Antique maps of England

For sale below is a selection of beautiful antique landscape prints, illustrations and antique maps of England, English regions, counties, and towns, as well as a selection of maps showing the British Isles. Maps of Scotland and Wales can be found on country specific pages in the left-hand menu. If you are looking for a particular location or cartographer, try the search box on the right hand side or feel free to contact me as I have many more in stock.

To read about prints, views and antique maps of England, click here.

Antique maps of England

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Landscape prints and illustrations

About antique prints, maps and views of England

One of the earliest antique maps of England is the Hereford Map, circa 1300. In 1579 Christopher Saxton published the first Atlas of County Maps. This was followed by John Speed, whose maps were more decorative.

Speed’s maps were published in Camdens Britannia with many editions from 1645-1672. The Dutch cartographers Blaeu published county maps. In 1700 Robert Morden’s maps were used in Camdens’ Britannia. There were many British Cartographers in the 18th century, including Emmanuel Bowen, John Owen, Kitchin and John Cary. The last of the decorative maps “the English Counties Delineated ” was Published by Thomas Moule around 1840.

The History and Antiquities of the County of Surrey was published between 1804-1814 by William Bray.(1736-1832).
He had been working closely with the Rev.Owen Manning, who had been researching the subject for many years. When Manning died in 1801, Bray was persuaded to complete the work.The historical data was carefully copied with a quill pen, and he even dug for Antiquities. An Ancient village, a view of the Vale of Cosford, and Peper Harow, are some illustrations. Although he was 70 years old when he undertook the task, he did manage to finish, and it remains the basic printed source for Surrey historians.

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Items guaranteed over 100 yrs old unless marked.