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Blome - A Mapp of the County of Midlesex

Blome - A Mapp of the County of Midlesex

Code: 78480

£200.00 Approx $246.91, €231.75
  • Date: 1673
  • Condition: AAA
  • Colour: Uncoloured
  • Size: 9 x 7.5 inches

Title: 'A Mapp of the County of Midlesex'

Richard Blome is one of the most interesting figures in cartographic history. He is most renowned for what his contemporaries considered the plagiarism of the maps in the Britannia from Camden and Speed. In actuality Blome did not claim that the maps were original works. In the preface he wrote, "I do not own myself the Author, but the Undertaker of this work". He was one of the most active publishers of illustrated books in post-Restoration London and his career provides in insight into the nature and activities of the London map and print trade of the period.