Coloured novelty map of Somerset and Wiltshire taken from Michael Drayton’s poetic travelogue “Poly-Olbion” first published in 1612. These charming maps, which were engraved by William Hole, are very distinctive as they show very few towns but instead highlight geographic features such as rivers, hills and forests. His maps are decorated with allegorical images of Goddesses, water nymphs and hunters. This example shows the towns of Bath, Bristol and Salisbury, Stonehenge and a women or witch sitting in a cave called the “Ochy hoole” that seems to be the Wookey Hole Caves. Blank verso. Other than two sets of guide holes near the top and bottom margins, a finely coloured example in excellent condition. 25 cm x 33 cm