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The Mapping of North America

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This is from an edition of William Camden’s ‘Britannia’ first published in 1607. It was the last to be published in his lifetime and 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’. These are all examples from the 1610 edition without text on the verso. Chubb 18; Evans (1964) MCC no. 13 p. 6; Shirley BL T.Camd 1e; Skelton 5; STC 4508; Taylor ‘Late Tudor and Early Stuart Geography’ pp. 9- 13.
SAXTON, Christopher – HOLE, William & KIP, William

(Set of 12 Welsh counties)

London, 1607-[37]
Each circa 270 x 340 mm., that of Anglesey is single page, in good condition.
Stock number: 8075


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