SAXTON, Christopher & William Kip.
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A highly decorative and desirable early map of Cornwall, by William Kip, based on the earlier map by Elizabethan cartographer, Christopher Saxton. Published in William Camden’s “Britannia”. The map is embellished with compass dividers, a sea galleon, a compass rose, a sea monster and a decorative inset of Launceston Castle. The map is very detailed featuring many towns and villages, together with hills, rivers, castles and stately homes. Originally, in 1586, Camden’s work was a detailed historical and topographical description of Britain. Hole & Kip added their maps to this work in 1607.
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Size: 320 405 mm. Copperplate engraving with later hand colour. Good condition. Minor repairs to splits to central fold.