The Historic Library & Rare Book Collection at Sherborne School includes a section of books relating to travel, topography and cartography.

A-Z by author &/or title:

ACKERMANN, Rudolph (1764-1834)
The History of… Winchester, Eton, Westminster, Charterhouse, St Paul’s, Merchant Taylor’s, Harrow, Rugby and … Christ’s Hospital.
London, 1816 (1st ed.)
Acquired by Sherborne School before 1861.

BEATTIE, William (1793-1875)
The Ports, Harbours, Watering-Places and Coast Scenery of Great Britain.
London, 1842 (2nd ed.)
2 volumes.

BUTLER, Samuel (1774-1839)
An Atlas of Ancient Geography.
London, n.d. [c.1837]
Inscribed ‘C.W. D’Oyly, King’s School, Sherborne, 1837’.  [Charles Walters D’Oyly, 9th Baronet, attended Sherborne School from aged 15 in 1837 to 1839.  He joined the Army in 1842 and was involved in the Gwalior Campaign of 1843 fought between the British and Marathan forces in India, and the Indian Mutiny of 1857.  From 1854 to 1856 he was ADC to the Governor-General of India.  He retired a Major-General in 1875 and died in July 1900. It is nice to think of the 15 year-old Charles pouring over the maps in this atlas dreaming of adventures to come]

CAMDEN, William (1551-1623)
Britain, or a Chorographicall Description of the most flourishing Kingdomes etc… out of the depth of Antiquities.
London, 1637 (2nd English ed.)
Folio.
[This is the third of the editions illustrated by maps after Saxton, with a few after Norden.  Most were engraved by William Kip or William Hole.  In this copy, 16 of the original 57 maps are missing]
Acquired by Sherborne School before 1695 (entry in original catalogue).

CARR, Sir John (1772-1832)
A Tour through Holland along the Rhine and left banks of the Rhine to the south of Germany in 1806.
London, 1807 (1st ed.)
[Includes a map, and 20 aquatints engraved by William Daniell]
Donated to Sherborne School by W.J. Bensly, 1929.  [William James Bensly (1874-1943) attended Sherborne School (School House) 1888-1893, and returned as an assistant master 1905-1913, 1919-1934.  He was ordained a priest in 1903, and worked as a missionary and Lecturer at Cawnpore College (SPG Brotherhood), 1913-1915]

CONEY, John (1786-1833)
Ecclesiastical Edifices of the Olden Time.
London, 1842 (1st ed.)
2 volumes.
Acquired by Sherborne School before 1861.

COOK, James (1728-1779) and ANDERSON, George William (ed.)
A new, authentic, and complete collection of voyages round the world, containing a complete historical account of Captain Cook’s first, second, third and last voyages, newly written from the authentic journals and publ. under the direction of G.W. Anderson assisted by many other gentlemen.
London, n.d. (c.1784)
Folio.
[Long and fully-detailed accounts of each of Cook’s three voyages. Also full accounts of the following: Anson, in ‘Centurion’, 1740 (round the world); Carteret, in ‘Swallow’, 1766-1768 (when he discovered Pitcairn and many other Pacific islands); Wallis, in ‘Dolphin’, 1766-1768 (discovered Tahiti, etc.); Byron, in ‘Dolphin’s’ earlier voyage round world (1764); Phipps (later Lord Mulgrave), in ‘Racehorse’, 1773, towards the north-east passage. With 80 large illustrative engravings. This work provides fascinating accounts of newly-discovered territories, notably of Eastern Australia]
Inscribed: ‘The Gift of Lieut. C. Day to John Andrews 1799’.
Donated to Sherborne School by W.J. Bensly, 1927.  [William James Bensly (1874-1943) attended Sherborne School (School House) 1888-1893, and returned as an assistant master 1905-1913, 1919-1934.  He was ordained a priest in 1903, and worked as a missionary and Lecturer at Cawnpore College (SPG Brotherhood), 1913-1915]

GALTON, Francis (ed.) (1822-1911)
Vacation Tourists and Notes of Travel in 1860.
London 1861.
A collection of articles written about travels made in 1860:
W.G. Clark, ‘Naples and Garibaldi’.
George Andrew Spottiswoode, ‘A Tour in Civil and Military Croatia, and through Part of Hungary’.
R.D., ‘Slavonic Races’.
G.H.K., ‘A Gossip on a Sutherland Hillside’.
Charles Christopher Bowen, ‘A Visit to Peru’.
J.J. Cowell, ‘Graian Alps and Mount Iseran’.
The Rev. Leslie Stephen, ‘The Allelein Horn’.
F.Vaughan Hawkins, ‘Partial Ascent of Mont Cervin (Matterhorn) 282’.
John Tyndall, ‘From Lauterbrunnen to the Aeggishhorn by the Lauwinen-Thor in One Day.’
J.W. Clark, ‘Journal of a Yacht Voyage to the Faroe Islands and Iceland’.
H.F. Tozer, ‘Norway’.
Francis Galton, ‘A visit to North Spain at the Time of the Eclipse’.
Hon. Roden Noel, ‘Syrian Travel and Syrian Tribes’.
Stamped ‘King’s School Sherborne House Library’.

Vacation Tourists and Notes of Travel in 1861.
London 1862.
A collection of articles written about travels made in 1861, illustrated with 10 maps:
Rev. Archibald Weir, ‘St Petersburg and Moscow’.
William Marshall, ‘The Country of Schamyl’.
H.F. Tozer, ‘The Monks of Mount Athos’.
Rev. Charles Young, ‘The Amazon, and Rio Madeira’.
Capt. Richard Collinson, ‘Nine Weeks in Canada’.
Philip Lutley Sclater, ‘A Naturalist’s Impression of Spain’.
Archibald Geikie, ‘Geological Notes on Auvergne’.
Berthold Seemann, ‘Fiji and its Inhabitants’.
William Durrant, ‘The Kru Coast, Cape Palmas, and the Niger’.
George Grove, ‘Nabloos and the Samaritans’.
I.M., ‘Christmas in Montenegro’.
Stamped ‘King’s School Sherborne House Library’.

HACK, Maria (1777-1844)
Geological Sketches, and Glimpses of the Ancient Earth.
London 1832.
Inscribed ‘R. Lyon’ and stamped ‘King’s School Sherborne House Library’.  [Ralph Lyon (1795-1856), Headmaster of Sherborne School 1823-1845]

HEYLYN, Peter (1600-1662)
Cosmographie in Four Books containing the Chorographie and Historie of the Whole World.
London, 1669 (5th ed.)
Folio.
Acquired by Sherborne School before 1695 (entry in original catalogue).

HERBERT, Sir Thomas (1606-1682)
Some Years Travels into divers parts of Africa and Asia the Great describing more particularly the Empires of Persia and Industan (etc.)
London, 1677 (4th impression).
Purchased from Robert Clavell on 28 June 1687 for 9s. 0d.

JOHNSTON, Alexander Keith (1804-1871)
The Royal Atlas of modern geography: exhibiting, in a series of entirely original and authentic maps, the present condition of geographical discovery and research in the several countries, empires, and states of the world. With a special index to each map.
[lacks title page and several plates]
[?Edinburgh ; London : W. & A.K. Johnston, Ltd. 1892]

LE BLANC, Vincent
The World Surveyed, or, The Famous Voyages and Travailes of Vincent Le Blanc of Marseilles.
Translated by Francis Brooke.
London, 1660.
Sm. Folio.
Purchased from Robert Clavell on 28 June 1687 for 8s.0d.

LEWIS, Samuel (d.1865)
A Topographical Dictionary of England, comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, chapelries, and townships, and the islands of Guernsey, Jersey, and Man, with historical and statistical descriptions; illustrated by maps of the different counties and islands; a map of England, shewing the principal towns, roads, railways, navigable rivers and canals; and a plan of London and its environs.
London, 1833 (2nd ed.)
5 volumes (4 volumes + atlas).
The atlas contains 45 maps drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by Thomas Starling and J. & C. Walker:

  1. England & Wales divided into Counties, shewing the principal roads, railways, canals & the rivers as far as they are navigable. Drawn by R. Creighton & engraved by Thomas Starling.
  2. A Plan of London and its Environs. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker.
  3. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker.
  4. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by Thomas Starling.
  5. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker.
  6. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker.
  7. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker.
  8. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by Thomas Starling.
  9. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by Thomas Starling.
  10. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker.
  11. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker.
  12. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker.
  13. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by Thomas Starling.
  14. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by Thomas Starling.
  15. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker.
  16. Guernsey and its dependent isles. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker.
  17. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by Thomas Starling.
  18. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker.
  19. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by Thomas Starling.
  20. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker.
  21. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker.
  22. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker.
  23. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker.
  24. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker.
  25. Isle of Man. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker.
  26. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by Thomas Starling.
  27. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker.
  28. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker.
  29. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker.
  30. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker.
  31. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker.
  32. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker.
  33. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker.
  34. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker.
  35. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker.
  36. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker.
  37. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker.
  38. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by Thomas Starling.
  39. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by Thomas Starling.
  40. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by Thomas Starling.
  41. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker.
  42. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by Thomas Starling.
  43. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker.
  44. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by J. & C. Walker.
  45. Drawn by R. Creighton and engraved by Thomas Starling.

MAHAFFY, John Pentland (1839-1919)
Rambles and Studies in Greece.
London, Macmillan & Co., 1892 (4th ed.)
School Book Prize: VB Form Prize awarded by F.B. Westcott to K.J. Douglas, Easter 1896.  [Kenneth Justyn Douglas attended Sherborne School (day boy/town) 1894-1898]

MAITLAND, William (c.1693-1757)
The History of London from its Foundation to the Present Time.
London, 1754-1756 (2nd ed.)
2 volumes.
Acquired by Sherborne School before 1807.

MANDEVILLE, Sir John (ca.1372)
The Voiage and Travaile of Sir John Maundeville Kr, which treateth of the Way to Hierusalem, and of Marveyles of Inde (etc.)
London, 1727.
8vo.
Inscribed: ‘Verney Lovett, Trinity College, Cambridge, 1773’; ‘Ex libris Verney Lovett ST.P, Archdeacon of Lismore]
Donated to Sherborne School Library by Bishop Neville Lovett, 1896.  [Ernest Neville Lovett (1869-1951), attended Sherborne School (School House) 1882-1886. Vicar of Bishop’s Caundle 1895-1898. Bishop of Salisbury 1936-1946]

MAUNDRELL, Henry (1665-1701)
A Journey from Aleppo to Jerusalem at Easter A.D. 1697.
Oxford, 1721 (4th ed.)
Donated to Sherborne School in 1931.

MOLL, Hermann (d.1732)
A System of Geography, or, a New and Accurate Description of the Earth… illustrated with History and Topography, and Maps of every Country.
London, 1701 (1st ed.)
Folio.
Acquired by Sherborne School before 1750, amendment in 1695 library catalogue.

Geographia Classica.  The Geography of the Ancients… as it is contain’d in the Greek and Latin Classicks. Wherein the chief Places mention’d in… Ancient Authors are Describ’d. Publish’d for the use of Schools.
London, 1712.
Inscribed: ‘Adolphus Wilkey’.
Gift of Dr W. Hammond, 1916.  [William Hammond (1848-1924), attended Sherborne School 1858-1866. Librarian of the Grand Lodge of England at Freemason’s Hall 1912-1924]

MUNSTER, Sebastian (1489-1552)
Cosmographiae universalis. Lib. VI.
[colophon: Basle, 1550, this is the date and place of first publication, not of this copy]
Folio
Inscribed: ‘Jwanes Randall’; ‘Liber Coll: Jesu Cantebrig.’
Acquired by Sherborne School between 1861 and 1894 (c.1893).

OGILBY, John (1600-1676)
Africa: being an accurate description of (all the countries), with all the adjacent islands.
London, 1670 (1st ed.)
Annotated.
Acquired by Sherborne School between 1695 and 1750.

America: being the latest and most accurate description of the New World.
London, 1671 (1st ed.)
Inscribed: ‘Charles Cosens’, ‘E. Cooth’, J. Bartle’.
Acquired by Sherborne School between 1695 and 1750

Britannia, or an Illustration of… England.. and … Wales by a Geographical and Historical Description of the Principal Roads thereof.
London, 1675 (1st ed., 2nd issue)
Folio.
Purchased from Robert Clavell on 28 June 1687, for £1.18.0.

OLIPHANT, Mrs. Margaret (1828-1897)
Royal Edinburgh: Her Saints, Kings, Prophets and Poets.  With illustrations by George Reid.
London, Macmillan & Co., 1893.
Book cover stamped in gold ‘Ralph Lyon D.D.’
School prize book awarded by F.B. Westcott to W.B. Foley, 1904. [Walter Barham Foley attended Sherborne School (School House) 1903-1907]
Donated to Sherborne School Library by Mrs M. Foley from the library of W.B. Foley, OBE, FRCS, 1889-1979, March 1980.

PRESCOTT, William Hickling (1796-1859)
History of the conquest of Peru, with a preliminary view of the civilisation of the Incas.
Edited by John Foster Kirk.
London, Bickers & Son, 1890.
School prize book awarded by E.M. Young to H.F. Honnywill, 1891. [Hubert Francis Honnywill attended Sherborne School (School House) 1887-1893]

ROY, Major General William (1726-1790)
The Military Antiquities of the Romans in Britain.
London, 1793 (1st ed.)
Acquired by Sherborne School c.1907.

SALMON, Thomas (1679-1767)
Modern History: or, the Present State of All Nations.
London, 1744-1746 (3rd ed.)
2 volumes.  Volume 2 missing since 1807.
Volume 1, London, 1744.
Volume 3, London, 1746.
Acquired by Sherborne School between 1750 and 1807.

SCHENK, Peter (1661-1715) and VALK, Gerhard (1652-1726)
Atlas Anglois, ou description générale de l’Angleterre, contenant les cartes géographiqes de chaque province, etc.
London, 1724.
Acquired by Sherborne School between 1861 and 1894 (c.1894).

WALPOOLE, George Augustus
The new British traveller; or, A complete modern universal display of Great Britain and Ireland, publ. under the inspection of G.A. Walpoole.
[lacks title page]
London, 1782.
Bookplate: Mrs Medlycott, Salisbury.

WHEELER, Arthur Oliver (1860-1945)
The Selkirk Range.
Volume II.
14 printed maps of the Selkirk Range, British Columbia, Canada.
[Ottawa: Dept. of the Interior: Government Print Bureau, 1905]

  1. Map of the Selkirk Range (Topographical Surveys Branch, Ottawa, 15 June 1906, E. Deville, Surveyor General of Dominion Lands).
  2. Copy of a portion of a map of the north-west territory of the Province of Canada from an actual survey during 1792 to 1812. Map made for the North West Company in 1813/1814. By David Thompson, astronomer and surveyor.
  3. Copy of sketch map of part of the Rocky and Selkirk Mountains, British Columbia, to accompany Wheeler’s Reports on Selkirk Mountains. Land Surveyors, Drewry and McArthur, 1892.
  4. Photograph of the Selkirk Range from ‘Napoleon’. Annotated with names of features.
  5. Topographical map of the northern section of the Selkirk Range, with an inset index map of the Dominion of Canada showing the position of the Selkirk Range.
  6. Part of the Selkirk Range, British Columbia, to illustrate the climbing done in 1890 from Glacier House, from surveys and photographs by Emil Huber and Harold W. Topham, FRGS. To accompany Wheeler’s Report on Selkirk Mountains, published 1905.
  7. Photograph of the Selkirk Range from Mount Abbott. Annotated with names of features.
  8. Map of part of the Selkirk Range, British Columbia, from a survey by the Rev. W.S. Green, MA, 1888.
  9. Sketch showing ascents of Mt. Sir Donald and Uto Peak made from a photograph from Abbott Ridge.
  10. Sketch showing the Abbott Ridge, Mt. Afton, The Rampart, The Dome, Castor and Pollux, from a photograph from Mt Avalanche.
  11. Sketch showing ascent of Swiss Peak and Rogers Peak, made from a photograph from Tupper Crest.
  12. Copy of profile of Canadian Pacific Railway Main Line from Winnipeg to Vancouver, accompanying report on altitude in the Dominion of Canada by James White, FRGS, Geographer, Dept of Interior.
  13. Topographical map of part of the Selkirk Range, British Columbia, adjacent to the Canadian Pacific Railway, from photographic surveys by Arthur O. Wheeler, FRGS, assisted by H.G. Wheeler and M.P. Bridgland, BA, 1901-1902. Published by authority of the Hon. Frank Oliver, Minister of the Interior.
  14. Topographical map of the Hermit Range.

Donated to Sherborne School Library by S.H. Mitchell, 1907. [Stanley Hamilton Mitchell (1863-1940), attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) 1878- 1883. Secretary to the Alpine Club of Canada, 1906-1930].

YOUNG, Arthur (1741-1820)
A Tour in Ireland, with general observations on the Present State of that Kingdom made in the years 1776, 1777 and 1778 and brought down to the end of the year 1779.
London, 1780 (1st ed.)
Acquired by Sherborne School between 1861 and 1894 (c.1893)

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