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Bacons Large Scale Plan of Brighton

pub. G.W.Bacon. nd. early 20c. c.23×34 ins. coloured. fldng. paper covers. index of streets

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Bacons Large Scale Plan of Dublin

pub. G.W.Bacon. nd. early 20c. c.31×25 ins. coloured. fldng/linen backed. blue linencloth covers

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Bacons Large Scale Plan of Plymouth

pub.G.W.Bacon & Co. c.18×26 ins. nd. early 20c. coloured. fldng/linen backed. blue linencloth covers. index of streets

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Carlisle

engraved by J.Roper from a drawing by G.Cole. published in The British Atlas 1810. 9 3/8″ x 7″.  later hand colouring.

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A detailed, carefully engraved plan with an inset view of Carlisle.

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Cestria Cester

by Rutgerus Hermannides.  published in Britannia Magna 1661.  4 3/8″ x 5 1/8″.

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Although published in Europe,Britannia Magna was the first book of plans of British towns and cities. This ‘bird’s eye’ plan of Chester is based on that of John Speed, first published in 1611 as an inset to his map of Cheshire.

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Cestria vulgo Chester

by Francesco Valegio c.1595.  published Alphonsi Lasor a Varea  in Universus Terrarum Orbis 1713.  3 1/2″ x 5 1/4″.

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Commonly known as a ‘bird’s eye view’. Slight loss of impression to lower left title.

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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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City and University of Oxford.

engraved by James Bingley. from The English Counties Delineated by Thomas Moule c.1837.  later hand colouring.  9 3/4″ x 7 1/2″.

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A highly detailed, finely engraved and carefully coloured plan embellished with the arms of the Town, the University and its colleges and views of Christchurch College and Oxford itself. Some very pale marginal discolouration easily overmountable.

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City of Bath.

from The English Counties Delineated by Thomas Moule c.1837.  later hand colouring.  10 1/2″ x 7 3/4″.

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A highly detailed, finely engraved and carefully coloured plan embellished with coats of arms and a view of the Guildhall and Abbey. Slightly shaved at the top with some small marginal tears not affecting the engraved area.

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Durham

engraved by J.Roper from a drawing by G.Cole. published in The British Atlas 1810. 9 1/4″ x 7″.  later hand colouring.

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A detailed, carefully engraved plan with an inset view of the Prebends Bridge and Durham Cathedral.

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Edenburgum Scotiae Metropolis ( Edenburgh )

from Civitates Orbis Terrarum by Braun & Hogenberg 1575-1612. 13 1/2″ x 18″. contemporary hand colouring. French text verso.

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Derived from a view in Holinshed’s Chronicles c.1574. A little marginal discolouration and some small abrasions to the early paintwork – nonetheless a good example.

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Guildford

lithographed by J.Greig. published by Longman & Co. 1822. 6″ x 8 3/8″. later hand colouring.

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Hartforde

by John Speed. from his map of Hertfordshire c.1627.  3 3/4″ x 5 3/4″.  later hand colouring.

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The only plan of Hertford to show the castle in its entirety; from Stuart times it fell out of favour as a royal residence and all that now remains is the gatehouse and some ruined walling.

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Hull

engraved by Jodocus Hondius. by John Speed c.1627. later hand colouring.  5 7/8″ x 6 1/8″.

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Saved some years ago from a damaged copy of Speed’s map of the North and East Ridings of Yorkshire. It shows no less than six windmills, Henry VIII’s castle and fortifications (demolished in the mid 19c) and what appears to be a lone boat builder outside the north gate. The left hand margin has been extended to facilitate framing.

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Hull.

by Robt. K. Dawson Lieut. R.E.  from Plans of the Cities and Boroughs of England and Wales pub. London 1832.  7 3/4″ x 11 1/8″.  lithographed with later hand colouring.

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Surveyed by Robt. Cooper of York under Dawson’s supervision, following the Reform Bill of 1831 and the Boundaries Act of 1832, at a scale of 2″ to the mile.

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New Map of the City and University of Oxford

From  Walks in Oxford published by R.Pearson Oxford 1817. 15 1/2″ x 17 1/4″. later hand colouring.

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Backed onto linen to stabilise splits to old folds and tiny points of loss. Nonetheless an interesting, uncommon and informative plan offered at less than half its normal price.

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Newcastle upon Tyne & Gateshead

engraved by J.Roper from a drawing by G.Cole. published in The British Atlas 1810. 7 1/4″ x 9 1/4″. later hand colouring.

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A detailed, carefully engraved plan with an inset view of the Church of St. Nicholas and a vignette of the Arms of Newcastle.

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Northampton

engraved by Jodocus Hondius. from The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain by John Speed 1627. later hand colouring.  5 1/2″ x 5 3/4″.

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Saved some years ago from a damaged copy of Speed’s map of Northamptonshire and almost certainly based on John Norden’s earlier survey. Wash-line mounted.

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Oxford

engraved by J.Roper from a drawing by G.Cole. published in The British Atlas 1810. 7″ x 9 1/8″.  later hand colouring.

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A detailed, carefully engraved plan with an inset view of Oxford from the London Road and coats of arms of the city, the university and the See. There is a key to the halls and colleges. A little dusty to the blank margins.

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Peterborow

by John Speed. from his map of Northamptonshire c.1627. 5 1/2″ x 6″. later hand colouring.

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Peterborough is now in the county of Cambridgeshire.

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