William Camden

Britannia: or, a Chorographical Description of the flourishing kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and the islands adjacent; from the earliest antiquity. By William Camden. Translated from the edition published by the author in MDCVII. Enlarged by the latest discoveries, by Richard Gough. In three volumes. Illustrated with maps, and other copper-plates.

Published: Printed by John Nichols for T. Payne and Son and G. G. J. and J. Robinson

Date: 1789

The first Gough edition. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and 153 maps and plates. Most of the maps and many of the plates are double-page or folding. A few engravings in the text and 1 folding Table.


Maps by John Cary

The bindings are heavily rubbed and the front boards are detached from all three volumes. Endpapers are quite foxed/browned but the text, plates and maps are generally very clean and crisp. Lacks one plate in Vol. II - Plate X at pp182.

Full contemporary calf


Offered by Steve Liddle