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In about 1690 or slightly earlier Robert Morden published this fine rare map of the roads of England and Wales. The main post roads are displayed with double lines, the remainder with single lines. The map is carefully prepared and signed by the Dutch artist F. W. Oetjes in the lower right corner. The lines of longitude and latitude are displayed, the latter passing through London. The dominant features of the map are its decoration. A fine portrait on the right is believed to represent William III who became King in 1688. He is placed at the mouth of the Thames signifying his origin in Holland, and his arrival up the river to London. The map is decorated with ships and boats, two particularly large ships flank the title advertising the country’s recent naval prowess. Shirley only records two known examples: the British Library and the Bodleian Library. We know of three others. Shirley Morden 8.
MORDEN, Robert

A New Map of the Kingdome of England And Principality of Wales

London, c.1690
395 x 540 mm., with some minor tears to the margins, two at the top just touching the neatline and a centrefold split also into the map, decent condition for such an extremely rare map.
Stock number: 7192

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