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MAP, Bermuda, Speed

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MAP, Bermuda, Speed
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Speed's Foundation Map of Bermuda. Bermuda. John Speed, Mappa Aestivarum Insularum Alias Bermudas Dictarum... / A Mapp of the Sommer Islands Once Called the Bermudas..., from A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World…, 1626 (dated). Hand Color. This handsome map was compiled in 1622 by Richard Norwood. It is the first English printed map published in an atlas to show Bermuda divided into Tribes and Shares. These divisions designated the properties given to the 'Adventurers,' led by Sir George Sommers, who were shipwrecked there in 1609. Speed's map became the standard map of the 17th century and was copied by Blaeu, Jansson, Ogilby, and others. The title is in both English and Latin. The map was beautifully engraved by Abraham Goos in Amsterdam for Speed's Prospect, and his imprint appears below the scale of miles. The imprint of George Humble is at left. The map is embellished with sailing ships, a compass rose, four cartouches, and two coats of arms. English text on verso.
Condition
On watermarked paper with light toning and an archivally repaired centerfold separation at bottom. Several tiny edge tears and chips confined to the margins have been reinforced with tissue on verso. Narrow left margin and trimmed to the border at right. Grade: B
Dimensions
15.8 x 20.7 in
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MAP, Bermuda, Speed

Estimate $1,400 - $1,700
Sep 15, 2021
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0431: MAP, Bermuda, Speed

Est. $1,400 - $1,700Starting Price $700
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Sep 15, 2021 10:00 PM EDT
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Lot 0431 Details

Description
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Speed's Foundation Map of Bermuda. Bermuda. John Speed, Mappa Aestivarum Insularum Alias Bermudas Dictarum... / A Mapp of the Sommer Islands Once Called the Bermudas..., from A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World…, 1626 (dated). Hand Color. This handsome map was compiled in 1622 by Richard Norwood. It is the first English printed map published in an atlas to show Bermuda divided into Tribes and Shares. These divisions designated the properties given to the 'Adventurers,' led by Sir George Sommers, who were shipwrecked there in 1609. Speed's map became the standard map of the 17th century and was copied by Blaeu, Jansson, Ogilby, and others. The title is in both English and Latin. The map was beautifully engraved by Abraham Goos in Amsterdam for Speed's Prospect, and his imprint appears below the scale of miles. The imprint of George Humble is at left. The map is embellished with sailing ships, a compass rose, four cartouches, and two coats of arms. English text on verso.
Condition
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On watermarked paper with light toning and an archivally repaired centerfold separation at bottom. Several tiny edge tears and chips confined to the margins have been reinforced with tissue on verso. Narrow left margin and trimmed to the border at right. Grade: B
Dimensions
15.8 x 20.7 in

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