Rutlandiae by Christopher Saxton / William Kip

Rutlandiae by Christopher Saxton / William Kip

Code: 50380

£90.00 Approx $123.8, €105.39

Author: Saxton, Christopher and Kip, William

Publisher: Camden's Britannia

Date published: 1610

Long title: Rutlandiae Omnium in Anglia Comitatus um Minimus Pars olim Coritanorum. Copper engraving with later hand colouring.Overall size : 23.1cms x 33.5cms. Image size: 207mm x 283mm. Title in cartouche, scale of distance bottom left. Slight inkiness to plate as is often the case with these maps and so C17th flaw; right hand margin extended with old paper and neatline re-instated else good condition. This series of maps were the first in which each county was deleniated 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.