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1722 Hand coloured Map of Leicester by R Morden

S/N:P058

United Kingdom

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A unique, hand coloured map of Leicestershire which dates from the 1722 edition of Camden's Britannia by Swale, Awnsham and Churchill. The map being drawn by Robert Morden. Each map has been individually coloured and although it is possible to find these maps for sale, they are all unique.

It is a fine copper engraving of a detailed look at Leicestershire, with some old spellings for some of the villages. It has a centre fold as would have been from the publication of the map and has no visible tears or repairs. It does however have some foxing and a small area of water damage. This looks old and adds to the character of the map.

The map has been reframed possibly in the 1960's by the style of the frame and colouration of the 'Boot's' label on the back. The dimensions given are to the outer edge of the frame as it is only 10mm wide.

This map would look fantastic as part of a collection or for someone with personal connections to Leicester, as I have.

The price does not include postage or delivery.

Dimensions: 

  • H: 40.5cm (15.94in)
  • W: 47cm (18.50in)
  • D: 1cm (0.39in)

Period: 

1722

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I started collecting antiques over 40 years ago, bunking school to go to Leicester antiques market on a Thursday lunchtime. My first passion was with small engraved Edwardian glasses which I could pick up for 5-15p each.   

40 years later and having spent 30 years teaching design and then another 4 years in my vintage tea rooms, all the while collecting all sorts of vintage and antique pieces, I decided I would start to sell some of the beautiful items I as picking up. 

I visit France several times a year and love to bring back quirky furniture, kitchenalia or a beautiful weathered confit pot. However, when travel is limited, I scour the UK for those unusual items. If there is a particular item, I can help you find in France, then don’t hesitate to ask. 

I trade from a wonderful antiques emporium near Faversham called Wildwinds which has over 20 dealers and often appears on ‘Antiques Road Trip’. Items can be viewed there or from my home in South East London. Although I don’t have a website, I use Instagram regularly and have a Facebook page. 

You can often find me at Detling antiques fair, weather permitting, where I love to talk to my customers helping them find the perfect piece. 

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