‘LECESTRIAE COMITATUS’ (Leicestershire) by Saxton/Kip c.1637


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A beautiful early 17th Century map of Leicestershire based on the first survey of England by Christopher Saxton and published in Camden’s Britannia from 1607 to 1637. As well as being the earliest map of the county at an ‘affordable’ price it is also the first detailed one dedicated solely to the county*. It was engraved by William Kip who is one of earliest recorded English map engravers.

This particular example comes from the 1637 edition. (State III with plate number ’24’ added to bottom left corner.)

  • Original copperplate engraving with later hand colour
  • Printed area is approximately 37cms by 29cms
  • The map is in very good condition with decent margins. Click on image for better view
  • Click on ‘Delivery Policy’ for Postage costs
  • Guaranteed to be over 370 years old

* The 1602/1603 William Smith map is dedicated to Leicestershire & Rutland.

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