"Notingamiae Comitatus olim pars Coritanorum", Saxton/Kip
Subject: Central England
Period: 1637 (published)
Publication: Camden's Britannia
Color: Hand Color
12.3 x 10.4 inches
31.2 x 26.4 cm
An early map of the county of Nottinghamshire engraved by William Kip and based upon the famous survey by Christopher Saxton. The map shows the city of Nottingham at bottom center, and extends south to Loughborough, east to Lincoln, and north past Gainsborough. Numerous tiny towns are labeled, with rivers, mountains and forests well depicted. The map is adorned with two strapwork cartouches. 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 nice impression on watermarked paper with mild toning, a small hole adjacent to centerfold at bottom of image, and damp stains confined to the blank margins.