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An ornate printed map of South Wales from Richard Blome edition of William Camden’s ‘Britannia’ which was intended as the third part of his grand atlas in four volumes announced in 1668. Lambasted by Bishop Nicolson in 1696 as ‘a most entire piece of theft out of Camden and Speed’ and by Richard Gough in 1780 as ‘a most notorious piece of plagiarism’. Blome himself disclaimed originality claiming in the Preface ‘I do not own myself the Author, but the Undertaker [i.e. publisher] of this work’. One should remember that this was the first edition of Camden’s ‘Britannia’ to be issued with maps since the 1630s. Blome was one of the earliest to finance his works by subscription. A later edition of the work is known in 1677 which survives in just one known example. Provenance: Doreen Green 1996. Baynton-Williams (2005); refer Booth (1977) no. 17; Shirley BL T.Blom-2a; Skelton 90.
BLOME, Richard

A Generall Mapp of South Wales Wherein are the Countyes of ...

London, 1673
350 x 465 mm., folding map as issued, very light waterstain to centre, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 10695
£ 175
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