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Kip, William

Angliae descpiptio [sic] [cartographic material] : in qua comitatuum et praecipuarum civitatum locus et paroeciarum numerus oculis inspiciendus exhibetur / W. Kip scul.

[London] : H.W. exc., [ca. 1602]
Physical Description:
1 map ; 80 mm in diameter, on sheet 13 x 18 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
G1807 .K4 1605
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Maps & Atlas (printed)
Scale [ca. 1:8,000,000] -- (W 6°30ʹ0ʺ--E 1°48ʹ0ʺ/N 55°53ʹ0ʺ--N 49°53ʹ0ʺ).
Roundel map of England and Wales. One of a series of five small roundel maps by Kip and Woutneel, executed ca. 1602. The other four comprise a world map, a Leo Belgicus map of the Low Countries, and maps of Europe and France. All five are copies of maps first executed by Jodocus Hondius in 1593. Kip's engravings vary in some details, such as lettering, the pictorial handling of sea areas, and depictions of ships and sea monsters.
"Saxton's general map has been squeezed within the double circular border carrying the title, cutting off parts of the counties of Kent, Cornwall and Northumberland. County names and the principal towns are marked; there is also a small scale and the Elizabethan coat-of-arms."--Shirley.
Appears in J. van Langeren's Direction for the English Traviller (1635, 1636, and 1643).
Title within double circular border.
Bar scale.
Shirley, R.W. Early printed maps of the British Isles, 1477-1650 (1991 edition), 241
Schilder, G. "An unrecorded set of thematic maps by Hondius." In: Map collector 59 (1992), p. 44
Heijden, H.A.M. van der. "Een onbekende Leo Belgicus." In: Caert-Thresoor (2002 no. 2), p. 51-52
Hind, A.M. Engraving in England in the sixteenth & seventeenth centuries, pt. 2, p. 30, no. 5
BAC: British Art Center copy is hand-colored. Bound with three of the other four roundels in this series by Kip (the world map is lacking). Also bound with: Keere, Pieter van den. [Atlas of the British Isles. Amsterdam: s.n., ca. 1605?]
Subject Terms:
England -- Maps.
Wales -- Maps.
Maps -- England -- 1602.
Maps -- Wales -- 1602.
Engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1602.
Hondius, Jodocus, 1563-1612.
Woutneel, Ioan, publisher.

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