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SPEED, J. - Aestivarum Insularum alias Bermudas...

SPEED, J. - Aestivarum Insularum alias Bermudas...
Aestivarum Insularum alias Bermudas... - SPEED, J.
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Title : Aestivarum Insularum alias Bermudas....
Map maker : SPEED, J..
Date : London, 1676.
Size : 15.9 x 21.5 inches. / 40.4 x 54.5 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :This beautiful map was compiled in 1622 by Richard Norwood. It’s the first English printed map published in an atlas to show Bermuda divided into Tribes and Shares.
These divisions designated the properties given to the Adventurers led by Sir George Sommers who were shipwrecked there in 1609.

John Speed's map became the standard map of the 17th century and was later widely copied. The title is in both English and Latin.
The map was engraved by Abraham Goos in Amsterdam for Speed's ‘Prospect’ and his signature appears below the scale of miles with Bassett and Chiswell’s imprint bottom left. The map is further elaborated with sailing ships, a compass rose, four cartouches and two coats of arms.
With English text on verso.

Imago Mundi #40, p.140; Palmer (MCC-19) #6; Shirley (BL Atlases) #T-SPE-2f.
Condition : There is some light toning. A few short tears mainly to the top margin that have been closed with two just entering the plate. The top margin has small nicks.Some remains of old fixing's just visible on the verso.

ID: 97351

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