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Auction 167, Lot 259

Miniature Version of Camden's Britannia Published by Blaeu

"Guili. Camdeni Viri Clarissimi Britannia, sive Florentiss. Regnorum Angliae, Scotiae, Hiberniae...", Camden, William

Subject: Britain

Period: 1639 (published)


Color: Black & White

3.1 x 5.5 inches
7.9 x 14 cm

This miniature atlas is an abridged version of Camden's Brittania published by the Blaeu family in Amsterdam. It contains a total of 19 maps, with county maps taken from Petrus Bertius' Tabularum Geographicarum of 1618. The maps of Ireland, England, and Scotland are signed in the plate by Salomon Rogiers. The full list of maps include:

Anglia Scotia et Hibernia
Magna Britannia
Cornub. Devonia Somerset etc.
Warwicum Northapton Hunting. etc.
Eboracum Lincolnia Derbia Staffordia etc.
Westmorlad Lancastria Cestria etc.
Northumbr. Cumberlan. Dunelm. Episcop.
Scotia Australis
Scotia Septentrion.
Hibernia Austral.
Connatia. 1616.
Hibernia Septentr. in qua Ultonia Connatia
[4 maps on one sheet] Anglesey Ins. [with] Wight ol. Vectis [with] Ins Garnesay [with] Ins. Iarsay

Title page, 458 pages of Latin text, 19 maps, and index. Hardbound in full vellum.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.CAMD-4a.

Condition: A

Condition code is for the maps which are dark impressions on clean, bright sheets. Two of the maps have light offsetting at left and the map of <i>Anglia</i> has minor foxing along the fold. Text is very good with numerous manuscript notations throughout and some wear along the fore edge. Covers have light shelf wear and minor staining, and the edges are bumped.

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,700

Sold for: $1,500

Closed on 3/28/2018