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Speed's map of Derbyshire

Title
Darbieshire described 1610.
Author
SPEED, John
Publisher
Performed by John Speede, and are to be sold in popes head Alley by Iohn Sudbury and G. Humble,
Publication place
London,
Publication date
[1627].
Dimensions
380 by 510mm. (15 by 20 inches).
Price
£900
Reference
11763

Description

Engraved map with hand colouring.

Notes

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.

Bibliography

Chubb XXV.