Christopher Saxton Saxton's Ancient Map Home Counties England Topographic Print
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A fine topographic, print dated 1970 and framed - approx 20 X 25 inches (50.8 X 63.5cm).
This is a fine print dating from the late 20th Century period.
The topographic depicts a fabulous re-printed copy of Elizabethan England titled "Saxton's Map of Kent, Sussex, Surrey and Middlesex 1575" printed by Taylowe Limited, 1970. A historic record of Olde England in the South East.
Christopher Saxton (circa 1543 - circa 1610)Christopher Saxton was born in Yorkshire in the early 1540s and during his early life gained an enthusiasm for and understanding of map-making under the direction of a local vicar John Rudd, himself a cartographer. During the reign of Elizabeth I it was William Cecil later to become Lord Burghley, who saw the national importance of effective maps and with his enthusiasm and the patronage of Thomas Seckford an official in the Elizabethan court, Saxton was commissioned to survey the whole of England and Wales. A huge undertaking given the times and the means available to him. The survey began in the early 1570s and by 1574 the first plates had been engraved. By 1577 the whole of England was completed with the survey of Wales being completed the following year. ... read more