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SAXTON, Christopher / KIP, William - LECESTRIAE COMITATUS (Leicestershire)

SAXTON, Christopher / KIP, William - LECESTRIAE COMITATUS  (Leicestershire)
LECESTRIAE COMITATUS (Leicestershire) - SAXTON, Christopher / KIP, William
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Title : LECESTRIAE COMITATUS (Leicestershire) .
Map maker : SAXTON, Christopher / KIP, William.
Date : London, 1637.
Size : 11.4 x 14.6 inches. / 29.0 x 37.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :A beautiful early 17th Century map of Leicestershire based on the first survey of England by Christopher Saxton and published in Camden's Britannia from 1607 to 1637. As well as being the earliest map of the county at an 'affordable' price it is also the first detailed one dedicated solely to the county. It was engraved by William Kip who is one of earliest recorded English map engravers. This particular example comes from the 1637 edition. State III with plate number '24' added to bottom left corner.Verso plain as per the 1637 edition. Original copperplate engraving with later hand colour.

Condition : The sheet has wide margins not usually found with Saxton Kip maps the bottom centerfold has an old repair on the verso that slightly shows through. Foxing mainly confined to the margin area.


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