Lea, Phillip

1695

One sheet from The Travelers Guide after Saxtons map of England and Wales

The Travelers Guide being the best Mapp of the Kingdom of England and Principality of Wales Wherein are Delineated 3000 Towns & Villages more than in any Mapp yet Extent besides ye Notations of Bridges & Rivers [top two sheets only]

DESCRIPTION: Two sheets from Phillip Lea's revised version of Christopher Saxton's large scale map of England and Wales first published in 1583. Shows a portion of Scotland at left; Northumberland (Northumbria), Cumbria (Cumberlandia) and Durham (Dunelmensis). Fifth state published by Philip Lea, Globemaker at ye Atlas and Hercules in Cheapside nere the corner of Fryday Street in London, [1687 - 1700].

Philip Lea re-published Saxton's the map on a smaller scale designed to be used as a travelling map. He reduced the map to ten full sheets and four half sheets. This artifact consists of Lea's top two sheets laid side by side on vellum.

Verso shows English MS text legal document with a date of 1732 visible. Philip Lea re-engraved the plates at least five times during his period of ownership.

CREATOR: Lea, Phillip

PUBLICATION DATE: 1695

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: England

BODY OF WATER: North Sea

CONDITION: Poor.  Essentially complete. Laid down. Minor losses to edges. No margins. Cut to neatline. Dirty, wrinkled.

COLORING: Original hand coloring

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 33 " x 11 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 0

PRICE: $350


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