CAMDEN, William. Britannia, sive Florentissimorum Regnorvm Angliae, Scotiae, Hiberniae, et Insularum adiacentium ex intima antiquitate Chorographica descriptio: Nunc postremò recognita, plurimis locis magna accessione adaucta, & Tabulis Chorographicis illustrata. Guilielmo Camdeno Authore. Londini: [Printed by Eliot’s Court Press] Impensis Georgii Bishop & Ioannis Norton, 1607. First edition thus – the first publication of Camden’s Britannia with county maps, and the last to be overseen by the author himself. Identification of printer from STC. Folio. pp. , 347, [338, 347-860,  corrigenda,  indexes; with engraved additional titlepage engraved, signed: Gulielmus Hole sculpsit, and 57 maps, all but two of them (Rutland and Anglesey) double page. First word of the title framed with decorative border. With woodcut device; head- and tail-pieces; initials. Nineteenth century half black morocco over marbled boards, title in gilt on spine. Paper repair to p. 265/7 with marginal loss to lower inner corner at gutter. Ex libris William O’Brien Milltown Park Trust, with bookplates and stamps. Early manuscript inscription on engraved titlepage dated 1624, some marginalia to a few margins, traces of old worming to inner lower margin, not affecting text or maps. Signature of the historian and antiquarian James Graves on additional titlepage. A very good copy.
ESTC S122157. COPAC with 7 locations only. WorldCat 1.
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