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An attractive and detailed map of the county of Westmoreland, encompassing parts of the Lake District. The map was engraved for publication in "Camden's Britannia" in editions from 1695 until 1772. The "Britannia" had first been published in 1586 without maps. Morden's maps are plain and simple in design yet are most appealing, invariably with decorative title surround, and are charmingly engraved. Their detail, convenient size, visual attraction and antiquity make them among the most popular of all early county maps.
mapmaker: R. Morden
place and date of publication: London 1695
medium and colour: copperplate, Colouredref: 43950
size in mm: 360 by 420mm (14.25 by 16.5 inches).
Price: £ 260£ 130
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