, centrefold repaired in lower margin, this will be covered in mounting. otherwise a fine example.

Size: 385 x 510mm (15¼ x 20 inches).

Reference: 12853

Price: £1850

Wales.

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SPEED, John

Origin: London, John Sudbury and George Humble, 1616, Latin text edition.

The most decorative map of Wales, containing twelve attractive vignettes illustrating the principal cities such as Cardigan and Cardiff and four further insets depicting important churches. The engraver is not known but the method of shading the sea area was an innovation introduced by Hondius. The compass rose in the Irish Sea bears the Arms of the Prince of Wales. A fine map.

Condition: Uncoloured; dark impression, two small worm holes at centrefold, short to lower margin, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 385 x 510mm (15¼ x 20 inches).

Reference: 12909

Price: £1950

Wallia Principatus vulgo Wales.

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BLAEU, Johannes.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1646, German text edition.

One of the most decorative and colourful maps of Wales available. From Blaeu's Atlas Major, with German text on verso.

Condition: Old colour, possibly original; light marginal soiling, short tear to right hand edge of paper, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 385 x 500mm (15¼ x 19¾ inches).

Reference: 6031

Price: £650