Antique County Maps: South West
Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Scillys.

A Dunlop Map of the West Country, which includes the Doone Country and the Hardy country.

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NICHOLLS, Denys.

Origin: England, J. Howitt & Son Ltd, c.1951.

A pictorial map of the West Country, showing Dorset, Somerset and Devon with inset of Cornwall, with interesting detail of the area, comes complete with pages of text in greater explanation. Produced by the Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd.

Condition: Chromolithograph; very minor spotting in the margins, otherwise fine condition.

Size: 220 x 210mm (8¾ x 8¼ inches).

Reference: 15597

Price: £32

A Map of Dorsetshire from Actual Surveys and Records of the County.

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BAYLY, John.

Origin: [London], 1773.

A highly detailed map of the county with Roman numerals to the Hundreds and key bottom left. Inset map showing detail of Portland and the races off the Bill and the Shambles, with navigational detail indicating the safe approaches, beautifully engraved and quite rare.

Condition: Uncoloured; signs of old folds from the book, light age-toning to margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 485 x 685mm (19 x 27 inches).

Reference: 13037

Price: £340

A Map of Somersetshire.

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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 through Breconshire and Glamorganshire to Cardiff.

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

Size: 120 x 120mm (4¾ x 4¾ inches).

Reference: 11423

Price: £38

A New Map of Cornwall, from the best 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; some light brown staining to the right of the map in Devon, light soiling and minor spotting, otherwise a good example.

Size: 265 x 320mm (10½ x 12½ inches).

Reference: 12847

Price: £140

A New Map of Dorsetshire from the best 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: 265 x 325mm (10½ x 12¾ inches).

Reference: 12835

Price: £86

A New Map of the County of Dorset divided into hundreds.

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SMITH, C.

Origin: London, 1804.

A large and well coloured map of Dorset with a key listing reference to the hundreds and an explanation.

Condition: Original body colour; slight darkening of centrefold, minor spotting, small hole at centrefold (repaired), otherwise a good example.

Size: 445 x 505mm (17½ x 20 inches).

Reference: 11510

Price: £58

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

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SMITH, C.

Origin: London, 1801.

unknown

Condition: Original colour; very light age-toning and soiling in the margins, otherwise a fine example

Size: 440 x 505mm (17¼ x 20 inches).

Reference: 12245

Price: £80

An Accurate Map of Dorset Shire.

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BOWEN, Emanuel - KITCHIN, Thomas.

Origin: London, J. Tinney, 1755.

A fine and detailed map of Dorset. Published by John Tinney. The production history of the 'Large English Atlas' was not an easy one and appeared to be plagued with financial difficulties. In 1752 or 1753, with only 28 county plates completed, Hinton finally sold his ailing project to the printseller John Tinney. In 1755 or 1756 Tinney was joined in a partnership by Thomas Bowles, John Bowles and Son and Robert Sayer. Their imprint was to be added to the new maps for publication in 1758, although any book production still lacked a title-page. John Tinney died in 1761 and it wasn't until 1762 that the atlas was finally completed together with the title-page with his name omitted. This map is an early example and a pre-complete atlas issue.

Condition: Original outline colour; light marginal age-toning, short tear to centrefold and short marginal tear, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 540 x 700mm (21¼ x 27½ inches).

Reference: 12959

Price: £320

Barnstaple.

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of Barnstaple, 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, old vertical fold from book, light print offset, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 320 x 220mm (12½ x 8¾ inches).

Reference: 11737

Price: £38

Bath.

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of Bath, 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, some spotting, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 310 x 190mm (12¼ x 7½ inches).

Reference: 12135

Price: £48

Bideford.

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of Bideford in Devon, 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, old vertical fold from volume with light soiling, short split to vertical fold (repaired), otherwise a very good example.

Size: 315 x 260mm (12½ x 10¼ inches).

Reference: 12133

Price: £32

Blandford Forum.

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of Blandford Forum in Dorset, 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: 285 x 190mm (11¼ x 7½ inches).

Reference: 11898

Price: £38

Bodmin, Launceston, Liskeard, Helstone.

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CREIGHTON, R.

Origin: London, 1842.

Four maps on one sheet, engraved by John & Charles Walker.

Condition: Original outline colour; fine condition.

Size: 235 x 185mm (9¼ x 7¼ inches).

Reference: 12502

Price: £18

Bodmin.

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of Bodmin, 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, signs of old vertical folds from book, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 295 x 360mm (11½ x 14¼ inches).

Reference: 12017

Price: £38

Bridport.

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of Bridport, Dorset, 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, some light spotting and minor foxing, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 310 x 180mm (12¼ x 7 inches).

Reference: 12028

Price: £28

Brightstowe, vulgo quondam venta, floretissimum Angliae Emporium.

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BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Franz.

Origin: Cologne, c.1582, Latin text edition.

A town plan of Bristol either side of the River Avon, with decorative cartouche and three costumed figures in the foreground.

Condition: Uncoloured; very minor nicks to edges of the margins, very light toning from an earlier mount, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 345 x 445mm (13½ x 17½ inches).

Reference: 10514

Price: £540

Bristol.

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of Bristol, 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, trimmed close on the left margin, with no loss of printed surface, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 320 x 205mm (12½ x 8 inches).

Reference: 11751

Price: £48

Chard.

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of Chard in Somerset, 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, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 250 x 180mm (9¾ x 7 inches).

Reference: 11760

Price: £16

Civitas Exoniæ (vulgo Excester) Urbs Primaria in Comitatu Devoniæ.

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BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Franz.

Origin: Cologne, 1618, French text edition.

A "map-view" of Exeter from Volume VI (the last) of Braun and Hogenberg's 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first collection of town plans.

Condition: Uncoloured; very light age-toning to the edges of the margins, two small wormholes to the lower margin, overall a fine example.

Size: 320 x 410mm (12½ x 16¼ inches).

Reference: 12500

Price: £680

Comitatus Dorcestria sive Dorsettia vulgo Angliae Dorset Shire.

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BLAEU, Johannes.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1658 , Dutch text edition.

A fine decorative map of the county.

Condition: Fine original colour; very light marginal soiling, two small worm holes in the lower margin, otherwise a superb example.

Size: 380 x 500mm (15 x 19¾ inches).

Reference: 10138

Price: £520

Comitatus Dorcestria sive Dorsettia vulgo Anglice Dorset Shire.

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BLAEU, Joan.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1654.

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Condition: Fine original colour; light marginal soiling, two small marginal printers creases, two small worm holes again in the margins, the top one just clipping the printed line border, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 380 x 500mm (15 x 19¾ inches).

Reference: 9033

Price: £420

Cornubia, sive Cornwallia.

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BLAEU, Johannes.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1662, French text edition.

A fine map of Cornwall, decorative title cartouche, displaying fish and tin ingots.

Condition: Original colour; light offsetting of colour (blue) from armorial, minor waterstaining and age-toning to the edges of the paper, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 395 x 500mm (15½ x 19¾ inches).

Reference: 11209

Price: £480

Cornwall.

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CREIGHTON, R.

Origin: London, 1842.

Engraved by John & Charles Walker.

Condition: Original outline colour; fine condition.

Size: 185 x 225mm (7¼ x 8¾ inches).

Reference: 12503

Price: £23

Cornwall.

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PIGOT & Co.

Origin: London & Manchester, 1835..

A small map of the county published in the 'Pocket Topography and Gazetteer of England'. With an inset map of the Scillies and relevant sheets of accompanying text.

Condition: Steel engraving; original colour.; light age-toning, overall very good.

Size: 105 x 162mm (4¼ x 6½ inches).

Reference: 12537

Price: £28

Cornwall.

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MOULE, Thomas.

Origin: London c.1837.

One of the last decorative series of English county maps.

Condition: Uncoloured; light soiling and age-toning to the margins, otherwise a good example.

Size: 205 x 260mm (8 x 10¼ inches).

Reference: 12538

Price: £48

Cornwall.

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MORDEN, Robert.

Origin: London, 1695-.

Published in Camden's Britannia.

Condition: Uncoloured; dark impression, kight brown stain along the edge of the upper margin due to a previous framing job, residue left by tape, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 360 x 430mm (14¼ x 17 inches).

Reference: 12561

Price: £190

Cornwall.

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MORDEN, Robert.

Origin: London, 1695-.

Published in Camden's Britannia.

Condition: Uncoloured; dark impression, very light age-toning to the edges of the paper, overall a fine example.

Size: 360 x 430mm (14¼ x 17 inches).

Reference: 12962

Price: £150

Cornwall.

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SPEED, John.

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

This is one of the most famous and decorative of all English county maps, with an inset view of Launceston, coats of arms, ships, sea-monsters and various local antiquities. This edition, post 1623, has the addition of 'The Irishe or Virgivian Sea' below the inset of Launceston. Drawn from information provided by John Norden and originally engraved by Jodocus Hondius. From Speed's atlas 'The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine'.

Condition: Coloured; very light marginal age-toning, minor paper fault to the centrefold (only visible when held up to the light), otherwise a very good example.

Size: 385 x 515mm (15¼ x 20¼ inches).

Reference: 15640

Price: £1680

Cornwall. Described by the Travills of John Norden...

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SPEED, John.

Origin: London, John Sudbury and George Humble, 1610-27.

Engraved by Jodocus Hondius in Amsterdam in 1610, this is one of the most famous and decorative of all English county maps. Because of Cornwall's long and thin dimensions, Hondius had a great deal of sea area to use, which he filled with an inset view of Launceston, a large title cartouche with the Royal Arms, four local antiquities, eight coats of arms and several galleons and sea-monsters. Speed used the work of John Norden rather than Saxton's for his source for this map. Norden (1548-c.1625), also planned a complete county atlas, but he never acquired the patronage essential for such a long-term enterprise. His finances failed after surveying only eight counties, but his work was innovative (popularising the use in England of a grid system with marginal letters and numbers) and with such good quality surveying that Speed preferred to use Norden's maps rather that Saxton's as source material. From the 1627 edition of the atlas, with the addition of the words 'The Irishe or Virgivian Sea' under the prospect of Launceston, this indicates 1623 or later.

Condition: Superbly coloured; small repair to centrefold split in the bottom margin using old paper, small brown rust mark in the lower left margin, overall a fine example.

Size: 380 x 500mm (15 x 19¾ inches).

Reference: 15690

Price: £2650

Dartmouth.

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of Dartmouth, 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, light print offset, vertical fold from book, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 320 x 270mm (12½ x 10¾ inches).

Reference: 11904

Price: £38

Devon 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 Wem, through Whitchurch to Chester.

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

Size: 120 x 120mm (4¾ x 4¾ inches).

Reference: 12607

Price: £38

Devoniæ comitatus vulgo den:shyre quam olim Danmonii populi incoluerunt.

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Kip, William.

Origin: London, 1607-37.

A fine and early map of the county of Devon copied from Christopher Saxton's map, published in the 1637 edition of 'Camden's Britannia'.

Condition: Uncoloured; some place names underlined in faint brown ink, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 295 x 335mm (11½ x 13¼ inches).

Reference: 7746

Price: £280

Devonia vulgo Devon-Shire.

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BLAEU, Joan.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1654.

A decorative a well balanced map of the county of Devon.

Condition: Fine original colour; light marginal soiling, small rust stain in left margin, two small wotm holes in upper margin, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 390 x 500mm (15¼ x 19¾ inches).

Reference: 9029

Price: £540

Devonshire.

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BICKHAM, George.

Origin: London, Laurie and Whittle, 1754-96.

A finely engraved bird's eye view across the county, from Bickham's 'The British Monarchy', originally published 1743.

Condition: Coloured; shows signs of being in a frame at some stage, minor toning to the margins and other light spotting, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 235 x 145mm (9¼ x 5¾ inches).

Reference: 10924

Price: £240

Dorchester.

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of Dorchester, Dorset, 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: 280 x 190mm (11 x 7½ inches).

Reference: 12334

Price: £25

Dorset Shire.

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OWEN, J. & BOWEN, E.

Origin: London, c.1720.

From 'Britannia Depicta or Ogilby Improv'd', with a decorative printed border and cartouche.

Condition: Uncoloured; split in the margin caused by the pressure of the printing plate, visible when held up to the light, age-toning to the edges, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 185 x 120mm (7¼ x 4¾ inches).

Reference: 10393

Price: £38

Dorsetshire.

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GIBSON, John.

Origin: London, Thomas Carnan, 1780.

A miniature map of the county from John Gibson's 'New and accurate maps of the counties of England and Wales'.

Condition: Uncoloured; light soiling and age-toning to margins, otherwise very good.

Size: 65 x 110mm (2½ x 4¼ inches).

Reference: 9518

Price: £58

Dorsetshyre With the Shyre towne Dorcester described, as also the Armes of such noble families as have bene honored with the Titles there of since the Normans Conquest to this present Anno. 1610.

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SPEED, John.

Origin: London, John Sudbury & George Humble, 1610-27.

From Speed's atlas 'The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine', engraved by Jodocus Hondius. With inset plan of Dorchester.

Condition: Coloured; light soiling and toning to the margins, minor expert repairs to lower centrefold, some old ink manuscript in the Devon area of the map (hardly noticeable), otherwise a very good example.

Size: 380 x 505mm (15 x 20 inches).

Reference: 9485

Price: £690

Dorsetshyre With the Shyre towne Dorcester described, as also the Armes of such noble families as have bene honored with the Titles there of since the Normans Conquest to this present Anno. 1610.

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SPEED, John.

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

From Speed's atlas 'The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine', engraved by Jodocus Hondius. With inset plan of Dorchester.

Condition: Uncoloured; two small holes (now repaired with old paper, one each in the upper and lower margins at centrefold, probably used as a guide for the binder to fold, slight toning at centrefold, otherwise a fine dark impression.

Size: 385 x 515mm (15¼ x 20¼ inches).

Reference: 11522

Price: £1050

Dorsetshyre With the Shyre towne Dorcester described, as also the Armes of such noble families as have bene honored with the Titles there of since the Normans Conquest to this present Anno. 1610.

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SPEED, John.

Origin: London, John Sudbury & George Humble, 1610-11, FIRST EDITION.

From Speed's atlas 'The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine', engraved by Jodocus Hondius. With inset plan of Dorchester.

Condition: Coloured; minor expert restoration to centrefold, hardly noticeable, overall a very good example..

Size: 385 x 515mm (15¼ x 20¼ inches).

Reference: 12428

Price: £850

Dorsetshyre With the Shyre towne Dorcester described, as also the Armes of such noble families as have bene honored with the Titles there of since the Normans Conquest to this present Anno.1610.

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SPEED, John.

Origin: London, John Sudbury & George Humble, 1610-16, Latin text edition.

With an inset plan of Dorcester and decorations including sea-monsters and galleons. Engraved by Jodocus Hondius. From Speed's atlas 'The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine', the Latin edition is arguably the rarest of all editions, being produced for the overseas market. Thomas Chubb states in his book, "The Latin edition of Speed's atlas of great Britain and Ireland is extremely rare, it was not until 1918 that the British Museum obtained a copy.

Condition: Colour; slight age-toning of the paper, a couple of small holes (paper faults) visible when held up to the light, small nicks to the edges of the paper, minor discolouration and soiling, otherwise a good example.

Size: 385 x 515mm (15¼ x 20¼ inches).

Reference: 15625

Price: £680

Exeter.

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of Exeter, 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, some soiling on old vertical fold from book, otherwise a good example.

Size: 325 x 180mm (12¾ x 7 inches).

Reference: 12360

Price: £38

Glastonbury.

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of Glastonbury in Somerset, 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, old vertical fold from volume with light soiling, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 310 x 250mm (12¼ x 9¾ inches).

Reference: 12109

Price: £28

Helstone.

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of Helston, south west Cornwall, 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, some light spotting and minor foxing, otherwise a good example.

Size: 300 x 190mm (11¾ x 7½ inches).

Reference: 12036

Price: £24

Launceston.

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of Launceston, 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: 325 x 180mm (12¾ x 7 inches).

Reference: 12361

Price: £25

Liskeard.

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of Liskeard, Cornwall, 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, some light spotting and minor foxing, signs of old vertical folds from book, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 310 x 240mm (12¼ x 9½ inches).

Reference: 12024

Price: £25

Map of the County of Cornwall, 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. Fine inset view of St Michael's Mount, also a key in the top right corner. Inset map of the Scilly Isles.

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

Size: 600 x 690mm (23½ x 27¼ inches).

Reference: 11555

Price: £260

Map of the County of Dorset, 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. Fine inset view of St Mary's Church Sherborne, also a key in the top right corner.

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 690mm (22¾ x 27¼ inches).

Reference: 11554

Price: £180

Penryn.

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of Penryn in Cornwall, 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: 285 x 180mm (11¼ x 7 inches).

Reference: 11764

Price: £25

Penzance.

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of Penzance 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 fine example.

Size: 305 x 200mm (12 x 7¾ inches).

Reference: 11724

Price: £45

Plymouth, Devonport and Stonehouse.

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TALLIS, John.

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

A decorative steel-plate engraving, with inset views of Plymouth, Plymouth Sound and The Column. 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: unknown

Size: 260 x 345mm (10¼ x 13½ inches).

Reference: 12552

Price: £130

Plymouth.

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of Plymouth 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, signs of vertical fold from volume, minor print offset, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 270 x 300mm (10¾ x 11¾ inches).

Reference: 11725

Price: £48

Poole.

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of Poole 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: 320 x 200mm (12½ x 7¾ inches).

Reference: 11727

Price: £48

Pratts High Test Plan of the West Country.

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TAYLOR, Alfred. E.

Origin: [London], Pratts (publisher), 1930.

A pictorial map of the West Country, covering Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset and part of Wiltshire, with decorative border. One of the decorative series of maps by artist Alfred Edward Taylor (1887-1959), which were published by Pratts, a petroleum company in the 1930's. This example being one of the coloured editions they issued. Features a decorative cartouche and compass, literary quotes and places of interest. "A.E. Taylor 32" printed at lower right corner.

Condition: Original colour printed; signs of old folds, small holes at the intersections of the folds (repaired with archivist tissue), overall a fine example.

Size: 425 x 705mm (16¾ x 27¾ inches).

Reference: 15668

Price: £360

Promontorium hoc in Mare Projectum Cornubia Dicitur.

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SAXTON, Christopher.

Origin: London, 1576-79.

The first printed map of Cornwall. Engraved by Lenaert Terwoort in 1576 and published in Christopher Saxton's Atlas of England and Wales, 1579. Saxton's atlas was the first national atlas to be published, it contained thirty-five maps consist of one general map and thirty-four county maps, based on Saxton's survey of England and Wales. The project was sponsored by Thomas Seckford, the surveyor to the Elizabethan Court. The maps were engraved and separately published from 1574 to 1579, when the series was completed, and published collectively in atlas form. This is an early example and state one of the map, with a variant of the "bunch of grapes" watermark. State two (c.1585) has degrees and minutes of latitude and longitude marked on the inner border. The map of Cornwall is one of the most spectacular maps in the atlas displaying fine Tudor ornamentation.

Condition: Original colour; very light centrefold toning, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 370 x 490mm (14½ x 19¼ inches).

Reference: 15604

Price: £7800

Shaftesbury.

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of Shaftesbury in Dorset 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, otherwise a good example.

Size: 290 x 240mm (11½ x 9½ inches).

Reference: 11798

Price: £38

Somerset.

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CLEGG, Ernest.

Origin: Leeds, 1946.

Drawn and designed by Ernest Clegg, this county map of Somerset was produced and printed by John Waddington Ltd. Waddington's are more known for their playing card production, but these maps have recently come to our attention. Although 50 years old they are in fine condition, never having seen the light of day. The map is profusely illustrated with facts and figures post war, from food production and diversity, to inventors from the area, and also famous names and places.

Condition: Bright original colour; fine.

Size: 390 x 550mm (15¼ x 21¾ inches).

Reference: 5496

Price: £56

Somerset_Shire Desribed ãd into Hundreds devided, with the plott of the famous and most wholsom waters and citie of the Bathe.

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SPEED, John.

Origin: London, John Sudbury & George Humble, 1610-11. FIRST EDITION.

With inset plan of Bath. From Speed's atlas 'The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine'.

Condition: Uncoloured; two pin holes to the upper and lower margin just outside the printed surface in the centrefold (possibly as a guide for the binder), minor marginal soiling, light centrefold toning, otherwise a fine dark impression.

Size: 380 x 510mm (15 x 20 inches).

Reference: 10723

Price: £1150

Somersetensem Comitat agri fertiliate Celebrem hec ob oculos ponit Tabula.

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SAXTON, Christopher.

Origin: London, 1575-79.

The first printed map of the county. One of the earliest maps engraved in the sequence by Lenaert Terwoort 1575.

Condition: Original colour; with possibly some recent colour added to the map itself, the cartouche, Seckford Arms and mile scale, we cannot be 100% certain, light soiling to the map and margins, overall a very good example.

Size: 385 x 515mm (15¼ x 20¼ inches).

Reference: 15412

Price: £5800

Somersettensis Comitatus. Somerset Shire.

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BLAEU, Johannes.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1648, Dutch text edition.

A fine map of the county.

Condition: Superb original colour; minor age-toning to the edges of the margins, overall a fine example.

Size: 385 x 495mm (15¼ x 19½ inches).

Reference: 11642

Price: £430

St. Ives.

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of St. Ives in Cornwall 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, otherwise a good example.

Size: 315 x 170mm (12½ x 6¾ inches).

Reference: 12368

Price: £28

The Continuation of the Road from London to the Lands-End. Plate 2d.

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OGILBY, John.

Origin: London, 1675.

From the 1675 edition of the first road atlas of England and Wales, surveyed by John Ogilby and issued in his 'Britannia. Sheet 26: shows the road from Andover to Crookhorn, via Salisbury, Shaftsbury, Sherborn and Evill [sic]. Decorative figured title cartouche.

Condition: Uncoloured; light age-toning to the edges of the paper, light creases, otherwise a good example.

Size: 320 x 435mm (12½ x 17¼ inches).

Reference: 12989

Price: £120

The Lizard and Adjacent Rocks. Surveyed by Capt. G.Williams and Mr J.S.Wells Master. 1851.

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POTTER, J.D.

Origin: London, J.D.Potter, for the Admiralty, 1856.

A superbly detailed chart of the Lizard in Cornwall, with all the hazards, rocks, shoals and depths displayed in fathoms. A fine example of the engravers art, J & C Walker have used clever hatchering to indicate the land-fall and steepness of the cliffs. Inset two profiles of the land-mass.

Condition: Coloured; some short tears to folds, mounting tape from old frame on verso, light age-toning from mount, minor spotting, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 500 x 615mm (19¾ x 24¼ inches).

Reference: 11167

Price: £240

The Road from Bristol to Weymouth com. Dorset.

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OGILBY, John.

Origin: London, 1675.

From the 1675 edition of the first road atlas of England and Wales, surveyed by John Ogilby. No sheet number on this example but later sheet 60; the road from Bristol (plan), then on through Wells, Glastonbury, Somerton, Martock, Crokehorn, Framton and then on to Weymouth.

Condition: Coloured; very light marginal age-toning, minor marginal nicks, light creasing to paper, overall a good example.

Size: 340 x 435mm (13½ x 17¼ inches).

Reference: 12943

Price: £160

The Road from Bristol to Weymouth com. Dorset.

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OGILBY, John.

Origin: London, 1675-.

From the 1675 edition of the first road atlas of England and Wales, surveyed by John Ogilby. Sheet 60; the road from Bristol (plan), then on through Wells, Glastonbury, Somerton, Martock, Crokehorn, Framton and then on to Weymouth.

Condition: Coloured; very light marginal age-toning, minor marginal nicks, overall a good example.

Size: 340 x 435mm (13½ x 17¼ inches).

Reference: 12968

Price: £160

The Road from London to Weymouth com. Dorset.

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OGILBY, John.

Origin: London, 1675-.

From the first road atlas of England and Wales, based on a completely new survey carried out by John Ogilby, and issued in his 'Britannia'. Shows the road from Newbury to Weymouth, passing through Broughton, Cranborn and Blandeford [sic]. Sheet 53.

Condition: Uncoloured; very light age-toning to the edges of the paper, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 345 x 475mm (13½ x 18¾ inches).

Reference: 12969

Price: £130

Tiverton.

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of Tiverton, Devon, 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, some light spotting and minor foxing, otherwise a good example.

Size: 325 x 260mm (12¾ x 10¼ inches).

Reference: 12031

Price: £28

Torrington.

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of Great Torrington, Devon, 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, some light spotting and minor foxing, otherwise a good example.

Size: 280 x 200mm (11 x 7¾ inches).

Reference: 12034

Price: £24

Totnes.

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of Totnes in Devon 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, trimmed close on left hand side due to binding, sign of old vertical fold from book, otherwise a good example.

Size: 310 x 210mm (12¼ x 8¼ inches).

Reference: 11799

Price: £35

Truro.

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of Truro, 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: 310 x 190mm (12¼ x 7½ inches).

Reference: 11920

Price: £42

Wells.

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of Wells, Somerset. 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: 295 x 180mm (11½ x 7 inches).

Reference: 12337

Price: £24

Weymouth.

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DAWSON, Robert Kearsley.

Origin: London, 1832.

A plan of Weymouth 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 190mm (12½ x 7½ inches).

Reference: 11733

Price: £45