Henry. Norden seems to have been only a topographical engraver ; he is known by his Speculum Britanniœ, or Historical and Chorographical Description of Middlesex and Hartfordshire, with a neat frontispiece and maps. Antony Wood conjectures with great probability that he is the same person with the author of several tracts which he enumerates, and thinks he was born in Wiltshire ; and adds that he was a commoner of Hart-hall, Oxford, in 1564, and took the degree of Master of Arts in 1573; that he lived at Hendon near Acton in Middlesex, 1 was patronised by or servant to Lord Burleigh and his son Robert, Earl of Salisbury, and that he was a surveyor of the king's lands in 1614. Vertue subjoins that one Charles Whitwell made a map of Surrey for Norden, which was neater than his other maps. He mentions also a large title-plate for the English Bible, inscribed C. Boel fecit in Richmont, 1611. In Rymer's Fœdera, vol. xvii. is a patent granted in 1618 to Aaron Rathbone and Roger Bruges, for making a survey for a true and perfect description of the city of London and Westminster, in a map; and also several other cities.
engraved an oval head of Michael Drayton in 1613, a poor performance ; and a head of Joannes Florius, Italian master to Anne of Denmark. (See Ames, p. 68.) And those of George Withers, Michael Drayton, Tom Coryat, [with his mistress], John Hayward, and a very neat whole- length of Prince Henry, for Drayton's Polyolbion. He also published a copy-book, called The Pen's Excellencie, by Martin Billingsley. The second edition, with the picture of the latter, has twenty-eight plates, 1618.
Hearse, and representation of Henry, Prince of Wales, at his funeral.
H. P. Wales, (w. l.) 3l. 15s.—S.
Lord Chancellor Ellesmere, 4to. with the seals, 8l. 8s.—S.
Martin Billingsley, 1618.
George Chapman, poet.
John Clavel, æt. 25, 1628, 4to.; motto, Ego non sum Ego. He was a penitent thief.____________________