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CHRISTOPHER SAXTON (RE-ENGRAVED LEA)
AN ORIGINAL ENGRAVED MAP OF DORSET.
Willday edition 1720 Lg.map (engr.surface ca 54 cm x 38 cm). Frame 68.5 cm x 22 cm In very good condition. Relaly nice colouring. Some light browning, with small inch split head of center fold. Nice early hand-colouring of the Hundreds, the borders, town map and other decorations). In ivory mount ( 5.5 cm wide ) with nice wash-line & gt.borders. Held in a nice gilt frame with glass front. A most attractive and decorative map with inset town plan of Dorchester, ships and elaborate coat of arms. SCARCE. This edition differs from the earlier one by the inclusion of a town plan and of roads. Saxton, c. 1542 – c. 1610, born in Yorkshire, was commissioned to survey the counties of England and Wales during 1573 - 1579 under the authority of Elizabeth I. The maps were engraved on copper by the finest engravers of the day, mostly from Holland, such as Leonard Terwoort, Remegius Hogenburg and Augustine Ryther (an Englishman) from 1574 – 1595. With few changes Saxton’s maps were frequently reprinted until about 1690 when Philip Lea (fl. 1666 – 1700), a London cartographer and publisher, brought out another edition of Saxton’s “Atlas of the Counties of England and Wales” retitled “The Shores of England and Wales described” in 1690 and again in 1693. Numerous alterations were made to the plates, as evidenced by this example. The Royal Arms and some of the decorations were replaced by town plans from Speed’s “Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain”. A few geographical alterations were made, but most importa … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Antique Map & Bookshop [Puddletown, Dorset, GB]
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