British Isles

KENT by Robert Morden

Copper engraving with old hand colour. Published originally in 1695, but re-issued until 1772. This copy most likely from the 1722 edition.

Image size: 14" x 25" approx. Framed size: 20 1/2" x 32" approx.

Generally good condition throughout, with various folds as issued - now flattened and therefore unobtrusive. The colour is of some vintage and likewise, authentic and attractive. Mounted in cream card mount (sympathetic to the colour of the paper) and framed in distressed gilt moulding.

Robert Morden (c.1650-1703) was an English bookseller, publisher, and maker of maps and globes. Between about 1675 and his death in 1703, he was based under the sign of the Atlas at premises in Cornhill and New Cheapside, London. His cartographical output was large and varied. His maps of the English Counties were first published in a new edition of Camden's "Britannia" in 1695, and subsequently reissued in 1722, 1753 and 1772. These maps were based on new information from gentlemen of each county, and were newly engraved. (Source Wikipedia). Morden's success as a map publisher was in simplifying the style of earlier publishers whilst still retaining the detail. The map shows habitations, roads, rivers, contours, parks and woodland. The chief scale is 4" to 10 'Great Miles', but Morden also includes 'Midle' (sic) and 'Small' Miles on his map in accordance with local values.


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KENT by Robert Morden

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