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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 1586. 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’. An early printed map of Suffolk engraved by William Kip from the second fully illustrated edition of William Camden’s classic work and the first without text on the verso. An example of the second state without pagination but with the insertion of the compass rose offshire. Chubb (1927) 19; Shirley (2004) T.Camd 1e; Skelton 6; Taylor ‘Late Tudor and Early Stuart Geography’ pp. 9- 13; Worms & Baynton-Williams (2004).
SAXTON, Christopher – KIP, William

Suffolciae Comitatus cuius Populi …

London, 1607-[10]
270 x 375 mm., light inking to lower margin, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 10816


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