'SHROP SHIRE By Robert Morden.' c.1695 (First Edition)
An interesting and attractive late 17th century map of Shropshire which was produced by Robert Morden and published in Camden's Britannia (London: Swale, Awnshaw & Churchill, 1695). 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 with rare original hand colour and is from the first edition of 1695 which had a number of errors including Spoonhill and Round Acton (near Bridgnorth) being described as 'Spanel' and 'Roundatton', respectively.
- This is an original copperplate engraving with original hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 42.1cms by 35.8cms.
- The map is in very good condition with decent margins. There are a couple of light creases in the paper. Click on image for a better view.
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- Guaranteed to be over 300 years old.