SAXTON (CHRISTOPHER) An Atlas of England and Wales, 35 MAPS COLOURED IN A CONTEMPORARY HAND, 1579
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SAXTON (CHRISTOPHER)
An Atlas of England and Wales], first edition, [Christopher Saxton, 1579]
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[SAXTON (CHRISTOPHER)
An Atlas of England and Wales], FIRST EDITION, hand-coloured letterpress index and double-page engraved plate showing coats-of-arms opposite a table of counties, and with on blank recto, in an early manuscript hand, "An Index by the Englyshe Alphabett to ffinde the Severall Countries of Englande and Wales by the Pagens of the Booke", 35 double-page (Yorkshire folding) engraved maps after Saxton, by Hogenberg, Lenaert Terwoot, Cornelis de Hooghe, Augustine Ryther, Francis Scatter and Nicholas Reynolds, ALL COLOURED IN A CONTEMPORARY HAND, mounted on stubs, lacking engraved frontispiece, 3 maps (Gloucestershire, Shropshire and Northumberland) with small mostly blank area cut away from image (approximately 50 x 50mm.), 11 maps with one or more margins trimmed within platemark to edge of rule border, 7 with small grease stain (mostly in lower corners touching border, 2 with image just affected), neat inscription ("When this you see remember to pray for me 1718") on verso of Staffordshire map, early monastic inscription (see below) on verso of letterpress index, full Russia gilt by James Toovey, spine tooled in gilt with raised bands and morocco lettering label, g.e. [Chubb 1; Skelton 1], folio (412 x 272mm.), [Christopher Saxton, 1579]

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  • FIRST EDITION OF THE MOST CELEBRATED EARLY CARTOGRAPHIC SURVEY OF ENGLAND AND WALES, WITH CONTEMPORARY HAND-COLOURING.

    Provenance: English Convent at Bornhem, Flanders, inscription on verso of index leaf; Henry Cunliffe (1826-1894), bookplate; and thence by descent.
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