1658 1ed Burton on Antoninus Itinerary Roman Roads Colonial Maryland Provenance

BURTON, William

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Antonius Pius was a 2nd-century Roman emperor known as one of the ‘five good emperors’ of Rome. Shortly after his reign, an unknown author wrote a register of Roman roads in Great Britain. Also known as the ‘Antonine Itinerary’, this work is one of the oldest records of Roman roads, ports, and stations.

 

In the 17th-century, English scholar William Burton wrote a now famous commentary on the ‘Antonine Itinerary’. It was not published until after Burton’s death but has long continued to be an important resource in the discovery of Roman infrastructure and kingdom building.

 

This fine 1658 first edition includes a portrait engraving of Burton by Wenceslaus Hollar along with a folding map of the British itinerary.

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1658 1ed Burton on Antoninus Itinerary Roman Roads Colonial Maryland Provenance

 

Antonius Pius was a 2nd-century Roman emperor known as one of the ‘five good emperors’ of Rome. Shortly after his reign, an unknown author wrote a register of Roman roads in Great Britain. Also known as the ‘Antonine Itinerary’, this work is one of the oldest records of Roman roads, ports, and stations.

 

In the 17th-century, English scholar William Burton wrote a now famous commentary on the ‘Antonine Itinerary’. It was not published until after Burton’s death but has long continued to be an important resource in the discovery of Roman infrastructure and kingdom building.

 

This fine 1658 first edition includes a portrait engraving of Burton by Wenceslaus Hollar along with a folding map of the British itinerary.

 

Item number: #15824

Price: $950

 

BURTON, William

 

A commentary on Antoninus, his Itinerary, or, Journies of the Romane Empire, so far as it concerneth Britain

 

London : Printed by Tho. Roycroft, and are to be sold by Henry Twyford … and T. Twyford …, 1658. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [23], 266, [6]
  • References: Wing B 6183
  • Provenance: Armorial Bookplate – Sr. Robt. Eden Bart.
    • Sir Robert Eden, 1st Baronet, of Maryland, 23rd Proprietary Governor of Maryland (1741 – 1784) was a British colonial official and the last Royal Governor of Maryland. Although a popular governor and an able administrator, Eden’s authority was overthrown by the events of the American Revolution, and in June 1776 he was invited by the Maryland Convention to leave for England. Eden was well-regarded at home and in the same year, 1776, he was made a baronet. He eventually returned to Maryland where he died in 1784 at the age of 42. He was buried in Annapolis and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his eldest son, Frederick, a noted author.
    • Eden was not among those who believed that coercion would force Marylanders into loyalty to the mother country. During the 1770s opposition to British taxation grew, and the Governor’s authority began to falter. On 19 April 1774 Eden was forced to prorogue the Colonial Assembly, the last occasion on which it would convene. From this point on the government of Maryland was increasingly in the hands of the Revolutionaries.
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~11.75in X 7.5in (29.5cm x 19.5cm)

 

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15824

Categories

Classical Greco-Roman

Other

Authors

BURTON, William

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete