Robert Morden's map of the Isle of Wight, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands, Farne Island, and the Scilly Isles.
Published in William Camden's 'History of Britain', entitled 'Britannia', in 1695.
This is a first edition of the map.
Hand coloured copper engraving. Map not printed square.
Between about 1675 and his death in 1703, Morden was based in London. His output was large and varied. His best-known maps were first published in a new edition of Camden's "Britannia" in 1695, and subsequently reissued several times throughout the 18th century. These maps were based on new information from each county, and were newly engraved. Each had a decorated cartouche. Morden also produced in 1701 a series of smaller county maps often known as Miniature Mordens.
Print size: 42.5cm x 36.5cm
Mount size: 60.5cm x 56cm