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NOTES from SAXTON'S ATLAS of ENGLAND AND WALES, 1579

These notes are made from the Atlas of England and Wales by Christopher Saxton, published 1579. The copy seen is in the collections of Birmingham Central Library, call number E094/1579/10.
Saxton, Christopher: 1579: Atlas of the Counties of England and Wales: (London)

map type: HantsMap & Saxton 1575

MISCELLANEOUS TRANSCRIPTIONS

The title page includes a picture of Elizabeth I on a throne, the royal coat of arms with lion and dragon supporters, etc. There are surveying and other instruments; armillary sphere, globe, dividers, fore staff, ...
'q' followed by what looks like a [yoch?] is transcribed as 'que'.
Ano. Dn~i 1579
Clemens et Regni moderatrix iusta Brita~ni / Hac forma insigni conspicienda nitet.
Tristia dum gentes circum omnes bella fatigant, / Caecique errores toto grassantur in orbe. / pace beas longa, Vera et pietate Britannos: / lusticia moderans mili sapienter habenas. / Chara domi, celebrisque foris, longaeucique regnu~ / Hic teneas, regno tandem fruitura perenni.
There is a tabulated list of towns etc, headed:-
CATALOGUS Urbiu~, Episco~, oppido Merca~, Castro~, Eccle, parochialiu~, Fluvi~ illustriu~, Pontiu~, Lucoru~, Saltoru~, Septoruque omniu~, quae per / totum Anglia~ Wallia~que in Unoquoque comitatu continentur, quemadmodu~ suis locis in Chirographicis Angliae Walliaeque tabulis ([ubiscuu~] cuique nome~ adijcitur) / illustrissime referentur. Numerus Vero eorum omnium quae in hac serie colliguntur, ad imum huius indicis designatur, sicuti infra videre licet.
Column headings (slashes added):-
Comitatus / Urbiu~ / Episc: / Op: M: / Castr: / Ec: Pa: / Fluvi Pon: / Luco: Salto: / Septo:
one line is:-
Southamptonia / 001 / 001 / 018 / 005 / 248 / 004 / 031 / 000 / 009 / 029
Thus Hampshire is said to have 1 city, 1 see, 18 market towns, 5 castles, 248 parishes, 4 rivers, 31 bridges, 0 lakes(?), 9 forests(?), 29 parks.
The atlas includes a map of England and Wales, 'Anglia', 1579.

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MN: 12.11.1998
last edit: 12.11.1998