Antique Map of West & East Riding in Yorkshire by William Hole 1607


Very fine hand coloured map engraved in 1607 by the Englishman William Hole of North Riding and West Riding in Yorkshire from a map by Christopher Saxton in 1579. Housed in an antique walnut and gilt slip frame under conservation glass by Pure & Applied conservators of London.

He was a skilled English engraver who died in 1624 though the date of his birth is uncertain. In 1607 the same year he did this map, he also engraved the title page for a London edition of the Breeches Bible. Hole’s work suggests French influence, he engraved for music by composers, Dr John Bull, William Byrd and Orlando Gibbons. This and other works by Hole were the first time that intaglio copperplate engraving was used for English music scores. For many books, Some of Hole’s work is in the British Museum.

Size of Frame: 25 x 28.5 cm approx
Size of Map: 26.5 x 21 cm approx

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