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The Mapping of North America

Mr. Philip D. Burden‚Äč
P.O. Box 863,
Chalfont St. Giles, Bucks HP6 9HD,
Tel: +44 (0) 1494 76 33 13

A very rare map of the principal islands of the British Isles. The main one upper right is the Isle of Wight with a detailed inset plan of the town of Newport. To the left is a map of the Isle of Man with two smaller ones of Holy Island and Farne Island above. The lower third of the map bears from left to right maps of the Scilly Islands, Guernsey and Jersey. That of the Scilly Islands is particularly note worthy as it states the cartography is drawn from the survey of Captain Greenville Collins. That dates the map to 1689 at the earliest, the date of his survey. Indeed it appears in at least one example of Philip Lea’s edition of the Saxton atlas dated to c.1689 partly due to this map. It also appeared in the more often seen edition of 1693. Cubbon (1974) ‘Isle of Man’ p. 36; not in ‘Scarcer Maps of the Isles of Scilly’; not in Palmer (1963); Skelton 110.
LEA, Philip

A Map of the Isle of Wight Portsea Halinge, also the Islands of Jarsey & Garnsey

London, c.1690
370 x 490 mm., in fine outline colour, with two small wormholes in the centre, a table of ‘The Cities and Principal Towns in England and Wales’ is pasted to the verso, in good condition.
Stock number: 7096


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