Albion's Glorious Ile: Cornwal to Worestshyre (Paperback)

Anne Louise Avery

-  

These beautifully-produced colouring books present over four volumes, thirty county maps of England and Wales.The maps were produced in the early 17th century by the cartographic engraver William Hole to accompany the vast landscape poem Poly-Olbion by Michael Drayton, one of the most famous poets of his age.Arguably the strangest maps of Britain ever designed, they depict the familiar rolling countryside as a playful fairyland,bustling with otherworldly beings. Every topographical feature is anthropomorphised, a form of depiction known asprosopopeia: hills are represented as stout country gentlemen,rivers as water nymphs, forests as elegant huntresses.The poetry and maps of Poly-Olbion came out of the Renaissance vogue for chorography, the art of describing place, and together they provide one of the most detailed overviews of the rich landscape, history, and legends of Early Modern England and Wales. This is a colouring book to keep and treasure as a complex, endlessly rewarding work of art.


Product Details

  • Product code: AZCXD
  • ISBN: 9781910787205
  • Publisher: Unicorn Publishing Group
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 21.8cm x 33.7cm
  • Pages: 16
  • Publish date: Tue Jul 19 00:00:00 BST 2016
  • Book points: 5

Reviews

Help our customers make the best choices by telling everyone what you think about this product.

There are currently no customer reviews for this product. Why not be the first?