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Speed's map of the Isle of Man

Title
The Isle of Man exactly described and into several parishes divided, with every town, village, baye creke and river therein conteyned.
Author
SPEED, John
Publication place
London,
Publication date
[1627].
Dimensions
380 by 500mm. (15 by 19.75 inches).
Price
£600
Reference
11783

Description

Engraved map with hand colouring.

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

Chubb XXV.