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FIRST EDITION. This map is from the first edition of Edmund Gibson’s issue of Camden’s ‘Britannia’. Gibson announced that his maps engraved by Robert Morden (fl.1669-1703) utilised unpublished surveys where available and the knowledge of local gentlemen who supplied corrections. Morden was an accomplished bookseller and publisher who contributed a great deal to geography and cartography. His maps were very popular. The ‘Britannia’ was first published in 1695, and subsequently in 1722, c.1730, 1753 & 1772. This is an example from the first edition. Skelton (1970) no. 117; Whitaker (1942) 145.
MORDEN, Robert

The County Palatine of Chester

London, 1695
345 x 415 mm., in good condition.
Stock number: 10851
£ 165
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