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The Mapping of North America

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By arguably the most famous English cartographer, John Speed (1552-1629). Published in the ‘Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain’, 1612. It was the first atlas of the whole British Isles. He was a tailor by trade and had a fascination for history. He used numerous sources for the counties and had the plates engraved by Jodocus Hondius in Amsterdam. A second edition appeared c.1614-16 in which the text was reset by Thomas Snodham. This map of Kent is from that edition. His maps are noted for being the first to include the boundaries of the hundreds, and for introducing town plans on the maps. Here we find plans of ‘Canterbury’ and ‘Rochester’. Burgess 9 iv; Shirley BL T.Spe 1c; Skelton 7 & 10.

Kent with her Cities and Earles Described and Observed

London, 1612-[14]
380 x 500 mm., in recent wash colour. With the lower margin repaired with further paper not affecting the image.
Stock number: 5583


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