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  BRITISH ISLES 
 English Counties 

SPEED, John. [The rare Latin-text edition of Speed's map of Worcestershire]
Worcestershire described... London, John Sudbury & George Humble, 1616, Latin text edition. 380 x 510mm.
Engraved by Jodocus Hondius, this is one of the most decorative maps of the county, with an inset town plan of Worcester, armorials, and a vignette battle scene. On verso is a Latin text history of the county. This example comes from the only non-English edition of Speed's Theatre, produced for the Continental market. Its lack of success makes it comparatively scarce: it was only after 1918 that the British Museum obtained a complete Latin volume. CHUBB: xxiv; SKELTON 11.
[Ref: 11630]    £1,100.00 ($1,366 • €1,245 rates)


SPEED, John. [The rare Latin-text edition of Speed's map of Devon]
Devonshire with Excester Described And the Armes of such Nobles as have borne the titles of them. London, John Sudbury & George Humble, 1616, Latin text edition. 385 x 520mm. A good, early impression.
Engraved by Jodocus Hondius, this is one of the most decorative maps of the county, with inset plan of Exeter, royal crest and armorials. This example comes from the only non-English edition of Speed's Theatre, produced for the Continental market. Its lack of success makes it comparatively scarce: it was only after 1918 that the British Museum obtained a complete Latin volume. CHUBB: xxiv; SKELTON 11.
[Ref: 11640]    £1,600.00 ($1,987 • €1,811 rates)


SPEED, John. [Westmoreland]
The Countie Westmorland and Kendale the Cheif Towne Described With the Armes of such Nobles as have bene Earles of either of them. London, Sudbury & Humble, 1616, Latin text edition. 390 x 510mm. Excellent impression.
Engraved by Jodocus Hondius, this is one of the most decorative maps of the county, with an inset plan of Kendal, armorials and strapwork cartouches for the title and scale. This example comes from the only non-English edition of Speed's Theatre, produced for the Continental market. Its lack of success makes it comparatively scarce: it was only after 1918 that the British Museum obtained a complete Latin volume.
[Ref: 11708]    £800.00 ($994 • €906 rates)


SPEED, John. [Speed's map of Hertfordshire]
Hartford Shire Described. The Situations of Hartford, and the most ancient towne S. Albons with such memorable actions as have happened. London, George Humble, 1627. Coloured. 385 x 515mm. Small repairs to edges, shiny glue remains on reverse.
Engraved by Jodocus Hondius, this is one of the most decorative maps of the county, with town plans of Hertford and St. Albans, a strapwork title cartouche, a stylised battle and two cartographers in the lower corners. On verso is a English-text history of the county.
[Ref: 17950]    £875.00 ($1,087 • €991 rates)


SPEED, John. [Staffordshire]
Stafford Countie and Towne, with the ancient citie Lichfeild described. London, Bassett & Chiswell, 1676. Coloured. 385 x 510mm.
Engraved by Jodocus Hondius, this is one of the most decorative maps of the county, with inset plans of Stafford & Lichfield, armorials and vignette battle scene.
[Ref: 9870]    £620.00 ($770 • €702 rates)


SPEED, John. [Speed's classic map of Surrey]
Surrey Described and Divided into Hundreds. London, Bassett & Chiswell, 1676. Coloured. 385 x 510mm. Top left corner missing as usual in this edition due to the printing plate being broken, minor repairs.
One of the most decorative maps of Surrey, engraved by Jodocus Hondius in 1610. Inset elevations of Richmond and Nonsuch Palaces, armorials, a compass rose and strapwork decorations add to its attractiveness.
[Ref: 16920]    £1,200.00 ($1,490 • €1,358 rates)


SPEED, John. [17th century English map of Lincolnshire]
The Countie and Citie of Lyncolne Described with the Armes of Them That Have Bene Earles Thereof since the Conquest. London: Bassett & Chiswell, 1676. Coloured. 385 x 505mm.
Engraved by Jodocus Hondius, this is one of the most decorative maps of the county, with a town plan of Lincoln, a strapwork title cartouche with a royal crest and a compass rose, a scale cartouche with compass and putti, armorials and a stylised battle. On verso is an English text history of the county.
[Ref: 9869]    £800.00 ($994 • €906 rates)


SPEED, John. [Early county map of Somerset]
Somerset_Shire Described ãd into Hundreds devided, with the plott of the most famous and most wholsom waters and citie of the Bathe. London, Bassett & Chiswell, 1676. Coloured. 380 x 510mm. Repair in lower right margin, centerfold reinforced.
Engraved by Jodocus Hondius, this is one of the most decorative maps of the county, with escutcheons, a plan of the city of Bath, and vignettes of the baths. It was published in the last edition of John Speed's 'Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain', first issued 1611-12.
[Ref: 18228]    £725.00 ($900 • €821 rates)


SPEED, John. [Speed's map of Cambridgeshire]
Cambridgshire described with the division of the hundreds, the townes situation with the Armes of the Colleges of that famous Universiti. London: Henry Overton, c.1720. Original colour. 380 x 520mm, wide margins. Two expertly-repaired tears in margins.
Engraved by Jodocus Hondius, this is one of the most decorative maps of the county, with two columns of college arms, a plan of the city of Cambridge and the figures of four scholars. The last edition of Speed's county atlas with text was in 1676; afterwards the plates were sold to another publisher, Christopher Browne (c.1690), then John Overton (c.1700). His son Henry took over the business in 1707 and published four editions of his county atlas (generally using fewer than half the Speed maps, without text) before his death in 1751. SKELTON: 92.
[Ref: 15665]    £1,500.00 ($1,863 • €1,698 rates)


SPEED, John. [A rare later printing of John Speed's map of Kent]
Kent with Her Cities and Earles Described and observed. London, Henry Overton, c.1720, blank reverse. Contemporary colour. 380 x 510mm.
Speed's famous decorative map of Kent, with inset plans of Canterbury (with a 74-point key) and Rochester, seven armorials and a Royal Crest above the map. It was originally published in his county atlas, the 'Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain', first published in 1612, with an English text on verso giving a history of the county; this example was printed nearly fifty years after the last edition of the full atlas, with no text on the back. The only updating done to the century-old copper plates are: three roads, London to Dover, Hythe and Rye, taken from Ogilby's road atlas; and Overton's name as publisher.
[Ref: 18186]    £850.00 ($1,056 • €962 rates)


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