SAXTON, Christopher, & George Willdey.
Lincolne Shire and Nottinghame Shire.
A scarce and most attractive map of the adjacent Midland counties of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire by George Willdey, based on the much earlier map by the Elizabethan cartographer Christopher Saxton – first published in 1579. Willdey acquired the Saxton plates around 1730. Map features include; a town plan of Lincoln, together with the heraldic arms of all the Earls of Lincoln since The Norman Conquest and a large set of compass dividers. Willdey, was not only a London map seller,but (somewhat unusually) also an optical instrument maker. The map comes from the atlas entitled ‘The Shires of England and Wales…’.
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Copperplate engraving with original outline colour. Size: 425 550 mm. Map has been lightly cleaned, and margins have been strengthened and had minor repairs.