Curiosities

Cheshyre

Engraved by William Hole for the 1622 edition of Poly-Olbion by Michael Drayton. Copper engraving. 10″ x 12 3/4″. An untitled map showing Cheshire and the Wirral.

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Poly-Olbion was a book of “song poems” by the poet Michael Drayton celebrating the countryside, illustrated with vibrant, allegorical maps based on river systems. They show nymphs, shepherds, peasants and some topographical detail such as hills, forests and larger towns.

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Chester in Engelland

by Daniel Meisner. first published in the Thesaurus Philo-Politicus 1623. 3 3/4″ x 6″.

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A strong and finely detailed impression of a miniature prospect of Chester. A combination the allegorical imagery and the verse appears to suggest the city’s character.

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Cornwal Devonshyre

Engraved by William Hole for the 1622 edition of Poly-Olbion by Michael Drayton. Copper engraving.  9 5/8″ x 12 7/8″. An untitled map showing Cornwall, Devonshire and the (somewhat misplaced) Channel Islands.

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Poly-Olbion was a book of “song poems” by the poet Michael Drayton celebrating the countryside, illustrated with vibrant, allegorical maps based on river systems. They show nymphs, shepherds, peasants, some topographical detail such as hills, forests and larger towns and – in this example – sea monsters, amorous neptunes and naked dancers.

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Darbyshyre Nottinghamshyre Lecestershyre

Engraved by William Hole for the 1622 edition of Poly-Olbion by Michael Drayton. Copper engraving. 9 1/2″ x 12 1/4″. An untitled map showing Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.

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Poly-Olbion was a book of “song poems” by the poet Michael Drayton celebrating the countryside, illustrated with vibrant, allegorical maps based on river systems. They show nymphs, shepherds, peasants and some topographical detail such as hills, forests and larger towns.

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Glamorganshyre Monmouthshyre Breknokshere

Engraved by William Hole for the 1622 edition of Poly-Olbion by Michael Drayton. Copper engraving. 9 3/4″ x 12 3/4″. An untitled map showing the area of Glamorgan, Monmouthshire, Brecknockshire and Somerset.

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Poly-Olbion was a book of “song poems” by the poet Michael Drayton celebrating the countryside, illustrated with vibrant, allegorical maps based on river systems. They show nymphs, shepherds, peasants and, in this example, sea monsters and two groups of approximately fifty musicians and singers on opposite sides of the River Severn.

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Glocestershire.

by George Bickham. from A Curious Antique Collection Of Birds-Eye Views published 1796 by Robert Laurie and James Whittle London. 9″ x 5 1/2″.

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An unusual birds-eye ‘map’ of Gloucestershire looking north west from the Wiltshire border across the River Severn to the Forest of Dean in the distance.

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Hampshire

by George Bickham. from A Curious Antique Collection Of Birds-Eye Views published 1796 by Robert Laurie and James Whittle London. 9″ x 5 1/2″. later hand colouring.

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An unusual birds-eye ‘map’ of Hampshire looking west from the Sussex border over Petersfield, Winchester and The Isle of Wight to Fordingbridge and Christchurch in the distance.

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Wiltshire.

by George Bickham. from A Curious Antique Collection Of Birds-Eye Views published 1796 by Robert Laurie and James Whittle London.  8 5/8″ x 5 5/8″. later hand colouring.

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An unusual birds-eye ‘map’ of Wiltshire looking west past Salisbury with Warminster, Bradford and Chippenham in the distance. tiny paper imperfection in sky above Chippenham.

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