C1610

York Shire (Yorkshire)

Mapmaker:

John Speed (1552 - 1629)

John Speed’s map of Yorkshire. An early edition, with English text on verso and with ‘Sold by John Sudburie and George Humble’, lower left, printed between 1611 and before the first Latin edition of 1616 identified by (apud (sold) Joann … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

York Shire (Yorkshire)

Date:

C1610

Mapmaker:

John Speed (1552 - 1629)

Engraver:

Jodocus Hondius 
(1563 – 
1612)

Condition:

Narrow margins, otherwise in good condition. Centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

515mm 
x 358mm
AUTHENTICITY
York Shire (Yorkshire) - Antique Print from 1610

Genuine antique
dated:

1610

Description:

John Speed’s map of Yorkshire.

An early edition, with English text on verso and with ‘Sold by John Sudburie and George Humble’, lower left, printed between 1611 and before the first Latin edition of 1616 identified by (apud (sold) Joann Sudburyet Georg Humble 1616). Distinctive and and famous decorative map by John Speed with inset of Carmarthen (the oldest town in Wales) and engraved by the important Dutch mapmaker Jodocus Hondius. Sold by ‘John Sudburie and George Humble’, lower left.

From;
Speed’s,
‘The Theatre Of The Empire Of Great Britaine’ /’The Second Booke Containing the Principalities of Wales&quot.

Reference:
Chubb The Printed Maps in the Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland. p.29 -34

Biography:

John Speed (1552-1629)

Born in Cheshire, followed his father’s trade of a tailor until the age of fifty. His wife bore him 12 sons & 6 daughters! A keen amateur historian & mapmaker who was given an allowance by Sir Greville to devote his whole attention to his research. Although Speed assembled much of his material from the earlier works of Saxton & Norden, a considerable amount of material was first hand. All the draft material was sent to Holland to be engraved by Jodocus Hondius.

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