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SPEED, John. - Italia Newly Augmented by J. Speede.
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Italia Newly Augmented by J. Speede. - SPEED, John.
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Title : Italia Newly Augmented by J. Speede..
Map maker : SPEED, John..
Date : London, Basset, 1662-1665.
Size : 15.7 x 20.5 inches. / 40.0 x 52.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.
Description :John Speed's map of Italy, from his famous atlas "Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World".
This map is regarded as the most beautiful and decorative map of Italy that appeared in an English language atlas in the 17th Century. It includes views of Florence, Venice, Rome, Genoa, Naples and Verona across the top area, and side panels with typical dress of the different layers of Italian society.
The text on the verso gives a nice and instructive view of Italy in the 17th Century, from the perspective of England.
John Speed's maps are the most decorative and highly sought after maps produced in England.
Condition : Somewhat frayed margins, with browning due to former framing. Paper slightly wavy and some discolouration.
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