Cambridge by Christopher Saxton and William Hole

Cambridge by Christopher Saxton and William Hole

Code: 54600

£250.00 Approx $312.5, €295.86

Date: 1610

Long title: Cambridge Comitatus quem olim Iceni infederunt  (Cambridge County which the Iceni once invaded ).   Copper engraving with later hand colouring. Overall size : 42cms x 33.3cms.  Image size: 317mm x 282mm. Title in cartouche top right, scale of distance lower right. Centre fold as issued. Watermarked paper; slight background greyness as is often the case with this series of maps being a printing flaw so C17th flaw and not obtrusive; small repair top and bottom of centrefold else lovely strong impression in good condition and attractively.


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.