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[DRAYTON, Michael].

Bedfordeshire [with] Huntingdonshire [and] Parte Of Cambridgeshire.
[London: printed by Iohn Marriott, Iohn Grismand, And Thomas Dewe. 1622].

24.3 x 31.2 cm. Uncoloured. Double page map. Blank on verso. A decorative fantasy map of the counties of Bedfordshire and Huntingdonshire, the map orientated with north to the right edge. The principal towns represented by illustrations of allegorical female figures. Further illustrations of water nymphs to the rivers, a larger vignette to accompany Wabridge Forest. Some light offsetting. A few neat repairs at margins and along centrefold, but generally in good condition overall.

From the first edition, third issue of Drayton's series of county maps. Rare by virtue of the fact that the maps of eastern and northern England, such as this here, only appear in this issue.

cf Skelton, County Atlases of the British Isles 1579-1703, No. 13. cf Chubb, The Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland 1579-1870, XXXV, pp. 46-7.

Price £ 250.00
Stock Code 34176
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