Yorkshire West Riding
Yorkshire East Riding
Yorkshire North Riding
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.
An easy edition to date. The maps have Latin text on the back
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.
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
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