28th Apr, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Books, Maps & Manuscripts

  Lot 67


Speed (John) and Smyth (William)
The Countye Palatine of Chester, With that most Ancient Citie described.
Sudbury and Humble, no date [1611 or later], hand-coloured engraved map, platemark 380mm x 502mm, English text on reverse (pages 73/74, signature Ss, replacement top margin;
Speed (John), Northampton Shire.
George Humbell, 1610 [1611 or later], engraved by Jodocus Hondius, engraved map, platemark 388mm x 516mm, English text on reverse (pages 55 and 56, signature N2), repaired tear to top right quarter, loose in mount;
idem, The Countie of Nottingham described, The Sire Townes Situation and the Earls There of observed.
John Sudbury and Georg Humble, 1610 [1616], hand-coloured map engraved by Hondius, plate mark 381mm x510mm, Latin text on reverse (page 66 and ??, signature Oo, three small holes in centre of map, repairs to worn upper corners including printed area with loss of page number and several holes;
Saxton (Christopher) and Lea (P.), A Map of Essex. Newly revised and Amended.
No date [1693], hand-coloured engraved map, plate mark 416mm x 528mm, plain reverse, margins frayed and holed. (4)

Sold for £650
Estimated at £200 - £300


Auction: Books, Maps & Manuscripts, 28th Apr, 2023

A rare late 18th century diary written by Lady Mary Broughton detailing a two-year Grand Tour around Europe, is one of the highlights of the sale. Not only is it a remarkable and detailed travel diary written from a rare female perspective, but it is an important document recording the everyday social history of Europe and a treasure trove of information on picture collections and museums of the era. Also of note is a 17th century Manuscript Account Book with a connection to Crosthwaite in the Lake District, a fine John Speed Map of the World published in 1676, and a copy of John C. Bourne's 'The History and Description of the Great Western Railway'. Amongst the children's literature in the sale is a first edition set of C.S. Lewis' 'The Chronicles of Narnia', and a first edition of Roald Dahl's 'The Twits'. 

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