1617 Hand-coloured map of Northumberland

By Peter Van Den Keere, framed and glazed


Peter Van Den Keere


Not stated, Amsterdam, 1617
1617 Hand-coloured map of Northumberland1617 Hand-coloured map of Northumberland1617 Hand-coloured map of Northumberland

Printing Details

This is an attractive hand-coloured map of the county of Northumberland, dating from 1617. It is framed and glazed. The Hogarth frame measures 21.5 × 16.5, the mount aperture is 12.5 × 9cm.

This is one of a series of small maps by Peter Van Den Keere (Dutch, 1571—1646) used to illustrate a Latin pocket edition of Camden's Britannia, Viri Clarissimi Britannia (Amsterdam, 1617). The map goes from Newcastle in the south to Barwick (Berwick) in the north, with the Oceanus Germanius (North sea) to the east and Scotia (Scotland) to the west. The coastline, county border, castle and hills are hand-coloured, probably at a later date.


This map is in very good condition, with just a little age-related tanning. The framing has been done professionally.


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