Camden, Britannia – Ireland Section.

Camden, William. Britannia – Ireland Section. Includes the following sections of Camden’s Britannia: Ireland, The smaller Islands in the British Ocean, Appendix, Insertions made by Dr. Holland in his English Translation and Index. [No title page present – possibly part of a 1695 or 1722 Edition]. Eight unnumbered pages, pages 1309 to 1526 (numbered columns: 2 columns per page), 160 unnumbered pages. Small illustrations in text and decorated chapter titles. New (2017) three quarter green leather over new boards covered in decorated paper. Gilt decorations on boards and spine. Gilt title on red label on spine. Binding by Kenny’s in Galway, Ireland. New end papers. Binding new. Internally very good with some age darkening and foxing. Minor paper losses to some corners. No title page, no maps.


The volume contains the following sections, which are the last ones of Volume 2:

1. The General Heads of Ireland: Ireland. Munster. Leinster. Meth. Conaght. Ulster. & The Antient and Modern Customs of the Irish.
2. The smaller Islands in the British Ocean: Islands on the West of Britain. The Isle of Man. The Hebrides, or Western Isles. The Orcades, or Isles of Orkney. The Thule of the Ancients. A Discourse concerning the Thule of the Ancients. Islands in the German Ocean. Islands in the British Ocean. British Islands on the Coast of France. Particularly, Jersey, Guernsey. The Cassiterides, or Silly Islands. The Conclusion.
3. Appendix: 1. Annals of Ireland, 2. History of the O-Neals, and their Rebellions in Ireland, 3. Chronicle of the Kings on Man.
4. The Insertions made by Dr. Holland, in his English Translation of Mr. Camden’s Britannia, with the Pages and Lines, in this work, to which they relate.
5. Index.

William Camden (1551 – 1623) was an English antiquarian, historian, topographer, and herald, best known as author of Britannia, the first chorographical survey of the islands of Great Britain and Ireland. The first edition, written in Latin, was published in 1586. It proved very popular, and ran through five further editions, of 1587, 1590, 1594, 1600 and 1607. The first English language edition, translated by Philemon Holland, appeared in 1610, again with some additional content supplied by Camden. Britannia is a county-by-county description of Great Britain and Ireland. It is a work of chorography: a study that relates landscape, geography, antiquarianism, and history.

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Camden, Brittania - Ireland Section.
Camden, Britannia - Ireland Section.
Camden, Brittania - Ireland Section.
Camden, Brittania - Ireland Section.
Camden, Brittania - Ireland Section.