Speed's map of Derbyshire
- [Derbyshire] Darbieshire described 1610.
- SPEED, John
- Performed by John Speede, and are to be sold in popes head Alley by Iohn Sudbury and G. Humble,
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- 380 by 510mm. (15 by 20 inches).
Engraved map with hand colouring.
A beautifully coloured map of Derbyshire, with insets of the city of Derby and the springs at Buxton.
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.