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Blome - A Mapp of the County of Somerset

Blome - A Mapp of the County of Somerset

Code: 78040

  • Date: 1673
  • Condition: A
  • Colour: Original
  • Size: 9 x 7.5 inches

Title: A Mapp of the County of Somerset with its Hundreds

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. There is an excellent biography on

Original color with some minor foxing and centerfold separations. The map has some manuscript brown ink notations and a paper repair on verso affecting the table of hundreds.