'SOMERSETSHIRE' by Robert Morden c.1722

'SOMERSETSHIRE' by Robert Morden c.1722
SKU: mord/some/003

An interesting and attractive map of Somerset, first published by Robert Morden in 1695, which appeared 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 1722 edition as it has the distinct 'spread eagle' watermark. This is one of the very few cases where a watermark can be used to date a map.

  • This is an original copperplate engraving with later hand colour.
  • Printed area is approximately 42.4cms by 35.6cms.
  • The map is in very good condition. The bottom 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 290 years old. .