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Title Wight Island

Author SPEED, John

Publisher Described by William White Gent, Augmented and published by Iohn Speed Citizen of London, And are to be solde in Popes head alley against the Exchange by IOhn Sudbury and G. Humbell

Publication place London

Publication date 1627

Engraved map with hand colouring.


A beautifully coloured map of the Isle of Wight, with inset maps of Newport and Southampton.

John Speed (1552-1629) was the outstanding cartographer of his age. His 'Theatre of Great Britain' was the first atlas of the British Isles: Speed prepared the maps himself about two years before they were published.

His maps and books dominated the seventeenth-century English market. The present map is taken from the 1627 English edition published by George Humble.


Chubb XXV.


380 by 505mm. (15 by 20 inches)

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