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Speed's map of Kent

Title
Kent with her cities and earles described and observed.
Author
SPEED, John
Publisher
Performed by IOhn Speede and Are to be sold by G. Humble in popes head Alley,
Publication place
London,
Publication date
[1627].
Dimensions
375 by 505mm. (14.75 by 20 inches).
Price
£1,000
Reference
11801

Description

Engraved map with hand colouring.

Notes

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.

Bibliography

Chubb XXV.