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[George Bishop, John Norton, London]. Copper engraved map, finely hand-coloured. 15 x 11 inches. Title, upper central panel. Numbered key to hundreds, dated 1605, upper right panel. Scale of miles. Johannes Norden deliniauit above, William Kip, Sculpsit, below. Compass rose lower right, in Britannici Maris pars. [Pl no.] 11 appears lower left. Backed on to two sheets of paper. Small tear to upper left corner (Parte of Middlesex) and lower centre left (Sussex), before backing. Early fold line in centre, otherwise fine condition. The so-called 'Saxton-Kip' maps appeared in editions of Camden's Britannia from 1607 and were based on Christopher Saxton's great county atlas of 1579. This map of Kent, drawn in 1605, was based on a survey by John Norden (c.1547-1625), the surveyor and cartographer and engraved by William Kip (fl.1585-1618). The engraving is typical of the early seventeenth century with a fine compass rose in the English Channel and scroll work cartouches around the title and list of hundreds. The 1607 Britannia (which included six of Norden's county maps and thirty-four Norden and Saxton maps engraved by Kip) was the sixth and last Latin edition (first, 1586). The last to be published in Camden's lifetime, it has been described as the first true English county atlas. The plate no. 11 indicates that this map was prepared for insertion in the 1610 edition of Camden, the first in English, the plate numbers being added before 1622, although the 1610 text continued to be used unaltered until the 1637 edition, which included the same maps. This map includes some interest … [Click Below for Full Description]
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