'ESSEX' by Robert Morden / Sutton Nicholls c.1695 (First Edition)

'ESSEX' by Robert Morden / Sutton Nicholls c.1695 (First Edition)
SKU: mord/esse/002

An interesting and attractive late 17th century map of Essex which was produced by Robert Morden (engraving by Sutton Nicholls) for Camden's Britannia (London: Swale, Awnshaw & Churchill, 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 example can be identified as a first edition as Inworth has been mis-spelt as 'Inford'.

  • This is an original copperplate engraving with later hand colour.
  • Printed area is approximately 41.8cms by 34.3cms.
  • The map is in very good condition with decent margins; centrefolded, as issued. A good dark early impression. Click on image for a better view.
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  • Guaranteed to be at over 300 years old.