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Essex f. 3

Essex f. 3

Cartographer: Norden, John

Medium: Ink and tempera on parchment

Date: 1594

Shelfmark: Add MS 33769

Item number: f. 3

Length: 40.6

Width: 51.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Map

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.

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