"Bedford Comitatus olim Pars Cathifuclanorum", Saxton/Kip
Subject: Eastern England
Period: 1637 (published)
Publication: Camden's Britannia
Color: Hand Color
13.1 x 10.8 inches
33.3 x 27.4 cm
An early map of the county of Bedfordshire engraved by William Kip and based upon the famous survey by Christopher Saxton. It is fully engraved to illustrate all the salient features of the county including market towns, forests, parks, hills and bridges. Decorated with large strapwork title and scale cartouches and a fine compass rose. Published in the 1637 edition of Camden's Britannia, with the addition of a plate number on the map.
References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.CAMD-1e.
A crisp impression on watermarked paper with attractive color, several worm tracks in the blank margins, and light toning along the edges of the sheet.