Description: Antique map titled 'Devoniae Descriptio - The Description of Devon Shire'. Map of the county of Devon, England. This map originates from the 1713 edition of the 'Overton Atlas'. Henry Overton only revised the Devon map for this edition, replacing the Jansson imprint with his own.
Artists and Engravers: John Overton (1640-1713) and his son, Henry, produced a number of atlases and maps from 1665 to c.1755. They never possessed a complete set of county map plates and made up their atlases in the early Dutch tradition by using the prints of other publishers, notably the maps of Blaeu and Jansson. Only when these were not available did they arrange for a plate of their own to be produced.