Auction 140, Lot 466

"England", Morden, Robert

Subject: England & Wales

Period: 1695 (circa)

Publication: Camden's Britannia

Color: Hand Color

16.5 x 14.3 inches
41.9 x 36.3 cm

Robert Morden was commissioned by Dr. Edmund Gibson to prepare new maps for Camden's Britannia, which was last published early in the century with maps by Hole and Kip. However, no additional survey work was done by Morden, so this map draws largely upon the work of Saxton and Speed. The map itself is relatively straightforward and depicts counties, cities and roads. The title is enclosed in an elegant cartouche along with three distance scales.

References: Shirley (BI to 1750) Morden 10.

Condition: B+

There is a 0.25" loss near Gloucester that has been covered with old paper on verso and light toning in blank margins.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 5/23/2012