THE COUNTY PALATINE OF CHESTER WITH ITS HUNDREDS BY RIC BLOME
Attractive and scarce copper engraved map of Cheshire with its hundreds.
Published in Richard Blome's Britannia in 1673.
The map features an ornate, scrolled title cartouche, and a garlanded cartouche dedicating the map to Thomas Cholmondeley.
Bottom left there is a key to the Cheshire's settlements and to the county's hundreds.
Good hand colour
Very good condition
code : M4714
Cartographer : Richard Blome
Date : 1673 London
Size : 26*33 cms
availability : Available
Price : £185
Richard Blome (1641-1705) was an English publisher and bookseller who flourished from about 1670 to 1705. He published two series of English county maps. The large series appeared in Blome's Britannia, or a Geographical Description of the Kingdomes of England, Scotland and Ireland, with each map measuring approximately 300 x 250mm. The smaller series, with the maps approximately 240 x 180mm, were published in Blome's Speed's Maps Epitomiz'd: or the Maps of the Counties of England.
Blome also issued a world atlas, the Geographical Description of the Four Parts of the World, in 1670, which was re-issued as the Cosmography and Geography, in 1682 and 1693. The maps from this atlas were Anglicized copies of Nicolas Sanson's work. Blome also issued a number of Bible maps, usually after Visscher.