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The Mapping of North America

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This attractive map of Hampshire was first published in the sixth edition of William Camden’s ‘Britannia’ by George Bishop (fl.1562-1611) and John Norton (fl.1587-1612) in 1607. It was the first to be illustrated with county maps although this had been contemplated since at least 1589. Camden (1551-1623) was an antiquary and historian. An academic by profession he would become the headmaster of Westminster School in 1593. He spent much of his time travelling and collecting material for his highly respected ‘Britannia’. Here the engraver William Hole (fl.1601-24) has drawn on that of John Norden’s map from 1595. This example is from the preferred second edition which did not have any printed text on the verso and in the first state with the addition of the compass rose and the plate number above the scale. Chubb (1927) 19; Shirley (2004) T.Camd 1c; Skelton (1970) 6; Taylor (1968) pp. 9-13.
NORDEN, John – HOLE, William

Hamshire olim pars Belgarum

George Bishop and John Norton, London, 1607-[10]
295 x 320 mm., light toning along the centrefold, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 10992
£ 325
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