17th-19th century, engravings on laid or wove paper, all with hand colored highlights, comprising: John Speed, Darby Shire, London, circa 1630-1640, engraved by Peter Van Den Keere; John Owen & Emanuel Bowen, two maps from Britannia Depicta or Ogilby Improved, including A Map of Middlesex and Mona, Now Called Anglesey Island, circa 1720-1730; Benjamin Cole, three maps of wards of London including Walbrook Ward and Dowgate Ward, Queen Hith Ward and Vintry Ward, and Portsoken Ward, circa 1755; Archibald Fullarton & Co., Cumberland, Glasgow, circa 1840s; John Archer, Berkshire, circa 1840s, engraved for Dugdale's England & Wales Delineated; five 19th century county maps, including Berkshire, Brecknockshire, Carnarvonshire, Radnorshire, and Merionethshire; 19th century England and Wales map; all unframed, some matted, largest mat 14-3/4 x 20 in.; together with Homann Heirs, Schematismus Geographiae Mathematicae..., Nuremberg, 1753, sight 18 x 21-1/2 in.; carved, painted, and gilt wood frame, 25-1/8 x 28-1/4 in.
Provenance: The Important Private Collection of a Rocky Mountain Couple
toning and scattered light staining throughout, wear and small tears to edges, not examined under mats, some tape remnants; Mona with some tears along mat edges; Schematismus Geographiae Mathematicae... not examined out of frame, frame with light wear and abrasions