Saxton, Christopher and Kip, William: Radnor
Long title:Radnor comitatus quem silures olim incoluerunt. Copper engraving uncoloured as issued. Overall size : 37.7cms x 31.9cms. Image size: 315mm x 267mm. Title in cartouche top left and scale of distance surmounted by dividers bottom left. Centre fold as issued. Watermarked paper. Greyness to the plate caused during printing so a C17th flaw; archival repair 3cms top and bottom of centrefold on verso else very good condition.
This series of maps were the first in which each county was delineated on a separate sheet. They were prepared by William Kip and William Hole and were mainly based on those of Christopher Saxton and Norden. The first issue of these maps was in 1607 with Latin text on the back of the maps and as the paper on which they are printed is rather thin, the lettering sometimes shows through on to the front of the map. In the subsequent two editions of 1610 and 1637 the maps had no text on the back and plate numbers were added to many maps for the 1637 edition. The maps were not issued again. The layout , calligraphy and general appearance of these maps are very similar to their Saxton counterparts.