'SUFFOLK Described by C : Saxton Corrected & Amended with many Additions as Roads &c. by P. Lea' (Saxton/Lea of Suffolk c.1689)

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'SUFFOLK Described by C : Saxton Corrected & Amended with many Additions as Roads &c. by P. Lea' (Saxton/Lea of Suffolk c.1689)
SKU: sale/suff/001

An interesting, decorative and exceedingly rare map of Suffolk, with a 'bird's eye view' town plan of Ipswich, which was published in Philip Lea's All The Shires of England And Wales (London: 1689-1693).

The map was originally produced by Christopher Saxton -- 'The Father of English Cartography' -- and published in c.1579 in the first ever county atlas of England & Wales. Over a century later, the publisher Philip Lea acquired and reworked the plate to include roads, boundaries of hundreds, heraldic shields and the town plan of Ipswich (based on Speed's survey). Whilst not dissimilar in appearance to the John Speed map, which it was intended to compete with, this map is considerably rarer and appears only occasionally on the market.

  • This is an original copperplate engraving with old hand colour.
  • Printed area is approximately 48cms by 33.5cms.
  • The map is in very good condition with decent margins. Click on image for a better view.
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  • Guaranteed to be over 300 years old.