CANTIUM QUOD NUNC KENT. William Kip after John Norden

A very attractive and decorative early 17th Century 
map of Kent which appeared in William Camden's 
Britannia, an important account of the history and 
topography of Britain which was first issued in 
1586 but lacked any maps. For a new edition, of 
1607, the engravers William Kip and William Hole 
produced a series of finely engraved county maps 
based on those of John Norden and Christopher 
Saxton whose atlas of 1579 was the first to show 
the English and Welsh counties in detail. Saxton 
however had grouped many counties together so 
this new series showed, for the first time, many 
populous and wealthy counties on their own. 
This new series is distinguished by the elegant 
Tudor strapwork cartouche, mileage scale, com-
pass rose and rhumb lines with flamboyant script 
flourishes and towns depicted according to size, 
hills in profile with forested areas, parks, and so 
on. The series appeared in three editions, this 
particular example is from the 1637 edition which 
had the (plate) number '11' added to the bottom 
left of the map. The map has an unidentified coat
of arms watermark (though possibly is the same as
the 1614 watermark ref. SLD 144.1 in the Gravell
Watermark Archive.) There is restoration to the right
hand edge, 10cm from the bottom, down to 
right hand corner 5mm into plate.
Small mount in a period rounded maple
frame with gold slip 480x379mm
Plate size 380x281mm
Price: £325.00
Artist : 
William Kip
SKU: N10291