The Pourtraicture of the Learned Mr William Camden: Alias ClarentiusWhile this Ile of Great Brittaine keeps ye name / Camdens Brittania shall Improve his Fame
Rare, very fine & ornate engraving, platemark 140 x 90mm (5½ x 3½"). Rare.
William Camden (1551-1623), English antiquarian, historian, and officer of arms. He wrote the first topographical survey of the islands of Great Britain and Ireland and the first detailed historical account of the reign of Elizabeth I of England. In 1566 he entered Oxford, transferring from Magdalen College, to Broadgates Hall, and finally to Christ Church. At Christ Church he encountered Philip Sidney, who encouraged Camden's thirst for antiquaries. In 1571 he returned to London without a degree, but soon took up post as Usher of Westminster School, giving him freedom to travel and pursue his antiquarian researches. Portrait in oval with figure of Time and other emblems.
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