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The Mapping of North America

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In Philip Lea’s ‘The Shires of England and Wales Described by Christopher Saxton’, c.1693, three different maps may be found of Kent. The original Saxton plate which included the counties of Surrey and Sussex was used at first. This was replaced by the plate made available by John Ogilby in at least one known example; the Gardner copy. Finally and quite probably early on Lea commissioned his own production offered here in a later state. It is the presence of this map which helped carto-bibliographer’s confirm a date of 1693 on the atlas. It contains a plan of Canterbury, eight coats-of-arms and a dedication to John Tillotson as Archbishop of Canterbury a post he held from 1691-94. Provenance: private English collection. Burgess (2009) no. 26.i; Hodson (1984-97) I pp. 186-8; Skelton (1970) p. 179.
LEA, Philip

To his Grace ... John Tillotson ... Lord Archbishop of Canterbury ... this New Map of Kent is Most Humbly Presented and Dedicated by P. Lea

London, 1693
415 x 535 mm., in early outline colour. With some light browning to the centre fold, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 7222


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