SPEED, JOHN. 1552-1629. A New Description of Carolina. [London]: Sold by Tho. Basset in Fleet Street. And Ric. Chiswell in St. Paul's Churchyard, [1676].
Lot 1395
SPEED, JOHN. 1552-1629.
A New Description of Carolina. [London]: Sold by Tho. Basset in Fleet Street. And Ric. Chiswell in St. Paul's Churchyard, [1676].
US$ 1,500 - 2,500
£890 - 1,500
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SPEED, JOHN. 1552-1629.
A New Description of Carolina. [London]: Sold by Tho. Basset in Fleet Street. And Ric. Chiswell in St. Paul's Churchyard, [1676].
Hand-colored engraved map, 420 x 535 mm. The "Description of Florida" and the "Description of Carolina" (pp 49-50 of text) printed on recto. Small repaired tear at foot of center fold. Matted.

From John Speed's The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain, it is based upon Ogilby's 1672 map, which it follows it quite closely, though it does omit certain names, such as the Eruco River. "The Carolina page gives a full synopsis of Lederer's expedition into Carolina: this widely circulated map must have done much to spread the knowledge of Lederer's explorations further than his own pamphlet would have done... "(Cumming 77).
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