Antique Maps of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

A 2nd edition of Bob Quixley’s seminal book on ‘Antique Maps of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly’ published after a hiatus of over 50 years. This new edition has been expanded, updated with biographies, enlarged and now has over 100 colour illustrations.This new edition, written with the help of Bob’s son, Jon, covers the explosion in mapping and public interest from Saxton (1576) to the mid 1800s. We have taken the opportunity to add several notes in explanation of several geographic features of the Cornish landscape, the role of John Norden in the evolution of the Cornwall outline as mapped by the better-known John Speed and some other short essays.The hard-back book makes a handsome reference resource for collectors or auction-goers. For locals wishing to understand more of Cornish mapped history or Exiles still wondering why they left, this might help.