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BROUGHTON, Hugh (1549-1612). A Concent of Scripture. [London: Gabriel Simpson and ?William White, ?1590.]
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BROUGHTON, Hugh (1549-1612). A Concent of Scripture. [London: Gabriel Simpson and ?William White, ?1590.]

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BROUGHTON, Hugh (1549-1612). A Concent of Scripture. [London: Gabriel Simpson and ?William White, ?1590.]

4° (218 x 152mm). Engraved title, engraved double-page world map and 4 plates by William Rogers. [Bound with:] DOWNAME, John (1571-1652). A Brief Concordance or Table to the Bible of the Last Translation. London: William du Gard for Nicholas Bourn, 1652. 4° (Final leaves waterstained.) Gilt-panelled burgundy morocco by Roger de Coverly, gilt edges.

Second edition of Broughton’s work, with copperplates by William Rogers, 'the first English engraver of any importance, and the most typical of the Elizabethans' (Hind.) The plates are based on those in the previous edition and attributed to Jodocus Hondius the Elder. The first subject, the great figure of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, appears as a man in a loin cloth; this is in the earlier state with a ring in the man’s ear. The world map, a reduced version of Abraham Ortelius’s oval world map of 1570, relates biblical prophecies to the Roman empire and other places. ESTC calls for a second map, that of the northern hemisphere, present in the first edition of 1588-90. On the other hand, neither STC nor Luborsky & Ingram call for this map in the second edition; and the recently sold Vershbow copy did not include it. Hind I, pp. 163-65; Luborsky & Ingram, English Illustrated Books 1536-1603, 3851; STC 3851; Wing D-2067B (2nd work).


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