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The Bishopricke And Citie Of Durham

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The Bishopricke And Citie Of Durham : J. Speed

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John Speed's renowned map of the county of Durham. The map is illustrated with a detailed plan of Durham, with descriptive text, and with a narration of the Battle of Nevill's Cross between the English and Scots in 1346. This finely engraved and detailed map is one of the most sought after of the county 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. 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. Speed's county maps were, and remain, amongst the most popular and sought-after on account of their vignettes often showing historical events, archaeological relics, portraits and explanatory notations. Most have the arms of local dignitaries and town plans, in many cases the first of those locations and surveyed by Speed himself. This example is the 1676 edition , with the imprint of booksellers Thomas Bassett and Richard Chiswell. With very minor marginal repairs this a good, attractive example of a great map.
region: Durham
mapmaker: J. Speed  
place and date of publication: London 1612-c.1676
medium and colour: Copperplate, Coloured
size in mm: 385 by 510mm (15.25 by 20 inches).
ref: 42243

Price: £ 650

 
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