Antique Maps, Charts, Plans, Atlases, Globes and Reference Books

you are viewing prices in Pounds Sterling

Click to view prices in other currencies

map search

SecurityMetrics for PCI Compliance, QSA, IDS, Penetration Testing, Forensics, and Vulnerability Assessment


Send a link to this page to a friend

Sections marked with a * can't be left blank. Read our privacy statement.

*your name
*your e-mail address
*your friend's name
*your friend's e-mail address
 your message
 would you like a copy of your e-mail?

Do you know somebody who might be interested in this map? Click the button if you'd like to e-mail a link to this page.

Cambridgshire Described With The Devision Of The Hundreds, ...

hover the cursor over image to pan/zoom, or click the image to view a larger version

Cambridgshire Described With The Devision Of The Hundreds, ... : J. Speed

click here to view a large version in a separate window

A rare, early printing of John Speed's renowned map of the county of Cambridgeshire. The map is decorated with the arms of the Colleges of the University and figures of robed academics. There is also a detailed plan, with key, of the city of Cambridge. 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. Speed had prepared the maps, for engraving, before about 1610, and they first appeared in atlas form two years later. This map was published by John Sudbury and George Humble. This map was trimmed close at each side and has had minor restoration and centrefold reinforcement. There is a blank coat of arms which has been labelled 'Sidney Colledge 1590' by an early hand, although it remains blank. The body of the map, unusually has early colour, enhanced at some time since (probably a while ago) and, despite the defects is a very nice and attractive example.
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: 42426

Price: £ 2200

return to English County Maps B-K

You might also like

Regiones Inundatae In Finibus Comitatus Norfolciae, ...
Regiones Inundatae In Finibus Comitatus Norfolciae, ...
by G. Blaeu
price: £ 500
A New Map Of The County Of Cambridge
A New Map Of The County Of Cambridge
by C. Smith
price: £ 200
Comitatus Cantabrigiensis Vernacule Cambridge Shire
Comitatus Cantabrigiensis Vernacule Cambridge Shire
by J. Jansson
price: £ 460
Saint Stephen's. Bristol
Saint Stephen's. Bristol
by Charles Wickes for Day & Son
price: £ 150