NORDEN (JOHN) Speculi Britan[n]iae pars The Description of Hartfordshire, [Printed by Thomas Dawson, 1598]
Lot 294
NORDEN (JOHN)
Speculi Britan[n]iae pars The Description of Hartfordshire, [Printed by Thomas Dawson, 1598]
Sold for £2,125 (US$ 3,325) inc. premium

Lot Details
NORDEN (JOHN)
Speculi Britan[n]iae pars The Description of Hartfordshire, engraved title within ornamental border, engraved folding map by William Kip, historiated woodcut initials, lacks first blank, occasional light browning, a few ink splashes, one small corner torn off, early ownership inscription of Adam Bowen (1611) on title, with some occasional notes and marks in his hand, bookplate of E. Donald Smart, early twentieth century blind-tooled roan, lightly rubbed [STC 18637], small 4to, [Printed by Thomas Dawson, 1598]

Footnotes

  • Scarce. ESTC lists only the Huntington and Folger Shakespeare library copies in America. No copy traced at auction. This is the third and final part of Norden's abandoned chorographical project - the Speculum Britanniae. It contains the earliest map of the county to show roads.
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