Add to my gallery
Like this item?
Thinking about buying later on?
Or just create a virtual collection !
With Wishlist you can collect all
Your Favorite maps in one place
by simply pressing a button!
[ Read More ]
SAXTON / KIP, J. - Bedford Comitatus olim pars Cathifuclanorum.
Click here to inquire about this item.
Bedford Comitatus olim pars Cathifuclanorum. - SAXTON / KIP, J.
Click image to in.
Title : Bedford Comitatus olim pars Cathifuclanorum..
Map maker : SAXTON / KIP, J..
Date : London, 1610.
Size : 10.8 x 13.2 inches. / 27.5 x 33.5 cm.
Colouring : Colored.
Description :A beautiful early 17th century map of Befordshire, based on the first survey of England by Christopher Saxton, and published in Camden's Britannia (pub. London: 1607-1637). As well as being the earliest printed map of Bedfordshire at an 'affordable' price, it is also the first map dedicated solely to the county itself.
The map features a strap-work title and a dedication, with a milage scale on top. In the lower left corner is half a decorative compass rose.
The county is well laid out, with easy to read place names, all highlighted in red, parks, woodlands, major rivers and hills are well defined and skillfully engraved. The cartography spills over into parts of neighboring counties also.
The ''Britannia', first published in 1586, was one of the most popular and influential books of the period. It was the work of the Elizabethan antiquarian, William Camden (1551-1623), and was a detailed historical and topographical description of Great Britain.
Its patriotic sentiments, in particular, both appealed to, and generated the growing sense of nationalism that was coursing through late Tudor / early Stuart society. Between 1607 and 1637, the county maps engraved by William Kip and William Hole, and based largely on Chistopher Saxton's earlier surveys. These maps have the distinction of being the first set to show each county individually, as opposed to several being grouped together on one page. Camden's 'Britannia' continued to be published well into the 19th century, from 1695 to 1772, county maps by Robert Morden were used, and from 1789 to c.1815, those by the renowned John Cary.
Condition : In fine condition. Small fixings on verso. Small stain lower right corner. Verso blank. Nicely colored.
The item is no longer available for sale.
Click here to see for how much the item sold or the estimated value.
Missed this item? Never miss another item again!
See a list of similar items you might be interested in :
Wish List / Virtual map collection
Found a nice map? But this map has been sold or thinking about buying later on?
With Wishlist you can collect all Your Favorite maps in one place by simply pressing a button!
Click here to ADD this item to your Wish List
Note : This does not replace the BidPage during Auction.
By default we contact you when similar category items come available in future auctions!
Similar items available for immediate sale you might be intered in.
Browse our Archive index of 20,000+ antique maps, prints, Medieval manuscripts. The auction results are available for registered users.
Register now if you haven't done before. It is free of charge !
I have a similar map and would like to sell it.
Paulus Swaen Old Maps, Inc, is buying and selling for the last 36 years fine and rare maps. We are buying for stock or are taking quality consignments for our quarterly internet auctions since 18 years and we are the olderst internet based map auction.
Please email or send us a picture of your map and your asking price.
We need to receive an image first and can not make offers from verbal descriptions received by phone.
I would like to be notified if the item I am looking for comes up for auction.
I'm interested in this map: but it has been sold or you want to be notified when a similar map comes up for auction. Please Add this map to my WishList and we will notify you when another example or similar map comes available
Never miss another item and Register now.
It's free; and you Save time ordering, Track your package; are able to bid in our auctions, you get free access to AbeMaps Archive with more than 20.000 auction results, and more.
You may also look at our stock list of similar items, which are available for immediate sale.