Copperplate

J. Roper : 7 items

Maps

G. Cole J. Roper    The Beauties of England and Wales 1805
£35
23 x 17.5cm


The Beauties of England and Wales was a topographical partwork, issued in 18 volumes between 1801 and 1815. From 1804 a set of maps and town plans was gradually introduced to accompany the work. The maps were drawn by G. Cole and engraved by J. Roper, and were initially sold as a separate partwork series, before being collected together in 1810 and issued as The British Atlas. They were later also used in early editions of Dugdale's Curiosities of Great Britain, England and Wales Delineated. This copy is dated 1805, and would have been one of the first partwork issues. Original colour. Mounted.
Ref: ISL 020
 
G. Cole J. Roper    Curiosities of Great Brtiain, England and Wales Delineated 1835 or 1838 (1804-10)
£15
23 x 18cm


This set of maps, drawn by G. Cole and engraved by John Roper, were first 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. The symbols for polling places on this example of the Suffolk map indicates that it is from the 1835 or 1838 editions of Dugdale's Curiosities...Modern colour. Narrow vertical margins but sufficient for mounting.
Ref: SUF 112
 
G. Cole J. Roper    Curiosities of Great Britian, England and Wales 1835-41 (1804-09)
£15
18 x 24cm


This map was drawn by George Cole and engraved by John Roper. It was first published in The Beauties of England and Wales, a serialised partwork which appeared from 1804-1809, and was later used in various other publications. This copy bears no signatures, but does include railways and polling places, which were added for its appearance in Dugdales Curiosities...with editions between 1835 and 1841.
Ref: DER 008
 
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
 

UK and British Atlases

G. Cole J. Roper    English Topography 1816
£1850
c17.5 x 23 cm


Half leather binding, with new spine. Boards a little rubbed, and bumped at corners, but otherwise good internally. 58 map sheets in original outline colour and in good condition. The maps cover all the English and Welsh counties (4 sheets cover Yorkshire), plus 2 general maps of England & Wales - one an index map for the atlas, the other showing rivers, canals and "railroads". There are 2-4 pages of descriptive text for each county. The maps were first used in the British Atlas, which was a companion volume to The Beauties of England & Wales, also written by Nightingale, and the imprints still bear the wording "to accompany the Beauties of England & Wales". Imprint dates vary from 1804 to 1809, and some must therefore have been revised as the first edition of The British Atlas came out in 1808. The maps were also later used in Dugdale's Curiosities in Great Britain from 1835.
Ref: ABR 860
 

Town Plans

G. Cole J. Roper    The British Atlas 1807
£60
17.5 x 24cm


Norwich. The British Atlas was designed as a companion volume to Joseph Nightingale's Beauties of England and Wales. It comprised English and Welsh county maps and a number of town plans, and was published in parts between 1804 and 1810, and as a complete work in 1810. The maps were drawn by G.Cole and engraved by John Roper.This plan of Norwich is dated 1807. Supplied mounted.
Ref: TWN 132
 
G. Cole J. Roper    The British Atlas 1805
£50
22 x 18.5cm


Colchester. The British Atlas was designed as a companion volume to Joseph Nightingale's Beauties of England and Wales. It comprised English and Welsh county maps and a number of town plans, and was published in parts between 1804 and 1810, and as a complete work in 1810. The maps were drawn by G.Cole and engraved by John Roper.This Colchester plan is dated 1805.
Ref: TWN 161