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Cambridgeshire : 112 items

Books

R. Ackermann    A History of the University Of Cambridge 1815
£4950
 


A luxury history of the University and town. 2 volumes in half leather bindings in good condition. 296 and 324 pages respectively. 96 hand coloured engraved plates in all, including 16 of college founders, 26 showing college exteriors, 15 illustrating academic robes, the rest showing college and chapel interiors and other sites in the town. Occasional light offsetting from the prints, but a very nice example.
Ref: BC 1044
 
F. Arnold    Oxford & Cambridge - Their Colleges, Memories and Associations c1880
£30
 


Selective history of the universities of Oxford and Cambridge and their colleges. viii/400 pages in an attractive binding of green cloth-covered bevelled boards, gilt. 38 engravings (many full page) by E.Whymper. Not dated, but c 1880.
Ref: BC 1047
 
F. Arnold    Oxford & Cambridge - Their Colleges, Memories and Associations c1870's
£30
 


Selective history of the universities of Oxford and Cambridge and their colleges. viii/400 pages in an attractive binding of blue cloth-covered bevelled boards, gilt. 38 engravings (many full page) by E.Whymper. Not dated, but c 1880.
Ref: BC 1048
 
J.W. Clark T. Atkinson    Cambridge Described And Illustrated 1897
£230
 


A history of the town and university that devotes equal attention to each. xxvii/528 pages in a half leather and marbled paper binding. 29 engraved plates by Le Keux & Storer, plus numerous woodcuts in the text. Occasional spotting, but the plates mostly clean and in good condition. A nice copy.
Ref: BC 1049
 
E. Haslehurst N. Barwell    Cambridge c1917
£13
 


A pictorial guide from Blackie's Beautiful England series with 64 pages of text and 12 colour plates of paintings by Ernest Haslehurst. Not dated but an inscription on the front endpaper is dated 1917.
Ref: BC 1050
 
E. Haslehurst N. Barwell    Cambridge c1917
£13
 


A pictorial guide from Blackie's Beautiful England series with 64 pages of text and 12 colour plates of paintings by Ernest Haslehurst. Not dated but an inscription on the front endpaper is dated 1923.
Ref: BC 1051
 
E. Haslehurst N. Barwell    Cambridge c1917
£16
 


A pictorial guide from Blackie's Beautiful England series with 64 pages of text and 12 colour plates of paintings by Ernest Haslehurst. Not dated but c1917. The dustjacket is (unusually) present.
Ref: BC 1052
 
M.C. Bradbrook    That Infidel Place - A Short History of Girton College 1869-1969 1969
£7
 


College history. xii/168 pages in green cloth covers with dustjacket. 8 pages of black and white photos. Ex-library copy
Ref: BC 1053
 
Author not known.   A Short History Of Jesus College Cambridge 1940
£8
 


Short college history. 67 pages in red cloth covers with dustjacket, and 8 illustrations.
Ref: BC 1054
 
J.P.T. Bury    Romilly's Cambridge Diary 1832-42 1967
£12
 


Extracts from the diary of a Trinity College fellow, with commentary. xv/260 pages in grey cloth with dustjacket. 8 illustrations. Interesting insights into a don's life and university politics in late-Georgian/early Victorian times. A good copy.
Ref: BC 1055
 
H. Casson    Hugh Casson's Cambridge 1994 (4th ed.)
£12
 


A tour of the Cambridge colleges, with text and profuse watercolour illustrations by well known architect Sir Hugh Casson who studied at St.John's. 96 pages in cream cloth covers with dustjacket. An excellent copy in mint condition.
Ref: BC 1056
 
G. Chainey    A Literary History of Cambridge 1985
£12
 


The story of Cambridge's literary links and associations down the years. 272 pages in brown cloth covers with dustjacket. Illustrated with 32 pages of black and white photos. A nice copy.
Ref: BC 1057
 
J.W. Clark    Cambridge - Brief Historical and Descriptive Notes 1881
£220
 


Large format history and architecture of the university and colleges. 86 pages in grey cloth, gilt. Most valued for the illustrations by A. Brunet-Debaines, H. Toussaint and G. Greux - 12 full page etchings and 19 smaller woodcuts within the text. Some spotting to a few of the plates, but not obtrusive.
Ref: BC 1059
 
J.W. Clark    Cambridge - Historical and Picturesque Notes 1907 (new ed.)
£22
 


University and college history.viii/325 pages in soft suede covers gilt.. 34 black and white engravings. 1.5cm tear to cover at top spine.
Ref: BC 1060
 
O. Cook    Cambridgeshire 1953
£9
 


A personal look at the county's topography and influences. 112 pages in yellow cloth with dustwrapper and illustrated with 35 black and white photos. A good copy.
Ref: BC 1061
 
J. Deighton    Cambridge Guide - A Description of the University, Town and County of Cambridge 1796
£195
 


The guide focuses mainly on the university, but also briefly covers the town and county. iv/172 pages in full leather binding. Both boards detached and rather battered, but good internally and all contents present. Town plan and 10 copper engravings of various colleges and the senate house.
Ref: BC 1063
 
J.M. Delbos    Historic Cambridge 1923
£10
 


Reproductions of 26 pencil sketches by Delbos (one for each college), with a brief one-page commentary on each. Paper covered boards with cloth spine (split and repaired).
Ref: BC 1064
 
B.W. Downs    Cambridge Past and Present 1926
£15
 


University and town history. vii/257 pages in blue cloth covers.16 colour illustrations by Vulliamy. Occasional light spotting to some text pages but plates clean.
Ref: BC 1066
 
G. Dyer    History of the University and Colleges of Cambridge 1814
£275
 


University and college history in 2 volumes - xxxi/268, and 468 pages respectively. Original green-paper boards. 32 copper engravings (29 of colleges) by J. Greig. A few occasional spots, but overall a good copy.
Ref: BC 1067
 
D. Ferguson D. Haycraft N. Segal    Cambridge 1995 (2nd ed.)
£24
 


A history of the university and town, with emphasis on the former. 151 pages in blue cloth covers with dustjacket. Numerous colour and black and white illustrations throughout the text. A very nice copy.
Ref: BC 1069
 
M.D. Forbes    Clare Hall 1326-1926 1928
£175
 


A comprehensive 2 volume set covering college history on a thematic basis, that used to be presented to all undergraduates gaining first class honours. Large format black cloth covers. Vol 1 - xxxvi/270 pages. Vol 2 - xl/391 pages. Many illustrations interspersed throughout the text.
Ref: BC 1070
 
L. Fowler    Cambridge Commemorated (An Anthology Of University Life) 1984
£20
 


A look at university history from passages of prose and verse from writers well known and unknown. xiv/384 pages in red cloth covers with dustjacket. A good copy of a most interesting miscellany.
Ref: BC 1071
 
F. Frith    Francis Frith's Around Cambridge 1999
£10
 


A selection of photographs from the Francis Frith collection, covering Cambridge and surrounding area. The photos date from between 1890 and 1955. 87 pages in red cloth covers with dustjacket. A most interesting selection of old photos in mint condition.
Ref: BC 1072
 
T. Fuller    The History of The University of Cambridge 1840
£30
 


A Victorian reprint of Fuller's original work of 1634. xviii/335 pages in original brown cloth boards, a little scuffed and rubbed, and with a 3 cm tear to the cloth at the top of the spine. 2 folding maps, both with repaired tears.
Ref: BC 1073
 
T. Fuller    The History of The University of Cambridge (and 2 other works by Fuller, bound together) 1840
£35
 


An early-Victorian reprint of 3 works by Thomas Fuller. xxiv/688 pages, rebound in marbled covers and brown cloth spine. The History of the University of Cambridge was originally published in 1634, and occupies the first 252 pages of this volume with a town plan and 3 engravings of colleges. Also included are The History of Waltham-Abbey in Essex (28 pages), and The Appeal of Injured Innocence, which fills the remainder of the volume. Ex library copy with a couple of stamps, but otherwise the previous ownership is unobtrusive.
Ref: BC 1074
 
B.W. Galloway    A History of Cambridgeshire 1983
£12
 


An interesting and well-illustrated history of the county. 127 pages in blue cloth covers with dustjacket. An excellent copy in mint condition.
Ref: BC 1075
 
A. Gray    The Town Of Cambridge - A History 1925
£30
 


A history of the town rather than of the university. xi/214 pages in green cloth. 20 illustrations. Published by Heffers
Ref: BC 1076
 
A. Gray    Cambridge University - An Episodical History 1926 (2nd ed)
£35
 


A history of the university, being a companion volume to Gray's work on the town of Cambridge. ix/310 pages in green cloth covers with chipped dustjacket. First published in 1912, this is a new, revised edition with 34 new illustrations.
Ref: BC 1077
 
A. Gray    A History of Jesus College 1988 (Re-issueof 2nd ed.)
£8
 


Paperback college history. xi/226 pages with 10 black and white illustrations. A nice copy in good condition.
Ref: BC 1078
 
J. Greenwood    Twenty Four Woodcuts Of Cambridge 1926
£85
 


24 full page woodcuts of the colleges and town of Cambridge by this well-respected engraver. Descriptive text on each facing page. Olive drab paper and beige cloth covers. This is no 208 of a limited edition print run of 850. A nice copy.
Ref: BC 1079
 
E. Frankl M. Hall    Cambridge 1981 (2nd. ed.)
£12
 


A photographic tour of the university and colleges with brief text commentary on each. 89 pages in blue cloth covers with dustjacket. Richly illustrated with 55 colour photographs, mostly by E. Frankl. A very good copy.
Ref: BC 1080
 
E. Frankl M. Hall    Cambridge 1982 (3rd ed)
£8
 


A photographic tour of the university and colleges with brief text commentary on each. 89 pages. This the third (paperback) editiont. Richly illustrated with 55 colour photographs, mostly by E. Frankl. A good copy.
Ref: BC 1081
 
E. Frankl M. Hall    Cambridge 1987 (4th ed.)
£12
 


A photographic tour of the university and colleges with brief text commentary on each. 89 pages in blue cloth covers with dustjacket. Richly illustrated with 55 colour photographs, mostly by E. Frankl. A very good copy, which was presented to a VIP visitor by Marshall's of Cambridge.
Ref: BC 1082
 
W.J. Harrison    Life In Clare Hall Cambridge 1658-1713 1958
£25
 


Selective college history published by Heffers. xiv/160 pages in beige cloth covers with dustjacket. 4 illustrations. Presentation copy from the author.
Ref: BC 1083
 
T.S. Henrey    Good Stories from Oxford & Cambridge 1922
£7
 


Anecdotes from University life. xv/309 pages in blue cloth covers, a little faded and slightly rubbed. First published in 1918, this is the first print of an enlarged edition.
Ref: BC 1084
 
R. Hewison    Footlights! 1983
£12
 


A history of the university comedy club, Footlights. xiii/224 pages in blue cloth covers with dustjacket. Numerous black and white photos throughout the text.
Ref: BC 1085
 
A.G. Hill    Tourists Guide to the County of Cambridge 1882
£22
 


A short topographical and historical guide to the county. viii/131 pages in brown cloth, gilt, plus folding map and advertisements. Hinge cracked and repaired with tape.
Ref: BC 1086
 
G. Home    Cambridge 1920
£15
 


A pictorial guide from A&C Black's Beautiful Britain series. 64 text pages and 8 colour plates of paintings by W. Matthison. First published in 1911.
Ref: BC 1087
 
G.M. Humphry    Cambridge Guide 1883 1883
£55
 


196 pages. Rebound in cloth and paper covers, with a coloured town plan and one photograph of King's College Chapel. Good condition.
Ref: BC 1089
 
D. Lysons Jarrold    Pictures in Colour of Cambridge c1900
£18
 


51 colour tinted photographs of the university, colleges and town, with brief descriptive notes on each. Not dated but probably just after 1900. Short 2 cm tear to cloth at spine, and with a few marks, but interesting for the early colour photos.
Ref: BC 1090
 
W.H.S. Jones    The Story of St. Catherine's College Cambridge 1951
£12
 


College history. x/174 pages in red cloth covers with dustjacket (some short tears and one longer taped repair). Illustrated with 25 black and white photographs.
Ref: BC 1091
 
W.M. Keesey    Cambridge - A Sketch-book by Walter M. Keesey 1913 (1st ed.)
£14
 


From A. & C. Black's Sketchbook series. 24 uncoloured line drawings by Keesey.
Ref: BC 1092
 
F.A. Keynes    Byways of Cambridge History 1947
£8
 


A miscellany of topics relating to the history of the town rather than the university. xxv/158 pages and 14 illustrations in blue cloth covers, lacking dustjacket.
Ref: BC 1094
 
F.A. Keynes    Byways of Cambridge History 1947
£12
 


A miscellany of topics relating to the history of the town rather than the university. xxv/158 pages and 14 illustrations in blue cloth covers, with dustjacket (slightly chipped at spine).
Ref: BC 1095
 
R.C. Lehmann    In Cambridge Courts c1890's
£19
 


Humerous episodes from university life. viii/240 pages in green cloth, gilt. No date, but probably dating from the 1890's.
Ref: BC 1096
 
B. Little    Cambridge Discovered 1960
£9
 


A history and guide to the university and town. xiv/183 pages in orange cloth covers with dustjacket (slightly chipped and repaired at top of spine). 36 black and white illustrations. Overall a good copy.
Ref: BC 1097
 
B. Little    Cambridge Discovered 1960
£9
 


A history and guide to the university and town. xiv/183 pages in orange cloth covers with dustjacket (slightly chipped and repaired). 36 black and white illustrations. Overall a good copy.
Ref: BC 1098
 
B. Little    Portrait of Cambridge 1961 (4th ed.)
£6
 


A photographic tour of the university, colleges and town. 96 pages, with 97 black and white photos, in blue cloth covers with dustjacket.
Ref: BC 1099
 
B. Little    The Colleges Of Cambridge 1973
£10
 


Brief histories of each of the Cambridge colleges.192 pages in grey cloth covers with dustjacket, and illustrated with numerous black and white photos.
Ref: BC 1100
 
D. Lysons    Magna Britannia Vol 2 pt 1 Cambridgeshire 1808
£115
 


A topographical account of Cambridgeshire, one of the few counties completed from Lyson's intended series to cover all the English counties. 296 pages (plus index separately numbered) in dark green cloth covers, gilt. County map (somewhat marked) and town plan of Cambridge, plus 31 other plates. Many pages uncut. Some occasional light offsetting from the plates, but overall quite a nice copy.
Ref: BC 1101
 
S.A. Manning    Portrait of Cambridgeshire 1978
£10
 


A social and topographical guide to the county, from Hale's Portrait series. 208 pages in green cloth covers with dustjacket. Illustrated with 35 black and white photos. Good condition.
Ref: BC 1102
 
S.A. Manning    Portrait of Cambridgeshire 1978
£10
 


A social and topographical guide to the county, from Hale's Portrait series. 208 pages in green cloth covers with dustjacket. Illustrated with 35 black and white photos. Good condition.
Ref: BC 1103
 
W. Matthison    Cambridge Water-Colours 1916
£13
 


20 colour plates of water colours by W.Matthinson, from A & C Black'sWater-colour series.
Ref: BC 1104
 
M. Tuker W. Matthison    Cambridge 1922 (1stabridged edition)
£22
 


History and topography of Cambridge, focusing mainly on the university. ix/220 pages in blue cloth covers. This the first print of the popular, abridged edition of the work, published by A & C Black. 32 colour plates of paintings by W. Matthison, plus a town plan. Good condition.
Ref: BC 1105
 
M. Tuker W. Matthison    Cambridge 1922 (1stabridged edition)
£20
 


History and topography of Cambridge, focusing mainly on the university. ix/220 pages in blue cloth covers, a little faded and rubbed, but good internally. This the first print of the popular, abridged edition of the work, published by A & C Black. 32 colour plates of paintings by W. Matthison, plus a town plan.
Ref: BC 1106
 
A.L. Maycock    Things Seen In Cambridge 1936
£6
 


A pocket guidebook to the university and colleges.158 pages plus 32 black and white photos in blue cloth. One chapter on the surrounding area.
Ref: BC 1107
 
L. Squirrell R. Mellanby    Cambridge c 1950's
£13
 


A pictorial guide from Blackie's Our Beautiful Homeland series. 64 pages of text and 8 colour plates by L.S. Squirrell. Green cloth covers with dustjacket. Ex library copy but evidences of such removed. Not dated but c 1950's.
Ref: BC 1108
 
M.E. Monckton-Jones    Life in Old Cambridge 1920
£12
 


A short history of life in Cambridge and district from prehistoric to mediaeval times. xviii/142 pages in grey cloth.
Ref: BC 1109
 
F.A. Reeve    Cambridge 1976
£8
 


A history of the town and university. 184 pages in black cloth covers with dustjacket. 23 black and white illustrations.
Ref: BC 1112
 
S.C. Roberts W. Blackall    The Charm of Cambridge 1927
£18
 


A brief review of each of the Cambridge colleges. x/142 pages in blue cloth covers, lacking dustjacket (as usual). Illustrated with 24 very attractive etchings by W.G. Blackall.
Ref: BC 1114
 
S.C. Roberts W. Blackall    The Charm Of Cambridge 1927
£20
 


A brief review of each of the Cambridge colleges. x/142 pages in blue cloth covers, and (unusually) with accompanying dustjacket. Illustrated with 24 very attractive etchings by W.G. Blackall.
Ref: BC 1115
 
S.C. Roberts    Introduction To Cambridge 1943 (3rd ed.)
£6
 


University history, but with focus on the structure and working of the academic system. 104 pages in red cloth with 8 illustrations and a folding town plan. Lacks dustjacket.
Ref: BC 1116
 
S.C. Roberts    Introduction to Cambridge 1953 (5th edition)
£8
 


University history, but with focus on the structure and working of the academic system. 104 pages in red cloth with dustjacket. 8 illustrations and a folding town plan.
Ref: BC 1117
 
G. Ross    The Boat Race 1956
£7
 


The story of the first 100 races between the 2 premier universities. 256 pages including many photographs. Red cloth covers, gilt. This edition published by the Sportsmans Book Club for its members.
Ref: BC 1118
 
M. Rouse    A View Into Cambridgeshire 1974
£3
 


A guide to the county.168 pages with black and white photograpic illustrations. Ex library copy in dustjacket. Hinges cracked and cover loose but still attached. Priced accordingly.
Ref: BC 1119
 
L.T. Stanley    The Cambridge Year 1960
£12
 


A slightly eclectic look at the university and town through the seasons. 192 pages in a yellow cloth cover, with dustjacket. Illustrated throughout with the author's own black and white photographs.
Ref: BC 1121
 
L.T. Stanley    The Cambridge Year 1960
£10
 


A slightly eclectic look at the university and town through the seasons. 192 pages in a yellow cloth cover. Illustrated throughout with the author's own black and white photographs. Lacks dustjacket.
Ref: BC 1122
 
J. Steegman    Cambridge 1954 (5th ed.)
£15
 


An historical and topographical review of the university and town. x/120 pages in blue cloth covers with dustjacket and illustrated with numerous black and white photos. This edition revised by Bryan Little. A very good, clean copy.
Ref: BC 1123
 
E. Storey    Portrait of the Fen Country 1971
£4
 


Covering all the "fen counties", from Hale's Portrait series. 221 pages in beige/red cloth with dustjacket (chipped at spine). Illustrated with 32 balck and white photos. Ex-library copy with the usual marks.
Ref: BC 1124
 
C.W. Stubbs    Cambridge And Its Story 1912
£25
 


A history of the university. xviii/301 pages in blue cloth covers, a little rubbed at the edges. Illustrated with 24 full-page tinted lithographs and 28 other illustrations by H. Railton.
Ref: BC 1125
 
C. Taylor    Cambridgeshire And Mid Anglia 1984
£8
 


A look at man's impact on the landscape of the Cambridgeshire and mid Anglia region. One of the National Trust Histories series. 95 pages in green cloth covers with dustjacket, and with numerous colour and black and white illustrations. Excellent condition.
Ref: BC 1126
 
O. Teichman    The Cambridge Undergraduate One Hundred Years Ago 1926
£25
 


Undergraduate life in the 1820's. viii/108 pages in blue paper/black cloth hard covers, with 4 illustrations.
Ref: BC 1127
 
A.H. Thompson    Cambridge And Its Colleges 1910 (3rd.ed.)
£11
 


A guide to the university and colleges, from the Little Guides series. xvi/358 pages in blue cloth, with dustjacket. - 23 black and white drawings.
Ref: BC 1128
 
A.H. Thompson    Cambridge And Its Colleges 1926 (6th ed.)
£9
 


A guide to the university and colleges, from the Little Guides series. xvi/358 pages in blue cloth. No dustjacket. - 23 black and white drawings.
Ref: BC 1129
 
G.M. Trevelyan    Trinity College - An Historical Sketch 1943
£8
 


A short college history. vi/120 pages in red cloth covers with dustjacket. First reprint of the first edition.
Ref: BC 1130
 
F.T. Unwin    Gentle Tales of Old Cambridge 1982
£5
 


A miscellany of topics and stories from 20th century town history (no university content). Paperback with 235 pages. In good condition and signed by the author.
Ref: BC 1131
 
R. White    Cambridge Life 1960
£14
 


A look at the university and town across each of the 3 university terms. 303 pages in blue cloth covers with dustjacket.
Ref: BC 1132
 
J. Wilson    Memorabilia Cantebrigiae 1803
£295
 


A history of the University and colleges. xvii/341 pages. Half-leather binding. Engravings of 16 colleges with their founders, and of the senate house. A very nice copy in good condition.
Ref: BC 1133
 
T. Whytehead    College Life - Letters to an Undergraduate 1845
£20
 


Paternalistic advice to new undergraduates on the workings of the college and university. The format is a series of 8 letters. xv/138 pages plus advertisements in original green cloth, rather battered and soiled.
Ref: BC 1134
 
R.R. Williamson    Ackermann's Cambridge - King Penguin Edition 1951
£15
 


From the King Penguin series. Colour reproductions of 20 plates from Ackermann's Cambridge, with 34 pages of accompanying explanatory text by Williamson.
Ref: BC 1135
 
A.G. Woodhead P. Bury    History of Corpus Christi College, Cambs. 1822-1994 1995
£30
 


A comprehensive college history in 2 volumes covering 172 years. Volume 1, written by P.Bury, was originally published in 1952, and covered the 130 years from 1822 to 1952. It was brought up to date by A. Woodhead with a further volume covering the years 1952-94, published in 1995. At this time Bury's history was republished in a uniform binding to make a handsome pair. Both are bound in red cloth, gilt with labels to the front cover. Vol 1 - x/362 pages with 45 black and white illustrations. Vol 2 - xi/355 pages with 4 illustrations. Both in very good condition.
Ref: BC 1136
 

Maps

J. Speed    Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine 1612-14 (1612)
£1250
52.5 x 38.5cm


John Speed's maps of the English and Welsh counties are amongst the most decorative of early, British cartographic work, and are eagerly sought after today. They were first published in 1612 in The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine, designed as a companion volume to Speed's History of Great Britaine. The maps were based on the earlier surveys of Saxton, Norden and a few others, with engraving contracted to Jodocus Hondius whose signature appears on 33 of the maps. Speed's greatest innovation was the inclusion of inset plans of major towns and cities. Although some were copied from earlier work, for many towns this was first plan ever published. Speed's county atlas was re-issued a number of times for a period of around 160 years, with new publishers making various small changes and updates to the maps over time. This example bears the imprint of Sudbury and Humble dating it to one of the earlier editions between 1611 and c1650. A couple of minor repaired marginal tears not impinging the printed area. The colouring is less skilful than the best examples, but still an attractive example of this popular map.
Ref: CAM 051
 
J. Blaeu    Theatrum Orbis Terrarum 1645-62
£720
51.5 x 41.5cm


The Blaeu family were one of the leading Dutch map producers of the 17th century. Their major work was a multi volume world atlas initiated by Willem Blaeu and expanded by his son Joan. Their maps were beautifully designed and engraved, and are often found with original colour, making them most desirable to collectors. 1645 saw the first publication of volume 4 of the atlas, containing maps of England and Wales. There were several re-issues between then and 1672 when most of Blaeu's plates were lost in a fire which engulfed his Amsterdam premises. Latin text on the verso narrows dating of this example to the editions of 1645, 1648 or 1662. The map is in original colour, embellished with gold-leaf highlights, marking it out as a special order.
Ref: CAM 007
 
R. Blome    Britannia 1673
£255
26 x 29.5cm


Originally intended as volume 3 of a larger cartographic project (The English Atlas), Richard Blome's Britannia was published alone in 1673. A rare second edition was issued in 1677. This Cambridgeshire map is from the first edition of the work, and was dedicated to Sir Thomas Chicheley of Wimpole Hall (today owned by the National Trust).At the time of the map's publication he was Master General of the Ordnance and was a privy councillor to King Charles II. In return for his patronage of Blome's project Chicheley received this dedication on the county map, and also appeared in the list of the nobility and gentry of the county, his coat of arms being further included amongst the 816 illustrated in the volume. Mounted.
Ref: CAM 177
 
J. Moore P. Lea    All the Shires of England & Wales 1689-94 (1689)
£950
48 x 40cm


Coloured. Close trimmed to borders, but otherwise in good condition, and a rare map. Around 1680 Philip Lea acquired the old Saxton map plates and commenced major revisions for a new edition. Cambridge was included with Northants, Beds. Rutland and Hunts on a single Saxton map, and in revising this to add town plans Lea obliterated much of Cambridgeshire. He then engaved this new map of the county to fill the gap. The map is based upon Jonas Moore's great survey and map of the fens.
Ref: CAM 056
 
J. Ellis    Ellis's English Atlas 1765-86 (1765)
£50
19.5 x 25.5cm


Joseph Ellis's English Atlas was an entry into the market for small county atlases by its publishers Robert Sayer and Carington Bowles. The county maps were closely based upon those drawn by Thomas Kitchin for the 1763 topographical work England Illustrated, the major difference being the attractive vignettes which replaced Kitchin's rococco cartouches. The atlas was first published in 1765, and soon became a commercial success, running to many later editions. It was promoted as a travelling atlas, and made available in various formats. Mounted.
Ref: CAM 174
 
J. Ellis    Ellis's English Atlas 1766 (1765)
£60
19.5 x 25.5cm


Joseph Ellis's English Atlas was an entry into the market for small county atlases by its publishers Robert Sayer and Carington Bowles. The county maps were closely based upon those drawn by Thomas Kitchin for the 1763 topographical work England Illustrated, the major difference being the attractive vignettes which replaced Kitchin's rococco cartouches. The atlas was first published in 1765, and soon became a commercial success, running to many later editions. It was promoted as a travelling atlas, and made available in various formats. These included a version with the maps printed back to back on each page, as with this example from a 1766 edition which has a map of Cheshire on the reverse.
Ref: CAM 068
 
G.A. Walpoole    The New British Traveller 1784
£35
16 x 20cm


The New British Traveller was originally issued as a weekly partwork by the publisher Alexander Hogg, commencing in 1783. Once the series of 60 parts was completed in 1784 title pages were provided for the pages to be bound in a single volume. The work is a topographical review of Great Britain, containing numerous prints and a set of county and general maps. The maps are of varying sizes, being typically arranged 2,3 or 4 to a single page, with adjoining borders. When separated this means individual maps will be trimmed to the border on one or two sides and are often re-margined for mounting and framing. The map of Cambridgeshire is re-margined on one side and sold ready-mounted.
Ref: CAM 111
 
J. Cary    New and Correct English Atlas 1793 (1787)
£28
21 x 26.5cm


The last decades of the 18th century saw less emphasis being placed on the traditions of decorative mapmaking in favour of a plainer style and design. Foremost amongst this new wave of "modern" cartographers and engravers was John Cary. The New and Correct English Atlas was Cary's first major production as a publisher in his own account. The maps were not only clearly and elegantly drawn and engraved, but also set new standards in accuracy in taking advantage of all the new large-scale county surveys of the second half of the 18th century. The atlas was first published in 1787, with a re-issue in 1793. By 1808 the plates were well worn, and the engraving of a new set was begun. The next dated edition of 1809 utilised these new plates. This example is from the edition of 1793. Original outline colour with later enhancement.
Ref: CAM 169
 
J. Cary    New English Atlas 1811 (1809)
£90
48 x 53.5cm


It is suprising that Cary's large county atlas was issued as late as 1809, as individual maps from it seem to have been sold singly from 1801. The atlas format was perhaps to compete with the similarly sized atlas of Charles Smith, which went under the same title and was published in 1804. It is perhaps Cary's finest production, the maps being notable for their fine design, detail and engraving. The atlas ran to several later editions by Cary, and the plates were later used for a variety of lithographic transfers by G.F. Cruchley. This example is from the second edition of 1811, and is in original full colour.
Ref: CAM 074
 
J. Wallis P. Martin    Martin's Sportsman's Almanack, Kalender and Travellers' Guide 1818 (1812)
£20
9.5 x 13cm


This map drawn and engraved by James Wallis, was first published in 1812 in Wallis's New Pocket Edition of the English Counties or Travellers Companion. It was subsequently re-issued in 1818 in the quoted almanack published by P. Martin, from which this example comes.
Ref: CAM 013
 
G. Cooke    Cooke's Topography of Great Britain c1810
£35
11 x 12cm


Uncoloured. The map is supplied together with its original 156 page guide book. The guide was published in paper covers - the front and spine still extant but the rear cover missing. The pages are uncut. The map shows some slight offsetting, and some of the pages of the descriptive text are a little rubbed at the edges, but nice to own the complete item. The maps were also used in other later publications.
Ref: CAM 076
 
J. Duncan W. Ebden    A New Atlas of England and Wales 1845 (1825-8)
£45
34.5 x 44.5cm


Between 1824 and 1828 William Ebden produced a set of county maps which were issued under various publisher's imprints, and probaby only sold singly. In 1833 they were re-published by James Duncan in a thematic atlas to illustrate the representative changes brought about by the 1832 Reform Act. There were several subsequent editions between 1835 and 1845, with railways being added to the later editions. This example shows the London & Cambridge Railway, which opened in 1845, and is therefore from the aylas edition of that year. The printing plates were later acquired and re-used by Stanfords. Original colour. Slight brown stain at the right-hand centrefold, and priced accordingly.
Ref: CAM 105
 
J. Pigot    British Atlas 1829-c1857
£65
22 x 36cm


James Pigot & Co's county maps were issued in their British Atlas (from c1829), in several of their national and local business directories (from 1826 for the "home counties", at least), and singly in folding form as travelling maps. They were amongst the first maps to be printed from steel instead of copper plates, allowing more accurate fine detail and less wear to the plates over time. Atlas and directories went through several editions up to around 1857, later editions from 1846 being re-named Slater's New British Atlas, with imprints changed accordingly. Original outline colour. Supplied with the text page from the atlas.
Ref: CAM 006
 
R. Creighton S. Lewis    A Topographical Dictionary of England 1833 or 1835 (1831)
£15
17.5 x 24cm


Samuel Lewis' Topographical Dictionary was first published in 1831, and there were a mumber or re-issues up to 1849. The county maps, which were drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J.& C. Walker, were sometimes published with the text and sometimes in a separate, accompanying atlas volume. This example dates from the 1833 or 1835 editions. Modern colour.
Ref: CAM 143
 
R. Creighton S. Lewis    View of the Representative History of England 1835
£20
18.5 x 24cm


This work was published in 1835 as a companion volume to Lewis's Topographic Dictionary. It contains county and borough maps, drawn by R. Creighton and engaved by J.& C. Walker, and was designed to show the electoral and boundary changes effected by the 1832 Reform Act. There were 2 issues of the work in 1835 and 1840, this example of the county map being from the 1835 first edition. Original outline colour.
Ref: CAM 015
 
C. Greenwood    Atlas of the Counties of England 1834
£75
70.5 x 57cm


Between 1817 and 1833 the brothers Charles and John Greenwood surveyed all the counties of England and Wales for their beautifully engraved county atlas finally published in 1834. Maps were also sold singly as produced. The Cambridgeshire map was surveyed in 1832/33 and this example's centrefold suggests it was sold in atlas format. Original full wash colour. Slightly grubby and with some print off-setting, as is often the case with the Greenwoods' maps.
Ref: CAM 098
 
J. Walker W. Hobson    Hobson's Fox-hunting Atlas 1849
£35
32.5 x 40.5cm


In 1849 maps from the Walkers' British Atlas (first issued in 1835) were used for this new publication for the hunting enthusiast. Lithographic transfers were taken from the basee maps, which were then overprinted and coloured to show the territories of the various hunts.The Atlas continued into the 1880's, later editions being titled "Walkers Fox-hunting Atlas" This example is from the first edition of 1849, so identified by the hunt names being overprinted in black outline and then hand coloured in blue. Later editions had the hunt names printed in blue, with references to adjoining pages removed. Slight soiling to the outer margins.
Ref: CAM 150
 
C. Smith    New English Atlas (reduced version) 1828 or 1833 (1822)
£32
18.5 x 24cm


In 1822 Charles Smith issued a county atlas with maps based on his larger county maps which had been in circulation for over 20 years. The new maps were smaller in scale, but the atlas bore the same title as that in which his larger maps appeared. They are clearly drawn and engraved, but although there were several editions of the atlas, they are today amongst the rarer of the 18th century county maps. This example is from the edition of 1828 or 1833, in which the maps have no date in the imprint, but before railways were added for the edition of 1844. Original outline colour.
Ref: CAM 028
 
T. Murray    An Atlas of the English Counties 1830
£36
35.5 x 45cm


The title page of Murray's county atlas states that the maps were "Projected on the basis of the Trigonometrical Survey by order of the hon.ble The Board of Ordnance, under the superindendance of T.L. Murray". This might seem to imply the project had at least the official blessing, if not the active involvement of the Ordnance Survey, but is more likely to be a marketing puff. D. Hodson has suggested that the maps were copied from those of William Ebden published from 1825-8, both sets also being engraved by the same firm of Hoare & Reeves. Murray's Atlas was first published in 1830, with second and third editions in 1831 and 1832, the latter with the adddition of electoral data. by 1838 the plates had been acquired by W. Robson & Co. who published and sold the maps individually, and also used them in their commercial directories. This example is from the first edition of 1830. Original colour.
Ref: CAM 034
 
W. Cobbett     A Geographical Dictionary of England and Wales 1832 or 1854
£25
10 x 18cm


William Cobbett is probably best known for his work Rural Rides dealing with rural depopulation, but also entered the market for topographical dictionaries, publishing A Geographical Dictionary of England and Wales in 1832. The work contained a set of very sketchy and simplistic county maps. There was a second edition in 1854, but neither seems to have sold well as today Cobbet's maps are rarely encountered.
Ref: CAM 142
 
S. Hall    A Travelling County Atlas 1853 or 1854 (1831)
£15
19 x 26cm


This set of maps were first published in 1831 in A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. They were later re-issued, with various amendments, in several other works including Hall's New British Atlas (1833-36) and A Travelling County Atlas (1842-1875). Based on the publishers' address in the imprint and markings for stations, this example can be dated to the 1853 or 1854 editions of the A Travelling County Atlas. Original outline colour to the county border, with later enhancements.
Ref: CAM 165
 
A. Perrot    L'Angleterre, ou Description Historique et Topographique du Royaume de la Grande-Bretagne 1824-35
£95
6 x 10.5cm


The text for this French topographical work on Britain was written by George Depping, the maps being drawn by Aristide Perrot and engraved by A. Migneret. It was first published in 1824, with subsequent editions in 1828 and 1835. The maps often cover more than one county as in this example which also includes Bedfordshire, Huntingdonshire and Hertfordshire. The surrounding decorative border shows the typical produce and wares of the counties. Original outline colour
Ref: HRT 1685
 
J. Archer    Dugdale's Curiosities of Great Britain, England and Wales Delineated c1846-48 (1842)
£15
17.5 x 23.5cm


This map first appeared in 1842 in Dugdale's Curiosities of Great Britain, England and Wales Delineated. This copy is from the 1846, 1847 or 1848 editions of the work, for which the original imprint below the border, "Engraved for Dugdale's England and Wales Delineated" was removed. The same set of maps were later also used in other publications such as Barclay's Universal English Dictionary, and Tallis's Topographical Dictionary of England and Wales. Original outline colour.
Ref: CAM 119
 
R. Miller    Miller's New Miniature Atlas c1822 or 1825 (c1821)
£30
7 x 11cm


Miller's miniature county atlas was undated, but issued in c1821. There were re-issues in c1822 and 1825 under the imprints of William Darton, who presumably bought the publishing rights from Miller. This example is from one of the two Darton editions. An uncommon map.
Ref: CAM 162
 
J. Dower M.A. Pittman    The Sporting Magazine c1841-3
£35
22.5 x 18cm


Mr. Muir's Hunt. These hunting maps, engraved by John Dower for M.A. Pittman, originally appeared in the Sporting Review magazine in the early 1840's. The full set of 24 maps were also issued as The Fox Hunter's Atlas in c1843 and c1850. A later issue of the atlas in c1857 had 28 maps. Individual folding examples have also been found in red silk covers.The maps are based on the territory of each hunt irrespective of county borders.This example shows Mr. Muir's hunt, covering parts of Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. Modern colour.
Ref: REG 1535
 
J. Wallis S. Oddy    Wallis's New Britlish Atlas 1813
£37
17.5 x 26.5cm


James Wallis's New British Atlas was first published in 1813 by S.A. Oddy. There was a second edition in 1816. This example is from the first edition and is dated 1812 on the imprint. It is in attractive, original, full wash colour, and in good condition.
Ref: CAM 1447
 
W. Kip    Camden's Britannia 1637 (1607)
£255
32 x 28.5cm


The first 5 editions of Camden's successful history and topography of Britain were without maps, but for the sixth edition of 1607 the engravers William Hole and William Kip were commissioned to provide a set of maps of the counties of England and Wales, plus 3 general maps of the countries comprising the new "United Kingdom". These maps were retained for the subsequent 1610 and 1637 editions. They are based on the earlier work of Saxton, Norden, Smith and Owen. The Cambridgeshire map,engraved by William Kip, is based on that of Saxton, and is the second earliest printed map of the county as an individual entity.This example is from the 1610 edition of Britannia, so dated from the lack of text to the verso, and lack of the plate number 21 which was added for the 1637 edition.
Ref: CAM 026
 
G. Cole J. Roper    English Topography 1816 or 1827 (1804-10)
£25
17 x 23cm


This set of maps, drawn by G. Cole and engraved by John Roper, were issued in parts between 1804 and 1810, together with a number of town plans. They were subsequently collected together to form the British Atlas, issued in 1808 as a companion volume to The Beauties of England & Wales, written by J. Nightingale. The maps were further re-issued in 1816 in English Topography, (also written by Nightingale). and again in Dugdale's Curiosities in Great Britain from 1835. This copy of the Cambridgeshire map dates from either the 1816 or 1827 editions of English Topography. The inset map of Newmarket Racecourse adds an extra interest. Original outline colour to the hundreds. Minor nick to left-hand margin. Mounted in fair stock
Ref: CAM 149
 

Topographical prints - other areas

A. Hogg G.A. Walpoole    The New British Traveller 1784
£8
22.5 x 34.5cm


Barnwell and Chesterton. The New British Traveller was one of a number of publications by Alexander Hogg aiming to tap the bouyant market for works on British topography and antiquities. It included text on each couny, a set of county maps by T. Conder and others, and numerous copperplate prints by a variety of engravers. The work was initially issued in 60 parts from c 1783, and then as a complete work from 1784. At the time this print was taken, Barnwell and Chesterton were independent villages, but have since become suburbs of Cambridge. No artist's or engraver's signatures. A narrow right-hand margin, but with sufficient space to mount.
Ref: TOP 1433
 
A. Hogg G.A. Walpoole    The New British Traveller 1784
£5
24.5 x 16.5cm


Castle Camps. The New British Traveller was one of a number of publications by Alexander Hogg aiming to tap the bouyant market for works on British topography and antiquities. It included text on each couny, a set of county maps by T. Conder and others, and numerous copperplate prints by a variety of engravers. The work was initially issued in 60 parts from c 1783, and then as a complete work from 1784. Castle Camps was a Norman castle, around which grew the current village of the same name. It gradually fell into disrepair, and little today remains above ground, some of the wall being incorporated into Castle Farmhouse. The print bears no artist's or engraver's signatures. A few spots to the outer extremities of the wide margins.
Ref: TOP 109
 
Author not known.   The Beauties of England and Wales 1812
£8
15 x 11cm


The Twin Churches of Swaffham Prior. The Beauties of England and Wales was a topographical partwork issued in 18 volumes between 1801 and 1815. It was initially published by Vernor & Hood, and later by J. Harris. This print was engraved by Scott after a drawing by Thompson, but has been mis-titled as "Swaffham Churches, Norfolk". It actually illustrates the two churches at Swaffham Prior in Cambridgeshire. These two churches stand next to each other in the same churchyard, apparently originally intended to serve two congregations in a village divided between two manors. Today St. Mary's is used as the parish church and St. Cyriac's is redundant but still standing. A little light foxing to the margins of the print, which would be hidden by a mount.
Ref: TOP 183