"Mongomery Comitatus qui olim pars Ordovicum", Saxton/Kip
Period: 1637 (published)
Publication: Camden's Britannia
Color: Hand Color
12.6 x 10.4 inches
32 x 26.4 cm
An early map of the county of Montgomeryshire 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. Montgomery, Newtown, Welshpool, and Llanidloes are identified. Decorated with large strapwork title and scale 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 dark impression with printer's ink residue on paper with a coat of arms watermark. There is light toning along the edges of the sheet and a small chip at bottom center with a tiny tear that just enters the image and has been closed on verso with archival tape.