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Cumberland
Cumberland
Printed map. "By Robert Morden". Three visual scales. Probably from Camden & Morden's Camden's Britannia..., published 1695. Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry CXIII, p. 93-96: "Fifty maps including the counties of England, maps of North and South Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and 'The Smaller Islands in the British Ocean.' Most of the maps bear the name Robt. Morden. Sutton Nicholls, and John Sturt appear, as the engravers, on a few of them, and as others are similar in execution, it is probable that they were also engraved by them. They are plain at the back. Gibson, in his preface, says 'The Maps are all new engrav'd, either according to Surveys never before publish'd, or according to such as have been made and printed since Saxton and Speed. Where actual Surveys could be had, they were purchas'd at any rate; and for the rest, one of the best Copies extant was sent to some of the most knowing Gentlemen in each County, with a request to supply the defects, rectifie the positions, and correct the false spellings. And that nothing might be wanting to render them as complete and accurate as might be, this whole business was committed to Mr. Robert Morden, a person of known abilities in these matters, who took care to revise them, to see the slips of the Engraver mended, and the corrections, return'd out of the several Counties, duly inserted. Upon the whole, we need now scruple to affirm, that they are by much the fairest and most correct of any that have yet appear'd,' etc." McMaster has another copy; see RMC_107247. Acquired as part of the Banks Collection.
Cumberland
Cumberland
Printed map. "Drawn under the superintendance of T.L. Murray." "Hoare & Reeves sc.". Visual scale [60 mm=10 miles]. Originally published in Murray's An Atlas of the English Counties divided into Hundreds..., published 1830. Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry CCCCXIX, p. 290-291: "In the bottom left-hand corner of each map is: 'Drawn under the Superintendance of T.L. Murray,' and, in the right-hand corner: 'Hoar & Reeves sc.' (in a few cases printed 'sculpt.')". Acquired as part of the Banks Collection.
Cumberland
Cumberland
Printed map. Visual scale [21 mm=10 English miles]. Probably originally published in John [Jean] Rocque's The Small British Atlas: Being a New Set of Maps of all the Counties of England and Wales..., published 1753. Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry CCVII, p. 172-174: "Fifty-four maps, first issued in The English Traveller, 1746, two of which are of England and Wales and the remainder the counties and adjacent islands. These maps are similar to those in the Small English Atlas, 1749. As in the former case the shading around the county boundary gives the counties the appearance of islands....The plates are unnumbered." Acquired as part of the Banks Collection.
Cumberland
Cumberland
Printed map. "By John Cary, Engraver." Probably from Cary's New and Correct English Atlas..., 1809 edition. Visual scale [38 mm=10 miles]. Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland 1579-1870, entry CCLXIV, p. 216: "The date if the title-page is corrected to July 1st, 1809. This is practically a new work as the whole of the letter-press is reset and the maps re-engraved. Except Westmoreland, which is undated, the maps bear the imprint: 'London. Published by J. Cary Engraver & Map-Seller, No. 181, Strand. July 1, 1809.' They may be identified by the plate-mark which is half-an-inch beyond the border of the maps instead of quarter-of-an-inch as was the case with the earlier impressions." Acquired as part of the Banks Collection.
Cumberland
Cumberland
Printed map. "By Robert Morden". Three visual scales. Probably from Camden & Morden's Camden's Britannia..., published 1695. Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry CXIII, p. 93-96: "Fifty maps including the counties of England, maps of North and South Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and 'The Smaller Islands in the British Ocean.' Most of the maps bear the name Robt. Morden. Sutton Nicholls, and John Sturt appear, as the engravers, on a few of them, and as others are similar in execution, it is probable that they were also engraved by them. They are plain at the back. Gibson, in his preface, says 'The Maps are all new engrav'd, either according to Surveys never before publish'd, or according to such as have been made and printed since Saxton and Speed. Where actual Surveys could be had, they were purchas'd at any rate; and for the rest, one of the best Copies extant was sent to some of the most knowing Gentlemen in each County, with a request to supply the defects, rectifie the positions, and correct the false spellings. And that nothing might be wanting to render them as complete and accurate as might be, this whole business was committed to Mr. Robert Morden, a person of known abilities in these matters, who took care to revise them, to see the slips of the Engraver mended, and the corrections, return'd out of the several Counties, duly inserted. Upon the whole, we need now scruple to affirm, that they are by much the fairest and most correct of any that have yet appear'd,' etc." McMaster has another copy; see RMC_107199. Acquired as part of the Banks Collection.
Cumberland
Cumberland
Printed map. "By J. & C. Walker". Visual scale [8.5 mm=16 English miles]. In lower right margin, "No. 7." Bottom right corner includes "Reference" to wards, western and eastern divisions, places of election, and polling places. Colours are used to represent grassland, railways, and also used to outline the boundary of "Mr. Salkelds Cumberland". Black dots indicate "places of meeting of foxhounds". Probably from Hobson's Fox-Hunting Atlas..., [1850]. Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry DXXXII, p. 350: "Lithographic reproductions of the forty-two county maps in J. and C. Walker's British Atlas, first issued in 1837, prepared especially to show the 'Hunts,' with coloured boundaries. Between the title and imprint, on the title-page, is the list of maps, and following the title-page a sheet with: 'Reference to the Hunts.' The maps still bear the imprint of Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Co., but without date." Acquired as part of the Banks Collection.
Cumberland and the ancient citie Carlile described with many memorable antiqvities therein found observed
Cumberland and the ancient citie Carlile described with many memorable antiqvities therein found observed
Printed map. "Performed by Iohn Speed". Visual scale [65 mm=10 miles]. Includes inset map, "Carlile", various illustrations (coats of arms, monuments, figures and more), and text. Originally published in Speed's The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine..., published 1676. Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry XXVII, p. 37-39: "The maps in Book I are the same as those in the 1650-62 edition with the following exceptions: The imprints are corrected to: 'Sold by Thomas Bassett in Fleetstreet, and by Richard Chiswell in St. Pauls Church yard.'... Cumberland. The arms of 'Prince Rupert, D. of Cumberland.' 'James Hay E. of Carlile,' and 'Charles Howard E.' are added." Text on verso: "Book. I. Chap. 44" at the head of each page; page "88" has "An alphabetical table of all the towns, rivers, and memorable places mentioned in Cumberland"; and, page "87" has text under heading, "Cumberland. Chapter XLIV." Acquired as part of the Banks Collection.
Cumberland and the ancient citie Carlile described with many memorable antiqvities therein found observed
Cumberland and the ancient citie Carlile described with many memorable antiqvities therein found observed
Printed map. "Performed by Iohn Speed". Visual scale [65 mm=10 miles]. Includes inset map, "Carlile", various illustrations (coats of arms, monuments, figures and more), and text. Probably originally published in Overton's England Fully Described in a Compleat Sett of Mapps of ye County's of England & Wales, with their Islands, containing, in all, 58 Mapps by John Speed. Reprinted Anno, 1743. Described in Chubb, The Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry XXX, p. 41-43: "These maps are reprints of Bassett and Chiswell's edition of J. Speed's atlas 1676, corrected as follows: The main roads are engraved on all plates. On most of the maps Bassett and Chiswell's imprint is replaced by: 'Henry Overton at the White Horse without Newgate, London.' The county maps are coloured in hundreds and are plain at the back." Acquired as part of the Banks Collection.
Cumbria & Westmoria vulgo Cumberland & Westmorland
Cumbria & Westmoria vulgo Cumberland & Westmorland
Printed map. Visual scale [68 mm=10 milliaria Anglica]. Coats of arms in upper and lower right corners of map. Lower left corner includes two figures alongside the coat of arms for Henry Clifford Earle. Probably originally published in Jansson's Joannis Janssonii Novus Atlas, sive Theatrum Orbis Terrarum..., published 1646. Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry LXX, p. 65-71: "Vol. 4 of Jansson's atlas of the World in four volumes, the first, second and third of which are dated 1647. It consists of 58 coloured maps, beautifully engraved, and ornamented with cartouches, bearing the titles and scales, supported by symbolical figures. The maps of the Counties of England and Wales are further embellished by the Royal Arms, and arms of the nobility and county families. Most of the maps bear Jansson's imprint...[map 45, Cumbria & Westmoria] Arms: Marcatus E., Ran. Meschems, Andrew Harkley, Earls of Carlisle; John D. of Bedford, John D. of Somerset, John de Foix. A shield with a white cross on a red ground, and another with a diaper pattern in blue and white." Two pages of French text on verso: page "338" has heading, "Westmoria Comitatvs vulgò Westmore-land" and page "337" has heading, "Lanca-shire". Acquired as part of the Banks Collection.
Cvmbria sive Cvmberlandia qua olim pars Brigantum
Cvmbria sive Cvmberlandia qua olim pars Brigantum
Printed map. "Christophorus Saxton descripsit, Wilhelmus Kip sculpsit". Visual scale [55 mm=8 miles]. Number "54" appears inside the lower left neat line. Probably originally published in William Camden's Britain, or a chorographicall description of England..., 1637. Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland: A Bibliography, 1579-1870, entry XX, p. 22: "The maps are again reprinted. The plates, generally, show signs of considerable wear, and some, notably Bedford, Flint and Northumberland, have been retouched. The arrangement is the same as in the earlier editions. The maps are distinguishable by plate numbers, except Brecknock, Buckingham, Chester, Denbigh, Flint, Huntingdon, Ireland, Merioneth, Pembroke, Radnor, Shropshire, Scotland, Yorkshire, East and North Riding, which bear no number." Acquired as part of the Banks Collection.
Cvmbria; vulgo Cumberland
Cvmbria; vulgo Cumberland
Printed map. Visual scale [58 mm=8 milliaria Anglica]. Includes coats of arms and illustrations. Probably originally published in a German edition of Joan Blaeu's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, Novus Atlas, Das ist welt-beschreiburg Mit schönen newen auszführlichen..., editions published 1646, 1647 and 1648. German text on verso with headings: "Cvmber-land" on [page] "444" and "West-more-land" on [page] "443". Described in Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. I, entry Bl 47B, p. 183-185. McMaster has another copy with Dutch text on verso; see RMC_107236. Acquired as part of the Banks Collection.
Cvmbria; vulgo Cumberland
Cvmbria; vulgo Cumberland
Printed map. Visual scale [57 mm=8 milliaria Anglica]. Includes three coats of arms. Probably originally published in the Dutch edition of Blaeu's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, Vierde Stuck der Aerdrycks-Beschryving, welck vervat Engelandt, published 1648. Described in Chubb, Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland, entry LXI, p. 63. Dutch text on verso: [page] "386" has heading, "De Briganten" and [page] "385" has heading, "Cvmberland." McMaster has another copy with German text on verso; see RMC_107243. Acquired as part of the Banks Collection.
Daciarvm, Moesiarvm qve, vetvs descriptio
Daciarvm, Moesiarvm qve, vetvs descriptio
Printed map. In lower extension of the cartouche, "Ex conatibus Abra: hami Ortely. 1595." In upper right corner, "... Bibliothecario, Abrah. Ortelivs amoris mnemosynon hoc D D." Grid scale, 39 mm=1 degree latitude, 28 mm=1 degree longitude. Latin text on verso on right side of sheet under heading, "Daciæ, et Moesiae" with signature, "xxiiij". Uncertain which Ortelius' atlas is the source of the map. The map is described in Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, v. 3, entry Ort 28, map 14 (p. 56); whereas the verso is referenced in entry Ort 37, p. 64. Donated by Don Measner, June 2004.
Dania Regnvm
Dania Regnvm
Printed map. Visual scale [66 mm=5 "Milliaria Germanica communia"]. Probably originally from Atlas by Justus Danckerts, published after 1696. Described in Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. II, entry Dan 4, p. 93-95, map [70]. Two pages of text on verso under the heading, "Dania." Donated by Dr. Brian Bunting.
De Cust van Barbaria, Gualata, Arguyn en Geneheo van Capo S. Vincent tot Capo Verde
De Cust van Barbaria, Gualata, Arguyn en Geneheo van Capo S. Vincent tot Capo Verde
Printed map. Three visual scales [150 mm=120 Duytsche mylen]. North is oriented to the left. Published in Doncker's Nieuw Groot Stuermans Zee-Spiegel, Inhoudende De Zee-kusten van de Noordsche, Oostersche, en Westersche Schipvaert... Amsterdam: Hendrick Doncker, 1664. Described in Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. IV, Don 33, p. 175-177. Acquired as part of the Banks Collection
Delineatio omnium orarum totius Australis partis Americae, dictae Peruvianae, à R. de la Plata, Brasiliam, Pariam,...
Delineatio omnium orarum totius Australis partis Americae, dictae Peruvianae, à R. de la Plata, Brasiliam, Pariam,...
Printed map. "Arnoldus Florentius à Langren, author & scalptor." Probably originally published in Linschoten's Itinerario, voyage ofte schipvaert, van Jan Huygen van Linschoten naer Oost ofte Portugaels Indien..., published 1596 and reprinted 1599 to 1644. Two cartouches (one in Latin, the other in Dutch). Two visual scales. According to Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, Langren has "five maps in J.H. van Linschoten's Itinerario..., Amsterdam, Cornelis Claesz. 1596...." ([vol. 3], p. 86). Acquired as part of the Banks Collection.
Descripcion de las Yndias de Mediodia
Descripcion de las Yndias de Mediodia
Printed map. Probably originally published in Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas' Descripcion de las Indias Ocidentales..., published in Madrid, 1601. "7" appears below title statement. Acquired as part of the Banks Collection.
Devonshire
Devonshire
Printed map. "P. Kærius cælavit". Cartographer uncertain, probably Pieter van der Keere. Visual scale. Text on verso under heading, "Devon-shire. Chapter IX." Donated by Dr. Karl Freeman, Hamilton, March 1995.
Discoveries in the Arctic Sea up to MDCCCLIV
Discoveries in the Arctic Sea up to MDCCCLIV
Printed map. "Engraved by J. & C. Walker". Described in Catalogue of the National Map Collection... E/800-1854, Volume 10, p.277.

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