'MIDLESEX By Robt. Morden' (Middlesex) c.1695 (first edition & original hand colour)
An interesting and attractive late 17th century map of Middlesex which was produced by Robert Morden and published in Camden's Britannia (London: Swale, Awnshaw & Churchill, 1695). 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!
The map can be identified as a first edition as the place name 'Chanler' was altered to 'Cantlers' in the next and subsequent editions.
- This is an original copperplate engraving with original hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 42.7cms by 36.7cms.
- The map is in very good condition with decent margins; centre fold, as issued. There is a minor, inconspicuous spot in the top left outside the main area of the map. Click on image for a better view.
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- Guaranteed to be at least 320 years old.