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Oxfordshire

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 7/8″.

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A fine example. Illustrates ‘places of the meeting of foxhounds’ both in Oxfordshire and adjacent counties, for the following hunts : Bicester, Warwickshire, Heythrop, Vale of White Horse, Old Berkshire, South Oxfordshire and South Berkshire. Also shows the neutral area between Witney, Ensham and Standlake.

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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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(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 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 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 Intended Navigable Canal from Basingstoke in the County of Southampton to the River Wey

Anon. from the Gentleman’s Magazine 1778.  5 5/8″ x 11 5/8″.

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Surveyed in 1777 by Joseph Parker. A very good example unaffected by the heavy offsetting very often found with this map.

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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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A Plan of the River Lagon and of the intended Navigable Canal from Belfast to Loughneagh

Engraved by T.Bowen.  from the Gentleman’s Magazine 1778.  6 3/4″ x 12 3/8″.

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The Lagan Canal was first surveyed in 1741 by General Dobbs and subsequently in 1768 by Robert Whitworth – being finally opened in 1794. A very good example unaffected by the heavy offsetting so often found with this map.

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A Plan of the River Salwarp and of the Navigable Canal..

engraved by J.Lodge. from The Gentleman’s Magazine 1771. later hand colouring. 6 1/2″ x 13 3/4″.

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“..from Droitwich to the River Severn.” The Droitwich Barge Canal – overall winner of the Institute of Civil Engineers Annual Awards for 2012 after a near 40 year restoration project – engineered, built and opened in 1771 by James Brindley, Robert Whitworth and John Priddey.

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de York a Chester et de Manchester a Derby

by John Senex. published by Desnos Paris 1767. 5 7/8″ x 7 7/8″. later hand colouring.  covers the road from York to Warrington via Leeds, Rochdale and Manchester.

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The first plate (no.98) 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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Dioc’ Hereff’ Dioc’ Wigorn’

By A.Arrowsmith. from Valor Ecclesiasticus edited by J.Caley and the Rev. J.Hunter c.1817. 15 1/2″ x 19 3/8″. original hand colouring.

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Uncommon. Shows the dioceses of Hereford and Worcester in 1535 as Henry VIII began the process of appropriating the property and revenues of religious institutions after his split with Rome. It should be noted that the Hereford diocese extended as far north as the River Severn at Shrawardine and that of Worcester as far east as Warwick. There is some light offsetting to the right hand side of the map.

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Diocese of Carlisle

J.T.Law and W.F.Francis. 1864. col.litho. by W.J.Sackett. c.17.7×13.5 ins. In original blue paper covers, slightly dusty, with supporting statistical information.

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Diocese of Durham.

J.T.Law and W.F.Francis. 1864. col.litho. by W.J.Sackett. c.17.7×13.5 ins. In original blue paper covers, slightly dusty, with supporting statistical information.

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Diocese of Hereford

J.T.Law and W.F.Francis. 1864. col.litho. by W.J.Sackett. c.17.7×13.5 ins. In original blue paper covers, creased and dusty, with supporting statistical information.

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Diocese of Manchester

J.T.Law and W.F.Francis. 1864. col.litho. by W.J.Sackett. c.17.7×13.5 ins. In original blue paper covers, slightly dusty, with supporting statistical information.

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Diocese of Peterborough

J.T.Law and W.F.Francis. 1864. col.litho. by W.J.Sackett. c.17.7×13.5 ins. In original blue paper covers, slightly dusty, with supporting statistical information.

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Geological Map of England and Wales

Sir Archibald Geike. pub.John Bartholomew & Co. The Edinburgh Geographical Institute. n.d. c. 40 x 33 ins. fldng/diss. linen backed. orig. cloth boards. gilt titling. missing descriptive text(?). pale smudge to rt.hnd. border. fully coloured.

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