Coloured state 1 map of Ireland from the ca 1610 edition of Camden’s Britannia. Initially issued in 1607, Britannia was the first publication that contained a complete set of individual county maps of England and Wales based on the work of Christopher Saxton and John Norden. Britannia also included maps of Ireland and Scotland, which were based on the late 16th century work of Gerard Mercator. All of the maps in Britannia were engraved by either William Hole or William Kip. The map is decorated with sea monsters, a sailing ship, a strap-work cartouche and a compass rose and, as was done in the 16th and early 17th centuries, Ireland is oriented to the west. Blank verso. Other than a short tear in the right margin the map in very good condition. 26.5 cm x 33.5 cm