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Original Antique Map “Northamptonshire” after Robert Morden


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Original Antique Map
After Robert Morden (c. 1650–1703)
C 1722
A copper engraving which was produced by Robert Morden for publication in Edmund Gibson’s translation of William Camden’s Britannia first published by Abel Swalle and Awnsham & John Churchill in 1695. This is the first series of maps to mark longitude in minutes of time (top border) as well as in degrees (bottom border). For most counties longitude is based on the meridian of St. Paul’s, London. The work was republished in 1722, 1730, 1753 and, finally in 1772. The plate was updated for the 1722 edition mostly with changes to place name spellings and was reworked for the 1753 edition due to wear on the plate. Robert Morden was an English bookseller, publisher, and maker of maps and globes. He was among the first successful commercial map makers. Between about 1675 and his death in 1703, he was based under the sign of the Atlas at premises in Cornhill and New Cheapside, London. Morden also produced in 1701 a series of smaller county maps often known as Miniature Mordens. This nearly 300 year old map is presented in a c 1970s framing.
Size Frame 50x56cm Image 37x42cm