Worcestershire Described By C.Saxton Corrected And Amended ...
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A fine example of this rare and important map of the county of Worcestershire engraved in 1577 after Christopher Saxton's surveys for the first published atlas of England and Wales. Having acquired Saxton's copperplates, Philip Lea added details such as roads, the plan of Worcester town, coats of arms and some placenames. When Willdey later obtained the plates, he added his own imprint and a charming advertisement for his shop. Although this is a late printing of the Elizabethan plate, the detail is generally still discernible and the attraction of this significant map remains undimmed.
mapmakers: C. Saxton P. Lea G. Willdey
place and date of publication: London 1579-c.1732
medium and colour: copperplate, Original outline colourref: 31586
size in mm: 375 by 490mm (14.75 by 19.25 inches).
literature: Hodson, The County Atlases Of The British Isles, Vol 1, 183.
Price: £ 1200
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