A map of Britain, and images of Britannia. A small view of Stonehenge.

Britain, with images of Britannia 1607

A map of Great Britain, the frontispiece to William Camden’s great work Britannia.

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A map of Great Britain, the frontispiece to William Camden’s great work Britannia, a county-by-county chorographic description of Great Britain and Ireland

First published in 1586, this map is taken from the 6th edition of 1607. A major work of the European Renaissance, enlarged, re-worked and reprinted many times, Britannia was the first topographical and historical survey of the British Isles, setting the standard for and providing the basis of much future academic study. Amongst many other works, Camden also wrote the first detailed account of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, as well as finding time to be Headmaster of Westminster School for four years, and Clarenceux King of Arms at the College of Arms for 26 years. Camden Town, in North London, is somewhat circuitously and indirectly named after him.

Original Size: 26 x 16 cms

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79 cm X 49 cm£1500£1500£1500
39 cm X 24 cm£1250£1250£1250
26 cm X 16 cm£750£750£750
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