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SPEED,J. - The kingdome of China..

SPEED,J. - The kingdome of China..
The kingdome of China.. - SPEED,J.
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Title : The kingdome of China...
Map maker : SPEED,J..
Date : London 1626.
Size : 15.5 x 20.0 inches. / 39.3 x 50.8 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :Speed?s splendidly embellished map of China and Japan. The upper borders illustrate the cities of Macao and Quinzay (Hangchow). Further images depict the curious Chinese wheeled land yachts & a vignette illustration of the Japanese crucifixion of an early Jesuit convert. The side panels illustrate Chinese men, Japanese musket-wielding samurai soliders and natives of Pegu (Birmah).
English text on verso. The map was beautifully engraved by Abraham Goos in Amsterdam for Speed's Prospect Of The Most Famous Parts Of The World and his signature appears below the scale of miles.
With the imprint of George Humble and dated 1626.
Condition : A small separation of lower and upper part of centerfold restored. A good and dark impression. Close to mint condition.

ID: 15770

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