'NORFOLK By Rob.t Morden' c.1722
An interesting and attractive map of Norfolk (first published by Robert Morden in 1695) which was engraved by John Sturt 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 'horse in a three inch circle' watermark. This is one of the very few cases when a watermark can be used to accurately date a map.
- This is an original copperplate engraving with later hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 58cms by 37.3cms.
- The map is in very good condition; vetical folds, as issued. The bottom and left margins are close, also as issued, and there is a minor tear in the top margin just entering the printed area. Click on image for a better view.
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- Guaranteed to be at least 290 years old.