'NOTINGAMIAE Comitatus...' (Nottinghamshire) by Saxton / Kip c.1637 (on good paper)
A very attractive and detailed early 17th Century map of Nottinghamshire which was based on the first survey of England and Wales by Christopher Saxton, engraved by William Kip and published in William Camden's Britannia* (London: 1607-1637). As well as being the earliest printed map of Nottinghamshire as an 'affordable' price, it is the first one dedicted solely to the county.
This particular example is from the 1637 edition which has the plate number '27' in the lower left corner. It is also unusual as it has been printed on exceptionally good quality paper.
- This is an original copperplate engraving with later hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 31.2 cms by 26.5 cms.
- The map is in very good condition with excellent margins; central fold, as issued. There is a minor 'printer's crease' running underneath the title box. Click on image for better view.
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- Guaranteed to be over 380 years old.