'NORFOLK' by Robert Morden / John Sturt c.1722
An interesting and attractive map of Norfolk which was produced by Robert Morden (engraved by John Sturt) in 1695 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 particular map comes from the 1722 edition as it has the distinct 'spread eagle' watermark. This is one of the very few cases where a watermark can be used to date a map.
- This is an original copperplate engraving with later hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 58.5cms by 35.9cms.
- The map is in very good condition and was published as a fold out map.The bottom left margin is very close, as issued, but can still be carefully mounted, without loss, by a good framer. Click on image for a better view.
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- Guaranteed to be over 300 years old.