SURREY OLIM SEDES REGNORORUM
Cartographer: KIP William
Date: 1607 London
Size: 29*38 cms
Beautiful and uncommon very early map of Surrey by William Hole after C Saxton for the first edition of Camdens Britannia. Really the first available map of Surrey you can buy.
For the edition of 1607,the maps, copied mainly from Christopher Saxton's and John Norden's recent work, would be re-engraved by William Kip and William Hole. Saxton's atlas of 1579 had been the first to show English and Welsh county maps but had shown many of the counties grouped together. The maps for "Britannia" are well engraved, clearly detailed, and, with elegant flourishes to the typography, constitute the first series to show each county of England and Wales separately. An attractive early map which was to have a long-lasting influence on English map-makers.
Excellent hand colour.
Very good condition.
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