William Camden | Britannia, Amsterdam, 1617, contemporary calf
1,000 - 1,500 GBP
Britannia, sive Florentissimorum regnorum Angliae, Scotiae, Hiberniae, & insularum adjacentium ex intima antiquitate descriptio [adapted by Reinier Telle]. Amsterdam: Willem Blaeu, 1617
8vo (147 x 89mm.), woodcut device on title-page, folding engraved map of Britain, full-page engraved maps (some cut close at fore-edge), folding engraved map of Yorkshire, near-contemporary calf, blue edges, binding slightly rubbed
An uncommon pocket edition of Camden's Britannia, with maps printed from the plates made by Pieter van den Keere from 1599 onwards. Keere's maps were based on Saxton, Ortelius and Boazio.
Gaspar Fromentius, contemporary inscription on title-page
Skelton 12; STCN 080746683
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