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ANTIQUE MAP: HERTFORDSHIRE, DRAWN FROM AN ACCURATE SURVEY, BY T. KITCHIN, GEOGRAPHER.

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ANTIQUE MAP: HERTFORDSHIRE, DRAWN FROM AN ACCURATE SURVEY, BY T. KITCHIN, GEOGRAPHER.

KITCHIN, Thomas, 1719-1784 : HERTFORDSHIRE, DRAWN FROM AN ACCURATE SURVEY, BY T. KITCHIN, GEOGRAPHER.

[London : for R. Baldwin], 1748. A very attractive antique map of the county, with a pleasant title-piece decorated with swags of fruits and flowers. Compiled and engraved by Thomas Kitchin, one of the best known of English mapmakers of the period and later to become Hydrographer to the King. Originally produced for the May 1748 issue of the "London Magazine: or, Gentleman’s Monthly Intelligencer".
Copper line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 181 x 225mm (approx. 7-1/8” x 8-7/8”). Slight nick to upper margin, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map. Hodson 33.

£100

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ANTIQUE MAP: HERTFORDSHIRE.

[MOULE, Thomas, 1784-1851] : HERTFORDSHIRE.

[London : George Virtue, 1831]. A highly attractive “gothick” map of the county prepared by the antiquary Thomas Moule. Decorated with an ornamental border, coats of arms, and inset views of Cashiobury and St. Alban’s Abbey. Engraved by William Schmollinger (1811?-1869) and originally produced in 1831 for the part-work series “The English Counties Delineated” (London : 1830-1837) – and here in earliest state (Hodson 94.i) before the addition of railways, etc.
Steel line engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface 200 x 261mm (approx. 7-3/4” x 10-1/4”). Trimmed a little tight (as usual); a few faint spots and specks, but overall in very good and clean state. Rare in this earliest state and with original colour. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£125

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ANTIQUE MAP: HERTFORDSHIRE.

[MOULE, Thomas, 1784-1851] : HERTFORDSHIRE.

[London : George Virtue, 1831 (but later)]. A highly attractive “gothick” map of the county prepared by the antiquary Thomas Moule. Decorated with an ornamental border, coats of arms, and inset views of Cashiobury and St. Alban’s. Originally produced for the part-work “English Counties Delineated” (London : 1830-1837) – the present (slightly revised) version is dated to about 1850.
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 200 x 261mm (approx. 7-3/4” x 10-1/4”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£100

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