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The Kingdome Of England

The Kingdome Of England : J. Speed

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A rare, early printing of John Speed's renowned map of England and Wales including ships, sea monsters, the Royal Coat of Arms and, most notably, panels of four costumed figures at each side showing a Lady, Gentleman, Citizen and Countryman with their respective spouses. At top right is also included a detailed "Catalogue of all the Shires ..." listing the respective numbers of each county's cities, Bishopricks, Market Towns, Bridges, Rivers and other details. This finely engraved and detailed map is most sought after and was produced by John Speed, historian, genealogist and cartographer for publication in his "... Theatre Of The Empire Of Great Britain ..." – the first atlas of the British Isles. Most often seen with English, or Latin, text printed on the reverse, this is a rare example of the map in it's first edition. The copperplate, engraved in the workshop of Amsterdam master map engraver, Jodocus Hondius, was first printed in atlas form in 1612 and remained in use, with amendments and alterations to publishers' imprints until late into the following century. Later printings, from an old and worn plate, are notably inferior whereas this example shows the engraving at its freshest on good quality paper.
mapmaker: J. Speed  
place and date of publication: London 1612
medium and colour: Copperplate, Coloured
size in mm: 385 by 510mm (15.25 by 20 inches).
ref: 41652

Price: £ 3200

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