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Engraved map with later hand colouring. With printed description of the County of Dorset on back. In hogarth black frame gilt frame with glass to front and back. Double glazed English text on verso. Frame Size 57cm x 44cm. Map size 52cm x 42cm In good condition in good frame. Center fold has a few light creases, with small loss lower edge, small piece of old tape repair lower rear center fold. Faint colouring. Two small tears, with minor loss lower left margin. Map lightly tanned. Frame has a small chip lower right corner. -- Map of Dorset from 1662, with town plan of Dorchester and coats of arms. From John Speed’s ‘Theatre of the Empire of Britain’, originally engraved by Jodocus Hondius, with a brief description and history of Dorset with list of Divisions and Hundreds on the back.
Title: Dorsetshyre. Original engraved antique map of Dorset. With the Shyre town Dorchester described as also the Armes of such noble families as have bene honored with the Titles thereof since the Normans Conquest to this present Anno 1662 (sic).
Publisher: Published Bassett & Chiswell. Ca 1662:
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Seller ID: 81350
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