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MAP, England & Wales, Speed

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MAP, England & Wales, Speed
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Speed's Carte-a-Figures Map of England and Wales. England & Wales. John Speed, The Kingdome of England, from The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine..., 1632 (dated). Hand Color. This is Speed's handsome carte-a-figures map of England and Wales, based on the work of Christopher Saxton and filled with details of towns and counties. The map is flanked by male and female pairs, including a lady and nobleman, a gentleman and gentlewoman, a citizen and his wife, and a countryman and his wife. At top right is a table indicating the number of cities, bishoprics, markets, rivers, bridges, etc. in each shire. The map is embellished with two strapwork cartouches, the Royal coat of arms, and several sea monsters and galleons. This is the first edition of the second plate engraved by Abraham Goos and closely following Hondius' original which was wearing thin and required replacement. The imprint of George Humble is located at bottom right. English text on verso.
Condition
On watermarked paper with several small fold separations that have been archivally repaired on verso along with a few minor abrasions on the lower centerfold. There are a few tiny holes only visible when held to light and several repairs to edge chips confined to the blank margins. Grade: B+
Dimensions
15.2 x 20.3 in
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MAP, England & Wales, Speed

Estimate $1,800 - $2,200
Sep 15, 2021
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Starting Price $900
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0463: MAP, England & Wales, Speed

Est. $1,800 - $2,200Starting Price $900
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Lot 0463 Details

Description
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Speed's Carte-a-Figures Map of England and Wales. England & Wales. John Speed, The Kingdome of England, from The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine..., 1632 (dated). Hand Color. This is Speed's handsome carte-a-figures map of England and Wales, based on the work of Christopher Saxton and filled with details of towns and counties. The map is flanked by male and female pairs, including a lady and nobleman, a gentleman and gentlewoman, a citizen and his wife, and a countryman and his wife. At top right is a table indicating the number of cities, bishoprics, markets, rivers, bridges, etc. in each shire. The map is embellished with two strapwork cartouches, the Royal coat of arms, and several sea monsters and galleons. This is the first edition of the second plate engraved by Abraham Goos and closely following Hondius' original which was wearing thin and required replacement. The imprint of George Humble is located at bottom right. English text on verso.
Condition
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On watermarked paper with several small fold separations that have been archivally repaired on verso along with a few minor abrasions on the lower centerfold. There are a few tiny holes only visible when held to light and several repairs to edge chips confined to the blank margins. Grade: B+
Dimensions
15.2 x 20.3 in

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