SPEED, JOHN. 1552-1629.
Lot 1027
SPEED, JOHN. 1552-1629.
Sold for US$ 45,750 inc. premium

Lot Details
SPEED, JOHN. 1552-1629.
The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine.... London: for George Humble, 1650. [bound after]: A Prospect of The Most Famous Parts of the World. London: John Legatt for William Humble, 1646-[1651]. 2 volumes (5 parts) bound in 1. With 66 double-page, engraved maps (only, lacking about 23 maps). Engraved frontispiece portrait; Theatre with engraved title-page and engraved dedication. Folio (414 x 288 mm). Early 19th-century half calf. General toning and centerfold creasing, a few spots and some marginal foxing, small burn-hole near border on world map, about 12 maps with early outline coloring or other markings, binding worn and broken.

With the world map and general maps of Asia, Africa, Europe, and China (lacking America and 1 other map in the Prospect); the Theatre includes: the 3 maps of Britain, general map of England, general maps of Scotland and Ireland (lacking maps of Wales), 3 maps of Irish provinces and 38 English regional and county maps.
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