Maps of England circa 1670, Dorset 12 of 40
38 old maps of England folded and bound in a leather book.
Most seem to have been printed from copper plates made by
Richard Blome in the 1660s and 1670s. The plates were modified
and Bloom's name was removed from many of the plates before
this set of maps was printed at a later date. Most of the plates
measured 9 x 7-1/2 inches. Book was found in New Jersey, USA.
Please note that I know nothing about old maps. The backs of the
maps was used as a notebook/ledger in 1726. I have posted some
images of the ledger. Some of the names and dates found on these maps are:
W. Hollar secit
R. P. sculp
Right click on the image and select "original" to see a
high resolution image.
Update: This appears to be "England Exactly Described"
published by Thomas Taylor in 1715.
"Taylor was also responsible for the publication of several
maps including England exactly described [...] in 1715
containing maps of the English counties which had been
issued previously in Speed's Maps Epitomiz'd in
1681 and in other works. "