Yorkshire. Four maps of Yorkshire, 17th-19th century, comprising: 1) Tuke (John). Map of the County
Yorkshire. Four maps of Yorkshire, 17th-19th century, comprising: 1) Tuke (John). Map of the County of York, [London?]: republished 1816, large hand-coloured engraved map, divided into 2 sheets (east and west) each of 8 sections and mounted either side of a sheet of card backing, glazed both sides and framed, some old staining and adhesive staining along section edges, west sheet with small area of loss to central fold, a few other marks, approximate dimensions 1180 x 720 mm; 2) [Blaeu, Joan]. Ducatus Eboracensis pars borealis. The North Riding of York Shire, c.1648, hand-coloured engraved map, decorative cartouche of fishermen, French text verso, mounted, glazed both sides and framed, 395 x 510 mm; 3) Bowen (Emanuel, & Thomas Kitchin). An Accurate Map of the North Riding of York Shire, London: John Bowles, Carington Bowles, and Rob[er]t Sayer, [1785 or later], hand-coloured engraved map, inset view of York, decorative cartouches, browning, damp-stain to lower margin, framed and glazed, 585 x 750 mm, 4) Bowen (Emanuel, & Thomas Kitchin). An Accurate Map of the County of York, London: Rob[er]t Wilkinson, Carington Bowles, Rob[er]t Sayer, [1785 or later], hand-coloured engraved map, decorative cartouches, browning, 585 x 750 mm, together with 1 other map (Pierre Mortier, Carte particuliere des costes de Flandres, de Picardie et de Normandie, c.1700) (qty: 5) Cf. Chubb CXCIX or CC for the two Bowen maps.
One document is noticeably damp-stained; otherwise overall condition very good. Many documents relate to transactions made by Richard Heeles [Heelis] the elder and younger of Draughton during the late 17th century with various parties from Draughton and other settlements in Yorkshire (e.g. Easby). The Kildwick Grange documents include a form of quitclaim signed by John Coates of Kildwick Grange in 1691. Apparently it was his forebear, also John Coates, for whom the house was built in the 1620s.