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ROGERS, William.
Britannia Provincia Romanorum.
London: George Bishop, 1600. 170 x 205mm. Trimmed close to printed border top right, new margin added. A map of Roman Britain, with the towns marked with their Roman names and the locations of the British tribes given. Hadrian's Wall is shown running from Lugovallum (Carlisle) to Tinocellum (Tynemouth); the meaning of a second line running north-east from Carlisle, through Bremenium (a Roman hill fort mentioned in Ptolemy's 'Geography'), is unknown. In the title cartouche is a portrait of Britannia; other decorations include Elizabethan galleons and sea monsters This was one of three maps engraved by William Rogers (c.1545-c.1604) for the 1600 edition of William Camden's 'Britannia', the fifth edition of the work, yet the first to contain maps. It was not until 1607 that a full suite of county maps were included; of the three maps by Rogers, this is the only one that was not copied and included
Bookseller: Altea Antique Maps [London, United Kingdom]
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