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ANTIQUE MAPS OF DURHAM
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COLE, G. & ROPER, John : DURHAM.
London : Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, 1805. A nice early impression of a useful and attractive antique map of the county that remained in print for over fifty years. Interesting in grading the roads, locating archaeological sites, etc. Engraved by John Roper (fl.1792-1810) from a draught by Cole, probably the surveyor George Cole of Soho. Originally produced to accompany the part-work “Beauties of England and Wales” (London : 1801-1818).
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SELLER, John, 1632-1697 : THE BISHOPRICK OF DURHAM.
[London : 1694?]. A charming and rare small map of County Durham by John Seller. Originally produced for a set of maps which first appeared under the title “Anglia Contracta”, dated to between 1689 and 1694 by Skelton and generally ascribed to somewhere near the latter date. The maps in their original form were subsequently reissued a number of times between 1696 and 1711, with the present example dating from no later than 1697.
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