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 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: 15532

Price: £1100

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

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

Pratts High Test Plan of Wales with Neighbouring Counties.

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TAYLOR, Alfred. E.

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

A pictorial map of Wales and parts of adjacent counties with decorative border. Covers the area from Liverpool to Bristol and the whole of Wales. 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 (repaired with archivist tissue), small holes at the intersections of the folds, backed with fine archivist tissue to stabilise, overall a fine example.

Size: 615 x 460mm (24¼ x 18 inches).

Reference: 15664

Price: £320

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

Wales.

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SPEED, John.

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

The most decorative printed map of Wales, with side panels containing 14 small vignette views of Welsh towns, including Cardiff, Beaumaris, Caenaervon, St Asaph and Harlech. From Speed's atlas 'The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine' [sic].

Condition: Uncoloured; lower margin trimmed to the left of centrefold, well away from printed surface, two pin holes to the upper and lower margin at centrefold (possibly a guide for the binder), light water staining to margins, with very light age-toning to the edges of the paper, overall a fine example.

Size: 385 x 510mm (15¼ x 20 inches).

Reference: 15529

Price: £1680

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