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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:

Richard Blome

W. Hollar secit

R. P. sculp

Richard Palmer





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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. "


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Taken on March 26, 2014