|Method||Copper engraved with hand colour|
|Artist||Seller, John and Grose, Francis|
|Published||[London, c. 1787]|
|Dimensions||120 x 145 mm|
A small scale county map of Northumberland, with a mile scale to top left. Principal cities and towns are picked out in red. The plates for this series were originally printed for Seller's Anglia Contracta, c. 1697. Francis Grose (1730-1791) later acquired the plates, had them slightly reworked, and reprinted them, as here, in his Antiquities of England and Wales, published between 1773 and 1787.
John Seller (1632-1697), hydrographer to Charles II, James II and William II, cartographer and instrument maker, published an attractive series of county maps Anglis Contracta in 1694. The maps were re-printed in The History of England and Camden's Britannia Abridg'd. Over 80 years later the plates were used for Francis Grose's The Antiquities of England and Wales.
Condition: Minor time toning to sheet. Descriptive text below plate and on verso.