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John Bill's very rare and sought-after map of Hampshire from "The abridgement of Camden's Britannia With the Maps of the severall Shires of England and Wales". Bill used Saxton's maps as a model for his county maps and these are the first of English county maps to use Mercator's prime meridian in the Azores. Verso text describes Berkshire, the next map to appear in the "Britannia". Good sized margins with one corner repaired, but some ingrained surface dirt and old paper staining, not affecting printed area.
mapmaker: J. Bill
place and date of publication: London 1626
medium and colour: copperplate, Uncolouredref: 44043
size in mm: 85 by 120mm (3.25 by 4.75 inches).
Price: £ 350£ 175
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