Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire

Engraved by Gray & Son.  from A New and Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales published by Archd. Fullarton & Co. Glasgow 1833-36.  9 5/8″ x 7 1/4″. attractive later hand colouring.

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With a neatly engraved vignette of Bedford Bridge, Saint Paul’s Church and part of the Town.

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Bedfordshire

Drawn by R.Creighton. Engraved by J. & C. Walker. from Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary 1842-5.  9 1/8″ x 7″.  original outline hand colouring.

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A clearly engraved map of the county; Bedfordshire appears to be one of the few English counties without the beginnings of a railway system at this time.

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Bedfordshire.

Anonymous. published by Robert Butters in An Atlas of England 1803 and, as in this example,  by William Green in The Picture of England 1804. 4 3/4″ x 3 3/8″. original hand colouring. with 6pp of accompanying text.

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A scarce little map incorrectly orientated. The text informs us that ‘ Luton, a small dirty town, seated on the River Lea, has nothing worthy of notice, save its Gothic church.. ‘.

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A Map of the Road from London to Chester

Anon. published in the Gentleman’s Magazine January 1765.  7 5/8″ x 11 3/4″.  later hand colouring.

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The first in a series of road maps issued intermittently between 1765 and at least 1775 some of which are credited to the engraver Thomas Bowen. Chester is given as 182 miles from London implying a scale of roughly three miles to the inch. Showing windmills, paper mills, water mills, gibbets, brine pits as well as distances, gentleman’s houses and halls.

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A New Map of BedfordShire

by Thomas Kitchin. from England Illustrated published by R. and J. Dodsley 1764. later hand colouring.  10″ x 7 3/4″.

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A clearly engraved map which, in addition to those features explained in the ‘ Remarks ‘, also highlights ancient fortifications and religious houses.

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Bedford Shire

by John Gibson. from New and Accurate Maps of the Counties of England and Wales. published London 1759-1779. 4 1/2″ x 2 1/2″.

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Scarce miniature map with notes on the county ; for example ‘Dunstable is noted for larks’.

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Bedfordshire

engraved by Jacob van Langeren. from A Direction for the English Traviller published by Thomas Jenner 1643-50.  4 3/16″ x 4 1/8″.

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An unusual item: an early appearance of the triangulation distance table ( invented by the 16c surveyor John Norden ) familiar to all users of modern road atlases, allied to a rudimentary map of Bedfordshire. A good impression.

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Bedfordshire

engraved by I.Slater. from Slater’s New  British Atlas 1857.  original  hand colouring.  14 ” x 8 3/4″.

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Vignette of Luton Church. A detailed and informative map showing mail roads, turnpike roads and cross roads as well as rail roads, rivers and canals. A superb example.

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Bedfordshire.

Drawn and engraved by J.Archer Pentonville London. published in Dugdale’s England and Wales Delineated c. 1850. 9″ x 7″. Steel engraving with attractive, contemporary, full wash hand colouring.  A nice example.

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Bedfordshire.

by Benjamin Pitts Capper. engraved by H.Cooper.  published in A Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom. printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown Paternoster Row London 1813.  7″ x 4″.   contemporary wash hand colouring.

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A clearly engraved, attractively coloured map showing ‘ every parish and place containing upwards of 20 houses ‘ as well as numbers of inhabitants, houses and acreages. Although this map is from the 1813 edition it retains the the imprint of R.Philips, Bridge Street, Blackfriars and the original date of publication of 1808; it is, however, a most unusual example in that, contrary to most sources, the engraver’s name has been removed.

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Le Provincie che sono al Sud Est Dell’Inghilterra

by Pazzini Carli 1790. 9″ x 12 1/4″. old wash hand colouring.

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An attractively coloured uncommon map of the south east of England notwithstanding a little light dusting, mainly marginal, and some mild handling creases.

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Warwicum Northapton Hunting. etc.

by Petrus Bertius. from the miniature version of Camden’s Britannia  published Blaeu 1639.  later hand colouring.  3 3/4″ x 5 1/4″.

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A charming miniature map of the south east corner of the British Isles, carefully backed on matching paper to provide additional margins for mounting and framing.

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