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The Mapping of North America

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SPEED, John

The Countie and Citie of Lyncolne Described with the Armes of them that have been Earles thereof since the Conquest

Thomas Bassett and Richard Chiswell, London, 1612-[76]
385 x 515 mm., with fine wash colour, a small split upper centrefold, repaired, otherwise a very good example.
By arguably the most famous English cartographer, John Speed (1552-1629). First 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. This issue is from the last and most complete edition published by Thomas Bassett and Richard Chiswell. His maps are noted for being the first to include the boundaries of the hundreds, and for introducing town plans on the maps. There is a fine plan of Lincoln lower left. Carroll 6.viii; Shirley BL T.Spe 1k; Skelton 92.
Stock number: 6137

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