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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 ($1,442 • €1,225 rates)


SPEED, John. [The rare Latin-text edition of Speed's map of Herefordshire]
Hereford-Shire described With the true plot of trhe Citie Hereford, as alsoe the Armes of thos Nobles that have bene intituled with that Dignity. London, John Sudbury & George Humble, 1616, Latin text edition. 385 x 515mm. An early impression with good margins.
Engraved by Jodocus Hondius, this is one of the most decorative maps of the county, with a town plan of Hereford, a strapwork title cartouche, a stylised battle and two cartographers in the lower corners. 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: 11636]    £700.00 ($918 • €780 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 ($2,097 • €1,782 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 ($1,049 • €891 rates)


BLAEU, Willem Janszoon. [Rare sea-chart of Yorkshire and Durham]
De Noord-Cust van Engelandt tusschen Flamburger Hooft en de Rivier van Nicasteel. Amsterdam, 1623. 260 x 360mm. Trimmed at lateral edges.
A rare chart from Blaeu's 'Zeespiegel', showing from Flamborough Head north to Newcastle and the Tyne river, orientated with north to the right. KOEMAN: M. Bl 28.
[Ref: 12165]    £950.00 ($1,245 • €1,058 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 ($1,147 • €975 rates)


SPEED, John. [An early edition of Speed's famous map of Middlesex]
Midlesex described with the Most Famous Cities of London and Westminster. Described by John Norden... London, George Humble, 1627. Coloured. 390 x 515mm.
An important map of Middlesex by John Speed, derived from the unpublished map by John Norden. engraved by Jodocus Hondius in 1610, the map has inset town plans of London and Westminster (also after Norden's surveys published 1593) and views of St Paul's and Westminster Cathedral. Norden was a contemporary of Saxton and was the first to plan a series of county histories; however he failed to attract sufficient backing for his enterprise and never completed it. His surveying was superior to Saxton's, and Speed preferred to use Norden as a source where possible. SKELTON: 18.
[Ref: 18906]    £1,850.00 ($2,425 • €2,061 rates)


SAXTON, Christopher. [The Web edition of Saxton's map of Herefordshire]
Frugiferi Ac Ameni Herefordiæ Comitatus Delineatio Anmp Dñi 1642. London: William Web, 1645. 380 x 500mm.
An example of William Web's rare re-issue of the Saxton map of Herefordshire, the first printed map of the county, engraved by Remy Hogenberg in 1577. Web has made only two significant changes: the date has been updated, and the arms of Elizabeth have been replaced by those of Charles I (with a unicorn instead of a Welsh dragon. SKELTON: 27.
[Ref: 11957]    £2,400.00 ($3,146 • €2,674 rates)


SAXTON, Christopher. [The Web edition of Saxton's map of Suffolk]
Suffolkiæ comitatus continens in se Oppida mercatoria: 25 Pagos et Villas 264 Una cum singulis Hundredis & fluminibus in eodam Vera description Anno Domini 1642. London: William Web, 1645. 335 x 480mm.
An example of William Web's rare re-issue of the Saxton map of Suffolk, the first printed map of the county, engraved in 1575. Web has made only two significant changes: the date has been updated, and the small armorial in the title cartouche is that of Charles I rather than Elizabeth I. SKELTON: 27.
[Ref: 11958]    £3,500.00 ($4,588 • €3,899 rates)


SAXTON, Christopher. [The Web edition of Saxton's map of Wiltshire]
WIltoniæ Comitatus herbida Planitie nobilis hic ob oculos proponitur. Anno Dñi 1642. London: William Web, 1645. 425 x 470mm. Narrow margins top and bottom due to the height of the map.
An example of William Web's rare re-issue of the Saxton map of Wiltshire, the first printed map of the county, engraved in 1577. Web has made only two significant changes: the date has been updated, and the Royal Crest is that of Charles I rather than Elizabeth I (with a unicorn instead of a Welsh Dragon), although the engraver has left behind the Queen's initials, 'E R'. SKELTON: 27.
[Ref: 11961]    £3,400.00 ($4,457 • €3,788 rates)


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