A newe mape of Poland done into English by I. Speede.
Date: London,Basset and Chiswel,1676
Cod 7897
Subject: Poland
2.800,00 €
Copper engraving, mm 415x528 (sheet size: mm 430x550), later hand colouring (as usual). English text on verso that provides a 17th Century description of Poland. Very good condition, with traces of old paper tape on verso A wonderful map, one of the most decorative and sought after maps of Poland. From Speed's Prospect of The Most Famous Parts of the World. . . , published by Bassett & Chiswell in 1676. Includes bird’s-eye views of Cracow, Dantzick, Poznan, Crossen, Sandomiria and Breslaw across the top and costumes of polish gentlemen and gentlewomen, a silesian woman and bride and dantsick maid and bride on the sides. A good example, with minor restorations. Engraved by Dirk Gryp John Speed was an English cartographer and historian. He is known as England's most famous Stuart period mapmaker. It was with the encouragement of William Camden that Speed began his Historie of Great Britaine, which was published in 1611.



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