c1695 Original Printed Map of Scotland by Robert Morden


A fine original copper engraved antique hand coloured map of Scotland by Robert Morden.

It was published in Camden's Britannia by Abel Swale, Awnsham and John Churchill, in London, in 1695 It is a highly detailed map with a decorative title cartouche, a Royal coat of arms and scales of English and Scottish miles. It is nicely enhanced with later hand colouring. The map is in fine, clean condition, other than some light printing creases and is free of repairs or restoration. It is printed on hand laid paper which remains stable and robust, blank verso. It has been nicely mounted, framed and glazed.

The "Geography Rectified" pocket world atlas was Robert Morden's earliest important work published in 1688 with a few later editions up to c1700. His best known work however, was the series of English county maps he produced to illustrate the Edmund Gibson editions of Camden's Britannia, published in 1695 and again in 1722, with several further rarer editions up to 1772. A series of smaller county maps were published in 1701 and later. No extensive survey was carried out as such but the previous Saxton & Kip (or Hole) maps were updated by whatever information could be found. Morden also produced a variety of other cartographic works including globes, geographical playing cards and large scale maps, notably of London.

Size image: 35 x 44 cm (13 ¾ x 17 ¼ inches)
Size frame: 47.5 x 56.5 x 2 cm (18 ¾ x 22 ¼ x ¾ inches)
Weight: 2190g