'HUNTINGTON SHIRE' (Huntingdonshire) by Robert Morden c.1695 (First Edition)

'HUNTINGTON SHIRE' (Huntingdonshire) by Robert Morden c.1695 (First Edition)
'HUNTINGTON SHIRE' (Huntingdonshire) by Robert Morden c.1695 (First Edition)
SKU: mord/hunt/001

An attractive late 17th century map of Huntingdonshire which appeared in the first edition of Camden's Britannia (London) in 1695. The maps from this publication were produced by Robert Morden and described by Bishop Gibson 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 were based on the statute mile!

The 1695 Huntingdonshire had a number 'errors' that were corrected for the next edition; for example, a fictitious village called "Crane street" is marked near to Brampton.

  • This is an original copperplate engraving with original* and later hand colour.
  • Printed area is approximately 42.5cms by 36.5cms.
  • The map is in very good condition with decent margins. Click on image for a better view.
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  • Guaranteed to be over 300 years old.

* The original hand colouring (rarely found on Morden maps) is to the county boundaries, hundreds and main map border.