Mr. Philip D. Burden
P.O. Box 863,
Chalfont St. Giles, Bucks HP6 9HD,
Tel: +44 (0) 1494 76 33 13
The maps in the ‘Abridgement of Camden’s Britannia’ are reductions of those by Christopher Saxton and are the earliest of the English counties to have longitude and latitude marked. The Prime Meridian used is the Azores and the engraver is still unknown. Estimates of only 200 copies being printed have been cited. The map of Cornwall is cartographically improved with the peninsula being orientated more correctly on a north-east to south-west line than found on Saxton or Speed’s maps. Provenance: Doreen Green 1993; private English collection. Beresiner (1983) p. 54; Shirley (2004) T.Camd 3a; Skelton (1970) 15; Worms & Baynton-Williams (2011).