Engraved by William Hole


Published: from the 1622 edition of Poly-Olbion by Michael Drayton


Copper engraving. 10" x 12 3/4". An untitled map showing Cheshire and the Wirral.

Poly-Olbion was a book of "song poems" by the poet Michael Drayton celebrating the countryside, illustrated with vibrant, allegorical maps based on river systems. They show nymphs, shepherds, peasants and some topographical detail such as hills, forests and larger towns.


Offered by Michael Morris