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Auction 181, Lot 408

"Middlesex Olima Trinoban Tibus Habitata", Saxton, Christopher

Subject: Southern England

Period: 1610 (published)

Publication: Britannia

Color: Hand Color

13.3 x 10.7 inches
33.8 x 27.2 cm

Handsome example of this fine map of the historical county of Middlesex. It is fully engraved to show all the salient features of the county including market towns, forests, parks, hills and bridges, with a legend at bottom right. London is prominently shown at right. A strapwork title cartouche and compass rose adorn the map. Engraved by John Norden. This is the second state of the map with the addition of a compass rose at top right, but prior to the addition of a plate number, which took place for the 1637 edition. Published in Camden's Britannia.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.CAMD-1e.

Condition: B

A dark impression with printer's ink residue on paper with a bunch of grapes watermark. There are old tape repairs to centerfold separations at top and bottom, a short tear at bottom right, and an abrasion in the right blank margin, resulting in several tape stains.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/10/2021