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Britannia Saxonica: Morden 1695

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  • Title: Britannia Saxonica
  • Author: Robert Morden
  • Date: 1695
  • Medium: Hand-colored copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Good - age toning, light foxing, surface dirt, issued horizontal center fold
  • Inches: 11 3/4 x 14 5/8 [Image]
  • Centimeters: 29.85 x 37.15 [Image]
  • Product ID: 317036

Map of Britain as it appeared during the time of the Saxons. Labels are written in Saxon runes, and hand-colored outlines help delineate the island's various regions. Map includes the Isle of Man, along with parts of Scotland, Ireland, and France.

Robert Morden's (c.1650 – 1703) cartographic journey began in bustling London. From around 1675 until his death in 1703, he operated from his shop in Cornhill and New Cheapside. There, he honed his skills as an engraver and publisher, producing a vast and varied body of work.

Robert Morden's impact on cartography is undeniable. His detailed maps of England and Wales remain cornerstones of geographical history, while his miniature works reveal a passion for democratizing knowledge. Through his dedication and innovation, Morden charted a course for future generations of mapmakers, leaving behind a legacy that continues to inspire and inform our understanding of the world.