Derbyshire

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Derbyshire

by J. & C. Walker. from Hobson’s Fox-Hunting Atlas c.1850. original outline hand colouring to the hunt borders. 15 1/2″ x 12 3/4″.

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A fine example. Illustrates ‘places of the meeting of foxhounds’, both in Derbyshire and adjacent counties, for the following hunts : Mr. Lumley, Rufford, Mr. Muster’s Country, Hoarcross and Donnington.

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( Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire )

Published by G. & J. Cary, 86 St.James’s Street, London. April 2nd 1832. Sheet no. 44 of Cary’s Improved Map of England and Wales with a Considerable Portion of Scotland. Linen-backed, dissected and folding. Mottled green card covers with a miniature outline map of the area and the ticket of Roake & Varty, Stationers, 31, Strand. Housed in a matching slip case. 20 1/4″ x 25 1/4″.  Original hand colouring. At a scale of two statute miles to 1″.

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A detailed and superbly engraved map in fine original hand colouring. Cary’s Improved Map of England and Wales comprises 65 sheets and covers an area of approximately 236 sq. feet when laid out. N.B. A complete set, dissected and boxed, of all 65 maps, title page, index, etc. is being sourced and should be available shortly.

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(de York a Chester et de Manchester a Derby)

by John Senex. published by Desnos Paris 1767. 5 3/4″ x 7 3/4″. later hand colouring.  covers the roads from Warrington to Chester and Manchester to Derby via Stockport and Buxton.

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The second plate (no.99) of two from the uncommon French edition of Kitchin’s Post-Chaise Companion of 1767 – itself based on An Actual Survey of all the Principal Roads by John Senex 1719 – which was, in its turn, copied from John Ogilby’s Britannia of 1675.

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A Map of DarbyShire

by Emmanuel Bowen. published in Britannia Depicta 1720-1764.  7 1/4″ x 4 5/8″ ( to include additional decorative title ‘The Road from London to Darby’). verso is the road from Midhurst to Winchester via Petersfield. Attractive hand colouring to map.

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Britannia Depicta was one of a number of reduced versions of Ogilby’s monumental 1675 survey of the roads of England and Wales, issued in the early eighteeth century. It was the only one however, to include county maps as well as road maps and proved extremely popular. A little marginal discolouration.

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A Map of Ninety Miles by Seventy Five in which Chesterfield is the Centre

by John Tuke Land Surveyor. published by W.Darton and J.Harvey Gracechurch Street London Septr. 10th 1798. c. 24″ x 30″. Original wash colouring.

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At some point in the past the map has been carefully laid on card ; there is some light marginal discolouration in places and some tears to the edges.

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A New Map of Derby Shire

from an Actual Survey by P.P.Burdett and Improved by John Andrews. printed for R.Wilkinson London. published as the Act directs 7 Sep. 1786. 28 1/2″ x 20 1/4″. original outline hand colouring.

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A scarce reduction of Peter Perez Burdett’s one inch to the mile survey of the county published in 1767 – noted by Dickinson as ‘probably the most historically valuable map of Derbyshire ever issued’ ( The Mapping of Derbyshire by James Dickinson 2007 ). A pencil note verso suggests a publication date of 1789 – the map shows the line of the Cromford Canal, opened 1792/3, which does not appear on Burdett’s large scale map until its re-publication by George Snowden in 1791. Close cut with several inconspicuous marginal tears.

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A New Map of the County of Derby

engraved by Jones, Smith & Co.  from Smith’s New English Atlas published by Charles Smith London 1804. 19 3/4″ x 17 3/4″. original hand colouring.

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A good example, in original full wash hand colouring, of this finely engraved map. Turnpike roads and navigable canals are featured as well as the Ticknall Tramway – an early horse-drawn ‘railway’, 12 1/2 miles long, part of a network linking the local lime works, quarries and collieries to the Ashby de la Zouch Canal and thence to the main canal network.

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A new map of the county of Derby ..

by R.Rowe. London:Printed for R.Rowe, no.19 Bedford Street, Bedford Row. Jany. 1st. 1813.  16 1/2″ x  13 1/2″. Full original wash colour. Dissected and mounted on linen. Original mottled card slip case with paper label printed ‘Derbyshire’. A little very pale offsetting.

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The very rare first printing of a clear, detailed and visually appealing map of the county subsequently published, in its engraved form, by Henry Teesdale between 1829 and 1842, and lithographically, by Henry George Collins and B.Clarke between 1848 and 1852.

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A Plan of the Grand Canal from the Trent to the Mersey

Anon. from The Gentleman’s Magazine 1771.  7 3/4″ x 15 1/4″.

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A very good example, free of the heavy offsetting so often found with this map. Opened in 1771, although not completed until 1777 with the construction of the Harecastle Tunnel, the Trent and Mersey Canal was engineered by James Brindley, part of his ambitious plan to connect the four major rivers of central England.

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A Plan of the Navigable Canal from Chesterfield in the County of Derby to the River Trent near Stockwith

Engraved by Royce. from The Gentleman’s Magazine 1777.   6 1/4″ x 11 7/8″.

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A good example, with only the slightest pale offsetting so often found with this map. Surveyed in 1769 by James Brindley.

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A Plan of the Navigable Canal now making from the River Trent to Langley Bridge

Anon.  from The Gentleman’s Magazine 1777.   6 3/4″ x 11 3/4″.

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The Erewash Canal – surveyed in 1776 by J.Smith. A good example, with only the lightest offsetting so often found with this map.

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An accurate map of Derby Shire

by Eman. Bowen. from The Royal English Atlas c. 1764.  Original outline colouring.  19 5/8″ x 16 1/8″.  Enhanced by numerous paragraphs of  “..Historical Extracts, relative to its Mines, Minerals, Trade and Manufactures..”

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The map corresponds to Hodson State a ( County Atlases of the British Isles Vol.iii p.22 by Donald Hodson ). It bears plate no.9 bottom left margin. A fine example.

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An accurate map of the county of Derby

Engraved by Emanuel Bowen. Original outline hand colouring. from the Large English Atlas 1787.  27 1/4″ x 21″.

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A fine example.

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Bowles s New Medium Map of Derby Shire

from Bowles’s New Medium English Atlas c.1795. printed for the Proprietors Bowles & Carver No. 69 in St.Paul’s Church Yard. original wash hand colouring.  12 5/8″ x 8 5/8″.

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A rare item : the final incarnation of Bowen and Kitchin’s Atlas Anglicanus of 1767 and the end of the rococo style of county atlas engraving. Pale mount marks to margins.

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Darbiensis Comitatus vernacule Darbie Shire

by Johannes Blaeu. Rich contemporary hand colouring. Spanish text verso.  from  the Atlas Mayor first published 1659.  15″ x 19 3/8″.

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A little marginal spotting and a small tear at the paper edge do not detract from a fine example.

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Darbiensis Comitatus vernacule Darbie Shire

by Johannes Blaeu.  French text verso. A strong uncoloured impression from his great world atlas 1645-1667.  15″ x 19 3/8″.

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A tiny rust spot upper left border.

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Darby Shire

by Robert Morden. from Camden’s Britannia 1695. later hand colouring.  14 1/4″ x 16 3/4″.

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A fine example.

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Darby Shire

Engraved by Pieter van den Keere. pub. 1620-1676.  later hand colouring.  3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″.

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An interesting early miniature map of Derbyshire notable for its variety of place name spellings – The Chapellinye firthe for Chapel-en-le-frith for instance. A part description of the county is printed verso.

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Darbyshire

by Robert Morden. from The New Description and State of England  1701-1704. later hand colouring.  8″ x 6 1/4″.

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A numbered key lists the great houses of Derbyshire. A little light spotting.

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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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