Britannia: or a Chorographical Description of Great Britain and Ireland, Together With the Adjacent Islands.

CAMDEN, William

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Place Published: London
Publisher: Mary Matthews
Date Published: 1722

Description: 51 black & white double page and folded copper engraved maps by Robert Morden, engraved frontispiece portrait of William Camden by R. White, 10 plates and numerous text illustrations. 2 volumes, rubricated titles, folio, rebacked original calf boards (quite rubbed and chipped), small ex-libris plate in each volume. London: Mary Matthews, 1722. Second Edition. Although the binding is worn the maps are amazingly clean with full borders.

Comments: Camden's "Britannia" translated and edited by Edmund Gibson [1669-1748], Bishop of London, and the first to contain the maps of Robert Morden [d. 1703], considered to be the finest county maps of the period. Camden's great topographical and historical description of England was first published in Latin in 1586. Several editions appeared thereafter, incorporating new material as well as maps and plates.

Edition: Second
Binding: hardcover
Condition: very good(+)
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 217561


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Dear Judith, Vol. 1 received, very pleased with it, particularly as it completes a set which came in with that volume missing! - Tristram H.
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