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An attractive map of Buckinghamshire by Robert Morden from "Camden's Britannia". Considering the popularity and success of Camden's "Britannia", first issued with maps in 1607, it is surprising that it was not until the end of the seventeenth century that a new edition was prepared. Robert Morden (d.1703) was commissioned to engrave a set of county maps for this new edition by Edmund Gibson. The series has remained one of the most popular on account of their clarity and simple, yet elegant, decorative titlepieces. Very light paper staining but an attractive example.
mapmaker: R. Morden
place and date of publication: London 1695-
medium and colour: copperplate, Colouredref: 43946
size in mm: 420 by 360mm (16.5 by 14.25 inches).
Price: £ 240
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