Speed's map of Kent
- Kent with her cities and earles described and observed.
- SPEED, John
- Performed by IOhn Speede and Are to be sold by G. Humble in popes head Alley,
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- 375 by 505mm. (14.75 by 20 inches).
Engraved map with hand colouring.
A map of Kent, with inset maps of Rochester and Canterbury.
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.