MAP OF VIRGINIA AND MARYLAND. A,

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John Speed


Map of Virginia and Maryland. A,

Copper plate engraving, 1676
14 3/4 x 19 1/2" (374 x 492 mm) plus margins.
Good condition and color save for two small opposing worm holes in upper margin.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 30511
Price: $6,500.00
Publisher : Sold by Thomas Basset in Fleet Street and Richard Chiswell in St. Pauls Church-yard. London.
The ninth and last major derivative of the John Smith map of 1612. This map also includes information from the extremely rare Augustine Hermann map of Virginia. This map was first published in the 1676 posthumous edition of Speed's "The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain." On the reverse is a fascinating description in English of the region. Engraved by Francis Lamb. An attractive and well colored impression of the map. First of three states. Maps

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