Radnorshire : 5 items
W. Kip    Camden's Britannia 1637 (1607)
31.5 x 26.5cm

The first five 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. This example is from the 1637 edition. Two repaired tears impinging within bottom border by c4.5 cm, but still an attractive map.
Ref: RAD 851
E. Bowen J. Owen    Britannia Depicta 1720
11.5 x 18cm

Britannia Depicta was one of 3 pocket-sized reductions of Ogilby's road book that appeared within an 18 month timeframe between 1719 and 1720. It was more innovative than the others in including much additional topographical and historical information (researched by John Owen) on the maps. The work was a commercial success and ran to many later editions, this example being from the first edition of 1720.
Ref: RAD 852
T. Hutchinson    Geographia Magnae Britanniae 1748
17 x 14.5cm

This small county atlas of England and Wales was first issued in 1748 by a consortium of 7 publishers who also had a stake in the publication of Daniel Defoe's Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain. It was advertised as a companion volume to Defoe's work, or as a pocket atlas in its own right. Thomas Hutchinson's name appears as the engraver on 2 maps, but the rest are unsigned and may be by a variety of hands. They are sometimes also known as Osborne/Wale maps. There was a second edition in 1756. The map has been recently coloured - please e-mail us for an up to date photo. Supplied mounted and ready to frame.
Ref: RAD 853
E. Langley W. Belch    Langley's New County Atlas of England and Wales 1818
25.5 x 17cm

Langley and Belch were in partnership from 1807 to 1820, and issued their county atlas in 1818. The maps are attractive, with topograhical vignettes (in this case the town of Radnor), and usually found in original full wash colour as here. Narrow vertical margins.
Ref: RAD 001
J. Seller    Camden's Britannia Abridg'd 1701 (c1695)
14.5 x 12cm

First published in Anglia Contracta in c1695, John Seller's maps were subsequently reissued in A History of England in 1696, and in Camden's Britannia Abridg'd in 1701. They were later re-used in the 1780's in Grose's Antiquities of England and Wales, for which titles and scale-bars were changed, the maps also being set in a page of text. The Seller/Grose maps are common, the originals by Seller much less so. This example of the Radnorshire map is from Camden's Britannia Abridg'd published in 1701. Modern hand colour.
Ref: RAD 002