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Maps of the United Kingdom

Many fine maps of Britain and its territories were made by British and other European cartographers by the 17th century. The maps of John Speed are some of the most renowned. Speed began working for the royal customs office under Elizabeth I in 1598. Speed drew up a series of detailed county maps of England and Wales to be included in his atlas "Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain." Master cartographer Gerard Mercator created a map of Ireland in 1606 which featured towns, rivers, lakes, forests and mountains. In 1552, Sebastian Munster used woodblock printing to scale London’s streets. Munster’s map of London shows ships in the Thames River and nobles in the foreground.

A 1650 map of the British Isles by Pierre Mariette and Nicolas Sanson represents England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland... Read more

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A Victorian silkwork map of England and Wales, the work of Jane Kelsey, 1849

June 30, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newbury, United Kingdom

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Map of England, Stitched by Elizabeth Ross 1788

June 30, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Hatfield, PA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Maps:  A re-print map of Bedfordshire after the original by H. Moll, having

July 1, 2016, 2:00 PM BST
Middle Claydon, United Kingdom

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Maps: Maps:  A reprint map of Sussex by Cassell's County Maps , by B.R Davi

July 1, 2016, 2:00 PM BST
Middle Claydon, United Kingdom

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An early 19th century oval needlework map of Britain and Wales: with named

July 13, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Exeter, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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Early British plans: Leonard Knyff and Henricus Hondius (2pcs)

July 22, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
West Columbia, SC, USA

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