‘SOMERSET SHIRE’ by Robert Morden c.1695


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An interesting and attractive late 17th century Robert Morden map of Somerset which was published in Camden’s Britannia (London: Swale, Awnshaw & Churchill, 1695 – 1722). 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 first edition of 1695 as it has a number of place name ‘errors’ which were corrected for the next issue; for example. ‘East Qantox’, ‘West Qantox’ and ‘Stamford’ were changed to ‘East Quantock’, ‘West Quantock’ and ‘Sandford’, respectively.

  • This is an original copperplate engraving with later hand colour.
  • Printed area is approximately 41.9cms by 35.9cms.
  • The map is in very good condition. The top margin is close, as issued, but still mountable without loss. Click on image for a better view.
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  • Guaranteed to be at least 300 years old. .
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