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Saxton's map of Cornwall as revised by Philip Lea

SAXTON, Christopher.

Cornwall Described by C. Saxton Corrected and many Additions as the Roads &c. by P. Lea.
London: Philip Lea, c.1694. 380 x 490mm.

The first map of the county of Cornwall, here printed one and a half centuries after its original publication.

Over the years a number of changes had been made to the plate: the original title was replaced by the view of Launceston in c.1665; the arms of Elizabeth I were replaced by those of Charles I then Charles II; the panel of armorials were added c.1665 by an unknown publisher; and Lea added his name and Ogilby's roads in 1689 and changed the title for the second time in 1694.

Still this was not the end of the Saxton plates: they were issued again by George Willdey, Thomas Jefferys and Cluer Dicey into the 1770s.

Despite the number of editions any example of Saxton's map of Cornwall is uncommon.


Stock ID : 11945

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Stock Id :11945

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Saxton's map of Cornwall as revised by Philip Lea

SAXTON, Christopher.

Cornwall Described by C. Saxton Corrected and many Additions as the Roads &c. by P. Lea.
London: Philip Lea, c.1694. 380 x 490mm.

The first map of the county of Cornwall, here printed one and a half centuries after its original publication.

Over the years a number of changes had been made to the plate: the original title was replaced by the view of Launceston in c.1665; the arms of Elizabeth I were replaced by those of Charles I then Charles II; the panel of armorials were added c.1665 by an unknown publisher; and Lea added his name and Ogilby's roads in 1689 and changed the title for the second time in 1694.

Still this was not the end of the Saxton plates: they were issued again by George Willdey, Thomas Jefferys and Cluer Dicey into the 1770s.

Despite the number of editions any example of Saxton's map of Cornwall is uncommon.


Stock ID : 11945

£5,000

£5,000

Return To Listing