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British counties
DRAYTON Michael.,  Polyolbion Kent. , antique map, old maps DRAYTON Michael. - Polyolbion Kent.
London, 1612, Early hand colouring. 255x330mm. In generally good condition with one repair to lower centre fold and light overall toning.
An unusual 'map' of Kent from Michael Drayton's Polyolbion ca.1612, engraved by William Hole. It shows towns, rivers, hills and islands; all are marked with female allegorical figures.
Michael Drayton, a friend of William Shakespeare, was primarily a poet, and in 1612 he published his major wor...
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Estimate
($ 375 - 400)

Starting bid
$ 275
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
DRAYTON Michael., Polyolbion Middlesex and Hertfordshire., antique map, old maps DRAYTON Michael. - Polyolbion Middlesex and Hertfordshire.
London, 1612, Early hand colouring. 255x335mm. In very good condition with bright colours, wide margins and old fixings on the verso's edge.
A decorative and rare engraving representing the counties of Middlesex and Hartfordshire (Hertfordshire) engraved by William Hole for Michael Draytonís 'Polyolbion'. Only major towns are marked, including Hartford, St Albans, Brent, Enfield, Highgate, Hampstead, and the River Colne. The 'map' is d... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 425 - 500)

Starting bid
$ 275
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
MERCATOR, G. / HONDIUS, J.,  Cornubia, Devonia, Somersetus, . . ., antique map, old maps MERCATOR, G. / HONDIUS, J. - Cornubia, Devonia, Somersetus, . . .
Amsterdam, 1630, In original colours.. 365x462mm. A good and strong impression. Paper slightly toned, as usual. Altogether in good condition.
A very nice map showing the south-western part of England.
Mercator was born in Rupelmonde in Flanders and studied in Louvain under Gemma Frisius, Dutch writer, astronomer and mathematician. The excellence of his work brought him the patronage of Charles V, but in spite of his favor with the E...
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Estimate
($ 500 - 600)

Bid received
$ 300
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
MERCATOR, G. / HONDIUS, J.,  Eboracum, Lincolnia, Derbia, Staffordia, Notinghamia. . ., antique map, old maps MERCATOR, G. / HONDIUS, J. - Eboracum, Lincolnia, Derbia, Staffordia, Notinghamia. . .
Amsterdam, 1630, In original colours.. 366x465mm. A good and strong impression. Paper age-toned, as usual. Altogether in very good condition.
Map of the eastern part of England from about Middlesbrough to Yarmouth, inland to include Coventry, Nottingham, Sheffield, Leeds, and York. Title cartouche in a banner held by two sea creatures, scale of miles within a fishing net, and a fleet of ships engaged in battle embellish the map. Attracti... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 250 - 300)

Starting bid
$ 200
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
MERCATOR. G / HONDIUS. J, Cornubia, Devonia., antique map, old maps MERCATOR. G / HONDIUS. J - Cornubia, Devonia.
Amsterdam, 1634, Coloured.. 140x200mm. Good condition and decent size margins.
A highly detailed map of Southwest England and South Wales. Decorated with a small strapwork title cartouche and mileage chart.
German text on the verso. ...
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Estimate
($ 160 - 200)

Starting bid
$ 80
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
HONDIUS, H.,  Warwicum Northamtonia Huntingdonia Cantabrigia.., antique map, old maps HONDIUS, H. - Warwicum Northamtonia Huntingdonia Cantabrigia..
Amsterdam, 1642, In original colours.. 378x465mm. Paper slightly age toned as usual. Water staining in margins.
Showing the south-eastern part of England.... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 300 - 350)

Starting bid
$ 200
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
BLAEU, J., Vectis Insula. Anglice The Isle of Wight., antique map, old maps BLAEU, J. - Vectis Insula. Anglice The Isle of Wight.
Amsterdam, 1645, Coloured.. 385x500mm. Some general light age toning, a little paper thinning at lower centerfold - else in very good condition.
A beautifully engraved map seventeenth-century map of the Isle of Wight, just off the southern English coast. Features a nice decorative title cartouche in lower left corner, with deer and ducks plus a coat of arms. A mileage scale, adorned with globe, in lower right corner. The upper left corner co... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 180 - 250)

Bid received
$ 130
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
JANSSONIUS, J., Episcopatus Dunelmensis. Vulgo The Bishoprike of Durham., antique map, old maps JANSSONIUS, J. - Episcopatus Dunelmensis. Vulgo The Bishoprike of Durham.
Amsterdam, 1646, Uncoloured.. 380x500mm. Paper slightly age toned and spotted. Some minor offsetting due to oxidation of ink.
Double-page map of Durham with two fine title and scale cartouches, and two impressive coat of arms upper left and right corners. French text on verso.

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Estimate
($ 450 - 500)

Starting bid
$ 200
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
BLAEU, J.,  Penbrochia Comitatus et Comitatus Caermaridunum., antique map, old maps BLAEU, J. - Penbrochia Comitatus et Comitatus Caermaridunum.
Amsterdam, 1648, In attractive strong original colours.. 414x534mm. Mint condition. Dutch text on verso.
Attractive map of the country of Pembroke shire in UK by J. Blaeu. From a Dutch edition of "Atlas Maior" in beautiful colour. With 13 coats of arms, the feathered crown of the Prince of Wales, and two sailing ships.
The decorative title cartouche in the lower right corner features animals, fish...
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Estimate
($ 375 - 450)

Bid received
$ 300
Condition:
Condition Rating: 1
BLAEU, J., Middle-Sexia. , antique map, old maps BLAEU, J. - Middle-Sexia.
Amsterdam, ca.1670, In original colouring.. 395x410mm. Paper slightly toned; but generally in good condition with original extra wide margins.
A county map of Middlesex, with a decorative title cartouche and an armorial. London is shown pictorially, and Marylebone, Chelsea and Clerkenwell are marked as villages. Rare Spanish text on verso. ... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 500 - 550)

Bid received
$ 425
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
MORDEN, R.,, Bedfordshire by Robt. Morden, antique map, old maps MORDEN, R., - Bedfordshire by Robt. Morden
London, 1695, Coloured. 320x395mm. In fine condition with folds as issued. Some minor wrinkles around center area.
A detailed British county map by Robert Morden from Camden's famous description of Great Britain, issued the late seventeenth century.
Of particular interest is Morden's measurement of longitude, based on a prime meridian through St. Paul's Cathedral in London, shown in minutes at the top and ...
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Estimate
($ 110 - 130)

Starting bid
$ 65
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
MORDEN, Robert.,  Dorsetshire., antique map, old maps MORDEN, Robert. - Dorsetshire.
London, 1695, Coloured.. 365x422mm. Map has damaged side borders that just affect the engraved surface, with water stains and creased at centerfold. Fragile. Good impression.
A first edition county map of Dorsetshire by the English cartographer Robert Morden, published in his "Camden's Britannia" in London in 1695. An attractive title cartouche in upper left corner, a mileage scale in lower right corner.
Plenty of good map detail, including political hundreds, towns...
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Estimate
($ 60 - 150)

Starting bid
$ 40
Condition:
Condition Rating: 5
JANSSONIUS, J. / SCHENK,P.  / VALK,L., Principatus Walliae pars Australis vulgo Wales ., antique map, old maps JANSSONIUS, J. / SCHENK,P. / VALK,L. - Principatus Walliae pars Australis vulgo Wales .
Amsterdam, 1720, Original colour.. 405x512mm. Very good condition. Cartouches with later colour addition.
An attractive map which shows South Wales, Glamorgan Carmarthen Pembroke Brecon Cardingan and Radnor Very decorative with a number of cherubs and ships....
A uncommon issue with a fine decorative quality. ...
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Estimate
($ 500 - 600)

Starting bid
$ 300
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4