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Wiltshire County Maps
7 7 : Drayton, Michael 1612


This curious allegorical map comes from Michael Drayton's "Poly-olbion", a poetic work about the countryside of England and Wales. The maps were all engraved by William Hole. The Wiltshire map covers the area occupied by the counties of Wiltshire and Somerset. There is little topographical detail apart from the rivers which are depicted with their associated nymphs or godesses, and hilltops with shepherds and shepherdesses.

There were three editions of Poly-olbion published in 1612, 1613 and 1622. In the last edition a page number was added.

Examples can be found in the following English County Atlases.
8 : Drayton Poly-olbion 1612 in state 1
9 : Drayton Poly-olbion or A Chorographicall Description of all the Tracts, Rivers, Mountains, Forests etc 1613 in state 1
13 : Drayton Poly-olbion or A Chorographicall Description of all the Tracts, Rivers, Mountains, Forests etc 1622 in state 2

Examples (1)

Ref: 8046
State: 2
Date: 1613

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Wiltshire Maps
Saxton, Christopher
Bowes, W
Van den Keere, Pieter
Bowes, W
Saxton-Kip
Speed, John
Drayton, Michael
Bill, John
Van Langeren, Jacob
Jenner, Thomas
Blaeu, Jan
Jansson, Jan
Overton, John
Blome, Richard
Blome, Richard
Morden, Robert
Redmayne, William
Seller, John
Morden, Robert
Morden, Robert
Lenthall, John
Owen & Bowen
Moll, Herman
Seale, Richard William
Badeslade, Thomas
Cowley, John
Rocque, John
Simpson, Samuel
Osborne, Thomas
Kitchin & Jefferys
Kitchin, Thomas
Exshaw, John
Seale, R W
Bickham, George
Bowen, Emanuel
Bowen, Emanuel
Gibson, John
Meijer, Pieter
Kitchin, Thomas
Bowen, Emanuel
Ellis, Joseph
Bowen, T
Kitchin, Thomas
Andrews & Dury
Conder, Thomas
Cary, John
Harrison, John
Cary, John
Cary, John
Lodge, John
Aiken, John
Tunnicliff, William
Baker, Benjamin
Smith, Charles
Cary, John
Luffman, J
Butters, R
Cary, John
Cooke
Cooper, H
Roper / Cole
Cary, John
Wallis, James
Wallis, James
Neele, Samuel John
Rowe, Robert
Langley & Belch
Neele, Samuel John
Hall / Leigh
Neele & Son
Reid, W.H.
Greenwood, C & J
Miller, Robert
Dix
Cary, John
Gardner / Smith
Perrot, Aristide Michel
Ebden / Duncan
Pass, J
Greenwood, C & J
Murray, T L
Teesdale, Henry
Creighton, R
Hall, Sidney
Dawson, R K
Nichols & Son
Cobbett, W
Fullarton, Archibald
Archer / Pinnock
Creighton, R
Walker, J & C
Moule, Thomas
Pigot, J
Pigot & Slater
Archer, J
Becker & Co
Bacon
Bartholomew / Philip
Hughes, W
Bartholomew / W H Smith
Weller, Edward
Johnston
Johnston
Weller, F S


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