An interesting and attractive late 17th century Robert Morden map of the West Riding of Yorkshire which was published in 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 example comes from the first edition of 1695 as it has a number errors in its place names; for example Boroughbridge is described as ‘Bunowbridg’.
- This is an original copperplate engraving with later hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 41.1cms by 35.8cms.
- The map is in very good condition with adequate margins; centrefold, as issued. Click on image for a better view.
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- Guaranteed to be at least 300 years old.