Lot 406

Great Britain - Camden's Britannia Titled; Britannia Sive...

Auction Date: 4/11/2021 at 10am



Great Britain - Camden's Britannia Titled; Britannia Sive Florentissimorum Reg Norum, Angliae, Scotiae Hiberniae Et Insularum Adiacentium Ex Intima Antiquitate Chorographica Description Authore Guilielmo Camdeno Nunc Tertio Recognita & Magna Accessione Adaucta Londini Impensis Georg Bishop Cum Gratia & Privilegio Regiae Maiestatis 1590 Title Page [14] 762 [22] Complete as Called For. The First Word of The Title is Enclosed in A Woodcut Frame, and There Are a Couple pf Charming Woodcuts Devices and Sketches in Places. There is a Dedication to William Cecil Lord Burleigh in Which He Gives Thanks Also to Abraham Ortelius. "Britannia is a County-By-County Description of Great Britain and Ireland. It is a Work of Chorography: A Study That Relates Landscape, Geography, Antiquarianism, And History to Describe in Detail The Great Britain of The Then Present, And To Show How The Traces of The Past Could Be Discerned In The Existing Landscape. By This Method, He Produced the First Coherent Picture of Roman Britain." There is a Dedication in Old Leather Binding, Size 4¾" X 7¼". (William Camden (1551 – 1623) Was An English Antiquarian, Historian, Topographer, And Herald, Best Known As Author of Britannia, The First Chorographical Survey of The Islands Of Great Britain And Ireland, He Studied At Oxford, Was For Some 4 Years Headmaster of Westminster School, He Travelled Extensively Across England Gathering Material For This Great Epic Work, Which Made Him The Most Famous Writer Of That Time And Becoming The Of ficial Historiographer of Queen Elizabeth).

Guide Price: £1000.00 - £1200.00

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