A rare 1626 Camden Britannia! (1621)

CAMDEN William 1551-1632. (BILL John 1576-1630

The Abridgment of Camden's Britania with the Maps of the seuerall shires of England and Wales.

Published: John Bill, London.

Date: 1621

In 20th century calf, gilt edge tooling, red morocco gilt label to upper board. Internally, decorative title page with early 19th century manuscript marginalia, dedication to the King, 'To the reader', 'A Delineation of the Universall Notions of Geographie', a secondary half title, a table of the Spanish Armada, 'Especiall Notes', list of religious houses and index of the counties all present, general map of England & Wales and 50 pls (of 51) un-coloured engraved maps, lacking Lincolnshire, small ink library stamp (Selbourne Library) to verso of title and below the map of Flintshire, a few text headlines shaved, slight text showthrough, slight staining, small oblong 4to, 18.6*13.5 cms. Rare.

Bibliography
(ESTC S107395. Chubb XLI. Worms/Baynton-Williams - British Map Engravers p80. Watson: Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature V3, P2213. Buchanan: Political Thought in Early Modern Britain P152)

Note
It is believed that only two hundred copies of this atlas were ever published. Signatures: Eng TP, a1-c4, [20 leaves], F-N4, lacks G2 the Lincolnshire map. The first set of county maps with latitude & longitude markings.

£12500

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