DARBY SHIRE. Morden. 1722.
Darby Shire by Rob't Morden.
Lower left under title cartouche: Sold by Abel Swale, Awnsham & Iohn Churchill
. 14"h x 16"w. Light offset. Short printer’s crease. Library stamp verso. Map by Robert Morden.
Published in Edmund Gibson's translation of William Camden, Britannia: or a Chorographical Description of Great Britain and Ireland ... 2nd ed., (London: Awnsham Churchill, 1722). The Britannia was first published by historian William Camden (1551-1623) in 1586, updated in a new edition by Gibson in 1695, and subsequently reissued in 1722, 1753 and 1772.
Derbyshire is located just west of Nottinghamshire near the middle of England. The map scale is approximately 3 miles per inch. Mountains are shown in profile and shading. Longitude, based on a prime meridian through London, is shown in minutes at the top and degrees at the bottom. The district names bear little resemblance to today’s names.