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SPEED, John - Europ, and the chiefe Cities contayned yjerin, described; with the habits of most Kingdoms now in use. By Jo. Speed Ano Dom 1626

SPEED, John - Europ, and the chiefe Cities contayned yjerin, described; with the habits of most Kingdoms now in use.  By Jo. Speed Ano Dom 1626
Europ, and the chiefe Cities contayned yjerin, described; with the habits of most Kingdoms now in use. By Jo. Speed Ano Dom 1626 - SPEED, John
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Title : Europ, and the chiefe Cities contayned yjerin, described; with the habits of most Kingdoms now in use. By Jo. Speed Ano Dom 1626.
Map maker : SPEED, John.
Date : London, ca. 1676.
Size : 15.4 x 20.1 inches. / 39.1 x 51.1 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :An exceptional example of John Speed's sought-after map of Europe, bordered by images of various European ethnicities in traditional 17th century dress. Along the top portion are eight prospects of famous European cities, including London, Paris, Rome, Venice, Amsterdam and Lisbon.
The verso contains a fascinating capsule history of the European continent. Printed by Basset & Chiswell, London. A highly decorative work

Condition : Very well kept and in near excellent condition. Clean, strong paper. Small margins as issued. Fine colouring in period correct tones. ***NOTE: This piece was museum quality (full archival mode) framed a few months ago and very recently extracted from its frame for sale. Currently housed inside an archival container and stored in a climate controlled setting. ***NOTE 2: The image shown is of the work when it was framed, hence the glass reflection spot.


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