London, South Kensington
3 May 2007
BLOME, Richard (c.1635-1705). Britannia: or a Geographical Description of the Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland. London: T. Roycroft for R. Blome, 1673. 2° (345 x 216mm). Title printed in red and black, 50 double-page or folding engraved maps, hand-coloured in outline, 24 hand-coloured engraved plates of arms on 12 sheets (without plan of London, not apparently called for, general map with short tears and splits at folds, short tear in South Wales, 2 plates of arms loose and fore-margins frayed, one map loose, a few other margins of text and maps lightly frayed). Contemporary panelled calf (rebacked with original spine preserved, 3 corners neatly repaired, rubbed). FIRST EDITION. Wing B3207; Chubb XCIX.
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