Africa

John Speed

Publication Date: 1676
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Engraving with original hand coloring. Sheet size: 16 x 20 3/4". Inventory#: p276pmat. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Africa
Publication Date: 1676
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Book Condition: Very Good

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John Speed
Published by Privately Printed, London (1676)
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Book Description Privately Printed, London, 1676. No Binding. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Privately Printed. A facsimile of the 1676 edition originally published by Thomas Basset and Richard Chiswell, containing 88 double spread maps. Awaiting binding or breaking. Double page decorated titles followed by formal title page. The double page frontispiece and the map of Cornwall are recent photocopies. Dedication to the Right Honourable Sr. Joseph Sheldon, Kt. Lord Mayor of the City of London etc. Dedication to the Most High, and most Potent Monarch James, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King; etc. Then follows Book one with five pages of introductory text and then double page maps of the Counties of England starting with a map of Great Britain - 48 maps in total. This is followed by the Second Book - 12 maps of Wales. Then there are 4 double pages on the roads of England. The Third Book has a map of Scotland, and then a map of Ireland and the counties of Ireland. Then lastly are the world maps, 24 in total, including New York, Maryland, New England, Russia, China, Jamaica as they were in 1676. All maps are in black and white. None have been coloured. This book has been displayed and demonstrated in the shop so the thin card covers show some signs of wear. A very attractive, sumptuous and fascinating book. Top quality edition facsimiled and published in 1991 by Jonathan Potter. The book is heavy, so extra postage may be required if going abroad. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Limp Covers. Seller Inventory # 049419

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SPEED, John]. KEERE, Pieter van den. (engr.).
Published by London: William Humble (1646)
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Book Description London: William Humble, 1646. 8.5 x 12.3 cm. Uncoloured. Miniature map of Africa. Text on verso. Upper and lower right margin corners expertly restore, otherwise in good condition. Seller Inventory # 35947

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America) [Speed, John]
Published by Printed for Roger Rea, London (1668)
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Book Description Printed for Roger Rea, London, 1668. Third edition. This was first published in 1631. Maps removed, they were printed with the text. 1 vols. Oblong 24mo (6 1/2 x 4 inches). The section on America (the D gathering) is lacking the first and final leaves but the comments on Virginia are present "on the East it has Mare del Nort, on the North Norumbega, Florida on the South and Westward the bound are not yet set.The North parts are most inhabited by our men and it is therefore called New England." Florida is "'a Pleasant Region.discovered by our English under Sebastian Cubbot 1497 but left for the Spaniard to possess,.and after him the French, but neither in quiet. For they warred upon each other till they left neither of them men enough to hold it". Sabin 89228n Later wrappers, some browning of text, lacking 21 leaves, else a very good copy Maps removed, they were printed with the text. 1 vols. Oblong 24mo (6 1/2 x 4 inches) Third edition. This was first published in 1631. Seller Inventory # 21680

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John Speed
Published by London (1676)
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Book Description London, 1676. N/A. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: N/A. Engraving with original hand coloring. Sheet size: 16 x 20 3/4". Inventory#: p276pmat. Seller Inventory # 247

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SPEED, John.
Published by London. 1627 (1627)
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Book Description London. 1627, 1627. Framed size: 650 x 755 mm each. Copperplate engraving. Hand coloured. Very good condition, slight browning; Africa with central fold tear only affecting margin; America miniscule surface loss to upper left borderline; Europe with minor split and very small loss at foot of central vertical fold. Magnificent set of maps of the four known continents, each map dated 1626 (but America actually 1631). "Africae, described the manners of their habits and buildinge; newly done into English by IS and published at the charges of G Humble" with five national costume figures to both sides and cities to top border, title cartouche top right, elephants, lions, hyena, ostriches and monkey, ships and sea monsters. "America with those known parts in the unknown Worlde", 1st state, 2nd issue, showing California as an island, with five native tribal figures to each side, eight panels of city views above, with inset map of Greenland, upper left, title cartouche lower left, ships and sea monsters; English text verso with extended fleuron header replacing page no. 9. "Asia with the Islands Adjoining Described" with five national costume figures to each side, eight panels of city views above, title cartouche upper left, the Great Wall of China and an elephant, ships and sea monsters. "Europe, and the Cheife Cities Contained therein", the continent showing part of Greenland, Asia Minor and North Africa, with the mythical island of Frisland off Iceland, ships and sea monsters; five panels of various national costume figures to each side, eight panels of city views above. Set of four maps engraved by Abraham Goos, English texts on verso. Published in the 'Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World'.998. Seller Inventory # 52184

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