Item details: Surrey
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£ 450.00
BILL, John
Surrey
Imprint: London, 1626
90 x 120 mm., light finger soiling otherwise in good condition.
John Bill (fl.1604 d.1630) contributed just the one atlas to the world of cartography. The 'Abridgement of Camden's Britannia' did exactly what it says on the title. Bill had been apprenticed to the bookseller John Norton and became one himself. He had the commission of Thomas Bodley to acquire books on his behalf for his now famous library at Oxford. It is estimated by some that only 200 copies were produced, it has always been a very rare and desirable item. A fine rare early map of Surrey. Hodson 8; Skelton 15.
Stock number:5791.