Essexia FIRST EDITION
Author: Saxton, Christopher and Kip, William
Publisher: Camden's Britannia
Date published: 1607FIRST EDITION. Long title: Essexia Comitatus Quem Olim Trinobantes. Copper engraving with later hand colouring. Overall size : 40.8cms x 31.4cms. Image size : 360mm x 284mm. Title in cartouche and elaborate scale of distance bottom right. Centre fold as published. London visible on left. Watermarked paper. A little show through from the latin text on verso (the only edition to have text and the rarest edition); margins browned and one small hole right margin else good condition. These maps are the first county maps where each county is delineated on a separate sheet. They were prepared by William Kip and William Hole for William Camden's famous work,'Britannia' and were based on the maps of Saxton and Norden.