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John Speed:  [Title Page] The Theatre of The Empire of Great Britaine . . . By Iohn Speed . . . 1650

Maps of the British Isles


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Title: [Title Page] The Theatre of The Empire of Great Britaine . . . By Iohn Speed . . . 1650

Map Maker: John Speed

Place / Date: London / 1650

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 15 x 9 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $375.00

Inventory ID: 44916


Description:

Highly decorative title page from the 1650 edition of John Speed's Theatre of Great Britaine, perhaps the most famous and enduring atlas of Great Britain published in the 17th Century.

The map includes allegorical figures showing a Britaine, Roman, Saxon, Dane and Norman, the "ethnic composition" of the people of 17th Century Britain.


Condition Description: Some loss of printed image at top right, expertly reinstated.


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