Tel: +44 (0)1497 820539
Web site: https://www.mostlymaps.com/
Author: Morden, Robert
Publisher: Camden's Britannia
Date published: 1695
1st.Edition.Copper engraving; later hand colouring. Overall size : 45.7cms x 38.8cms. Engraved size : 408mm.x 340mm. Title in decorative cartouche at top with three scales of distance to the right. Centre fold as issued; archival strengthening bottom of centrefold 2.5cms, well away from map itself, odd mark to margins and two brown marks in bottom blank and overall dustiness to blank areas else very good condition. Robert Morden died in 1703, so this is the only edition of his most famous maps that were published in his lifetime. These maps are the first county maps to show roads ( based on Ogilby's road maps ) and show three scales representing great, middle and small miles as different scales were used in different parts of the country. Robert Morden utilised unpublished surveys where available and the knowledge of local gentlemen who supplied corrections.