SPEED (JOHN) England Fully Described
Lot 469
SPEED (JOHN) England Fully Described
Sold for £34,800 (US$ 58,492) inc. premium
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England Fully Described, engraved historiated title, 58 double-page engraved maps with original outline colour, a few short tears in margins repaired, a few maps with light stains or discoloration, other maps inserted (see below), ''Sett of the Counties'' letterpress leaf, later half calf, A VERY TALL COPY WITH WIDE MARGINS [Chubb XXXI], folio (490 x 315mm.), Henry Overton, 1743


  • An excellent copy of what is probably the rarest edition of Speed's Atlas, no copy having been offered at auction since 1977.

    Other maps intercollated include: T. Bowen, A Correct Draught of the River Thames, 1775; A. Tennent, A New and Accurate Plan of the City of Bath, hand-coloured [c.1770]; T. Kitchin, Map of the Rivers Severn and Wye, [c.1770]; R. Whitworth, Plan of the intended Navigable canal from...Eccleston...Kendal, T. Jeffreys, 1772; several others of canal interest; T. Jeffreys, North America from the French of Mr D'Anville, coloured in outline, 1755; A New and Accurate Map of the English Empire in North America, hand-coloured, W. Herbert and R. Sayer, 1755; A New Map of Nova Scotia, coloured in outline, small damage by adhesion at fold, T. Jeffreys, 1755 together with the printed memoir to accompany it: Explanation for the New Map of Nova Scotia, errata slip on verso of title, 4to, 1755; three maps of England & Wales, Scotland and Ireland, sides cropped, Henry Overton, 1740.
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