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Westmorlandiae Comitatus Qui Olim Spectant Ad Brigantas

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Westmorlandiae Comitatus Qui Olim Spectant Ad Brigantas : C. Saxton / W. Kip

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An fine uncoloured example of William Kip's map after Christopher Saxton. Rivers, lakes, hills and woodland make up much of the detail at this time. William Camden's important account of the history and topography of Britain was first issued in 1586 but lacked any maps. For a new edition, of 1607, the engravers William Kip and William Hole produced a series of finely engraved county maps based on those of John Norden and Christopher Saxton whose atlas of 1579 was the first to show the English and Welsh counties in detail. Saxton, however had grouped many counties together so this new series showed, for the first time, many populous and wealthy counties on their own. This new series is distinguished by elegant Tudor decoration with elaborate title cartouches, flamboyant script flourishes, the towns depicted according to size, hills in profile, forested areas, parks, and so on.
region: Westmoreland
mapmakers: C. Saxton   W. Kip  
place and date of publication: London 1607 - c.1636
medium and colour: copperplate, Coloured
size in mm: 260 by 310mm (10.25 by 12.25 inches).
ref: 22329

Price: £ 300

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