Fine example of Valk and Schenk's map of the Lake District. This decorative map showing the region between Scotland and Lancashire is a late-seventeenth-century reissue of Jansson's map first published in 1646.
The map shows a region of England beloved by generations of outdoors enthusiasts and which was one of the wildest parts of the country in the seventeenth century. Possessing England's highest mountains in the region south of Keswick, these are shown and sometimes named on the map. The Copeland Forest between Wast Water and Ennerdale Water is named.
In the north, the border town of Carlisle appears on the River Eden, and, of course, Hadrian's Wall runs right through. A certain Wall Towne is named in the vicinity of Bellister Castle (modern Haltwhistle), just below "The Spye Cragg." This is possibly Great Buckster, but that is most uncertain.