'EPISCOPALUS DUNELMENSIS Vulgo The Bishoprick of DURHAM By Rob.t Morden' c.1695 (First Edition / Original Hand Colour)
An attractive and detailed 17th century map of County Durham 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 example comes from the first edition of 1695 as the place names 'Barnards Castle' and 'Darlington' were altered in the next edition to 'Bernard Castle' and 'Derlington', respectively.
- This is an original copperplate engraving with original hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 42.2cms by 36.3cms.
- 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 at least 300 years old.