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The Mapping of North America

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This rare map of England and Wales with triangular distance table was first published in the exceedingly rare Matthew Simmons ‘A Direction for the English Traviller’ in 1635 surviving in just eleven known examples in any edition. This second state first appeared in Thomas Jenner’s edition of the same title in 1643. In this example the running title strip across the top has been trimmed apparently some time ago. The engraver is sometimes identified as Jacob van Langeren although there is no evidence of that. The idea of the triangular distance table is an invention of John Norden’s in 1625. Jenner (fl.1621-d.72) was a puritan and parliamentarian, so this guide to the roads which was handy for the pocket would have been extensively used by the forces to make their way about the country during the English Civil War. The following year he would publish the ‘Quartermaster’s Map’ engraved for him by Wenceslaus Hollar. Shirley (1991) 531; Shirley (2004) T.Lang 1e; Skelton (1970) no. 25; Worms & Baynton-Williams (2011).
JENNER, Thomas


London, 1643
215 x 215 mm., running title trimmed from the top, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 10621


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