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Speed, John.
THE THEATRE OF THE EMPIRE OF GREAT BRITAIN... A PROSPECT OF THE MOST FAMOUS PARTS OF THE WORLD... WITH MANY ADDITIONS NEVER BEFORE EXTANT. LONDON: FOR THOMAS BASSETT AND RICHARD CHISWELL, 1676
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 59,300 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
46
Speed, John.
THE THEATRE OF THE EMPIRE OF GREAT BRITAIN... A PROSPECT OF THE MOST FAMOUS PARTS OF THE WORLD... WITH MANY ADDITIONS NEVER BEFORE EXTANT. LONDON: FOR THOMAS BASSETT AND RICHARD CHISWELL, 1676
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 59,300 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Speed, John.
THE THEATRE OF THE EMPIRE OF GREAT BRITAIN... A PROSPECT OF THE MOST FAMOUS PARTS OF THE WORLD... WITH MANY ADDITIONS NEVER BEFORE EXTANT. LONDON: FOR THOMAS BASSETT AND RICHARD CHISWELL, 1676

5 parts in one volume, folio (420 x 285mm.), engraved additional title and achievement of Charles II, printed title in red and black, 4 printed sectional titles, 68 general and county maps, 5 printed tables of road distances, the Prospect with 28 maps of all parts of the world (including the twin-hemispherical world map and 6 relating to the Americas), together 96 engraved maps, later half calf, map of Kent with several stains, Suffolk with repaired tear, Wiltshire and Bohemia with small rusthole, Poland repaired (with loss), a few maps slightly shaved, one or two marginal repairs, upper cover detached


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Provenance

Ri: Mynshull of ye Inner Temple. Esq. 1702, bookplate; J.J. Reynolds, bookplate 

Literature

Chubb XXVII; Phillips, Atlases 488; Shirley, British Library T.SPE-1i; Skelton 92; Wing S4886

Catalogue Note

The 1676 edition of the Prospect includes eight maps (on seven mapsheets) appearing for the first time: Virginia and Maryland, New England, Carolina, Jamaica and Barbados, East India, Russia and Canaan.

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