SPEED JOHN

The Kingdome of England
Date: London,Thomas Bassett & Richard Chiswell,1646 - 1676
England
P7160804
Subject: England
1.900,00 €
Copper engraving, coloured, mm 395 x 515 A well known and important map of England by the famous english cartographer John Speed; it’s based on the work of Christopher Saxton and depicts England at the time of the reign of the Stuart monarch King Charles II.. The map is flanked by 4 pairs of peoples of England, from a Noble-man through to a Country-man, each with his woman. Sea monsters, galleons, a royal coat of arms and a cartouche embellish the map. From 1676 edition of the ‘Theatre of The Empire of Great Britain’. A good example with some minor restorations at upper centrefold.

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