Britannia, siue, Florentissimorum regnorum, Angliae, Scotiae, Hiberniae, et insularum adiacentium ex intima antiquitate chorographica descriptio. / authore Guilielmo Camdeno
|Title||Britannia, siue, Florentissimorum regnorum, Angliae, Scotiae, Hiberniae, et insularum adiacentium ex intima antiquitate chorographica descriptio. / authore Guilielmo Camdeno |
|Detail Depicted||Illustrations--Relief--Woodcuts (Frontispiece) |
|Uniform Title||Britannia |
|Creator/Author||Gvilielmo Camdeno [Camden, William, 1551-1623] |
|Publisher||impensis Georg. Bishop [Bishop, George, d. 1611] |
|Place of Publication||Londini [England - London] |
|Date of Publication||1600 |
|Subjects (LCSH)||British Isles -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800|
British Isles -- History -- Early works to 1800
|Genre Heading||Geographic works|
Early printed books--1501-1600 (16th century)
|Bibliographic Elements||, 324, 327-642, 645-719, 718-831, , 30,  p.,  folded leaves of plates : ill., maps ; 19 cm. (4to) |
|Printing Method||Letterpress on handmade laid paper |
|Printer||[Printed at Eliot's Court Press] |
|Image Production Process||Woodcuts|
|Illustrator||[Rogers, William, b. ca. 1545] |
|Binding||Original 16th century full leather binding, sewn on 5 cords.|
20th century spine repair; new endsheets.
Oval medallion tooled in gold on both covers in triple-ruled frame in blind.
Spine tooled in gold with diamond shapes.
|General Notes||Signatures: A-3H[superscript 8] 3I-3N[superscript 4] [$4 (-A3, 2Y2, 3I3, 4, 3K3, 4, 3M3, 4, 3N3, 4) signed; missigning 3A as Aa]; 452 leaves, pp.  1-324 327-642 645-719 718-831  [=830], [superscript 2]  1-30 .|
With an additional title page, engraved, signed: Will[ia]ms Rogers sculpsit. UW copy cropped at foot.
Pp. 69-75 are engraved illustrations of Roman coins featuring Britain. Foldout maps from engraved plates. UW copy lacking 1 foldout map: - p. 82-83 in photostat, unbound. Additional woodcut and metal cut illustrations throughout text. Some engravings with letterpress text on verso.
Woodcut head- and tailpieces. Decorated and historiated printer's initials.
The part relating to Ireland, etc., has a separate title-page: "Hiberniae et insularum Britanniae adjacentium descriptio." Pagination and register are continuous.
"Ad lectorem", 30 p. at end, is a reply to: Brooke, Ralph. A discoverie of certaine errours
|Previous Owners||John L. Lievsay |
|References||STC (2nd ed.), 4507|
ESTC (RLIN), S107386
|Digital Collection||Historical Book Arts Collection |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division. |
|Repository Collection||Special Collections |
|Call Number||SpecColl Rare Books DA610.C166 1600 |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned in RGB color using an Olympus C-2000 Zoom digital camera and saved in.jpg format and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2004 |
|Content||William Camden's Britannia was first published in Latin in 1586. If not the first English historian, topographer, and antiquarian, he was the first to relate the three studies. It was the revolutionary subject matter and its treatment that made it both the tool and the model for research in all three subjects for the next 250 years. Camden published several editions, each with revisions during his lifetime, the last being in 1607, including additional plates and maps. Originally in Latin, the first edition translated into English was published in 1610.|
The main object of Camden's Britannia was to provide an appreciation of the land and ancient monuments of the Britons. The book also provides a survey of the regions, places, and features of Britain, county by county. Camden describes the natural environments and landscapes, the towns, cities, and countrysides, agriculture, industries, and more.
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