1627 Speed - Europ, and the cheife Cities contained therin, described; with the habits of most Kingdoms now in use
SOLD: 1627 John Speed cartes-à-figures map of Europe with city-views
Europ, and the cheife Cities contained therin, described; with the habits of most Kingdoms now in use
John Speed, George Humble
39.5 x 52 cm (15½ x 20½ in)
Splendid carte-à-figures map of Europe, surrounded with vignettes on three sides: five men and five women on the sides, and eight views of cities at the top.
The upper border has eight bird's-eye city views, of London, Paris, Rome, Constantinople, Venice, Prague, Amsterdam and Lisbon. The side borders contain the costumes of the noblemen and women of ten European nations.
The map shows all of Europe, the northern coast of Africa, and the well-detailed but fictitious island of Frisland just off the coast of Iceland. The seas are alive with sea monsters and ships.
Engraved by Abraham Goos. The impression is rich, the coloring bright.
Verso Text: English
Verso tape repair along centerfold, bottom margin extended; some smudges along the top edge, including Prague.