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SPEED, J. - The Kingdome of Scotland.

SPEED, J. - The Kingdome of Scotland.
The Kingdome of Scotland. - SPEED, J.
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Title : The Kingdome of Scotland..
Map maker : SPEED, J..
Date : London, 1662.
Size : 15.2 x 20.3 inches. / 38.5 x 51.5 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :Attractive rare "carte figures"- map of Scotland embellished with the portraits of A Scotch man, A Highland Man, A Scotch Woman, and a Highland Woman.
English text verso.
John Speeds map of Scotland originally had illustrations of the House of Stuart down each side these were re-engraved in 1652 replacing royalty with four Scots in Highland and Lowland dress.
The checked garments worn by the Highland man and woman are considered to be one of the earliest depictions of tartan.
Condition : Good condition. Beautifully coloured to show the tartan worn by The highlanders. The extremes of the margins have age related darkening not effecting the printed area. Full sheet.

ID: 92127

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