'River Severn' from Poly-Olbion

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'River Severn' from Poly-Olbion, 1613
Michael Drayton (1563-1631)
Printed book
28 x 49 (cm)
Society of Antiquaries of London
 The River Severn

The title Poly-Olbion translates from the Greek to mean 'the Variety of Britain'. The work is a poem celebrating the beauty of the land with both historical and legendary scenes. It resembles William Camden's Britannia by following the course of the rivers in each county, but is illustrated with fanciful maps.
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