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John Speed. “The Countye Palatine of Chester, with that most ancient citie described” (London: John Sudbury and George Humble, 1610 [1611–1616]). Published in The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine. Double-page copperplate engraving with excellent old hand color. 15 x 20" at neat line. Framed size: 22 x 27". Large inset in u. center: “Chester” (6 1/2 x 7 1/4"). At left margin: “The Armes of the Earles of Chester since the Norman Conquest.” Four decorative cartouches: two with angels, two with putti. Spit at old centerfold, stabilized. Overall, excellent condition (by sight). Handsomely framed and double-glazed to reveal English text on verso.

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Christopher Saxton / Philip Lea. “The County Palatine of Chester by C. S. Corrected and Amended with many Additions by P. Lea” (London: Philip Lea, 1693–1694). Published in The Shires of England and Wales. Double-page copperplate engraving with excellent old hand color. 15 x 20" at neat line. Framed size: 23 1/4 x 27 3/4". Large inset map of “Chester,” u. l. (5 1/2 x 7 1/4"). Coats of arms of earls of Chester, l. r. Old centerfold visible. Overall, clean and bright. Excellent (by sight). Handsome in gold-tone frame.

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Johann Baptist Homann. “Hiberniae Regnum tam in praecipuas Ultoniae, Connaciae, Lageniae, et Momoniae” (Nuremberg, Johann Baptist Homann, 1716). First edition. Published in Grosser Atlas Ueber Die Ganze Welt. Double-page copperplate engraving with bright original hand color. 22 1/2 x 18 3/4" at neat line with full margins. Sheet size: 24 x 21". Impressive uncolored title cartouche (as issued), u. l. Decorative scale of miles featuring fishermen releasing their catch, l. r. A nearly flawless example with superb original color and a strong, dark impression.

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John Rocque. “England and Wales Drawn from the Most Accurate Surveys . . .” (London: Laurie & Whittle, No. 53 Fleet Street as the Act directs, 12 May 1794 [1790]). Maps 6 and 7 from Sayer’s General Atlas of 1790. Four-sheet wall map, each “half” measuring 22 7/8 x 38 3/4" at neat line plus margins. Strong original outline hand color. Fine laid paper with bold crown watermark clearly visible. Cartouche uncolored as issued. Some minor transference, right margin close, very minor marginal wear. Otherwise, excellent condition for a map this size.

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