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  BRITISH ISLES 
 English Counties 

SPEED, John. [The rare Latin-text edition of 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, 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 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 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: 11635]    £1,200.00 ($1,536 • €1,410 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 ($896 • €823 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 ($2,048 • €1,880 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 ($1,024 • €940 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 ($1,216 • €1,116 rates)


SPEED, John. [Speed's famous map of Surrey]
Surrey Described and Divided into Hundreds. London, George Humble, 1627. Coloured. 385 x 510mm. Minor restoration.
One of the most decorative early 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. As usual by this edition the top left corner of the printed border is added with manuscript as it had snapped off the copper plate.
[Ref: 14545]    £1,400.00 ($1,792 • €1,645 rates)


SPEED, John. [A classic 17th century county map of Wiltshire, with a rogue village]
Wilshire. London: George Humble, 1627, Coloured. 385 x 510mm.
Based on Christopher Saxton's map of Wiltshire and engraved by Jodocus Hondius, this is one of the most decorative maps of the county, with an inset town plan of Salisbury, a bird's-eye view of Stonehenge, armorials, and a vignette battle scene. On verso is an English text history of the county. This map's place in cartographic history is assured by the village of 'Quaere' west of Sailisbury. When the map was being drawn up from Saxton's original, it was noticed that there was an unnamed village (actually Burcombe): the transcriber drew a line and the word 'Quaere' (Latin for query) as a note to find the right information. However it was forgotten, and Hondius dutifully engraved the note onto the copper plate, where it remained, to be copied by other mapmakers for nearly one and a half centuries.
[Ref: 15703]    £1,000.00 ($1,280 • €1,175 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 ($3,072 • €2,820 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 ($4,480 • €4,113 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 ($4,352 • €3,995 rates)


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