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This is one of the earliest printed maps of the county of Surrey. It 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 Kip (fl.1598-1618) has drawn on John Norden’s map of the county published in c.1594 which survives in just one known example. This map is a first state from the first edition with Latin text to the verso, a good example with little show through of text. Chubb (1927) 18; Shirley (2004) T.Camd 1a; Skelton (1970) 5; Smith (2004) pp. 66-7; Taylor (1968) pp. 9-13.
NORDEN, John – KIP, William

Surrey olim Sedes Regnorum

George Bishop and John Norton, London, 1607
THE FIRST AVAILABLE PRINTED MAP OF SURREY, FIRST EDITION. 290 x 335 mm., with little show through of text, one mark lower right, contemporary notes to the verso, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 10997
£ 295
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