Speed’s map of the Isle of Man

By SPEED, John, 1627 
£600
£360

The Isle of Man exactly described and into several parishes divided, with every town, village, baye creke and river therein conteyned.

British Isles English Counties
  • Author: SPEED, John
  • Publication place: London
  • Publication date: 1627
  • Physical description: Engraved map with hand colouring.
  • Dimensions: 380 by 500mm. (15 by 19.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 11783

Notes

A beautifully coloured map of the Isle of Man.

John Speed (1552–1629) was the outstanding cartographer of his age. His Theatre of Great Britain’ was the first atlas of the British Isles: Speed prepared the maps himself about two years before they were published. His maps and books dominated the seventeenth-century English market. The present map is taken from the 1627 English edition published by George Humble. 

Bibliography

  1. Chubb XXV.
    • Chubb, T., Skells, J. and Beharrell, H. (1977). The printed maps in the atlases of Great Britain and Ireland. Folkestone: Dawson.