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ANTIQUE MAP: UP AND DOWN THE RIVER. BENNET’S MAP & ABC GUIDE TO THE RIVER THAMES FROM OXFORD TO GRAVESEND WITH USEFUL NOTES FOR BOATING AND ANGLING.ANTIQUE MAP: UP AND DOWN THE RIVER. BENNET’S MAP & ABC GUIDE TO THE RIVER THAMES FROM OXFORD TO GRAVESEND WITH USEFUL NOTES FOR BOATING AND ANGLING.ANTIQUE MAP: UP AND DOWN THE RIVER. BENNET’S MAP & ABC GUIDE TO THE RIVER THAMES FROM OXFORD TO GRAVESEND WITH USEFUL NOTES FOR BOATING AND ANGLING.

BENNET, J.F. (John Frederick), 1852-1937 – publisher : UP AND DOWN THE RIVER. BENNET’S MAP & ABC GUIDE TO THE RIVER THAMES FROM OXFORD TO GRAVESEND WITH USEFUL NOTES FOR BOATING AND ANGLING.

London : J. F. Bennet, 1892. Sixth edition. A popular and attractive map of the best-known stretch of Thames, produced by the City of London printer and stationer, John Frederick Bennet of Queen Street, manufacturer of “Wryte-eezy” stationery, and whose shop is illustrated among the numerous and entertaining advertisements. The map is accompanied by twenty pages of text, with notes on angling, boating, steam-launches, locks and tolls, with a distance-table, and an A-Z guide to the riverside towns and villages. First published in 1889.
Coloured lithograph on thin card, folding into a pictorial cloth case. Printed surface 744 x 185mm (approx. 29-1/4” x 7-1/4”). Very minor wear to folds; text pamphlet loose and slightly frayed, but still an attractive example. Just a single copy of this edition (Wisconsin) located in major libraries worldwide – and only a handful of copies of any of the multiple earlier and later editions.

£200

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ANTIQUE MAP: UP AND DOWN THE RIVER. BENNET’S MAP & ABC GUIDE TO THE RIVER THAMES FROM OXFORD TO GRAVESEND WITH USEFUL NOTES FOR BOATING AND ANGLING.

BENNET, J.F. (John Frederick), 1852-1937 – publisher : UP AND DOWN THE RIVER. BENNET’S MAP & ABC GUIDE TO THE RIVER THAMES FROM OXFORD TO GRAVESEND WITH USEFUL NOTES FOR BOATING AND ANGLING.

London : J. F. Bennet, 1907. Twenty-first edition. A popular and attractive map of the best-known stretch of Thames, produced by the City of London printer and stationer, John Frederick Bennet of Queen Street, manufacturer of “Wryte-eezy” stationery, which is advertised and illustrated among the numerous and entertaining advertisements. The map is accompanied by twenty pages of text, with notes on angling, boating, steam-launches, locks and tolls, with a distance-table, and an A-Z guide to the riverside towns and villages. First published in 1889.
Coloured lithograph on paper, folding into a pictorial cloth case. Printed surface 744 x 185mm (approx. 29-1/4” x 7-1/4”). A few faint marks; some very minor creasing; one tiny hole, but still an attractive example. No copy of this edition located in major libraries worldwide – and only a handful of copies of any of the earlier editions.

£100

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BOWRING PETROLEUM CO. – publishers : MEX MOTOR SPIRIT MAP OF THE RIVER THAMES.

BOWRING PETROLEUM CO. – publishers : MEX MOTOR SPIRIT MAP OF THE RIVER THAMES.

London : Bowring Petroleum Co., [ca.1917]. An attractive pocket atlas of the Thames, comprising a double-page general map and twenty-eight sectional maps covering the Thames from Westminster Bridge to Cricklade, with a further sectional map showing the Thames and Severn Canal as far as Trewsbury House near Kemble. Four pages of text add material on the 1914 Bye-Laws affecting motor launches and a brief history of Mex Motor Spirit – helping the allies to victory in “the present great War”.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 36pp. Thirty-one coloured maps by George Philip & Son. Original tan cloth wrappers, lettered and decorated in black and yellow; some minor external wear, but a very good copy. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

£75

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ANTIQUE MAP: STANFORD’S MAP OF THE RIVER THAMES FROM RICHMOND TO LECHLADE.

STANFORD, Edward, 1827-1904 : STANFORD’S MAP OF THE RIVER THAMES FROM RICHMOND TO LECHLADE.

London : Edward Stanford, (1947). A folding coloured map of the Upper Thames at a scale of 1-1/2 (3.8cm) inches to the mile. Some rather forlorn inked annotation records a voyage from Taplow to Chertsey – “Engine Stopped” (Boveney), “Engine Failed” (Laleham), “Ron’s Prang” (Chertsey).
Demy 8vo – opening out to approx. 335 x 21cm (132” x 8-1/4”). Original pictorial wrappers; some minor wear to folds, etc., but a nice example.

£40

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ANTIQUE MAP: THAMES WHARVES.

TEMPLE THOMSON & CLARK : THAMES WHARVES.

London : J. D. Potter, [ca.1905]. A striking and unusual map displaying (in two portions) the stretch of the tidal Thames from Charing Cross to Gravesend – the upper portion going downstream to Barking Reach, the larger lower portion from Halfway Reach on to Gravesend. At a scale of four inches to one sea mile, the prinicipal feature is the identification in red of over 180 steamship wharves, with notes on vessel lengths, average spring and neap depths, etc. Compiled by the steamship owners and brokers Temple, Thomson & Clark, from their address at 38 Leadenhall Street – premises they appear to have occupied for a short while either side of 1905 – and published by the nautical equipment firm established by John Dennett Potter of the Minories.
Colour printed lithograph on paper. Printed surface 665 x 995mm (approx. 26-1/4” x 39-1/4”). Dissected, mounted on linen, and folding into marbled guards; a little worn with some surface creasing; some damage to right hand margin, not affecting image; some holes, short splits and repaired tears to folds, but in reasonable condition for a scarce and heavily used working map of this type. Just two copies (Bodleian and British Library) located in major libraries worldwide.

£400

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