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(The Road from Towcester to Rugeley)

by John Senex. published in An Actual Survey of all the Principal Roads of England and Wales 1719-42. 6″ x 8 1/8″. later hand colouring.  covers the intervening towns of Daventry, Coventry, Coleshill and Lichfield.

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The second plate (no.22) of four covering the road from London to Holyhead. Copied directly from Ogilby’s larger and less portable Britannia and reduced for one of three ‘ pocket editions ‘ published, due to popular demand, within the space of two years – albeit over forty years after Ogilby’s original survey.

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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 Map of the New Intended Canal to join the Rivers Severn and Trent

by T.Kitchin. from the London  Magazine 1753.  7″ x 4 1/2″.

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A reduction of Dr. Thomas Congreve’s larger plan of 1717 accompanying his ‘Proposal for making a Navigable Communication between the Rivers of Trent and Severn’.

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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 Mapp of Stafford shire

by Richard Blome.  engraved by Wenceslaus Hollar.  pub. in England Exactly Described by Thomas Taylor  1715.   7″  x  9 7/8″.  early wash hand colouring.

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An uncommon edition of Blome’s smaller map of Staffordshire with north to the right. Features the arms of Walter Chetwynd of Ingestre and shows plate number 34 top right.

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A New Map of the County of Stafford

engraved by Jones, Smith & Bye.  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 and an extensive network of navigable canals are featured as well as the ‘ railway ‘ (i.e. tramway) built to carry limestone from the quarries at Caldon to the canal terminus at Froghall Basin.

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A new map of the county of Stafford ..

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 ‘Staffordshire’. Two small abrasions to right border and slight traces of pale offsetting.

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The very rare first printing by Robert Rowe 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 Birmingham in the county of Warwick,to the Canal at Aldersley near Wolverhampton..

Anon. from The Gentleman’s Magazine 1771. later hand colouring. 7″ x 11 1/2″.

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“with a Collateral Cut to the Coal Mines at Wednesbury.” Engineered by James Brindley and opened in 1772 it was the first section of what became the Birmingham Canal Navigations.

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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 Improved Map of the County of Stafford

engraved by Eman. Bowen. pub. The Large English Atlas London c.1764. original outline hand colouring.  27 1/4″ x 20 3/4″”.

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A fine untouched original example.

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Bacons New Survey Map of Staffordshire and Shropshire

G.W. Bacon & Co. c.34×44 ins. n.d. c.1900. fldng/diss. linen backed. orig. cloth boards (sunned). gilt titling. spine slightly worn. fully coloured.

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Bowles s New Medium Map of Stafford 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 3/4″ x 8 7/8″.

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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.

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Eboracum, Lincolnia, Derbia, Staffordia……

Anon. from Atlas Minor Geradi Mercatoris published by Jan Jansson 1628-1651. later hand colouring.  5 3/4″ x 8″.

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Engraved by Abraham Goos or Pieter van den Keere based on Hondius’s map from the Atlas Minor first issued 1607.

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Map of the County of Stafford….1818 & 1819

by C. & J. Greenwood. Engraved by Josiah Neele and published Feby. 24th 1830 by Greenwood & Co. London. Steel engraving with fine fresh original wash hand colouring to the map and a large  uncoloured vignette of Lichfield Cathedral to bottom right.  23 ” x 27 1/2″.

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A large, detailed and beautifully engraved map of Staffordshire showing turnpike roads, toll bars, canals, railways, wind mills and water mills as well as towns, villages, castles, priories, churches, chapels, hills and rivers. Some light dusting to blank margins. A very good example.

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Stafford

by John Speed. from his map of Staffordshire c.1627.  4″ x 5″.  later hand colouring. A small tear to the left edge has been repaired.

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One of the few Speed plans to highlight any sort of leisure activity – in this instance angling. Might that be a young Izaak Walton in the bottom right corner?

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Stafford Countie and Towne

by John Speed.  from The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine published 1614-16 by John Sudbury & George Humble.  15″ x 20″. later hand colouring.

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An attractive early edition of Speed’s map of Staffordshire with town plans of Stafford and Lichfield and an account of the battle of Blore Heath in 1459.

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Stafford shire

by John Seller.  pub. in Anglia Contracta and similar between 1695 and 1703.  later hand colouring.  4 3/4″ x 5 3/4″.

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Uncommon in its early editions.

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Staffordiae Comitatus

Engraved by William Kip after William Smith. Later hand colouring.  pub. in Camden’s Britannia 1610.  10 5/8″ x 14 3/4″.

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A striking map of Staffordshire based on the William Smith map of 1602-3 aligned with north to the right. A little soft creasing. A very nice example with unusually generous margins. As an aside it illustrates yet another variant on the spelling of Birmingham: ‘Brimincham’.

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