'DARBYSHIRE' [Derbyshire] by Robert Morden c.1695 (First Edition / Original Hand Colour)
An attractive and detailed 17th century map of Derbyshire which was produced by Robert Morden for Camden's Britannia (London: 1695-1772). Bishop Gibson described the maps from this series as "much the fairest and most correct of any that have yet appeared". The maps are also notable for using up to three different mileage scales, none of which are based on the statute mile!
This particular map is from the first edition of 1695 as the place names 'Smethick', 'Sapenell' and 'Swaley' were altered to to 'Smisby', 'Stapen Hill' and 'Sawley' for the next edition.
- This is an original copperplate engraving with original hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 41.9cms by 35.9cms.
- The map is in very good condition with decent margins; centrefold, as issued. Click on image for a better view.
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- Guaranteed to be over 300 years old