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The Mapping of North America

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Pieter van den Keere first engraved these plates c.1599 which were eventually published in 1617 by Willem Blaeu in a Latin edition of William Camden’s ‘Britannia’. Many of the counties were joined with others on some of the maps, one of these was that of the south east which included Surrey, Sussex and Kent. The plates were next published in England by George Humble under the title of ‘England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland Described’. For this edition each county which had previously been illustrated along with another now had its own map. The English issues came to be known as ‘miniature Speed’s’ as Humble also published the folio John Speed atlas. This therefore is the only published edition of this plate. Skelton 12.
KEERE, Pieter van den

Cantii. South=sexiae. Surriae. et Middlesexiae. co

Willem Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1617
90 x 125 mm., in good condition
Stock number: 9265


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