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

Title:

Europ, and the cheife Cities contained therin, described; with the habits of most Kingdoms now in use

Map maker:

John Speed, George Humble

Place and Year:

London, 1627

Dimensions:

39.5 x 52 cm (15½ x 20½ in)

Technique:

Copperplate engraving

Coloring:

Hand colored

Condition Rating:

VG

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DETAILS

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

CONDITION NOTES

Verso tape repair along centerfold, bottom margin extended; some smudges along the top edge, including Prague.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00034

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