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Maps by William Hole and William Kip

WILLIAM HOLE and WILLIAM KIP

1607, 1610 & 1637
County maps of England and Wales in Camden's Britannia

Maps in Camden's Britannia, 1607, 1610 and 1637

Saxon Heptarchy
Bedfordshire
Berkshire
Buckinghamshire
Cambridgeshire
Cheshire
Cornwall
Cumberland
Derbyshire
Devonshire
Dorsetshire
Durham
Essex
Gloucestershire
Hampshire
Herefordshire
Hertfordshire
Huntingdonshire
Kent
Lancashire
Leicestershire

Lincolnshire
Norfolk
Northamptonshire
Northumberland
Nottinghamshire
Oxfordshire
Rutlandshire
Shropshire
Somersetshire
Staffordshire
Suffolk
Surrey
Sussex
Westmorland
Wiltshire
Worcestershire
Warwickshire
Yorkshire
Yorkshire West Riding
Yorkshire East Riding
Yorkshire North Riding

Flintshire
Denbighshire
Caernarvonshire
Anglesey
Montgomeryshire
Merionethshire
Cardiganshire
Pembrokeshire
Carmarthenshire
Scotland
Ireland

There are just three editions of Camden's Britannia illustrated by a series of county maps engraved by William Hole and William Kip. The three editions are 1607, 1610 and 1637. The name of William Hole or William Kip appears on each map and with a few exceptions the name of Christopher Saxton whose survey in the 1570's was used to produce these maps. Christopher Saxton did not produce a single map of every county but combines two or more counties together on one sheet in some cases for is earlier atlas. These maps from Camden's Britannia are therefore the first good sized map of some counties to be published. The only other county maps that appear around this time are the miniature maps by Pieter van den Keere.

HOW TO DATE THEM

1607

An easy edition to date. The maps have Latin text on the back

1610

Plain backs but see the 1637 exceptions. No plate number in the left hand corner but note the counties where the numeral was not even added in 1637.

1637

Plain backs. Numeral engraved in the left hand corner of most of the maps. Numerals were not added to the following maps

Buckinghamshire
Cheshire
Huntingdonshire
Shropshire
Yorkshire East Riding
Yorkshire North Riding
Breconshire (New Map engraved by Robert Vaughan)
Denbighshire
Flintshire
Merionethshire
Pembrokeshire
Radnorshire
Scotland
Ireland

  •  Map of West Riding of Yorkshire by William Hole after Christopher Saxton, 1637

    Map of West Riding of Yorkshire by William Hole after Christopher Saxton, 1637

  •  Map of Warwickshire by William Kip after Christopher Saxton, 1637

    Map of Warwickshire by William Kip after Christopher Saxton, 1637

  •  Map of Buckinghamshire by William Hole after Christopher Saxton 1610

    Map of Buckinghamshire by William Hole after Christopher Saxton 1610

  •  Derbyshire by William Hole after Christopher Saxton 1610

    Derbyshire by William Hole after Christopher Saxton 1610

  •  Map of Anglesey probably by William Hole after Christopher Saxton, 1637

    Map of Anglesey probably by William Hole after Christopher Saxton, 1637

  •  Map of Flintshire engraved by William Kip after Christopher Saxton

    Map of Flintshire engraved by William Kip after Christopher Saxton

  •  Map of Denbighshire engraved by William Kip after Christopher Saxton

    Map of Denbighshire engraved by William Kip after Christopher Saxton

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Maps by William Hole and William Kip

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