"Cumbria sive Cumberlandia quae olim pars Brigantum ", Saxton/Kip
Subject: Northern England
Period: 1637 (published)
Publication: Camden's Britannia
Color: Hand Color
12.6 x 11.3 inches
32 x 28.7 cm
Handsome map of the historic county of Cumberland. It is fully engraved to show all the salient features of the county including market towns, forests, parks, hills and bridges. Embellished with a strapwork title cartouche and distance scale topped with a half 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 nice impression on watermarked paper with light toning along the centerfold, a professionally repaired centerfold separation in bottom blank margin, and a couple of minor edge tears.