CAMDEN (WILLIAM) Britain, or a Chrorographicall Description of the Most Flourishing Kingdomes, England, Scotland, and Ireland, and the Islands Adioyning, out of the Depth of Antiquitie; Beautified with Mappes of the Severall Shire of England
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CAMDEN (WILLIAM) Britain, or a Chrorographicall Description of the Most Flourishing Kingdomes, England, Scotland, and Ireland, and the Islands Adioyning, out of the Depth of Antiquitie; Beautified with Mappes of the Severall Shire of England
Sold for £4,800 (US$ 8,172) inc. premium
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CAMDEN (WILLIAM)
Britain, or a Chrorographicall Description of the Most Flourishing Kingdomes, England, Scotland, and Ireland, and the Islands Adioyning, out of the Depth of Antiquitie; Beautified with Mappes of the Severall Shire of England, first edition in English, translated by Philemon Holland, additional engraved title (cut to size and remounted), 44 engraved maps (of 57, 44 double-page, one folding, 2 single, 5 shaved within image, all with small unobtrusive blindstamp), 8 engraved plates of coins on 4 leaves, engraved and woodcut illustrations and diagrams in the text, initials and decorations, contemporary hand-colouring throughout, short tear to 5 leaves, final leaf laid down, bookplate of John Lord Lovelace, Baron of Hurley (1704) on verso of title, modern half morocco, shelfmark on spine, rubbed [STC 4509; Chubb XIX; Skelton 6], folio (304 x 205mm.), George Bishop and John Norton, 1610

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  • FINE CONTEMPORARY HAND-COLOURING THROUGHOUT. The first edition in English of Camden's Britannia, with maps by William Kip and William Hole taken from the surveys of Christopher Saxton and John Norden, and reprinted from the 1607 Latin edition.
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