Uncoloured novelty map of Warwickshire and parts of surrounding counties 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 cities or towns but instead highlight geographic features such as rivers, hills and forests. His maps are decorated with allegorical female images to represent such features including goddesses for cities and towns, water nymphs for rivers, and hunters for forests. This example shows the cities/towns of Coventry, Warwick and Tamworth along with the Forest of Arden, the Vale of Red Horse and several rivers including the Avon. Blank verso.The map is in very good condition. 25 cm x 33.5 cm