Christopher Saxton, London: c.1579 

Sp Coll Hunterian Di.1.12


A Tudor atlas of 35 coloured maps depicting the counties of England and Wales. Originally published as a collection in 1579, this volume is a landmark in British cartography and printing. Christopher Saxton was responsible for producing the maps and his work provided a new standard of cartographic representation in Britain. This atlas formed the basis for all succeeding county maps for over one hundred years.

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