Essex f. 3
Cartographer: Norden, John
Medium: Ink and tempera on parchment
This map of Essex is by John Norden and dates from 1594. John Norden is best known for his work 'Speculum Britainiae', literally a 'Mirror of Britain', which, in its attempt to include the road names and town plans, lacking on many county maps of the period, was a direct ancestor of the modern A-Z. This map is dedicated to Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, whose arms and ‘quaterings’ are emblazoned on folio 4.