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The Mapping of North America

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An example of this map from Richard Blome’s miniature series first published in 1681 under the title of ‘Speed’s Maps Epitomiz’d’. The plates for this were begun in 1667 and engraved at the same time he was evidently working on his folio ‘Britannia’. Their early history is a mystery. For some unknown and much speculated reason they were not published until 1681. Blome was one of the earliest to finance his works by subscription. It was issued under the same title again in 1685, and as the ‘Cosmography and Geography’ in 1693. All these early editions are very rare. Blome died in 1705 and from 1715 Thomas Taylor issued them as ‘England Exactly Described’ and it is from this issue that this map comes. Shortly after publication he began adding plate numbers as found here. Hodson (1984-97) 139; Skelton (1970) 90.
BLOME, Richard & TAYLOR, Thomas

A Mapp of the County of Surrey

Thomas Taylor, London, 1681-[c.1715]
145 x 210 mm., in good condition.
Stock number: 10489


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