Speculum Britanniae : | An HISTORICAL and CHOROGRAPHICAL | DESCRIPTION | OF | MIDDLESEX | AND | HARTFORDSHIRE. | .... | By JOHN NORDEN. | Illustrated with MAPS curiously engraved by Mr. Senex, | .... | LONDON: | Printed for DANIEL BROWNESenior and Junior, at | the Black Swan without Temple Bar; and JAMES | WOODMAN, inBow-Street Covent Garden. | M,DCC,XXIII.
Octavo. (19x24cm) Fine rebind in gold tooled brown morroco by Zaehnsdorf. Bookplate of W. Rolleston Saunders. Formerly held in the University Library of Venice with library stamps to recto and verso of Title page.
Engraved frontispiece Middlesex | Title page |2pp. Dedication | Author's introduction | 50pp. Description of Middlesex | 2pp. letters. | Engraved frontispiece Hartfordshire | Dedication to Queen Elizabeth | Engraved armorial | Dedication to William Cecil | Introduction | Dedication to Edward Seymour ist Earl of Hertford | Author's note | Poetic credit by Robert Nicholson | 2pp. Authors note | 18pp Geographical notes | 31pp Description of Hertfordshire | Advertisement | Engraved fold-out map of Hertfordshire | Engraved fold-out map of Middlesex | Engraved fold-out map of Westminster | Engraved fold-out map of London.
Contents clean throughout, all maps edge-bound with two folds, undamaged, very good condition with only light occasional toning.
Maps are close copies of John Norden by John Senex.