Auction 136, Lot 474

"[Lot of 2] Westmorlandiae Comitatus qui olim Spectauit ad Brigantas [and] Westmorland",

Subject: England

Period: 1637-95 (circa)

Publication: Camden's Britannia


See Description

Two maps of the county of Westmoreland from different editions of Camden's popular Britannia. The first (12.3 x 10.3") uncolored map was engraved by William Kip and based upon the famous survey by Christopher Saxton. The second (16.5 x 14.3") hand colored map is from Robert Morden's expanded edition that was Sold by - Abel Swale Awnsham & John Churchill.


Condition: B+

First with a dark impression with minor candle-wax spot in cartouche. Centerfold tear that has been repaired on verso with old paper. Second with some light offsetting visible in blank areas and one worm hole visible when held to the light. Short marginal splits at centerfold, lower one just to border is closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $200 - $275


Closed on 6/1/2011