England Wales Scotland and Ireland Described and Abridged with ye Historic Relation of things worthy memory from a farr Larger Voulume Done by John Speed
A beautiful copy of this miniature atlas with all maps present. The index calls for a 64th map called "Midia" but this was never issued in this edition. This is the second miniature edition of Speed's atlas of Great Britain and Ireland following the edition of 1620. The "farr Larger Voulume Done by John Speed" refers to the Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine (1611) issued in folio. For the first miniature edition of 1620 forty of the maps were reprints of Peter Keer's maps of 1599 issued at Amsterdam in 1617 for William Camden's Viri clarissimi Britannia.
Publisher: And are to bee sould by Georg Humble at y Whit horse in popeshead alley
Edition: Second Miniature Edition
Date Published: 1627
Place Published: [London?]
Condition: Near fine
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: Unpaginated. 10 x 16 cm. 63 maps, 2 of which fold out. Engraved title page. Bound in half green leather with marbled boards. All edges red. Matching marbled endpapers. Bookplate on front pastedown. A few ink marks on first page of Sussex. Damp stain at top of first page of Bedfordshire, map opposite, and a few surrounding pages. Small worm tracks in top margins of pages from Shropshire to Yorkshire.Ink underlining on last pge of Man Iland. Otherwise only occasional spots or thumbing.