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SPEED, John - The Bishoprick and Citie of Durham.
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The Bishoprick and Citie of Durham. - SPEED, John
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Title : The Bishoprick and Citie of Durham..
Map maker : SPEED, John.
Date : London, 1611-1612.
Size : 15.0 x 19.7 inches. / 38.0 x 50.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.
Description :A highly decorative and truly stunning 17th century map of the county of Durham by John Speed which was published in his "Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine" by John Sudbury & George Humble, 1611/1612.
This particular example is from the first edition which is reflected in its bold, crisp impression with beautiful hand colouring of the highest standard. The inset town plan of Durham, surveyed by Speed himself, is the earliest known of this place.
On the reverse of the map there is a complete set of text in old English briefly describing the history and topography of the county.
Condition : Overall the condition is very good with one small hole through the title.
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