Speed's map of the Isle of Man
- The Isle of Man exactly described and into several parishes divided, with every town, village, baye creke and river therein conteyned.
- SPEED, John
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- 380 by 500mm. (15 by 19.75 inches).
Engraved map with hand colouring.
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.