“HEREFORD SHIRE”. London: Robert Morden, c. 1695. Engraved map with original hand-coloring from the first edition of Morden’s atlas to accompany Camden’s Britannia. (Image: 14 ¼ x 16 ½’’ – Paper size: 14 5/8 x 17 5/8’’) Condition note: damp-staining along center fold.
This exceptionally handsome historical map depicts the county of “Hereford Shire” in splendid color and detail with topographical features shown. Cities, towns, land and water routes are identified.
From the most accurate atlas of English county maps to date - it was the first collection of maps to use London as the prime meridian and contained the largest scale county maps of the period. Published by Abel Swale of Awnsham and John Churchill. Engraved by Sutton Nichols and John Sturt.