'STAFFORD SHIRE' by Robert Morden / Sutton Nicholls c.1722
An attractive and detailed map of Staffordshire, first published in 1695, which was produced by Robert Morden (engraver: Sutton Nicholls) for Camden's Britannia (London: 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 map comes from the 1722 edition which has the distinct 'horse in a 3" inch circle' watermark. This is one of the few cases where a watermark can be used to precisely date a map.
- This is an original copperplate engraving with later hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 36.8cms by 43.3cms.
- The map is in very good condition with decent margins; centrefold, as issued. Click on image for a better view.
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- Guaranteed to be at least 290 years old.