Auction 104, Lot 337

"Worcestershire", Morden, Robert

Subject: England

Period: 1722 (circa)

Publication: Camden's Britannia

Color: Hand Color

16.2 x 14 inches
41.1 x 35.6 cm

Copper engraved county map with nice detail throughout. Morden was one of the first English cartographers to show longitudes measured from the meridian of St. Paul's Cathedral (shown in degrees at the bottom of the map) and time in minutes measure locally from the sun (shown at the top). The roads are based on Ogilby's earlier survey.


Condition: C

Mostly good but with some damp stain and color bleeding (mostly in margins) and small paper loss in blank margins. Small tear entering top border. Some masking tape on verso that should be removed.

Estimate: $70 - $100


Closed on 9/10/2003