Baynton-Williams Gallery: Fine Antiquarian Maps and Prints

Norden Sussex

‹‹ Norden Sussex ››
John Norden.
Sussexia sive Southsex, olim pars Regnorum.
[London, 1637.]
Engraving  with later colour.  220 x 390mm. The left and right hand margins have been trimmed and re-margined, not affecting the printed surface.
A map of Sussex engraved by William Kip for Camden's Britannia, first published 1607, but his example from 1637, with number '10' added.
While most maps in the Britannia were copied from Christopher Saxton's maps, this is derived from one by John Norden, who tried and failed to complete his own set of county maps. His printed map of Sussex, issued 1595, is known through only one surviving example, in the Royal Geographical Society. Those maps Norden did complete were regarded as superior to Saxton's and were copied for both the Britannia and Speed's Theatre atlas.
The Sussex map is wider that most of the maps in the Britannia, so are frequently trimmed at the sides when the binder evened-off the edges of the atlas.

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