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Speed's map of the Channel Islands

Title
Holy Iland; Garnsey; Farne; Jarsey [Channel Islands]
Author
SPEED, John
Publisher
Performed by John Speede and are to be sold by Iohn Sudb. and G. Humbell,
Publication place
London,
Publication date
[1627].
Dimensions
380 by 510mm. (15 by 20 inches).
Price
£500
Reference
11782

Description

Engraved map with hand colouring.

Notes

A beautifully coloured map of the Channel Islands.

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

Chubb XXV.