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Description: This beautifully engraved hand coloured original map of the Welsh County of Flintshire was engraved by William Kip & William Holefor the 1610 English edition of Camden`s Britannia, reduced and re-issued from the same map by Christopher Saxton published earlier in the late 16th century.
William Camden was an historian who first published his Britannia, a description and history of Britain, in 1586. Written in Latin, the book contained only a general map of the country but had a wide circulation and eventually in 1607 an edition (the sixth) was published with a series of maps with Latin text on the reverse. Further editions in English were published in 1610 and 1637 but without text. The maps, mostly engraved by William Kip and William Hole, were based on those of Christopher Saxton, but six were copied from Norden. The map of Pembroke is by George Owen and the general maps of England/Wales, Scotland and Ireland were probably taken from Mercator. Kip reduced the size of each map for Britannia from the originals published by Christopher Saxton in 1579. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)
General Description: Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable Paper color: - off white Age of map color: - Early Colors used: - Pink, yellow, green General color appearance: - Authentic Paper size: - 15in x 13in (380mm x 330mm) Plate size: - 13in x 11in (330mm x 280mm) Margins: - Min 1in (25mm) Imperfections: Margins: - Light soiling to margin edges Plate area: - None Verso: - None