Antique Maps of The British Isles

A New Map of the Kingdom of England and the Dominion of Wales Wheron are projected all ye Principal Roads Actually Measured and Delineated by Joh Ogilby Esq. his Ma.ties Cosmographer.

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OGILBY, John.

Origin: London, 1676.

The index map from the first road atlas of England and Wales, surveyed by Ogilby, decorated with a Royal Crest and ornate title, scale and index cartouches. This example appears to be state 2. 1676.

Condition: Uncoloured; light age-toning to the edges of the paper, minor nicks to the margins, small hole in the Irish Sea repaired on verso with old paper, probably from book, otherwise a good example.

Size: 375 x 500mm (14¾ x 19¾ inches).

Reference: 13000

Price: £540

Angliæ Regni Florentissimi Nova Descriptio, Auctore Humfredo Lhuyd Denbygiense. 1573.

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ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Origin: Antwerp, 1587, French text edition.

England and Wales, from the map prepared by the Welshman Humphrey Lhuyd, first published in 1573. This example has the scale corrected to read "40-50-60".

Condition: Finely coloured; some minor marginal spotting, very small paper fault (hole) just off the coast of Scotland, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 380 x 470mm (15 x 18½ inches).

Reference: 12879

Price: £740

Angliæ Regni Florentissimi Nova Descriptio, Auctore Humfredo Lhuyd Denbygiense. 1573.

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ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Origin: Antwerp, 1587-95, Latin text edition.

England and Wales, from the map prepared by the Welshman Humphrey Lhuyd, first published in 1573. This example is of the third state of three: the scale reads "30-40-50-60", the plate was amended to read correctly in editions 1587 to 1592. In the third state found in editions from 1595 onwards, there is additional stippling around the coastline and around the sea names.

Condition: Coloured; very light soiling to the margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 380 x 475mm (15 x 18¾ inches).

Reference: 15414

Price: £890

Angliæ Regni Florentissimi Nova Descriptio, Auctore Humfredo Lhuyd Denbygiense. 1573.

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ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Origin: Antwerp, 1592, Latin text edition.

England and Wales, from the map prepared by the Welshman Humphrey Lhuyd, first published in 1573. This example has the scale corrected to read "40-50-60".

Condition: Fine original colour; small repaired split near the centrefold, light marginal soiling, overall a fine example.

Size: 380 x 470mm (15 x 18½ inches).

Reference: 15533

Price: £1200

Anglia II Nova Tabula.

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MUNSTER, Sebastian.

Origin: Basle, Heinrich Petri, 1540-.

Munster's modern map of England & Wales, Scotland south of Edinburgh, Jersey & Guernsey, and eastern Ireland, published in his 'Geographia'. Oriented with east to the top of the map, there are approximately eighty names, most appearing for the first time on a printed map.

Condition: Woodcut; a number of small worm holes, mostly confined to the margins, but with about ten in the printed area with minor loss of printed surface, light age-toning to the margins, small nicks and tears to the edges of the paper, otherwise good.

Size: 250 x 340mm (9¾ x 13½ inches).

Reference: 12224

Price: £380

Anglia Regnum.

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MERCATOR, Gerard.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1633, French text edition.

Mercator's map of England and Wales is on a larger scale than his map of the British Isles, because of this he is able to include more place names. Although based on Saxton, there are some curious spellings of places, suggesting perhaps that the engraver was using a foreign source.

Condition: Fine original colour; minor marginal defects, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 350 x 460mm (13¾ x 18 inches).

Reference: 7712

Price: £560

Anglia Regnum.

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MERCATOR, Gerard.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1630, Latin text edition.

Mercator's map of England and Wales is on a larger scale than his map of the British Isles, because of this he is able to include more place names. Although based on Saxton, there are some curious spellings of places, suggesting perhaps that the engraver was using a foreign source.

Condition: Uncoloured; minor marginal nicks and toning to the edges of the paper, short repaired tear to lower centrefold in the margin, small rust spot in Ireland, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 350 x 460mm (13¾ x 18 inches).

Reference: 10522

Price: £380

Anglia Regnum.

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JANSSON, Jan.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1636-. French text edition.

One of the most attractive early Dutch maps of England and Wales available.

Condition: Finely coloured; very slight age-toning as is often the case with maps by Jansson, minor nicks to the edges of the paper, short centrefold split to lower margin, repaired, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 390 x 500mm (15¼ x 19¾ inches).

Reference: 10805

Price: £420

Anglia et Hibernia Nova.

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RUSCELLI, Girolamo.

Origin: Venice, 1561.

The modern map of the British Isles from the 'Geographia' is based closely on the George Lily map of 1546, but with many place names omitted in this reduced version.

Condition: Uncoloured; light surface soiling, two pieces of brown tape on verso from when the map was framed, otherwise a fine example and a dark impression.

Size: 195 x 255mm (7¾ x 10 inches).

Reference: 10420

Price: £270

Anglia et Hibernia Nova.

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RUSCELLI, Girolamo.

Origin: Venice, 1561.

The modern map of the British Isles from the 'Geographia' is based closely on the George Lily map of 1546, but with many place names omitted in this reduced version.

Condition: Uncoloured; very light age-toning and minor waterstaining to margins, slightly darker to the edges of the paper, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 195 x 255mm (7¾ x 10 inches).

Reference: 11116

Price: £220

Anglia et Hibernia Nova.

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RUSCELLI, Girolamo.

Origin: Venice, 1598.

Originally published in 1561 as the modern map of the British Isles from the 'Geographia' , based closely on the George Lily map of 1546. This edition, a further issue (state 2), with Italian text on the verso and with a ship and sea monsters added to the plate.

Condition: Uncoloured; very light age-toning and minor waterstaining to margins, slightly darker to the edges of the paper, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 190 x 255mm (7½ x 10 inches).

Reference: 11917

Price: £280

Angliae Descriptio.

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MUNSTER, Sebastian.

Origin: Basle, 1572.

An early map of the British Isles, a tablet gives a list of place names in Latinised form and in English and the national flags of England and Scotland are shown. From the Munster "Cosmographiae".

Condition: Uncoloured woodcut; very light overall age-toning, slightly darker at centrefold and edges of the paper, minor marginal staining, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 285 x 345mm (11¼ x 13½ inches).

Reference: 12145

Price: £450

Angliae, Scotiae, et Hiberniae, sive Britannicar: Insularum descriptio.

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ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Origin: Antwerp, 1592, Latin text edition.

Ortelius drew heavily on the information provided by Gerard Mercator's map of 1564 to produce this cornerstone map of the British Isles. Possibly engraved by Francis Hogenburg with north orientated to the right of the page.

Condition: Finely coloured; minor marginal defects with light age-toning and waterstaining (confined to the margins), otherwise a fine example.

Size: 345 x 495mm (13½ x 19½ inches).

Reference: 11609

Price: £890

Angliae, Scotiae, et Hiberniae, sive Britannicar: Insularum descriptio.

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ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Origin: Antwerp, 1592, Latin text edition.

Ortelius drew heavily on the information provided by Gerard Mercator's map of 1564 to produce this cornerstone map of the British Isles. Possibly engraved by Francis Hogenburg with north orientated to the right of the page.

Condition: Fine original colour; minor marginal age-toning, trimmed close by the binder on right hand edge, but with enough blank paper to facilitate framing, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 345 x 500mm (13½ x 19¾ inches).

Reference: 11836

Price: £1350

Angliae, Scotiae, et Hiberniae, sive Britannicar: Insularum descriptio.

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ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Origin: Antwerp, 1573-, Latin text edition.

Ortelius drew heavily on the information provided by Gerard Mercator's map of 1564 to produce this cornerstone map of the British Isles. North orientated to the right of the page.

Condition: Good original colour; light toning to the margins, expert restoration and strengthening to centrefold and minor cracking due to verdigris, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 345 x 495mm (13½ x 19½ inches).

Reference: 12623

Price: £920

Angliae, Scotiae, et Hiberniae, sive Britannicar: Insularum descriptio.

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ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Origin: Antwerp, 1592, Latin text edition.

Ortelius drew heavily on the information provided by Gerard Mercator's map of 1564 to produce this cornerstone map of the British Isles. Possibly engraved by Francis Hogenburg with north orientated to the right of the page.

Condition: Fine original colour; minor marginal age-toning and light soiling, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 345 x 500mm (13½ x 19¾ inches).

Reference: 15535

Price: £1400

Britanicæ Insulae.

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MAGINI, Giovanni.

Origin: [Venice, 1596-1657].

The precise attribution of this 'modern' map of the Biitish Isles, set in a page of text, is vague, it is often given as the work of Giovanni Magini, others say Girolamo Porro. It follows loosely the outline of the Mercator - Ortelius representations, but with a stunted outline for Scotland. Although it first appearred in 1596, this example probably came from the Italian work 'Studium Sapientiae Universale published in 1657.

Condition: Uncoloured; fine condition.

Size: 135 x 175mm (5¼ x 7 inches).

Reference: 8043

Price: £150

Britanicae Insulae.

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[MAGINI, Giovanni.]

Origin: Venice, c.1657-1713.

Set in a page of text, this map of the British Isles was first published by Giovanni Magini in 1596. At some stage the plates were sold and acquired by Lasor who republished in the early 18th century along with other plates by Valgrisi, Ruscelli and other Italian map makers.

Condition: Uncoloured; slight marginal water staining, overall a good example.

Size: 130 x 175mm (5 x 7 inches).

Reference: 6009

Price: £110

Britannicarum Insularum Typus.

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ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Origin: Antwerp, 1624, Latin text edition.

The British Isles, orientated with north to the right, reduced from a two-sheet map of 1590. Drawn by and attribute to Ortelius 1595 (cartouche top right) - engraved, according to Koeman, by Jan Wierix.

Condition: Uncoloured; minor marginal age-toning and light spotting, short printers crease near centrefold (hardly noticeable) otherwise a fine example.

Size: 370 x 510mm (14½ x 20 inches).

Reference: 12110

Price: £860

Cornubia, Devonia, Somersetus, Dorcestria, Wiltonia, Gloucestria, Monumetha, Glamorgan, Caermarden, Penbrok, Cardigan, Radnor, Breknoke, Herefordia & Wigornia.

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MERCATOR, Gerard.

Origin: Amsterdam, Henricus Hondius, 1628, French text edition.

A regional map of England covering the SW. Shows Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and the counties of South Wales.

Condition: Coloured, possibly original; light age-toning and minor marginal soiling, short splits to edges of lower marginotherwise a fine example.

Size: 365 x 465mm (14¼ x 18¼ inches).

Reference: 12757

Price: £230

England and Wales.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, J. Tallis & Co, 1851.

A decorative steel-plate engraving with inset views including a prospects of The Grand Stand at Doncaster, London, Oxford, Portsmouth Harbour, Sunderland Bridge and Newcastle-upon-Tyne. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Original outline colour; very light toning to edges of margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 345 x 255mm (13½ x 10 inches).

Reference: 8870

Price: £180

Heptarchie des Saxons.

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MALLET, Alain Manesson.

Origin: Paris, 1683.

A miniature map of England, Wales and parts of Scotland, showing the Saxon Heptarchy. From the 'Description de l'Univers", a five volume work.

Condition: Uncoloured; light age-toning to the margins and minor soiling, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 150 x 100mm (6 x 4 inches).

Reference: 11358

Price: £58

Isle D'Albion.

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MALLET, Alain Manesson.

Origin: Paris, 1684. German text edition.

A fine miniature map of England, Scotland and Wales showing the ancient divisions. From the German text edition of the five volume work 'Description de l'univers'.

Condition: Uncoloured; very slight waterstaining to margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 150 x 100mm (6 x 4 inches).

Reference: 9929

Price: £80

Isle D'Albion.

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MALLET, Alain Manesson.

Origin: Paris, 1683, French text edition.

A fine miniature map of England, Scotland and Wales showing the ancient divisions. From the French text edition of the five volume work 'Description de l'univers'.

Condition: Uncoloured; light age-toning to margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 150 x 100mm (6 x 4 inches).

Reference: 11669

Price: £85

Isle D'Albion.

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MALLET, Alain Manesson.

Origin: Paris, 1683, French text edition.

A fine miniature map of England, Scotland and Wales showing the ancient divisions. From the French text edition of the five volume work 'Description de l'univers'.

Condition: Uncoloured; light age-toning to margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 150 x 100mm (6 x 4 inches).

Reference: 11694

Price: £85

Isle D'Albion.

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MALLET, Alain Manesson.

Origin: Paris, 1683, French text edition.

A fine miniature map of England, Scotland and Wales showing the ancient divisions. From the French text edition of the five volume work 'Description de l'univers'.

Condition: Uncoloured; light age-toning to margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 150 x 100mm (6 x 4 inches).

Reference: 12609

Price: £78

Isle D'Albion.

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MALLET, Alain Manesson.

Origin: Paris, 1684, German text edition.

A fine miniature map of England, Scotland and Wales showing the ancient divisions. From the French text edition of the five volume work 'Description de l'univers'.

Condition: Uncoloured; light age-toning to margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 150 x 100mm (6 x 4 inches).

Reference: 15427

Price: £85

Isles Britanniques.

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MALLET, Alain Manesson.

Origin: Paris, 1683. French text edition.

A fine miniature map of the British Isles, showing the mainland European coast from Denmark down to France and also Norway. The sea is adorned with a monster and also ships, the lower ones engaged in battle. From the French text edition of the five volume work 'Description de l'univers'.

Condition: Uncoloured; light age-toning, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 145 x 100mm (5¾ x 4 inches).

Reference: 5895

Price: £110

La Britannique dans sa Heptarchie. Anglois Saxonique.

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[SANSON, Nicholas.]

Origin: Paris, c.1680.

A map of England and Wales as it was during the Saxon Heptarchy, possibly engraved by Antony de Winter and published in the small atlas by Nicholas Sanson.

Condition: Coloured; light age-toning in margins, clse at borrom right corner, but with enough blank paper to facilitate framing, overall good condition.

Size: 240 x 205mm (9½ x 8 inches).

Reference: 13004

Price: £110

La Grande Bretagne ou les Royaumes D'Angleterre et D'Ecosse...…

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LOTTER, Tobias Conrad.

Origin: Augsbourg, c,1777.

A decorative map of the British Isles, state 2 of the plate (date of 1764 removed) after Matthäus Seutter. Ornate figured cartouche top right corner and the arms of England, Scotland and Ireland top left. Good to see in the original state and colour.

Condition: Original colour; some minor marginal soiling and one or two on the map itself (hardly noticable), otherwise a very good example.

Size: 490 x 585mm (19¼ x 23 inches).

Reference: 9874

Price: £320

Les Isles Britanniques; qui contiennent les - Royaumes, d'Angleterre, Ecosse, et Irlande.

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JAILLOT, Alexis Hubert.

Origin: Paris, 1692.

Rodney Shirley staes in his book - "Jaillot's general map of the British Isles is one of the most attractive maps of the late 17th century". A large map printed on two sheets (joined), the title and mile scales encompassed by splendid cartouche. The title is repeated along the top of the map. Inset map of the Faeroe and Shetland Isles. STATE: Plate 2, 2.

Condition: Original colour; light age-toning to the edges of the paper, very light print offset (hardly noticable), short tears to lower margin well away from the printed surface, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 570 x 875mm (22½ x 34½ inches).

Reference: 12257

Price: £550

Royaume D'Angleterre.

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MALLET, Alain Manesson.

Origin: Paris, 1683. French text edition.

A miniature map of England and Wales, also shows the Isle of Man. From the French text edition of the five volume work 'Description de l'univers'.

Condition: Uncoloured; light age-toning to the edges of the margins, minor spotting, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 160 x 120mm (6¼ x 4¾ inches).

Reference: 12611

Price: £48

T Koninggryk van Engellandt.

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[SANSON, Nicholas.]

Origin: Paris, 1656-1705.

A map of England and Wales, possibly engraved by A de Winter and published in the Dutch edition of the small atlas by Nicholas Sanson.

Condition: Uncoloured; light marginal age-toning and one minor nick well away from platemark, short centrefold tear repaired, otherwise good condition.

Size: 235 x 205mm (9¼ x 8 inches).

Reference: 9116

Price: £80

The British Isles.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, John Tallis & Company, 1851.

A decorative steel-plate engraving with prospects of London, Edinburgh and Dublin and an inset of the Shetland Islands. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Original outline colour; minor marginal age-toning, light spotting and soiling, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 355 x 245mm (14 x 9¾ inches).

Reference: 7483

Price: £210

The British Isles.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, John Tallis & Company, 1851.

A decorative steel-plate engraving with prospects of London, Edinburgh and Dublin and an inset of the Shetland Islands. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Original outline colour, with some recent embellishment and highlighted in gum arabic; minor marginal age-toning, light spotting and soiling, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 355 x 245mm (14 x 9¾ inches).

Reference: 13034

Price: £240

The Invasions of England and Ireland with al their Civill Wars since the Conquest.

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SPEED, John.

Origin: London, Thomas Bassett & Richard Chiswell, 1676.

A superbly detailed map recording the military and naval history of England, Ireland & Wales from 1066-1588, engraved by Cornelius Danckertz, who has virtually copied a prototype map by Speed, probably issued as a separate publication between 1601-03. The content of the two maps are the same: invasions and internal strife 1066-1588, culminating with the Spanish Armada, which fills the English Channel but gradually diminishes to mast less wrecks to the north of Ireland. Includes four pages of text.

Condition: Uncoloured; dark impression, very light age-toning to the margins due to a mount and frame in the past, otherwise a fine example on thick paper.

Size: 380 x 510mm (15 x 20 inches).

Reference: 12891

Price: £2150

The Invasions of England and Ireland with al their Civill Wars since the Conquest.

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SPEED, John.

Origin: London, George Humble, 1627-.

A superbly detailed map recording the military and naval history of England, Ireland & Wales from 1066-1588, engraved by Cornelius Danckertz, who has virtually copied a prototype map by Speed, probably issued as a separate publication between 1601-03. The content of the two maps are the same: invasions and internal strife 1066-1588, culminating with the Spanish Armada, which fills the English Channel but gradually diminishes to mast less wrecks to the north of Ireland. Includes four pages of descriptive text.

Condition: Uncoloured; light age-toning and soiling, slight darkening of centrefold, small repair to lower centrefold split, otherwise a good example.

Size: 380 x 510mm (15 x 20 inches).

Reference: 15415

Price: £1950

The Kingdome of Great Britaine and Ireland.

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SPEED, John

Origin: London, John Sudbury & George Humble, 1610-27.

A highly detailed and beautifully engraved map of the British Isles, flanked by two views of London and Edinburgh and undeneath these, two medallion portraits. The Royal coat of arms is shown above the London view, flanked by cherubs and an inset of the Orkney Islands is arranged in a similar fashion above the Edinburgh view. Engraved by Jodocus Hondius.

Condition: Coloured; upper margin restored, with line border reinstated in manuscript, expert repairs along upper margin into plate mark, lower centrefold repair in the lower margin and bottom right corner of margin repaired, otherwise presentable and priced accordingly. Much of the restoration would be covered in mounting and framing.

Size: 380 x 510mm (15 x 20 inches).

Reference: 9461

Price: £1550

The Kingdome of Great Britaine and Ireland.

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SPEED, John.

Origin: London, John Sudbury and George Humble, 1610-27.

A highly detailed and beautifully engraved map of the British Isles, flanked by two views of London and Edinburgh and undeneath these, two medallion portraits. The Royal coat of arms is shown above the London view, flanked by cherubs and an inset of the Orkney Islands is arranged in a similar fashion above the Edinburgh view. Engraved by Jodocus Hondius.

Condition: Uncoloured; some very light marginal soiling, short centrefold split in lower margin, repaired, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 380 x 510mm (15 x 20 inches).

Reference: 10708

Price: £2850